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

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Sir Sprout and the Semi-Aquatic Rodent Menace

by dydx - Jam Entry

Sir Sprout returns hence, from lands far off, to an infestation of Semi Aquatic Rodents! Using his trusty seeds as weapons, he must traverse various obstacles.

This was our second time doing Ludum Dare (first time for Ian and Chris S). Hope you have as much fun playing our game as we had making it!

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Created by:

Chris Kim - Programming
Jordan Cristiano - Programming
Ian Cuslidge - Design & Levels
Chris Scott - Art & Animation

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Music by HorrorPen: http://opengameart.org/content/loop-house-in-a-forest
Licensed under CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

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Tools we used:

Engine: HaxeFlixel
Sprites: Aseprite
Tiles: SPARTAN
Levels: Ogmo Editor
Code: FlashDevelop, Sublime Text
Collaboration: Slack, GitHub, Dropbox

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness88%
#77Fun(Jam)3.83
#141Overall(Jam)3.71
#206Mood(Jam)3.50
#226Innovation(Jam)3.56
#239Theme(Jam)3.75
#418Humor(Jam)3.07
#482Graphics(Jam)3.36

Comments

Lissar says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:00am

Actually pretty cute! Didn't realize at first that I could grow trees, though.

Shivur says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:06am

Wow so cute and very good game!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:11am

I quite enjoyed this game; the mechanics of attacking versus block placement were much more highly polished than I was expected. I appreciated the slower, pleasant pace of gameplay and also appreciated the phenomenal animation work. Great job!

LeftRight92 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:11am

Adorable game and the various applications of the seeds made you have to think about what you needed to do. Could have tied in with the theme a little more strongly, but I see the inspiration nonetheless. Really nicely done.

spreadtheflow says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:18am

Really nice game. The gameplay is fun and the use of seeds for attacking and planting trees can bring some interesting puzzle mechanics. On top of that the animation is awesome, there is an old cartoon feeling to it!

muromets says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:22am

Had a lot of fun! Great game, loved the part were u have to jump from mushroom to mushroom to pick the falling seeds

dyfer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:36am

A pretty cool game design platformer with nice mechanics. Not so fan of graphics.

monika says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:25am

Really cute. I thought it did a good job letting me know that there were certain things I could do in certain places, even if I hadn't realized that there were seeds following me. Some good old-school "this is a special area and you should do something to it" messaging.

fluidvolt says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:41am

Wow this was really cool! I love the tree mechanic. I started gaming the system by jumping off trees while turning them back into seeds. I really love the animations, Sir Sprout looks so squishy and happy when he jumps! Fun level design too: I was sad when it was over.

Kahztein says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:27am

It's adorable! We need a puzzle game of this!

revx says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:46pm

Great game. Really fun tree-growing mechanic, although it was a little hard to figure out at first. Loved the animation of the sprout :)

Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:11pm

Interesting mechanic. It would have been nice to not have go through so much work deconstructing/reconstructing a setup when I failed a puzzle. Maybe have the dirt kill the player so you get a clean restart if you mess up?

CptDustmite says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:06am

Super cute and quite fun!

DarkwindMedia says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:10pm

Cute game and fun concept, but sometimes I feel it is hard to climb on the stem I created

winmac32 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:42pm

You've got an interesting game mechanic here. I like it.

ianb96 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:44pm

Pretty solid mechanics and nice animation!

novadream says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:31pm

So at the end you're just trapped? :P

Nice graphics, innovative game mechanics, and pleasant puzzles! ;D

louis.denizet says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:20pm

That was really cool, immediate fun and innovant : great job!=)

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:29pm

Nice audio and good clean fun!

roving-stone says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:52am

Sir Sprout's animations were really cute. The attacking/growing trees mechanic was really well executed!

Lancelot Gao says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:57am

Really like animation effects!Good job!

TeamQuadratic says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:22am

Cool concept. An expanded version with some polish would be cool!

stvr says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:36am

Really great! I love the sprites and their fun, silly animations and there are TONS of levels (I got stuck tho). Yay HaxeFlixel!

TheMeorch says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:29am

Cute graphics and animation! I liked how the seeds had multiple uses -- nice interpretation of the theme!

Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:37am

Well well :) This is a gem, albeit a hidden one! Animations/characters are great, these enemy beavers (?) are very funny. Growing mechanics is very nice (not easy to find, but then it works great - including horizontal growth!), and there are lots of other gameplay elements, which was unexpected for me - jumping mushrooms, stone walls.
If nitpicking, some visual feedback of level completion could be nice - currently the game just pauses for a moment.

Jellyhard says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:41am

Haha, we made a game about shooting seed too! Great minds think alike, right?
Anyway, great entry, very well realized.

mortus says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 6:38pm

Very nice mechanics and fun idea! Would love to see more levels! (and hear some sounds, it's amazing how even the simplest sfxr sounds could benefit a game!)

Manu & Wan says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:47am

One of the best entry for me. The last level is more challenging and that's for the best ;)

PapyPilgrim says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:22am

I really like the feeling of tossing a seed, the different ideas, and the smooth difficulty curve. Great job, great entry!
there were a few collision issues with the logs, and I lost some seeds outside the level.
I also feel like the quality of the levels is a bit inconsistent after the one were you have to bounce back and forth above lava to catch some seeds.
once again : great entry

psychonull says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:17am

Great game! In general terms everything is nice, but it's remarkable how well the game progresses, adding more mechanics and getting more difficult.

6DownStudios says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 5:11am

Great stuff! The platform-puzzle mechanic is real nifty. Sprout's animations are great too, simple but very effective, good use of gesture. Well done guys, I dig it!

pythong says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 3:27pm

the graphics turned me off at first, but i admit, i played through the whole game because the mechanics were great! good job!

Arche-san says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 4:49pm

Nice concept. There is a good difficulty curve. The seeds match perfectly with the theme.

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