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

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Over Grown

by The Pelranthean - Compo Entry

Over Grow your opponent. Play as Grass while you collect Growth points and slowly take over the map.

For players: I forgot to mention how you move around in the tutorial. Basically, you always move towards your mouse (indicated by a target).

For AI connoisseurs: I apologize. It isn't smart at all. Maybe I can come back to this at some point and make the AI a bit more... ferocious.

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nihilaleph says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:42am

+ Interesting concept, can get really strategic
+ It's fun to overflow the area with grass!
- Way too easy to expand, should be better balanced. But again, the counterpart isn't smart, so maybe it's not an issue
o At first I was really confused, but then I understood the rules.. Maybe better UI or simpler instructions?

Great game!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:56am

Really neat concept, However, I would make the weed and grass sprites look more different.

_benhumphries says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:56am

I liked the core concept of the gameplay most when playing this game. Nice job!

ProgramGamer says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:59am

Took me a second to get that you need to point in the direction that you want to move towards, but other than that is was fun. Only gripe is with the fact that the enemy AI is kind of dumb, but then again it's hard to make good AI in two days. Good job!

jigalx says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:59am

Cool idea! A bit easy, button mashing seems to be all you need.

NidzaKornjaca says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:07am

Really interesting concept!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:07am

Not interesting to expand, I mean that there is no motivation for get a high score in the game

Andarilhoz says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:07am

Didnt understand the rules too, but i liked the gameplay, just the cursor (the black square that you command) are a little dumb sometimes, and the enemy too

pvwradtke says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:02am

It was confusing in the beginning, but became fun once I got the hang of it.

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:41pm

Really interesting gameplay. If you can tune the AI as you said you might, this game will be even better.

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