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

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Patches Of Adventure

by xhunterko - Jam Entry

The mayor has declared it's the start of the harvest season festival! To kick it off, he's begun a seed collecting competition! You know just where to find 4 unique seeds that'll win you the contest! Armed with only your knowledge and shovel, you strike out early in the day to begin your quest! Cause you know the more seeds you get, the more powerful you'll become!


-Collect seeds to become more powerful!
-Watch out for the enchanted forest!
-Scale the mountain for a coveted seed!
-Beware the witch and the tricks up her sleeve!
-Explore every corner for all the seeds!

Controls: Arrow keys/ WASD keys to move. Left click to shoot when you get it.

To get the game, from the url, click the green Download button under the Download Demo header. It is not a demo and the actual ludum dare entry. Once I figure out some other different acquisition method I'll use that, but for now this is what I can do. Thanks for your patience and ENJOY the game!

Tip: There is a really easy seed to get close to the starting area.
Tip 2: You can totally skip the forest!
Tip 3: Seed 1: ...>...>...V...?

Downloads and Links




aeveis says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:02am

Like the gameboy palette, but first seed was very hard to find, maybe if it was more visually distinct. The forest was a bit hard because there's a bit of sliding after I move, so I had to aim carefully so I wouldn't hit that teleport spot. I couldn't get past the witch (kept teleporting even after I thought I dodged it), but I was able to climb the mountain and win!

mockthebear says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:22pm

I couldnt find any seed. The camera was mooving oddly, most of times i could even see the player =s

redmassacre says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:39pm

nice graphics)
very hard to find seeds)

Echo Team says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:54pm

It seems I can only destroy certain sacks?

xhunterko says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 10:59pm

@Echo Team That should only be dependent on the number of seeds you collected. Pots can be destroyed with 1 seed. Rocks can be destroyed with 2. The rock that traps you in the forest can't be destroyed. Sorry for the confusion.

@mockthebear The seeds are the dark green ovals. There's one in the fence corner of the farm.

Thanks y'all so far for playing!

Blake_Lead says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:34pm

The seeds are really hard to find! Unfortunately, I could not advance farther because I did not understand what to do next to finding the seeds. Also the seeds seemed to do nothing when shooting pots with.

But I did enjoy your game anyway. Nice pixel art.

scorched says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 12:02am

Unfortunately, cannot see any seeds either.
Also she's running very quickly at short distances.
And finally, you can see my game link (view page source) for a tip how to embed you SWF in a HTML page.

Geti says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 2:18am

Link doesn't seem to point where it should?

xhunterko says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 2:59pm

@Geti I've since given the game it's own Itchio page: to help find it easier. Hope it helps!

Hybrog says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:22pm

"Digging" the retro style of the graphics and the general aesthetic, but it's pretty difficult to find the seeds. I got the first one, but lost from there. If sacks only require one seed to destroy, the collision between seed and sack seems to be a bit off, I have to fire dozens of seeds before one registers. Other than that, no major flaws, solid game, at least from the start to the forest, which was as far as I got. :)

broknecho says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 2:05am

Nice art style. It's a good start but the camera and sliding of the character definitely needs a little tweaking. The camera was sometimes not following me anymore. Keep working at it! It's coming along!

Jan 4, 2016 @ 5:45pm

I didn't quite get it I'm afraid. I loved the gameboy palette as I'm a sucker for that sort of stuff.

I felt I moved way too fast, and sometimes I couldn't shoot, or got stuck in walls. Plus those "pots/barrels" would sometimes get destroyed and sometimes they wouldn't.

There is a lot of potential here I feel, it just the controls and lack of direction seem to hinder it. I would love it see how it could get developed, it's a good start :)

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