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

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by samsquanch9 - Compo Entry

Chop trees and plant new ones in this exciting game of resource management. Don't over cut the forest or you will lose.

Select what you want to do, plant or chop, by clicking on one of the buttons on screen. Then use x key to chop, or c key to plant. Check your forest stats at the end of each round, and choose how to approach the next round. Try to balance the system as long as you can.The forest will react accordingly. Try to complete enough chopping or planting each timed round.

Created using Unity engine. Art done in Piskel. Sound effects were foley.

Made this game in 9 hours during the last day of the jam. Just wanted to get something out there for fun. Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for any feedback.

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gene-z says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:09pm

This game is a clone?

_stice says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:10pm

I tried to play the web version, but the right arrow key doesn't work :/

jcwelgemoed says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:13pm

would have been cooler if he walked as he planted/chopped. him just standing there not so much fun.

samsquanch9 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:58pm

Web version is not supporting arrow keys, so I'm going to update that. Thank you for the feedback.

samsquanch9 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:02pm

@gene-z This is not a clone to my knowledge. What was the game that you are referring to?

XenosNS says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 4:01pm

Played web version. Nice pixel graphics. Needs more to do.

gallerdude says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 4:06pm

SImple and to the point.

Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:18am

Web version: I can't move through the forest. I like the pixelart lumberjack.

Haokarlos says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 9:16pm

Couldn't play right in the web version. I like the graphics with some more time would be better

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