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

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Mother Nature

by ethankennerly - Jam Entry

Mother Nature:
Draw to destroy humans!
Do not draw on forests.

What is the highest level you can reach?

By Torri Lindsay and Ethan Kennerly

Playtested by Alan, Mark, Jennifer, and Leandra at Noisebridge in San Francisco.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#27Innovation(Jam)4.10
#174Overall(Jam)3.67
#232Fun(Jam)3.48
#344Graphics(Jam)3.76
#370Audio(Jam)3.15
#452Mood(Jam)3.22
#503Theme(Jam)3.48
#1796Coolness35%

Comments

Suese says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:36am

w00t L13. Fun

frondeus says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:50pm

Not bad but easy .

ehtd says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 12:47am

Managed to get to level 13, nice game, one of he best LD33 entries I have played at the moment :)

Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:46am

Very simplistic yet effective gameplay mechanics!
I think what would make the game more effective is to improve the graphics, to make it more clear that I'm destroying humans. Perhaps have animation of destroyed buildings, and people running around. Also, the human count shouldn't be the number of buildings destroyed, but that times 100 or something.
Lastly, pause for a while at the game over screen because I didn't even have time to read my score.

LeafThief says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 11:27am

The more I destroyed the more they built. A nice simulation.

anjack says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 10:32pm

Very cool concept! Would probably work better on a phone, with a touch screen.

Zephyr Raine says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 10:55pm

Loved the graphics, but sound effects quickly became a bit annoying.

I liked the concept and theme interpretation though, good job !

bossmojoman says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 11:45pm

Nice take on the theme, this would make an addictive mobile game

cbear_wallis says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 4:13am

i liked this a lot. I think if you added more mechanics to the game it would grow to be really cool ^_^

CreamyBacon1 says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 4:40am

Top score 6417. Got to level 17, I think it's impossible after that. Good job!

Sep 7, 2015 @ 5:17am

Satisfyingly nihilistic!

Brightstar says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 5:45am

I liked this. Seems like it would fit on a phone nicely.

nomand says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 6:29am

Neat take on cellular automata. Needs some ambient forest sounds and maybe particle effects, birds etc flying off, more juice :)

ZNCatlaw says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 6:36am

This was rather stressful! Around level 9 it gets really tough. I was only able to make it to level 11. Who is the real monster, though!?

paquinn says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 8:21am

Really great, simple enough to understand easily and captivating enough to keep trying to do better. Ended up having a really good theme of "against the humans" that just worked well.

wooltech says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 12:36pm

I really liked this, and the way the humans spread like a virus. Took me a go or two to realise that 'Draw to destroy humans' just meant mouse over them.

The graphics are spot on for what this game is, although maybe an effect or replacement for the cursor would be a nice addition, along with a game over screen rather than just restarting straight away.

wooltech says ...
Sep 9, 2015 @ 12:38pm

Oh, also you might want to disable the right-click context menu, as you can use that to move over trees without killing them.

Dunric says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 7:22pm

Simple but fun just like games supposed to be.

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