Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Forest Defense

by atrodo - Compo Entry

The AxMen are coming for the Grand Tree
Protect it at all costs, using trees as weapons

Some instructions:
* The Grand Tree can stand 10 AxMen attacks
* You start with 100 fert: use it to build trees
* You can Click to select a tree type on the right
* Click on the field to purchase and plant a tree
* Clicking on the wave count will send the next wave

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plokdev says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:39pm

It's a working tower defense game with an interesting ecology theme. I just wish I knew what "speed" and "rate" refer to. But otherwise, the game works pretty well, and if you like tower defense games, you might like this.

Phil Strahl says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Okay, tower defense with a tree theme. It's as unconventional as it is random. The trees all look random at least, but there's no way of distinguishing between any of them. The mechanics work for themselves but I am missing a bit of fun, as in fun graphics or fun sound at least. Luckily, the game is self explanatory, I had no troubles with the interface or grasping the mechanics.

berkano says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:43pm

Quite cool, would have been great with some sound!

knarf2011 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:46pm

Fun stab at a generally overused game type. Simplicity made it feel refreshing and fun to play. A little difficult to tell trees apart. I quickly filled up the entire board with pine trees and could not delete any, and thus had to release 20 waves at once to be challenged. With a feature to remove trees, it would have been better.

CryoGenesis says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:48pm

Addicting game! Would be cool to be able to un-plant a tree to replace it though.

Cheshyr says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:14am

fun little tower defense. nicely done.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:16am

I like tower defense games, so I enjoyed this. I was hoping for something original. Does rate mean range? Rate and speed sound like the same thing.

Xanderzoo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:17am

Because the enemies only give you one fertilizer there's a lot of boring downtime.

Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:20am

Simple but well made tower defence game. No bugs, and the interface was intuitive. The variety in the tree attacks was pretty cool, but more distinct graphics would greatly help. Nice job.

Chippington says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:24am

It would be really nice to remove/sell trees (like burning them, ala slash-and-burn maybe) or upgrading them. Their strengths don't really match the costs, since 5 pines can handle way more than a single oak.

A simple, easy game. Not necessarily bad, but somewhat lacking.

Tortoise says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:30am

Classic tower defense game with trees, I enjoed it, didnt know what the difference between rate and speed were though. game balance seems a bit off, the enemies take a awhile to ramp up or I found out the solution is to just plant pine trees everywhere. Overall good game

frosty says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:52am

I really like the forest theme. Nice entry. =)

pythong says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:30pm

it's a solid game. but i think you know how to improve it: mrore gameplay, animations, graphics, sound etc.

Played until the 40+ wave, always hoping for more/different stuff, but no :) no axeman could stand my trees (not even the fat ones with 3ft)

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