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

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by Tym17 - Jam Entry

You must take care of a cactus but beware, depending on what you give him, he might become a water or a fire cactus and behave differently ! The more your cactus lives, the more cactus fruits you get.

An attempt at making a game in C++/SFML in a short range of time, it is one of my first SFML games. Still requires some work on compatibility, if you have the last version of visual studio CE 2015, it should work.

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btwj_ says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:05pm

can't seem to run this entry :( the web version also doesn't link to the game

SpareWizard says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:06pm

I couldn't run it, getting the message MSVCP140.dll is missing, installing VC++ redistributable from online didn't seem to help.

fafastudio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:10pm

Web version doesn't work actually !
Nice concept overall even if it would have been better seeing real shapeshifting on the cactus
I didn't manage to find what eat every cactus though ^^

MrBoxBox says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:53pm

There should be more feedback on clicking the buttons (sounds, lightning up when hovering over the buttons etc.). At first i didn't realize i was even doing anything until the cactus was almost dead. The cactus itself is kinda cute tough.

SgtBursk says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:55pm

Didn't quite understand what I was supposed to be doing. Just click the buttons on the bottom left? Interesting concept at least. Needs-based games are an always fun to work on.

seizeTheDia says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:55pm

Game crashes on startup, wont run at all. On Windows 10

VividReality says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:00pm

I don't really get it? I did manage to get some fruit, but he always loses health if I want to keep him clean, after having to feed him. Perhaps I'm too impatient? Clickety click

bodsey says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:33pm

I'm not sure I understood how to play. The idea seems nice and the graphics are quite okay, congrats for your first game in c++

Sean says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:55pm

Interesting idea, would've liked to see a bit more interactivity though.

P.S. Remember to change the subsystem from console to window for release builds. Here's an SO question specific to SMFL on the topic:

Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:28pm

Can't seem to run the .exe on windows 7 :(

Korial says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:48pm

Cactus is love, cactus is life ...

gurkenlabs says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:07pm

I ended up weirdly clicking buttons without knowing what to do.

blaclegi says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 7:36pm

Interesting concept, although I didn't really get what I was doing.

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