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

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Viva Pájaro

by sugarbyte - Jam Entry

Viva Pájaro! (a loving ode to Viva Piñata)

Grow a jungle garden. Attract colorful birds. Catch the seeds they bring you, and plant new exotic species.

Programmed in Ceu-on-Pixi.js by @johnicholas.
Art by @sugarbyte.
Audio courtesy

Right/left click to control (sorry Mac users!)
Takes a moment to load, and may run slowly on older setups. Tested on Chrome.

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Capitals says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:23am

Nice progression and atmosphere. However it lacked game play depth as most of was clicking and waiting. Good Luck!

Allthebees says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:32am

This game has a great feel. The ambient sound is great and the art is beautiful. Are the plants based off real plants? I really enjoyed playing the game.

tayl1r says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:26am


RARoadkill says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:27am

Very Zen game. Nice relaxing experience

Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:02am

There is something about this game that is amazing! i was wowed by the graphics, the birds were amazing! i could not wait to see what plant was next, and same with the bird! you soooo need to make another version with more birds, more plants, and maybe animations for the birds and plants! GREAT JOB! i WILL play this again!

DecayConstant says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:39am

Matched the theme very well.

SiENcE says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:39pm

Nice ambientation. Zen gardering :). Could you please speed up the progression. I waited several minutes and I only saw two plants, no birds. :-(

danielsann7 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:15pm

strange relaxing and addicting game! the mood is very good and idk why but i keep playing until all the different species of plants were born haha, good game!

Bobsleigh says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:50pm

Nice graphics, awesome atmosphere. Very scenic game. No real goal thought.

VladRusu says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:01pm

How do you guys have time for such amazing graphics? If there's a secret, please share :))

Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:38pm

Nice atmosphere!

My plants would often decay extremely quickly, too quick for me to save them sometimes :(
Other than that it was a nice, relaxing experience.

You should definitely keep working on this!

JangoBrick says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 7:17pm

Simple, but very nice. I like the looks, the screenshot already seemed inviting, the game itself felt great as well.
The ambience sound is nice. Gameplay is generally well done.
I guess the surroundings could have been a bit more interactive or animated in some way, but since time is limited, I really do not expect that.
Brilliant entry!

ALobker says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 12:20pm

Spent 5 minutes waiting for something to happen, but it never did.

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