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

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Grow Blocks

by DeanoC - Compo Entry

More toy less of a game, click on the tiles and grow your red blocks, whilst the evil blue blocks get in your way.

Its a slow chilled game, there is no winning just start getting some red blocks grown and then sit back and watch the growth cellular automator do its thing.
If you really want you can even help the evil blue blocks.

Holding left mouse button over a mud tile (brown) or a block (red or blue) inject nutrients, which will help them grew, nutrients will spread over time.

Red buds a new block in surrounding tiles when its grown enough, Blue is a weed, able to grow anywhere it can get the nutrients it needs.

Each block responds to nutrients and how crowded it is, so the way you click and grow can either help or hinder blue.
Right mouse button allows you to move the camera, right and track wheel zoom (but buggy on macbook pro trackpad).

Its a slow game, often just leaving it alone to run for a bit can help unblock areas where blue has taken over.

OS X build up first, Windows and WebGL incoming

Build using Unity

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

Aw, any chance of a windows version?

psychomonster says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:23pm

or a browser version :(

v01pe says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:44pm

Very meditative, would be nice as screensaver :D

DeanoC says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:11am

Windows version up

DeanoC says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:43am

WebGL version has some issues, so will be delayed :(

AndreSilvs says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:12am

It seems the windows version is missing the "GrowBlocksWin_data". I can't run it.

monetai says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:47am

i can't run it, unfortunately... seamed great!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:27pm

It looks interesting, but I cannot play - no data file. I wait before to evaluate ++

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:55pm

Please could you release an executable?

Milo says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 6:05pm

It was fairly interesting to play with once I figured out that one has to click quite a lot before anything happens (or at least, when I started clicking a lot, things started happening. Maybe it's just by chance)

ac7 says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 2:11am

Interesting concept, and nice graphics. Like you said in the description, more of a toy than a game. I got it working with no problems on MacOS.

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