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

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by MarekkPie - Compo Entry

Harvest your tomato crop before they fall to the ground! You have one minute to harvest as many tomatoes as you can. Simply type the word on the tomato to harvest it!

This entry is for the "Growing" theme only.

NOTE: it normally starts with the focus on the input element, but when you fullscreen it in the embedded version, it loses focus. If you do lose focus, the input is at the top-left on the wood panel.

**Bug fixes**

* No longer able to answer tomatoes after timer finishes. This was causing the grow/splat loop to continue.

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Ghen says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:46am

i like typing game, thus i like this game :D
but theres some gameplay element you can improve
i notice that the fast one (the timer colored red) give you the same point as the slowest, it'll better if it gives more points for user
the word sometimes hard to read, probably put white outline on the words will help

MarekkPie says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:04am

@Ghen: Thanks for playing and the suggestions!

kaynank says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:16am

Pretty fun and quick. Seems to freeze when the game ends, though.

josefnpat says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:25am

A solid typing game! Perhaps a better font / font color would have made it easier to read the words. Very nice job dude.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:25pm

Nice take on the theme! Typing games are always fun to play, specially as a programmer ;)

Also very nice with a web-version!

Great entry!!!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:21pm

Nice typing game, love the tomato bursting when they hit the ground :) I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

justinooncx says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:14pm

Simple, but challenging. Some of the timers are rather odd compared to the words, though.

trexmix says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:05am

Really liked this! Polished and knew what it wanted to do. Wish it had a restart button. You should be proud!

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:06am

I will always enjoy a typing game! Were the timers random? Some tomatoes were very difficult and some were very easy, and it didn't seem to correlate to word length. I think it crashed just before ending, unfortunately.

cxsquared says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:20pm

Really nice typing game. Outlining the words would have been a bit better but I really enjoyed the graphics.

Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:12am

LOVE THIS GAME simple but fun. Love typing and word games like this and it was a great way to tackle the theme. Well done :D

bitdecaygames says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 4:33pm

Arg, Im terrible at typing games (thats why Im the artist) :).
Great educational game though.

Dec 21, 2015 @ 11:45pm

Fun typing game. The words tended to be wider than the tomato which made the skinny black text difficult to read. Worked really well as a web game.

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