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

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TreePlanting Simulator

by MercuryXGames - Jam Entry

Here's MXG's entry!
Had to make the first version alone, because Toby was unable to join me.

What's this about?
You plant trees. (Only one tree as of now)
Crates does nothing (yet)

Because some people had problems: Here's a FAQ
Q: How do I plant?
A: Press "E" on the big square!

Q: How do I exit the game?
A: Why would you?? lol seriously, you would have to alt-tab out, and close it manually for now. I will add a pause menu which will allow you to reset, go to main menu, and quit.

to do:
Add pause menu
tighten up the tree's graphics*
add more trees
add more sfx*

*Probably not going to

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jsmars says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:48am

Really nice graphics, mood and music!

OrangeeZ says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:52am

I did not understand what to do. The game did not exit

Dege says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:32pm

The game uses to much memory.
I loved the music but I do not understand what to do.. I only planted one tree..
And I cannot exit, I had to kill the process :)

limered says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:32pm

Planted one tree, was stuck. Still better than Farmville ;) Graphics are nice.

Xinelu says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:33pm

hahahahah :D nice!

AdamAlexander says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:43pm

Killer soundtrack! Really psyches you up for planting trees, but I couldn't figure out how though..

VersatileBox says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:46pm

I can't or don't know how to plant a tree. Literally pressed every key on my keyboard. I like the idea, the music and I felt really good by walking around. It's a peaceful game.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:46pm

This looks to me like one of those times where your ambition was bigger than your timeframe.

Graphics and sound are pretty good though.

Bocodillo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:47pm

Lovely music and mood. I want to plant more trees!

TeamQuiet says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:08pm

Pressed E everywhere, couldn't plant a tree. :<

muffty says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:12pm

So, finally I have my own tree :D

maunovaha says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:24pm

Tried out your game, it was pretty short in terms of gameplay. I couldn't find the planting square first, so I restarted the game and then it was there.. Then I plant the tree and tried to do something with boxes, but I guess those weren't implemented.. then I just wen't and fly around the map.. :D I assume that you tried to do something too ambitious within an available time-frame :o ? Anyway, keep working on it, it looks great. :)

AdamsMcCall says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:38pm

Well I planted a tree.

BubsyPoochies says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:53pm

Loved the low poly graphic style and the concept behind the game: what could represent growing better than planting a tree? It's too bad your partner couldn't join you, cause it seems more mechanics were left out and it can't offer much gameplay right now. Feels relaxing, love the concept and the music is great. Keep it up!

MercuryXGames says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:12pm

I really enjoy reading all your comments! It really puts a smile on my face! :D

CaptainRed_ says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:24pm

Graphics are very interesting and the game lets off some good vibes, just wish there was something more to do. Great job!

ss64games says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:29pm

The graphics, idea, and mood are good, but I wish you had more gameplay to offer. One implementation you may have been able to get done quickly would simply be removing all of the trees that are already there and making them all plots. Then the player would go around and make a forest instead of the forest already being there.

LadyS says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:33pm

Bummer there was only one tree. Liked the low-poly trees. Needs more interaction, feedback and game :)

redmassacre says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:13pm

Very NICE music - i think its ludumdared track)
3d in game maker - it's some miracle for me, respect bro)
I planted the tree. I hope in the sequel there will be growing the son and building the house... Some old proverb )

DrTeaSpoon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:45pm

Game that lives to it's promises.

mockthebear says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:02pm

Actually i did not plant anything. Just stayed apreciating the music and the scenario.

Mekuri says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:17pm

Nice music and graphics- Not much gameplay, but I did manage to plant a tree :-)

Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:00am

I don't think I am sure what is going on. I planted my tree and nothing happened after that. Nice graphics and music though.

DrFallos says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:06pm

"The long tree")) If you know what I mean.)
I have so lot of sky-walking, with the music - it is awesome.
And the way he squat, with bouncing! Why do other developers don't made it?

Knowledge says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:26pm

Not so good game, I'd even call it 'unfinished project'.

micky says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:17pm

love the sound and visuals :) great work

NirabazGAMES says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:06am

Pressed E I couldn't plant a tree, unfortunately, but you have interesting idea with lowpoly design :) keep working on it!

Krafty says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:47am

I liked the graphics and the music, but there wasn't really a game =P I hope you flesh this out more in the future, it looks really good and maybe you could make it some kind of first person resource management game?

nunesbarbosa says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:49am

You threw me into a game without telling me what to do and I can't leave? Come on!!

Loneshark says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:58am

The whole experience is like the ending credits to a hard day and I'm glad you had the balls to go 3D. Can't wait for the sequel: Plant Another Tree

Garris says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 6:31am

There wasn't really a whole lot here. Would have been nice to see some more to do other than plant one tree and walk around, BUT making a 3d game that looks this good and works this effectively in GameMaker is quite an accomplishment. The music was nice, and there was a good mood to the game.

AsixJin says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:53am

I'm not really sure I understand this entry....I pressed a button and a tree popped up. I walked around and I had to kill the process....

bradur says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:22pm

I planted a tree. I'm a hero!

A pretty game with nice music but not too much to do :).

Farelle says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 6:49pm

I like the music and the graphics are nice, but it doesn't feel much of a game, since there is only 1 tile that can be clicked to pop in a tree :/

Angelosz says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 1:31am

Love the music, looking forward to try it if it is ever finished.

teamvr says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:44pm

Chill music and scene. Planted a tree.

ElliotFiske says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:35pm

Interesting start! Nice graphics and sound, and it teases an interesting idea, but I wasn't sure if there was anything to do after planting that one tree.

psychopsam says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 12:15am

To ESC you can also press ALT+F4

psychopsam says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 12:19am

Hmmm ignore my comment about pressing Alt+F4 to esc it doesn't work. Well I could plant one tree and that was it. Wondering why this got so many views but I guess it's just random. I expect it would have been quite interesting and relaxing to play if it was possible to plant more trees. I would suggest making them saplings first. Then you run around and plant a whole pile, then sit back and crank the time of day to watch them grow. Anyhoo - showed promise. Nice one.

jcsirron says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 2:05am

AH! I'm stuck in hotel California! Seriously, though, I am impressed with what you have accomplished graphically. It needs more gameplay, though.

Allthebees says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 11:43am

Cool base of a game. Hope you try and build up on it as it seems promising.

LudoGames says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:35pm

Aww man, this was too short

Dec 23, 2015 @ 1:32am

Changed my life 10/10

Claire1605 says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 12:14pm

Nice game, and lovely music!

stefenism says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 7:33pm

I loved the music...but the rest was a bit was I supposed to do?

scorched says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 4:52pm

Where is the big square?

scorched says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 7:22pm

Found it, I was very quick. Still don't know what to do next (if I can do anything here at all)

Pat AfterMoon says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 11:18pm

Nice graphics and audio, and all in a good mood.
I would like to see more.

cilerba says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 4:04pm

Really great graphics! Love it!

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 9:31am

Seems like you ran out of time? Keep it up.

Given the music is the only audio in the game and it's 3rd party, it's best to disable voting for it in your entry.

BlackBulletIV says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 1:51am

I like the graphics and music, but it really needs some gameplay other than pressing E once.

Markus Brand says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 10:18pm

wow. you plant one tree. And then you are trapped in the woods. This game is the definition of nonsense, but i have to admit that this soundtrack is very chatchy :)

juaxix says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 10:38am

I love the mood, well, i love growing games in farms :)

ninos says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 2:36pm

Nice game, i wish boxes did something, really like the music 10/10

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