Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting ldjam.com working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Herboto

by cottontrek - Jam Entry

‚ÄčAn unbalanced plant-based arena shooter. Grow plants to use as weapons against hordes of bugs!

(This took a bit longer than expected, so there isn't yet sound in the ludum dare build, sorry about that!)

Controls:
WASD to move the birdy around
Left mouse button to select menus and manage plants
Right mouse button to use an equipped weapon

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Ratings

#32Fun(Jam)4.06
#42Innovation(Jam)4.13
#83Graphics(Jam)4.38
#111Overall(Jam)3.88
#771Theme(Jam)2.81
#1333Coolness30%

Comments

buckle2000 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:57pm

Interesting game, suprised to see the flame-thrower plant.
I will say it is too easy after 3+ plants are grown.

Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:59am

This was really cute, I loved the art style. Simple and fun, nice job!

guoboism says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:27am

The ui control is poslished well! Sim and defense works well to fit the theme

Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:37am

What an awesome concept! I really like seeing these offbeat ideas come to life.

pixzleone says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 7:42am

Really nice graphics, and a cool idea! I agree that it was too easy, so it didn't really feel challenging. Anyways, I think you should keep working on this!
Well done!

Dec 15, 2016 @ 8:31am

very round and fun game. The plant mechanic addas a lot of depth to the arena shooting. I wished for a way to keep the bugs away from my gun plants, because often I wasn't able to reach my guns anymore and died because of that.
Sound would be awesome, you should really add some and put this on kongregate or some similar page.

Junber says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:02pm

The graphics were really nice and the idea quite novel. The game was to easy and I had to stop playing before dying (though I guess this is fixed in the post-LD version (?)). A small bug I noticed is that the player character gets displayed in front of the UI instead of behind it like all the enemies. Overall a nice game that would probably be really fun with the right difficulty.

Steven Miller says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 6:52am

Absolutely amazing! I love the concept and the game is very fun.

TurboCorp says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 11:49am

Really great game! balance is a bit off, some variation on enemies would be better than just more and more bugs, but overall a great game, love the resource management mix with the twin stick shooter

yuigoto says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 2:52am

The mix between a crop management and arena shooter feels really nice and interesting! :) Feels kinda challenging, with some general balance will become even better, but it's pretty fun!

Visuals are pretty consistent and are really well thought, simple and beautiful. It's a shame that you couldn't put audio, but I'm pretty sure they'd help make a real nice mood for the game! :D

Great work, congrats! :D

Capt Nemo says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 3:01pm

Stellar job, My ONLY suggestion is to do waves rather than a ramping spawn. Other than that top marks in everything! Was fun, control was tight, the guns are fun, the ui works well and is not hard to understand, and its fun. (obvious thing) more content in the future, and I will buy this shit so fast.

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