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

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by davekalina - Jam Entry

A puzzle garden featuring 7 levels of hyperactive cross-breeding flowers!

How to Play:
Fill the flower pots with tulips of the matching color.

Keyboard controls:
Arrow Keys to move the cursor
X selects the next flower type, Z plants the seed.

David Kalina - Programming and Design
hxlnt - Art, Music, and Design
Made in PICO-8

Known Issues
There are bugs with the PICO-8 exported web-player's music playback that are making the music weirdly clipped. Will try to fix and update the version soon.

Downloads and Links




walaber says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:08am

nice! took a bit to get the hang of the goal of the game and the patterns.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:11pm

Hey, this is really nice.

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:05pm

Took me a while to find out what the patterns of the different flowers were and how everything interacted. But once you get the jist of it, the game is very enjoyable.

Dry Tree says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 10:42pm

Good job :)
I think it would have benefited from a tutorial

Funske says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:22pm

I enjoyed the game. Music was nice it took a bit to understand what was happening, but after I figured it out the puzzles were really fun.

themadknights says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:57pm

Wow, this is the first game I see in this LD using Pico-8. Good job! :) The game mechanics are a bit hard to understand at the beginning but then it's really nice!

justinooncx says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 6:08pm

Pretty interesting game, although I managed to bug it somehow. After criss-crossing the flowers a few times, it went into a growing loop, constantly growing in a pattern around it, making the game unwinnable since it destroyed the nearby flowers. Otherwise, very nice idea!

SiENcE says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 9:59pm

Interesting idea to play around with patterns to fullfill a result.

But you better write in the text a short howto. AT first it was not understandable to me, why i can't place the place flowers directly in the pots.

The icons on the right side are flowers. You place them yourself. But in your description you write you plant seeds. Also i would add a second layer for the pots, as it's not clear why you should plant the seeds outside the pots.

I mean...this is totally ridiculous :-).

But i like the idea. It's very innovative!! I also like Pico-8.

Steven Miller says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 1:49am

Really fun game! The later levels with the color mixing were really cool.

Jan 4, 2016 @ 5:10am

Cool! I love more puzzle-based games like these. Really innovative design.

Jan 4, 2016 @ 5:51pm

Great entry. Love the music and art. Pretty deep little puzzle game.

DecayConstant says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 7:17pm

Really digging the retro look, feel, and sound!
Would've been right at home in an arcade back in the day. :)

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