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

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salt

by lody - Jam Entry

stop the snails from destroying your garden with salts!

controls:
* wasd/arrow keys - move
* q - switch between salt, water, and seeds
* space - use items (water and salt needs to be held down)

items:
* seeds - make plants!
* water - heals plants to full hp, they start off weak and snails make them weaker
* salt - deter the snails from eating your plants!

it is a bit difficult as we didn't get to play test too much, but we hope you like it!

update 22/4/2015:
* fixed input propagating to browser causing page to scroll down on space input
* fixed game resetting on end (replay)
* fixed bug causing salt item to spam and replace other items (typo)
* fixed bug of array bounds not spawning snails to all locations
* cleaned source

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#924Overall(Jam)2.69
#1497Coolness45%

Comments

Techblogogy says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:25pm

I'm so freaking salty

Larzan says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:24am

Nice concept, but diificult, i couldn't grow more than one pepper... and even that was a fight...

Bardikus says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 8:55am

A little too difficult

lebrokholic says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:23am

Yeeeeeeah, I like hardcore games! :D

Demy says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:36am

Is there any option to salt snail befor it eate plant? I actually couldn't do it.

lody says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 9:45am

no there isn't >3< i didn't think of that - the best you can do is heal the plant up as much as possible but the timing makes it very tough! yeah it is a bit hard~ i didn't have time to properly test it, however it is possible to stay alive for a very long time! thanks for the feedbacks! :)

gormed says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:08am

Puh, this is hard, managed to grew only one :P

yuigoto says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 11:51am

The idea is pretty nice, but it's a little bit difficult! >_<

Still couldn't grow a plant, but will keep playing 'til I get to. This whole "change your tool, then use" makes it a little bit hard to salt the snails, because they're too...erm..."fast"? :P

But I liked the concept of the game overall, building upon a strategy/tower defense style in a different way.

GTA LUDUM V says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:08pm

Too difficult, the snail always eat my plant.

ruerob says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 8:41am

Very difficult game but nice game!

jmborden says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 5:15am

Another salt/slugs/snail game. This makes it the fifth I've seen so far, including mine. Oh well, at least we're not in the fart game club =).

Adreqi says ...
May 4, 2015 @ 12:47pm

I see the point, but I simply couldn't make it :')

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