Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Skeleton Gardens

by nka - Jam Entry

This game is about a guy with a styche who carries seeds of death and plants trees to grow skeletons who will kill humans.

Bones attacks will consume seeds. Skeleton trees will drop seeds so you can recover.

--- Controls ---
X - attack
C - plant tree
Z - death claw
DOWN - plant wall
M - mute

Made with FlashPunk

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Ratings

#21Overall(Jam)4.17
#29Fun(Jam)4.04
#45Audio(Jam)4.05
#54Graphics(Jam)4.46
#62Innovation(Jam)3.87
#127Mood(Jam)3.77
#145Theme(Jam)3.96
#609Humor(Jam)2.65
#1268Coolness48%

Comments

Orni says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:26am

wow, I loved this!
the art and overall style of this game is amazing

controls and gameplay are nicely done, too
great game!

Yrr says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:15pm

Fun, innovative and beautiful!

Maramasa says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:16pm

Well executed, great graphics and interesting gameplay. Great work! :)

Crimpox says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:17pm

Looks great, game play was really fun as well

bitdecaygames says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:19pm

Art is awesome. I personally would have liked the attack buttons mapped to different keys as I found myself wanting 3 more fingers on my left hand. Great game though. This would be a fun one to develop further.

P.T.A says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 4:30pm

amazing! the pixel art is very beatiful and the gameplay mechanics are solid! very addicting well done!

HappyHour says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:07am

The controls are very satisfying. Couldn't get enough of hacking away and planting death seeds. :)

HolyBlackCat says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:40am

Nice game and good graphics!

mklee says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 5:45am

Very cool game! The graphics (especially the branches and lines with the skeleton tree/death claw) are very well done and the game plays very smoothly! The difficulty is a bit too easy, it's really hard to die as long as you keep moving. Awesome job!

CheesyRamen says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:45pm

I really liked the art style, plus hacking away at soldiers =) Great job!

Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:59pm

Nice work, the mechanics were very interesting though I wasn't very good at it!

Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:39pm

You can't kill me! I am Skeletor!!

Great job with the art and music! Love it!

-Loi LeMix

crucknuk says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 4:54pm

Very unique. I liked your arts and the gameplay is effective

6DownStudios says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 7:40am

Great entry! Elegant design that's simple to learn but hectic and quite fun as the difficulty ramps up.

Graphics are excellent! Seemingly sloppy and chaotic sprites are designed quite well in terms of overlapping foresight. Once the screen fills up you can really appreciate the variations of trees, distinct shapes but with strict compositional rules--evenly spaced "joints" to tie together the bone-branches, skull-fruit at every altitude--all really comes together when they fall down.
Seemingly minor graphical decisions like color choices and the subtle hilliness of the ground are demonstrated nicely with grouped units and number pop-ups; even on a crowded screen with only a dozen colors, everything is easy to parse.

What impresses me the most is the animation. Still images don't do justice to the gesture and fluidity achieved with just a few finely-crafted frames.
Bravo.

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