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

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Get Grown Or Die Trying

by OrangeeZ - Jam Entry

You are a big playa from nearby forest. Grow stronger and stop drug addicts and lumberjacks from ruining your home... or die trying.

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Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:58am

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Ogniok says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:06am

Take back your city! There shall no be any drug addict as they are bad and we are good tree (or maybe we are seen as one because they are using drugs)

korvyashka says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:18am

Good job:)

Dooskington says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:01pm

Wow, this is a pretty awesome, but strange, game. Nice work! I liked the thug life bling :D

Lullaby says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:43pm

Haha this is funny, well done! :D

Erlend Aakre says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:59pm

Pretty fun, liked the randomness of what powerups you appeared to get. Only negative was that the fire effect killed the FPS in web player to 1-3 FPS (but still managed to pineapple the boss!)

Roffe says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:00pm

Cool little game with very nice graphics! Very straightforward to start playing. Good job :)

Budi says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:11pm

Surely one of the better games - I have really fun playing it. I like the idea of tree against lumberjacks, drug addicts are kinda weird to this game. Also I miss the point, why the tree has thug life necklace, but it's funny. :D

There are some points to how it make better: The upgrade system is unclear, once I have a powerful kill-all-enemies acorn and then I got it swapped with not so good red balls. But the last spiky ball gun is great. Also it would be nice to have a music in-game. In the menu it's great, but I do not spend much time in menus, I rather play a game. :-)

dx0ne says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:50pm

Growing upgrades oot of you ass is instant classic.
Great mood and probably the best hero of this JAM.

Only con is it could be little more dynamic. And you could shoot birds that are nested in you - more nest more bullets.

Crazi456 says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:45am

Haha, that was pretty entertaining!

logon13 says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Not what I expected. Pretty hilarious game

fullmontis says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:46pm

Fun game, I really like it. The final boss was hard as nails, could not beat it. I wish there was some more depth to the gameplay too.

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:42pm

Polished game, but the web player was awful to play in. Clicking never worked for me. I suggest making a forest out of meshed trees, not trees with hundreds of particle leaves.

Zeriver says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:43pm

Cool multitasking game, really hard (especially when math parts comes in). Simplistic but very polished, i mean nice animation, great choice of colors and music.

My score

Zeriver says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:56pm

Sorry for my previous comment, i thought i was rating other entry.

Anyway your game is pretty good, impressive for 72 hours. I really liked running through map with mob chasing me around and when new lumberjack screamed before chasing me. Hah somehow it was really funny to me, kinda reminded me about benny hill :D
Beating final post is pretty hard but with enough patience it is possible.
Fun game with decent graphics and gameplay.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 10:31pm

Kinda hard to work out your tree's health but this was a rather humorous entry and pretty fun to play too.

teamvr says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:56am

Made it to the big guy, thought I had a chance.

Skywilly says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 11:53am

Thug Life for a Tree. Totally logical :P

kmakai says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 3:42pm

This was pretty cool, the title screen was a great gag on its own and I was really impressed by the detail of the environment and the character animations. My only suggestion would be that the combat/interaction could be a bit more engaging, I found it slightly tedious to run back and forth "jousting", but I certainly still enjoyed the experience!

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