Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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by berkano - Compo Entry

snowman wants to retire, help him grow and harvest trees to make money.

As he gets richer he will achieve 2 upgrades. When he gets £2000 he will retire and you'll win the game!

Controls / guide:
Click mouse to move snowman to that place.
Click a tree to chop it down and earn money. The bigger it is, the more money you'll earn. If a tree is on fire then chop it down quick before it spreads!

Start planting by pressing P and clicking where you want your tree.

You can buy land to expand your farm by clicking on the dark green terrain - cost is £100 per square.

M to toggle music.
SPACE to pause.
ESC to quit.
H to display this help screen.

enjoy! ~berkano

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danbolt says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:42am

You're using GitHub for source hosting so you get a star. :P

I liked how personal the messages were. The wanted the snowman to succeed after hearing his happy remarks.

I wasn't 100% whether or not I was in tree-planting mode or not while playing, apart from stopping to read the textbox. Some sort of animation or icon to indicate that would be be awesome.

Overall, thanks for uploading! I had fun.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:43am

Nice and simple game, but the top part of the screen was cut off for me and I can't really see the money I earned.

ecj says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:59am

This is a fun little game. Nicely done.

If polished a bit more, the game could really be something. It'd be nice to see better visuals, maybe an indicator to let me know which tile I'm hovering over, and more upgrades.

Yvanor says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 7:32pm

Really cool and relaxy game, exactly the kind I like. Even if the controls are strange at first, when we understand them the game is fun. Well done ! ^^

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