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

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by jmf - Compo Entry

A game about growing and collecting cucumbers with a two button control scheme. Ever thought Harvest Moon had too many buttons? Then this is the game for you!

D to move right
Space to perform action (Either plant, harvest or water depending on context)

Running Instructions (Per-platform):
Download and then extract the zip file to a folder (Do not try and run the download without extracting first as it will fail).
Run "cucumbersome.exe" in "build_win32" of the extracted folder.
Note: You may need to install openal prior to playing, it can be downloaded here:

Fedora Linux (64-bit) :
Install runtime deps:

sudo dnf install SDL2 openal-soft jansson libpng12 freetype

And then the executable in build/ can be run.

Ubuntu Linux (64-bit) :
Install runtime deps:

sudo apt-get install libjansson4 libsdl2 libopenal1 libpng12 libfreetype6

And then the executable in build/ can be run.

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celisoft says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:24pm

To use it on my Ubuntu, I had to install "libjansson4".

Even if the game works now on my computer, the game display is too big on a laptop screen (1366x768) to be playable.

pluberski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:40pm

Really pleasant feel! :) Nice job!

Zulgot says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:39pm

Fun little game

mhsco says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:01pm

Nice, got in a real cucumber harvesting trance :)

jmf says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:51pm

celisoft: Thanks for the info. I've updated the dependency list with that. Unfortunately I cannot lower the resolution or some of the text is unreadable. I'll keep that in mind for my next game though.

Thanks for the nice comments. :)

MemoryLeek says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:47am

The Fedora build worked good for me on Arch Linux. Game felt polished within its scope. I liked the ability to upgrade at the end of day :)

blackbird806 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:16pm

A relaxing and pleasant game but a little boring.

Pepejson says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:00am

nice relaxing game, but it's quite too boring

Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:10pm

good work, i went to the end even though I struggled to get 40 - im not sure if there was a penalty to button mashing, but that might be a good idea, i was able to do quite well initially just pressing dd [space] dd [space] dd [space] dd [space]

f7f5 says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:10pm

It gets a bit boring too soon unfortunately

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