Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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by Rother Games - Compo Entry

This is just a small puzzle game.

If a tree grows up, it starts to produce seeds to reproduce itself. If you plant this new seed, it starts shapeshifting into a new tree, which produces seeds, which...


fixed background music

fixed small bug, which made level 2 unbeatable

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qu2 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:22pm

A really cool take on the theme, and I love the hand-drawn graphics. Nice job.

Been says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:55pm

I wasn't able to finish this (got stuck on the puzzle near the 3rd block of water), but so far it feels like a very nice game, although deceptively tricky. I really enjoyed the graphics and asthetics, I didn't expect the papercraft art style to work as well as it does.

Only criticisms I have is that the music is a bit sounds a bit too repetitive, which would be fine, except the violin (or chello?) are frequent enough that it gets much after a while. It also doesn't seem to quite loop right, there's this weird jump in the pitch when it does. Other than that, I really enjoyed it. I'll probably come back to it post-voting to try and get past that puzzle and try to finish it.

adamprack says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:57pm

I really liked the graphic style and the general idea. It was kind of neat shifting to different plant types. The music was too repetitive, though, and it wasn't as much fun to play as I'd hoped, but it was still a neat concept. Good work!

hijomo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:05pm

Nice art style. I like the growing mechanic. It would be cool to see all the trees you used to be. the puzzles are interesting.

Ironhead says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:02pm

This Is a really cool game. I like the simplistic art and the idea behind it and how the theme was implemented.
It was really tough for me because, for some reason, the camera would never move until I was up against the right side of the screen so I could never really see what was going on in front of me. From your screen shots I gathered that that's not supposed to be the case. I'm running it on windows 10 if that helps.
I enjoyed it anyways though. well done!

bigbuggames says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:06pm

Really nice idea. Love the theme. The music might be a bit repetitive (try to focus on a more background-like theme), and the gameplay is interesting. Keep it Up!

luckyy says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:08pm

Quite cool shapeshifting-idea; its quite hard though

SemiColon says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:17pm

Very tricky but interesting puzzles! The music gets repetitive, so a mute button would be nice to have.
The tutorial/help was very well implemented - teaching the player with little instruction, but with play and great level design instead. Good job!

binarycoder says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:20pm

Great puzzles. Nice job introducing the concepts at the beginning. The background was nice, but a bit repetitive. A bit better clipping would have helped.

TEAM-TIGER says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:22pm

Nice Idea. got a tad confused about the buttons for a bit but figured it out. I like the art.

SgtBursk says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:25pm

Very pleasant atmosphere. Nice concept. Got stuck on the first puzzle in Level 2 though!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:25pm

An insightful twist on the theme, love the art, it is inspiring!

KristophTG says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:36pm

It is a really interesting concept, and the graphics style was interesting itself too. Got stuck on a puzzle where the text said that i can turn off buttons. But turning the button back on would also block my way back, so i couldn't jump the gap. Had fun playing though.

arhpositive says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:38pm

A unique take on the theme and a nice puzzle platformer. Thanks for your entry!

concrete991 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:53am

It was hard but fun mante. 9/10

Freank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:02pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on ? It's like itch or gjolt.
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

Griz says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:56pm

Runs too quickly on my machine. Can't pass the first part of the level which requires pressing up while also going forwards.

Ibzy says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 1:15pm

Nice hand drawn graphics and a nice use of the theme.

in3orn says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 2:07pm

Well done! I like it very much. Of course gone to an end. I've also made a short summary on my LD blog if you would like to read:

Ayawaska says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 2:20pm

Cool game! Reminded me of Storm

marod says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 1:37pm

Nice game!

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 1:48pm

Nice tricky game.I like the concept and specially graphics

Skaz says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 10:09am

Nice entry! Controls ere a bit confusing, and music a bit repetitive.

Ellian says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 10:55am

When I tried to launch the 1.2 exe, my antivirus (avira) triggered a warning and windows told me it didn't have enough resource to launch the exe (I have a really decent computer)

Spotline says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:53am

Lovely game ! Graphics and mechanics were really cool, music was nice too but a bit short

Tselmek says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 9:15am

Really nice mechanics, the paper graphics are quite charming and fits well altogether. For some reason the camera movement was behaving really weirdly as in I had to be on the extreme right of the screen in order to move the camera to the right, thus I couldn't see what was ahead. Nice game overall!

danielilett says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 7:07pm

I thought this was a really good submission! The hand-drawn art style works much better than I'd expect, and the general idea of growing a tree is really nice too. I think the music was repetitive, but good in its own right. With a bit of work, I think this could be really cool. Nice work!

in3orn says ...
Jun 8, 2016 @ 6:41pm

I know it's month after the event, but maybe you'll be happy to hear that you're in my top 10 LD35 summary list :)

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