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

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Good Luck Gardener

by Farfin - Jam Entry

the truth is out there

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Ratings

Coolness51%
#59Graphics(Jam)4.44
#234Mood(Jam)3.52
#336Humor(Jam)3.15
#361Innovation(Jam)3.23
#455Theme(Jam)3.55
#622Overall(Jam)3.10
#675Audio(Jam)1.87
#856Fun(Jam)2.61

Comments

Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:22am

I'm not sure what I should be doing in the game? The graphics are cute. That's about all I can comment on.

sylvainAB says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:26am

Graphically very nice, but I have not necessarily well understand the goal.

Meursault says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:45am

I like the mysterious feeling you created by not saying anything about the game. Im still not sure if i got to the end or if something else would have been happend. The interaction controlls are a bit wonky but i got used to it.
Nice game.

Realize2D says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:36pm

as already said, the graphics are nice, but gameplay is somewhat confusing.

boardtobits says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:38pm

Don't know why I'm doing what I'm doing but I sure look cute while I'm doing what I'm doing.

The tutorial image you have on your webpage explains the mechanics really well. Maybe a line or two more about what you're working toward?

Divitos says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:41pm

I loved the games graphics, as well as the idea of it, but the progression seemed painfully slow.

Also not too sure what the game has to do with the theme, but regardless it was a very unique experience!

SKT says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:42pm

Hmmm I'm not really sure about what I'm doing, but nice graphics

Shaw says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:43pm

An interesting concept and cute graphics.

crucknuk says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:43pm

smooth and artistic. Good work for graphism ^^

sararyCow says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:47pm

I didn't get the goal. I managed to kill the whole family but nothing happened. Anyway is a beautiful game, I loved the art and enjoyed playing it.

Galan says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:48pm

Oh, this is cute. You play as a little ghost helping feed a family. How sweet!

Wait a second. No, oh god no, what is wrong with you. :P


This was wonderfully dark, and truly monstrous. I only wish I had seen the end, but both times I tried it, I ran out of things to grow.

TheOlinone says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:49pm

Visually, this game was awesome. The innocent art style makes the whole act of killing the people kinda detached from the experience but in a good anthropomorphic way. The controls were not the most intuitive to figure out. I spent almost a minute trying to make him do something. Staying silent about the story, although it might not have been intentional, was a good idea mood wise. End game felt a bit lacking as no real ending was achieved.

WASDMagician says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:50pm

Great graphics but that's about it.

The family in that house seem to have a love for playing cards, dice and the occaisional coin, after quater of an hour that's all I found.

AlexSet says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:55pm

Cute game, like the random face on the ghost, bit cryptic on what you're supposed to do, not quite sure what to do after killing the family.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 10:58pm

Loved the mystery of it all. The graphics were lovely and I was captivated from the start. Didn't get any sort of ending(and I tried!) but that's okay.

hoqjed says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 11:04pm

Do those people seriously just eat literally anything they find on their doorstep? Gosh.

The tutorial image does help quite a bit, though I wish some of it was a little more intuitive through the gameplay itself.

The graphics are the definite strong point here. It's kind of what kept me around playing it, because it looked like a nice game.

I'm afraid I didn't actually enjoy the game part of it very much though. It felt very tedious after I learned the main pattern you had to follow. Pick up object, throw in ground, water, water again, pick, leave it for the people. It just didn't hold my interest, and I ended up quitting before I drained the people bar fully since I thought I kind of saw where it was all going. Though I did manage to get one of em killed... maybe that'll teach the rest of them a lesson about eating doorstep food.

I did like the cute oblivious monster approach though. Kind of a "I want to help people!" attitude, but proceeds to seriously screw stuff up haha.

Some audio in here would have been a great addition also. Atmospheric woods-y sounds and stuff for the main interactions. Maybe even some kind of background music.

It was adorable and I really wanted to like it based off of the visuals and humorous screenshots posted for it... but it just didn't do much for me in the end. At least it seems like you had fun creating it though! I do admire games that give off the feeling that the dev just enjoyed their time with it.

- Dylan

nka says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:21pm

Pretty cool graphics and idea. Characters are really cute. Didn't get the point but it was quite relaxed :)

Ptolo says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:24pm

Lovely art but growing one plant at a time made the game too slow. I would totally play an incompetent ghost Harvest Moon game though :D

Quetzakol says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 6:37pm

Nice game, cool graphics ! What you have to do is not very clear and I felt like I always did the same thing but that was interesting.

Aug 30, 2015 @ 4:06am

Good entry! The art is cute and the game mechanic is fun.

wooltech says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 12:27am

Oddly fun. Looks really nice, and the feeling of oh..wait..what am I doing to this family?! worked well. Didn't seem to be an ending though, unless I missed something.

LeafThief says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 9:58am

The art was good and I genuinely felt bad although it was the only thing I could do (?) killing these people off one by one (getting my family back to me?)

OldPeculier says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 9:39am

Terrific art. Like many others I struggled with the controls—took me a minute to find "the button." Then I planted some things and...nothing happened. It's a shame—I want to like this a lot.

Mase says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 6:41pm

Very unique and droll scenario. I loved the messages like "shared the veg. has a big taste."
The slight randomization is nice as well.
Great work.

Demy says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 4:13pm

Rule No one: "Make sure your ghost don't have access to the fresh water."
Awesome, cute and creepy game!

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