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Crops of Carnage

by fanatiko - Compo Entry

In Crops of Carnage (CoC for the fans), you must fill your village in the smallest amount of moons possible. Every moon, you will be able to place a villager in your village, but some of them may end up being werewolves.

The game was made in Unity 5, using Demigiant DOTween asset for some bouncy feedback. Pixels were pushed in Aseprite and SFX were crafted by the magic of Increpare's Bfxr (http://www.bfxr.net/). The font used is Press Start 2P (http://www.zone38.net/font/)

Have fun and please don't look to much at the code! I was tired and wanted to finish something :3

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Ratings

#68Innovation3.92
#110Humor3.29
#130Fun3.64
#188Overall3.56
#237Mood3.27
#362Graphics3.28
#460Audio2.72
#520Theme3.28
#1248Coolness47%

Comments

urfbound says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:21am

Great game! I like the originality in the puzzle elements. Really been keeping me interested. The graphics are great and I love the balancing act of keeping your population in check and protecting them from enemies. The sound effects evoke a retro vibe, and they were well done. Some SNES-style music would really take it over the edge. The link to the theme was a little tenuous - maybe to make it a little closer the villagers could be turned into other monsters (e.g. vampires) that would have to be dealt with differently, and still others could be combined into friendly monsters (e.g. a four-square = a giant, a four-in-a-row = a snake-person) that would add to the depth of the game.It would also be cool if the placement of your villagers by gender affected who became a werewolf more clearly. Overall an addicting and really fun game with a lot of polish (I love the attention to detail with the backgrounds and everything). Thanks a lot for your entry! Hope you do great in the compo! :D

ladybenko says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:44pm

I like how you managed to pulled out an interesting puzzle! Cute graphics btw :)

AngerFork says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:05pm

Fun! Very inventive and intriguing. This would be amazing as a multiplayer game, but is super fun as is!

tanis says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:06pm

I really enjoyed this neat little puzzle. Well done!

sez says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:10pm

Fun Game! 16 is my best score. I couldn't figure out exactly what turns people into werewolves.
Well done!

Fatsheep says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:13pm

My best time was 11 moons, fun and addicting, the babies were spraying everywhere.

monkeybit29 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:58pm

My babies!!
lol. well it said game over but i'm not sure if i won or not because i filled the squares. pretty fun!

Ithildin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:34pm

Extreme birth control :D

Very cool game! The concept is quite original and the end result is a fun little puzzle. Liked the graphics a lot, as well.

Great job!

TiRSO! says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:25pm

Good game! Agreed with @ladybenko on the fact that you chose a puzzle game and got something playable! I *know* it is not easy to come up with new puzzle mechanichs that work ;)

I like the art and I appreciate that it's possible to start playing without reading any instructions. That's very important for me in a LD!

AlejoAC says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:05pm

My journey through this game:
223 moons and I still don't understand the rules really well.
I guess the goal is to keep some kind of balance since I usually get to game over quite quickly if I try to 'fight' the werewolves.
Then I read the description and instructions. I manage to get to game over in 10 moons. Not really sure if I really won.

But, It was really interesting to explore, figuring out the pattern. The graphics and little polish details really made me stick to the game trying again and again.

orion_black says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:42pm

At first I was like cool an old-fashioned game of sweet baby making, but poor attention to birth control quickly got me. So I decided to take a more traditional approach and only birth in a need-to basis. Some how that really works.

I haven't been able to grasp the rules for werewolf generation, or is that just random, but by keeping population super restricted, and only killing werewolves when strictly needed I was able to keep going for more than 200 moons and felt I could keep going on forever. I believe there might be an infinite somewhere in the interplay of the rules, but then again I haven't quite grasped them.

All aside, I think there's something really cool in your ruleset that if polished could result in a brilliant game(either a 1p puzzle or a pvp kind of thing). Anyways, good work.

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:27pm

Unity player tries to allocate too much memory and doesn't run the game (Win7/Firefox).

I'll try the windows download instead.

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:35pm

Okay, windows works. It's a good concept, although I wasn't really sure what my task was. If it is to fill the board as fast as possible that is mainly up to luck, since it depends on how many werewolves appear.

Then I tried to hold out as long as possible, which was the more interesting mechanic but apparently not what you had in mind.

The graphics are good and I like the concept, maybe it could be fleshed out a little more.

BubsyPoochies says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:45pm

Nice idea, balanced game, really nice, well done

vctr_seleucos says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:22am

Wow, really nice game. Quite adictitve, with nice sounds and simple gameplay. Nice concept, good job!

SantiHisteria says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:26pm

Original idea and good pixel graphics ;)

JoseArias says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:14pm

Un juego muy interesante. Tiene pocas reglas pero a la vez da pie a mucho. Muy buena idea y muy buen trabajo.

DevelopTech says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:10pm

Very easy to understand mechanic and also well balanced game.
Also pixel graphics and sounds are really cool, and all the game are in perfect harmony-

After some plays I would reach 24 moons.

Great work, Mr Fanakito of Triana, evenmore for a compo entry.

AnaGF says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:11am

Great game, it is a really funny mechanic that uses well the theme. Graphics are cool too.
However, I don't understand what are the requirements to win or lose.

macronoid says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:14pm

Interesting mechanics and rules. It's really enjoyable and addictive.

But I missed some mechanics to clear the board and stretch the game.

Good job!

May 8, 2016 @ 12:04pm

I like the graphics!

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