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

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Owl Boy's Stellar Garden

by Oxeren - Compo Entry

Theme: Growing

Help Owl Boy to grow his garden and his world.


WASD - movement
E - interact
Q - upgrade plant
Space - plant a seed

Break rocks to find seeds. Hold Space in front of an empty space to plant a seed. Plants need watering. To get water build a well on a pond. Plants produce pollen. When you collect pollen the world grows. Use shrines for upgrades. Hold 'Q' in front of a plant to upgrade it.

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gene-z says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:32am

Vera Nice game, congratularíamos

donvermo says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:32am

Very nice spin on the theme, both the plants and his world gradually grow larger. It becomes slightly frustrating having to rebuild the wells all the time but other than that it's pretty entertaining.

vegapomme27 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:32am

The basic idea looks great and the 3d models are nice, but it was very very laggy on my side :(

Good job anyway.

fakefrogsonly says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:34am

Loved the art style of this one! Was a bit unclear what to do, but would love to see this fleshed out and explored more.

George says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:36am

Like the concept - and owl! The mood/theme of ethereal space came off pretty well, made me not question why an owl was gardening..! Sadly my well bugged out so I couldn't get any more water :(

togo says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:42am

the game is a lot faster than what i expected from a gardening game.
the atmosphere is great, but you get a little too caught up on the plants to appreciate it.

BUNN1E5 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:46am

Really cool and looked nice! Cool how the world grows! The music is kind of weird when it just cuts off

cynicalmonkey says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:50am

I liked that the gamespace grew with your progression and i thought the owl was cute, the music fits well with the game although there is a distracting pause in the loop.

it kind of straddles the line between garden sim and management game and the feedback I would give if you were going to develop it further is to pick a lane with that. For a garden sim you the speed at which the plant can die and how often the well breaks feel at odds with the relaxing nature of those games. For a management game it needs that urgency of the "whats the next thing" something that points you to what you are upgrading to, why you want it and what that will let you progress to.

Taffaz says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:06pm

Good game, I found I had loads of pollen and not enough seeds though, not sure if I did something wrong or there was some way of making sure you got seeds.

Enjoyed playing it, good work.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:27am

Cool concept of adding more to the world! However, having to rebuild wells was frustrating.

dustyroom says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:56am

Couldn't find out where to get more pollen when broke the stone. Also, my plants die too fast. Nice feel and look of the game.

redmassacre says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:14pm

nice game) or perhaps life simulation)
i didn't realize about stones... but then...

SirSoltex says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:15am

looks really nice, i like games that have 3d models and pixel art

KaiseanGames says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:46am

One of the best I've played this LD. Well done.

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:49am

This was such an impressive game for a compo!! Lovd the graphics, amazing music, quite challenging as soon as you have multipl flowers. Great job!!

VladRusu says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:23pm

Awww you have an owl <3 !!! (The girl in our team couldn't help it)

Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:19pm

Really nice game, I liked the art style and character design.

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:33pm

Cool game took some time to get it running but once loaded runs ok

vicious_br says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:54am

Good entry to the theme. I love the music and the own. I would like to take this opportunity to ask a favor. You already rated my game, but I was not allowed "innovation rating." Please could you assess this item now? Take the opportunity to play with some corrections. Very thanks:

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