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

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Grove Guardians

by broknecho - Jam Entry

Grove Guardians is a light strategy game that has you balancing your time of growing your forest and protecting it from enemies that spawn in.

See what you can accomplish in 4 minutes

Left Mouse button to Toggle ENERGY use
Right Mouse button to MOVE your character

Speaker Icon: Toggle all sounds
Music icon: Toggle Music

Tools Used
- Construct 2
- MS Expression Design
- Audacity

- Kenney ->
- Myself


"Skye Cuillin" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

"The Forest and the Trees" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

"Enchanted Valley" Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Downloads and Links




Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:33am

What a simple but awesome idea. I could play for hours

Elenesski says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:35am

Good Game. Found it was hard to keep up once all my bees figured out they had better things to do. Good use of theme, good graphics. Fun to play.

Jakylgamer says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:31am

not bad, not bad at all pretty cool concept :)

local306 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:49pm

Fun challenging game that will keep you moving constantly as you try to balance offence and defence

hoqjed says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:09pm

Very relaxing game, really nice mood. Nice graphics and music.

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:38pm

It feels quite tranquil and relaxing. Even though I'm not very good at it, I had a good time playing it.

MintArcade says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:13am

Awesome game. Like it very much.

Echo Team says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:11am

Cute art!

Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:35am

Nice use of both themes. Effective simple graphics. Nice job.

alvarop says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:26am

This is a pretty cool game. It lacks balance and maybe some scenarios, but I think that if you developed it further it could be really cool to play.

Congratulations on making such a cool jam game with C2, I love it too!

justinooncx says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:54am

A rather nice and relaxing game! The combined effect of the cute graphics and the soothing sounds was nice.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:19pm

Cute little game. Liked the squishing sounds the bees made taking out enemies. Four minutes seemed like maybe too long a time for the level, at that point you've circled around a number of times. Liked the take on growing the forest.

LukeZaz says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:49am

Didn't really pay any attention to energy as it lasted so long, but besides that the game was really nicely balanced. It was fun to find out good strategies for getting better percentages, and it remained fun each time.

publicidadeba says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:35pm

This will work great as a educational game! Well done, the planet thanks you.

Tapehead says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:58pm

i enjoyed this game! well done :)

xhunterko says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:08pm

One of the more enjoyable games I've played yet! Very nice atmosphere!

banana4life says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 1:56am

Very nice and clean.

Controls: Right-click-mania :D Maybe hold to enable following the cursor?

ac7 says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 6:26am

I found the game difficult until I realized it was possible to stack up a dozen bees at a time. It might be a good idea to add a limit on the number of bees. The energy management system plus the bee collection system leads to some interesting games. Overall an innovative concept, and it was nice to see someone using the "growing" theme :)

Jan 15, 2016 @ 2:31pm

Neat little game! I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

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