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

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Plant Maker DX

by doos - Jam Entry

This is just a sandbox to build plants.. It was supposed to be tower defense, but apart from poisoning the ants with apples, there isn't much to do but build plants, sorry!

Click the buds, then click the part you want to build on the right hand side. Keep buds so you can build more.

I did music, but I didn't find the music code in time.

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banana4life says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:24am

not a game but pretty nice... surely you can still pick up the tower defence concept

KZdev says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:37am

Like you said, not really a game, but I liked it anyway, I like way you made the branching work, it's a cool concept :)

Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:46am

What version of Java do I need? I get the following:

$ java -jar plantdefense_v4.jar
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: testgame/MiniGame : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.launcher.LauncherHelper.checkAndLoadMain(

my version:

$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_79"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.5.6) (7u79-2.5.6-0ubuntu1.14.04.1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)

Mano says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:52am

I would love to see you finish this.

sikosis says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:19am

More of a simulation than a game but yeh time is never on our side. Good effort though.

mockthebear says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:35pm

Lol. i've reset the game several times to keep making different trees @.@

Shivur says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 4:17am

Interesting concept worth developping more.

ChiPassGames says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:10pm

I kept on wanting to interact with the animals. I think that there is a game here if you have some flowers attract some kinds of animals, and then other to interact with them, as well as the interaction that those animals could have with each other.
This is one that I would like to see you do something with beyond the jam. Good work.

Tselmek says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 1:12am

Cool sandbox game. The graphics are cool but the interaction with the plant feels a little clunky.

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