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

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Garden of Strife

by Nanolotl - Compo Entry

Plant seeds in the garden and rid it of pests.
Collect orbs and open a big ol'door.

Arrow keys to move
X to cut
Z/C to select seeds
Space to plant

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FuzzyWuzzie says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 2:12am

I love it! Cute graphics, simple yet fitting sound, and fun mechanic. Though I think the "cutting" distance could be further—it was difficult to damage enemies without getting wasted yourself.

PachowStudios says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:54am

Great graphics! The style meshes really well. One of the more polished games I've seen so far! :)

Ossi says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 7:55am

This is really well done! Great graphics and smooth controls. My only gripe is that it's a bit hard to hit the enemies without getting hit yourself. I love the use of the theme, well done!

minnouu says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:02am

Excellent graphics, and excellent game. Once you get used to using the plants it's really fun.

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 8:14am

this is very good!!, I like how the plants have different properties to kill enemies (man that duck shield is very frustrating at the beginning). The playthrough makes me curious and makes me want to finish the game!! that's a good thing! I wish there's a boss fight after collecting the orb though~! splendid job!

DragonXVI says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:16pm

Nifty little Zelda-esque game. The slash distance is a bit short, tricky to hit things without getting hit yourself. Good variation of puzzles and enemies typical of the genre.

Catman says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 12:25pm

Awesome pixelart and really polished! Cool level design too. I finished it, and I too thought there would be some boss eheh! :D
Good job!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:35am

I enjoyed this a lot, I really liked the planting mechanic. Would be cool to expand it so it focuses even more on this, with loads of different plants that do different things!

sbot1101 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:23pm

Insane to think this was made in such a short time! well done. Love it

Yakka says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:38pm

Awesome!!! Nothing to say, this is just great. If you like the idea that plants and vegetables can be terrifying weapons, take a look at my game :)

eemmbbeerr says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:44pm

Solid as granite. If I wanted to pick out what I liked best, it would be the extremely well-done level design.

Cstudios says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:44pm

Excellent game :D

reiknight says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:50pm

"Zelda" meets "Plants Vs Zombies". Great game, congratulations!

Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:26pm

Nice graphics. I had hoped for some kind of boss behind the door.

DaveCarlile says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:32pm

Really like this one. Just the right amount of puzzle difficulty. Well polished. Great job!

Garris says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 11:22pm

Solid graphics and sound really make this. I see a pretty heavy zelda influence, and that blended will with the concept of weaponized plants. The attack distance was a little bit of an issue at first, but I fixed it by getting good. Well done!

thaaks says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:49pm

Great game! It's fun to play, the graphics are well done, the sound is simple but fits the theme. It's motivating to figure out how to kill the enemies using the different seeds.
My favorite enemy is the moving eye - it just looks great with it's seesaw movement! Wonderful entry!

GameQuester says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 12:49pm

I like the graphics and the gameplay. Good Job!

Dietrich Epp says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 9:45pm

Lovely! I couldn't figure out how to get the last orb in the southeast, but I had a blast playing it.

jprogman says ...
Apr 30, 2015 @ 3:48am

I sort of wish the melee weapon range is a little longer. I had to get close to the enemies and got easily hurt.
Love the usage of vegetables as weapons. Very imaginative.

Modoc73 says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 10:25am

Nice game. Quite polished. Nice graphics and good variety in enemies. Was sort of looking for something more after collecting the orbs than just a congratulations screen but well done!

Demy says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 1:16pm

Very nice gameplay, it feels like real old school game and I want to hit all the walls to search for hidden treasures like in old games.

arhpositive says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 10:09am

Solid entry. I couldn't stop playing until the end. Core gameplay aspects are good and the progression feeling is very well implemented with more plant types appearing at the right moment. I expected a boss fight in the end, but I guess you did a great job given the time limit. Keep up the good work!

OadT says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 10:37am

Great graphics, great idea, great game!

plams says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 11:06am

Nice game! It was satisfying to figure out the various way to kill enemies

JonathanG says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 6:07pm

Great work, lovely game design and use of the theme. Clever little puzzles and a satisfying power/difficulty climb. Reminds me of Zelda and Adventure!

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