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

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Gaia Vine

by Soron - Jam Entry

=== Description ===

You are the Gaia Vine, an alien being capable of spreading life to new lands.

You've drifted down to a new, barren island, and wish to spread shrubbery and trees across the land. Make your way from one shore, to the other!

=== Gameplay ===

Right-click (or any key) to throw seeds, which grow trees and rarely bushes.

Left-click to swing on trees. Note: click just _past_ the target.

The distance you throw seeds depends on whether you're swinging, stationary, or moving through the air.

Only two seeds can be thrown at a time - time your tosses strategically!

When you reach the far end of the island, a few stats will be shown. Have fun swinging around and planting seeds until then!

=== Stats ===

NUMBER OF TREES: How many trees you've planted

MAX SPEED: Maximum player velocity, in pixels per second (lag-adjusted)

MAX HEIGHT: How high you've reached relative to the bottom of the ocean, in pixels

FURTHEST FLIGHT: The maximum distance you've traveled without colliding with the ground, in pixels

=== THEME ===

We chose "Growing" as the primary theme, and limited ourselves to 2 mouse buttons (and mouse position) in order to have "Two Button Controls" as as secondary theme.

=== TEAM ===

Ethan "Soron" Kaminski: core programming

Billy Fluid: art, music, sound

James Peng: additional programming

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samreid says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:15am

Nice work, the tree graphics are excellent and the physics was enjoyable.

disdanes says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:15am

Really enjoyed the swinging, and loved some of the obstacles to get past. The seeds grew really fast which was cool. Nice original idea!

jcmonkey says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:17am

interesting game, i like the spider man swing thing.

walaber says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:56am

nice work. I like that you incorporated both themes.

fistmaker says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:59am

Game played well. Interesting concept. Not sure how to "win", but fun to play anyway.

CalmKai says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:59am


Ghen says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 6:55pm

i like the mechanic and the whole idea
but sometimes its hard to click to the plant, overall nice game

psychomonster says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 11:22am

+1 Artwork
+1 Idea
But it needs some polishing for the gameplay. I enjoey it . Good job

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