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

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Growing Weed

by MorganLeFay - Compo Entry

As the declaimer says: I do not support drugs! It's just something that came to mind when I heard the theme and it's supposed to be fun.

This is my first gamejam submission ever and even though it might not be perfect I'm super happy about it!

You can click on the plants to get weed, too.
If you play for some time and unlock certain things there will be police actions, too. Lawyers are the last thing you can reach.

If you want to let the game play in the background it's possible. But it only works if other windows are on top of it but it's the active tab on the browser. So don't leave it open on another tab but in another window.

You can read about my devlog and my recap of Ludum Dare 34 here:
http://bvhunnius.de/?p=136

Game should run on Chrome and Firefox, IE is not tested.

UPDATE 15.12.2015
Fixed performance issues by changing Phaser from AUTO to CANVAS and removing some stupid and unnecessary function calls.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness69%
#171Humor3.15
#372Theme3.86
#392Fun3.27
#511Mood2.92
#544Overall3.16
#553Audio2.48
#591Innovation2.98
#698Graphics2.68

Comments

rujo says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:42pm

insanely addictive :D

Aaants says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:58pm

Just call me Walter Green :)

pjimmy says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:03pm

this was actually very entertaining

chrizdekok says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:16pm

Great idea and game.
It would be good to see what each of the items will do.
I see potential in the game and I think you should continue to work on it.
The game seems to like to consume cpu power ;)

Adolf Jong Un says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:00pm

"Jesse, we have to cook"
fun little game, i think it has much potential.

danieldsj says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:00pm

Very nice strategy game. You had me watch the prices hit 140s. It would have been nice ot have a storage limit.

SplittyDev says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:06pm

I like the game. The progression could be faster but it's really cool :)

SplittyDev says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:07pm

Oops, forgot to rate :D

scars377 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:08pm

very fun! but I lost music when restart.

rplnt says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:25pm

For a games like this I'd like more statistics. How much I have already sold. How much each plant produces (is there difference)? What each item does, etc.. But it's already nice as it is, leaving it open in the background :)

MorganLeFay says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:48pm

Thank you for all your comments so far!

@chrizdekok: I started to implement tooltips, but that wasn't working to well so I abandoned it for now, but I will try to add them at a later point.

@scars377: You'll regain the music once you have more than 9 plants again.

@rplnt: Statistics are a nice idea for a future feature, I'll think about that. Leaving it open in the background sadly only works when other programs are on top of it and not when you change tabs

mlepage says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:50pm

It was fun but I hit the performance issues before the police came. Still I made over $300K before then.

Capitals says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:50pm

While I enjoyed playing through it, at it's core it's a clicker. Oh and it lags my pc after a while, which a simple game like this shouldn't. Good Luck!

_benhumphries says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:33am

I like the theme :D It would be cool to know exactly how the game works. The numbers seemed to change randomly. I couldn't really figure out what was going on. Still fun!

Sourtrance says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:40am

Fun and addictive! It definitely has that sort of "clicker" appeal (which is not a bad thing). If you're planning on updating it, I think it would be nice to have a background image or something. As others have said, tooltips would also be nice.

nopogo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:34pm

cool concept. like the endlessly growing part. its something that ill be playing for a while :)

Darkflint says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:41pm

Full points for audio. The first game with an acceptable volume and even the option to disable it!

Fun game, a bit relaxing. But after some time it started to flicker a bit :(

Taffaz says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:45pm

Didn't read the instructions so for ages didn't realise I could click plants for week :) Had to look at the source code before I realised. Cool addictive game.

nopogo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:40pm

cool concept. like the endlessly growing part. its something that ill be playing for a while :) Got to the lawyer part, don't know if there is any more to it.

MorganLeFay says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:00pm

Thank you all for your kind comments. I will continue working on the game and will add your suggestions.

@nopogo: At the moment Lawyers are the last thing you can reach. Thanks for playing this far!

psychonull says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:24am

Great use of theme. Nice clicker game. Good job!!

alvarop says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:36am

Cool take on the theme. As I said on the stream, it would be cool if you pushed the presentation a bit more, to make it more appealing and addictive. But the basis is there, the premise is funny and the game was overall enjoyable.

I get high on this.

GagaPete says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:11pm

Nice economic simulation. Needs a few more strategic factory like police awareness or something like that. :)

tanjent says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:21pm

This gets better the more you play :) It felt really slow in the start, but once I got that you could click the plants to get some extra boost I was a centillionare :)

DraKlaW says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:23pm

Fun idea ! A bit slow for me, but I don't really like strat games :)

Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:34pm

Great cookie clicker clone! Really liked the weed price fluctuation.

Ghen says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:50pm

got a potential, quite addicting, but faster progression will be awesome!
overall solid entry :)

Chubb1337 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:05am

This game is quite fun, I had to stop because my arm started to hurt from the clicking, feel like Cookie Clicker, addicting game!

brainstorm says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 6:53pm

LOL, that was hilarious, but it gets boring very fast because it's really difficult to obtain money.

3/5

Conk says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 12:36am

What a great idea! I didn't totally have a similar idea ;) Hahah

Larzan says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 11:54pm

Hehe, i like the real world scenario :p

Jan 4, 2016 @ 1:03am

Nice game :) I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :) https://youtu.be/r75qiAihqqk

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