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

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by Neoludo - Jam Entry

Everyone knows that nuclear apocalypse is no excuse to stop working - especially when you're a robotic gardener.

Herballistic is a game that was made in 72 hours for the 34th Ludum Dare Game Jam, by a team consisting of Lucas Kent, Arie Oldman and Robbie Quinn.

The game's music was composed by Kevin Macleod, and is available for download at

Due to the nature of the time limit on the jam, there may be a few bugs and issues with application icons. We'll fix these eventually, I promise!

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Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:34am

:) Good Game man i really like the minimalistic art style.

jangdan says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:54am

I love the mathematical trees. the game is really cute and simple. congratulations!

marod says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:59am

I was trying to play the game, but the .exe didn't work for me :(

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:01am

Fun little game, I like the minimalist aesthetic. :)

Neoludo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:04am

Hi @Marod, I'm so sorry something is broken - I don't suppose you could let me know what happens when you try to run the exe? I tested it on as many computers as I could and didn't run into any issues yet.

James McVitty says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:10am

Great job!

Gipzo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:10am

Adorable graphics, nice gameplay. Not very hard too play. I'd suggest to add score for how much each tree was loved and watered, not just count trees :)

piper82 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:13am

seen a few more entries with this old mechanic. however, this one strikes the spot with high level of polish, cute graphics and main protagonist. there is something poignant in the tropes where robots continue their programmed duties after the humans are gone. very well done. if i had to pick one thing i would do different, id only choose slightly darker music theme or weird distorted effect on this one. well done.

Warboys says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:11pm

Art is gorgeous, really like the minimal clean style in a post-apocalypse. Game felt a little easy/slow to start, Water and Love never really seemed to be in short supply the way I was playing.

Those trees btw, beautiful effect.

Kushulain says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:16am

Fun at the beginning, but tend to be a little laborious in the end :) I love the situation, make me think of wall-e. Nice job guys !

flwns says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:17am

well executed, good stuff

mattlevonian says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:17am

Felt pretty well polished, but it lacked a certain je ne sais quoi. Maybe a little more depth in the mechanics would have gone a long way.

qwetro says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:34am

Great music, beautiful trees, are they generated randomly or using pre-designed pattern?

lectric.monk says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:37am

this game's all right. nice entry.

martim00 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:58am

Really like this one! Beautiful graphics and music (and sound) gives the mood. Nice use of both themes.

randomhuman says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 4:25pm

Great game, lovely minimalistic art style. Could be slightly more challenging I think. I especially like the variety of algorithmic trees :)

RSquarStudios says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 11:12pm

Really nice game! What I really love most is the clean and minimalistic design!! Gameplay is also ver well conceived! Congrats!

RSquarStudios says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 11:32pm

Which game engine did you use? Love2D? Cheers

guoboism says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 1:52am

I like the fractal tree. The vector art is nice, too.
The game play, is like Ping with survival.

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