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Water Island

by Jaenis - Compo Entry

Test how much water you can hold in a tiny island when erosion is continuously trying to wash the land away.
Goal is to build a walls for a pool where water is continuously rising...


Controls:
Click on ground and drag mouse to modify the map
Right click to control camera with mouse
WASD moves camera
Q/E rotates camera


This is a bit weird game, more like a toy than game :)
I had different game planned, but water mechanics took wayyy too long to implement and had to change plans drastically

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness51%
#60Innovation3.96
#112Overall3.74
#217Audio3.27
#251Graphics3.52
#262Mood3.24
#300Fun3.37
#341Humor2.55
#568Theme3.22

Comments

uvwar says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:17am

Ah, a game after my own heart! I think I got to 70 height and ran out of water or something, but very cool, nice and smooth framerate, and cool jiggle water physics, A++!

hellojed says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:20am

This looks neat and was a lot of fun. Great job!

neilcorre2k6 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:33am

Wow! It looks cool :)

Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:34pm

Nice water physics. Cool game concept.

plaguespark says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:36am

I managed to make bugged cone of water! Nice game.
Reminded me about populious 2-3

PixelRetro says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:21pm

Nice physics and idea. The gameplay together with the music created a very relaxing atmosphere.

neontropics says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 7:43pm

Fun simulator! Could be expanded in a lot of cool directions. Respect at getting the mechanics and physics working so well.

It would be cool if the neighbouring points were raised a bit as well when you created a mountain - though it would probably need faster erosion to balance it out.

geekdrums says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:34pm

Hey, this is crazy fun, once I get how to make score, it becomes another thing. My high score is 70.
https://gyazo.com/3d354af6c10ee4afed543665e1d6593f

M2tias says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:40pm

Funny idea! Really tedious to play but it was fun anyway :D

Jaenis says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:44pm

Try to make smaller pools to get better highscores ;)

staircase27 says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:49pm

Interesting idea. Plays well once you work out how it works.

May 8, 2016 @ 4:43pm

Wonderful. Love the water effect.

Conk says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 4:58pm

I must've been playing for almost half an hour, I don't know why, but it was fun!

mkghoster says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 5:27pm

Pretty fun! Terrain manipulation is the best! :)

JangoBrick says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 5:35pm

Highscore of 148. I don't even know why I enjoyed it so immensely. But I have to say, this really was surprisingly good.

Valep42 says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 6:57pm

Great game, very innovative idea! Managed to get over 200.

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