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

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by adamyounis - Compo Entry

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Inhabitants: A puzzle game about expanding into new land in order for your people to survive and grow.

In this game, you place humans and trees (pieces) on a map, trying to fill the space. Certain map tiles can only be inhabited by one kind of piece, and every piece must be surrounded by a number of other men and trees, or they will die.

The game was written in Processing (Java). It's currently hosted at, there you can download the source.

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John Drury says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:21am

Very interesting concept. I see potential in this concept for a mobile game.

timtipgames says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:29am

At first I was like: "ahh no this is one of these games that I am not good at" and started clicking randomly. But then I felt like I found solutions to certain constellations that let me even win some levels.
Excellent job on the graphics and the tutorial is also very well presented.
Really good job!

Blake_Lead says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:30am

I enjoyed this game. Its art is beautiful and gameplay pretty addictive!

nonetheless says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:44pm

Music didn't work on first level, started on second. Very nice art. Also the idea is interesting. I ended up clicking everywhere instead of thinking as it proved to be fast and easy approach :). Could be interesting puzzle with a little bit of polish to the idea. Great entry!

nlbi21 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:11am

I loved this game, addictive and great graphics.

Flip120 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:11am

Very funny game, and very beautiful art

NidzaKornjaca says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:15am

Pretty cool game, though apparently there was supposed to be some music that didn't appear to play for me.

ORECROS says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:17am

reminds me of conway's game of life. A cool concept. I feel like some of the levels are physically impossible to win on, but maybe I'm crazy

nihilaleph says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:56am

+ Great art and sound
+ Creative puzzle
+ Interesting concept and usage of theme
- I got a bit confused by the life spawn of each unit
o Sometimes I got stuck with no movements available

Great job!

jackyjjc says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:52am

An interesting twist to the 8 queens liked problem, I suck at this kinds of game though. I managed to pass two levels by randomly placing trees and mans :P It seems fun if you get a hang of it but I'm not good at it. Would be nice to be a mobile game. Oh also nice work on the graphics and sound, they are awesome!

publicidadeba says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:57pm

Pixel art killed and polish level was over the chart. Well done.

treslapin says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:36pm

The graphics are so nice!

herniewise says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:55am

I suck at this kind of games. Nice job!

pvwradtke says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:58am

Coo twist on the Game of Life concept. Though a bit hard to get going at first. The visuals are well done, and help a lot the presentation.

Move127 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:00am

Wow! The art is awesome. The game is fun. All around a great entry.

Krafty says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:35am

It was interesting, but I feel like it's pretty hard to place everything quickly enough and the music wouldn't play for me. Really really good art! I like how simple the game is and it was pretty challenging trying to figure out how to place everything!

DrZanuff says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:43am

Good game. I think you should put some indicator to show what is missing for each unit to survive.

Eldraev says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:28am

Interesting and challenging concept. The graphics are cute and fit well. All in all a nice little riddle game

Somnium says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:50am

Great art and music.

The game felt very polished, and the gameplay was hard, yet addictive.

koocachookies says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:09am

Fancy graphics and an interesting gameplay. Congrats!

I'm pretty bad at it though :'D

Ittai Manero says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:45pm

Love the art on this one! The concept is pretty cool too. I wish there was more variety of elements you could put in there, but for a game made in 48 hours it's pretty awesome, well done!

pjimmy says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 11:50am

very cool puzzle game, creative concept, nice graphics, well done

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 4:07am

like the concept - gonna play again - nice job

IAmSpencer says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 4:59am

good concept, and a very interesting little puzzle game that has a surprising amount of complexity behind it.

really liked the artwork!

it's rather tough as well, nice job :)

HolyBlackCat says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:54pm

Random levels are often impossible, but audio and visual style of this game are great!

klianc09 says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 7:31pm

Neat puzzle game. Wish I could clear spaces, because I often got stuck by placing too many trees. Also the beginning of a level is pretty hard since everything is dying so fast.

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