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

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Snowblind

by Pete_H - Compo Entry

= Full screen recommended =

*So far my best effort is a city of 132 houses!*

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W, S, A, D - Move Camera
Mouse wheel - zoom in / out
ESC - Quit game (no warning, it just quits!!)
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Your tools are located in the top left hand corner. Select them and a tooltip below will give you details on each item.

Your resources are located in the bottom left hand coroner, keep an eye on these!

You can focus on your home by clicking the "Focus Home" button in the top right hand corner. Just in case you get lost in the tundra!

Grow your trees, grow your village, tame the wilds!

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Snowblind is set in an eerie tundra, you begin with one modest logging cabin and must GROW your logging settlement by GROWING trees!

Plant saplings and wait until they grow into mighty pine trees or search for the ones already growing in the area. Harvest the trees for wood to build and upgrade your cabins or use the wood to mine rock which will enable you to upgrade your cabins even further thus producing more saplings!

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TOOLS:
Unity - engine.
Photoshop CS6 - 2D art.
Visual Studio 2015 - code.
Maya 2016 - 3D art.
Audacity - Audio manipulation.
Corsair Vengeance 2000 headset - Mic for recording.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#38Mood4.00
#102Graphics4.04
#178Audio3.36
#255Overall3.54
#317Theme3.92
#426Innovation3.23
#452Fun3.19
#1391Coolness49%

Comments

sydan says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:01pm

I really enjoyed this! I liked building big forests and then chopping them all down. Would have been good to have some opposition though, like raiders you have to fend off or a snow storm...

ajopart says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:44pm

I liked the sound of the wind. Freezing. The graphics are good. There is a "Banished" vibe in this game.

jcwelgemoed says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:46pm

Very cool entry. Needs some challenges or progression though to move things along. Nice work.

Jimbly says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:49pm

Satisfying to plant trees and harvest them, nice relaxing mood, definitely needs some kind of goals/game though!

Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:50pm

Loved the atmosphere of this game. Loved building up my house, planting a forest, overall just a really well executed idea.

ajopart says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:57pm

Hi Pete. Thanks for your comment on my game. I uploaded the folder. You can now test it. Cheers.

wilsk says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Nice atmosphere, a fun and relaxing game.

It maybe could have used another game play element or two to keep it interesting. Sometimes the upgrade/harvest buttons just randomly didn't work - particularly the upgrade buttons, I sometimes had to build a house before I could click it.

Anyway, good job - thanks.

Move127 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:30pm

Great atmospheric game. I'd love to see this game in the future with more content.

MAnimal says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:54am

Awesome mood of snow landscape, i like your models. For me in game some goals are missing.

kabel says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:35pm

Nice little game, sadly it's a bit boring.

Pete_H says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:05pm

Thanks for all the comments so far, missing goals / purpose and the game being boring because of it - I totally agree :) Glad your all digging the atmosphere!

nelskj says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:32pm

Lovely atmosphere, I like it!

leffe108 says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:26pm

I liked your game. It add some management overhead over time, but not so much. Would be nice if there was a collision detection in place so you could not just place all trees on the same spot. Also I was surprised that houses can be placed ontop of each other.

Finding the time to add agents to a LD game is not so easy (I tried in my first one), but perhaps if there is overlap detection for tree placement, and you have a minimum distance between houses and perhaps also that trees has to be within some range of houses, then player is forced to spread out a bit.

I missed this LD myself, so I cannot rate your game, but kudos for a nice attempt.

Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:21pm

Really neat looking! I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :) https://youtu.be/w1ddlauRQRk

Sir Magic says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:41am

Nice game with a great mood! maybe some sort of people to raid you would be cool.

Catmoo says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 1:41pm

Hey Pete, I really liked your game, you set out a nice chilling atmosphere, I think the only thing it needs is something to challenge a player :)

I guess you removed the need for stone? As things only needed wood.

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