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

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Pro Gardener - Monster Edition

by JoshyOshKenoshi - Compo Entry

Ever wondered what monsters like to do with their time off from scaring/eating people? Why, a spot of gardening, of course!

In Pro Gardener: Monster Edition, you are the monster... gardener! Your aim is to help your plants grow by giving them what they need, be it swamp water, 'Quik Gro' plant food, various human innards, or some suspiciously blood-like liquid... Simply select your tool from the panel and then click on your plants to keep them happy... and alive!

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Ratings

#66Humor3.76
#169Audio3.40
#343Innovation3.20
#345Fun3.20
#354Overall3.25
#455Mood3.00
#504Graphics3.00
#546Theme3.28
#1415Coolness45%

Comments

peterthehe says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 9:36am

Hilarious. Great Audio. **FEED ME**

LeekAnarchism says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 10:07pm

Cool idea! I like the graphics, the plants look really good.

I found the plants didn't really demand much towards the end -- I spent a lot of time waiting around, which slowed down the pace a bit too much. Making them more demanding later into the game would've made it more frantic.

mattthehoopy says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 10:59pm

Hehe loved the audio, very funny :D

ruthiepee says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:01pm

Nice pixel art and game layout-- very appealing. The audio is hilarious but gets sort of annoying after a while, haha. This game was pretty hard with a laptop touchpad. Cute flowers. :)

Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:00am

I wish the "hit target" for the items at the bottom were a little larger -- or I wish I were a little more accurate at clicking. One or the other. :) I also found myself clicking on the "talk balloon" at times instead of the plant pot itself. Again, I blame me. ;) Fun idea!

Huo-cuo says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:47am

Funny litle game. I appreciate the fact, that it looks like complete game. Good job.

ranmaru90 says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 9:50am

Hahahaha! What is this! I laughed so hard and so much I couldn't concentrate playing it!

Sypanite says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:00pm

I win! Great take on the theme, and pretty entertaining.

I was expected it to get really hectic / difficult as I went on, and it just... didn't.
I'd have liked some variation in the sounds the plants made - a random sound out of a selection, or perhaps a sound for each requirement.

Aug 26, 2015 @ 2:15pm

well done, i died pretty quickly every time though,

goodbadokay says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 6:57pm

That was interesting a bit hard, but i like it

GAFBlizzard says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:45pm

Amusing sound effects. :P I won, though it took a couple of tries.

I also saw that it slowed down a bit near the end while I was waiting on the last plant to get hungry.

TiByte says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:33pm

OMFG This awesome voice acting. I love it :D

disperse says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 2:20am

I had lots of fun with this. Reminded me of being a botanist in SS13!

thatwhichis says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 3:41pm

Audio is great! Something I might suggest is making the tools stay selected until you select a different tool? e.g., two plants want some suspiciously blood-like liquid, I could time it out a little better to feed them in one swoop with the same tool? Just spit-ballin'!

UncleChris says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 9:41pm

I liked it - Feed Me. Lost a few rounds, but then got the hang of it. Very cool game, and well done.

I kind of liked the break when the plants became full. Maybe pluck them and plant new seed to keep the frantic pace.

bigbuggames says ...
Sep 1, 2015 @ 12:15pm

Omnomnomnom... The idea is so cool, the audio and flowers very funny too :D
I'm missing some kind of feedback sound or animation for the item selection, otherwise you are never sure If you clicked it or not.

Xanjos says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 12:55am

Absolutely loved the audio for this game. Only gripe is that the hit targets for the buttons at the bottom were too small so you kinda need to be super precise with your clicking (as a suggestion maybe assign shortcut keys to each tool?).

Sep 10, 2015 @ 4:44pm

Cute game and great audio! Found clicking the 'food' at the bottom didn't always take -- and missing one spells the end of the game!

BlackQuiltro says ...
Sep 10, 2015 @ 4:46pm

I liked a lot!
Very funny and the audio effects are fantastic, really made me laugh. Graphics are correct.
As someone mentioned, the click-boxes for both the items and the plants should be larger. Died a few times for this.
Great game and thank you for providing Linux builds!

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