Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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by ruthiepee - Competition Entry

====== controls ======

mouse only

====== objective ======

plant a seed, keep it watered, and watch it grow. discover all the different plants you can grow.

====== about ======

Code: HaxeFlixel
IDE: Sublime Text 2
Graphics: Aseprite
Sound: Milkytracker & Garageband

Shout out to RVA Game Jams for hosting this weekend.

====== help ======

click and drag the seed bag to a pot to plant a seed. click a plant to see its name, size, and water level. keep the water level above zero by clicking and dragging the watering can to a plant. plants grow slowly over time. if you want to start over, use the shovel to dig up a plant and start anew.

Downloads and Links


Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:04am

When watering the plants, it's a bit strange that it's the center of the item that registers the hit instead of where the water is flowing. Also, when you let go of it, everything on its path back to the rack gets watered: Efficient but unintended!

While pretty, this is not very satisfying, since not much needs to be done to get a full bloom. As it is the only "goal" (unless you want to fight the RNG to make floral arrangements), it's a bit limited.

Also... the theme?

tomer_cool says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:48am

The game is nice, I see you worked hard on it.
The graphics are really good.

I also saw your website it looks very nice.

Flatgub says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:59am

Its really pretty and really ambient but when i tried to remove one of the plants at the top, when i let it go it tore through all the plants on its way back to its resting place and i lost like 3 other plans. Other than that its a cute little web toy!

wilsk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:19pm

Looks good and very zen like.

TheMightySice says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:52pm

Graphics and sound are great. The gameplay itself is pretty basic, but guess there's not much you can do with planting plants.

@RicoTheJammer (How do I reply to spaced names?) Planting is a reaaaaaally old technology so it fits quite nice i think :)

Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:33pm

Love this kind of game. Very chill and relaxing, and the different plants get my explorer self to keep going. Very good pixel art too. Sounds are awesome as well. Lovely.

Rudenko says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Nice game, really love this, good music and art!

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:39am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

Pyrofoux says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:57pm

It made me feel at peace for a few beautiful seconds.

MiniBobbo says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:26am

Good music and mood! There isn't much of a game per se, but it is a neat little toy that has a very zen like feel to it.

I thought it was a little easy to keep the plants alive since it is really only watering them.

Deive_Ex says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 3:49am

That's a really pretty game! One of the prettiest I've seen in this LD!
There's not much to do in it, but it's pretty relaxing. Great job!

Headmade says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 2:39pm

This game is very nice to look at and also pleasing to the ears. Very zen like.

The problem with watching gras grow however is that it's not very exiting. I would have liked more things to do or a little bit of a challenge.

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