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Robotic Egg Garden

by rossborchers - Compo Entry

Navigate limited resources to grow your garden into a magnificent feast for the monsters below.

Plants need water and nutrients to grow. Find a way to make sure they get what they need.

Use the mouse to click, drag and place your way to victory.
Rotate by clicking the edge of the screen.

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monkeybit29 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:40pm

Really tough game, but so well polished. This is the time of game i can spend a good hour on if I get the hang of it, i just wish you had some really relaxing music to go with this, itd be a great stress reliever!

Arvydas says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:58pm

in my opinion this needs some documentation/tutorial, nice mood btw :)

CasualCat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:07pm

That was really well polished! The game looked really good and the gameplay was fun and interesting and quite difficult but still enjoyable. It ran pretty well for how much was going on. But it did get laggy from time to time.

LeftRight92 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:07pm

The nutrients don't seem to be flowing in the web version for me...

CasualCat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:07pm

That was really well polished! The game looked really good and the gameplay was fun and interesting and quite difficult but still enjoyable. It ran pretty well for how much was going on. But it did get laggy from time to time.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:44pm

This looks so intriguing but I had very little idea of what I was doing. I don't think it needs a tutorial, just a better UI indicating the unlocks, time left and finer control of the platforms (like Unity's rotation wheels)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:29pm

Nice clone of Laser light.

JOK says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:33pm

Game looks really good and nice laser puzzles!

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:05pm

Nice game specially graphics.

bazkur98 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:13pm

Kind of cool once I figured out what I was doing. Sound would have been nice but otherwise pretty well polished. Nice Job!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 3:35am

its different - i played it a number of times and once i figured out the growing it started to be fun - but then everything died and what are the orange things - nice job

Geckoo1337 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 10:07pm

Weird. The way you reflect the ray is interesting and possibilities are amazing. However, a tutorial is necessary. Well done ++

Rock Eaters says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 3:14pm

its really nice, rotation is a cool, but i think idont get how to play...:(

the31 says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 8:21pm

Neat idea, it seemed very harsh though and I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be constantly tweaking the mirrors to "spray" my garden or if I was missing something... the splitter was interesting, but buying one put me under for the next feast and I lost. I feel like this would be interesting with puzzles to solve... like what arrangement of elements will make a garden grow that produces x eggs? Speeding it up (as you could in a puzzle game) would make it less annoying to start again after failing, too, since you don't have to wait so long. The droplets moving so slow also makes it hard to judge what's going to happen once you get enough dispersion to make the laser not helpful anymore--maybe if the droplets moved faster and had trails that would be more useful feedback. Neat idea, and I liked the artwork too.

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