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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Garden Chamber

by guckstift - Jam Entry

Here you are in your garden room. But beware! The walls are getting closer. Plant & garden to resist this and to expand your garden room!

✓ Water your plants!
✓ Grow them up!
✓ Unlock new plants!

Controlling
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Pan around with the right mouse button and dragging.

Plant and water your plants: Just click the water button and CLICK & DRAG over your garden.

HINTS
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* 15 grown up plants of the last species unlocks you a new species
* Each grow-stage of a plant is more robust than the last one
* Each new species has one additional grow-stage
=> a fully grown up tree will almost last forever without watering

Making-of
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This game is written in Javascript. It utilizes pixi.js (http://www.pixijs.com/) and howler.js (https://howlerjs.com/). Checkout the source on github!

Me and my my girlfriend designed the game idea and she helped a lot with gfx and sfx (meeeooooow!)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#224Audio(Jam)3.50
#233Mood(Jam)3.63
#281Innovation(Jam)3.41
#340Theme(Jam)3.76
#556Graphics(Jam)3.24
#571Fun(Jam)2.94
#607Overall(Jam)3.12
#1133Coolness39%

Comments

Fiote/Phanx says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 2:03pm

Spooky meows lmao, liked it! I did my game with javascript too! \o/

Yamzho says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:05pm

That was pretty good. To much clicking imo though ! ;) Good job anyway.

Yvanor says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Good little game ! The meows made me laugh x) Good job !

levubivenatus says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:29pm

Man, I'm not able to click that fast :D
Anyway, I had some fun playing this. Sound is nice! ;)

Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Crazy flying cats, neat gardening game. It was hard to understand the difference between plants. The first time I just planted all of one type and didn't know what else to do.

Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:34pm

I like the mood of the game, is so relaxing :).. And I love the pink birds sound "Piiii pi pii pii" xDD

Dec 14, 2016 @ 8:42pm

Nice mood, and great variety of plants. The game started to lag after a bit of playing, sadly.

jotson says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:21am

Super creepy cat noises and a fun game. Nice job!

Fiote/Phanx says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 1:12pm

Hi guckstift! So, about my game, yeah.. divs all around lmao! Still need to work on my html5 skills, they're pretty poor right now so I sticked to good old divs for this game xD. Feel free to take a look at the code for some inspiration if you want :)

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 5:10pm

Like it's concept. The cats are friking but does not nothing true? Well done!!!

Erkberg says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 4:40pm

Hey bro! I really like what you created this time around, it's a very relaxing game with great graphics and amazing audio! Also, the take on the theme is very creative. The game does slow down substantially though the longer you play, so you might want to look into that again.
Anyway, it's an awesome game and I had a great time jamming with you and Maria. Looking forward to the next LD together with you beautiful people! :)

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 3:20pm

I could not get anything to grow and the cats were distracting. It would have been great if I could have zoomed in, it was very small to play as well. thanks for creating the game.

guckstift says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 1:13pm

Hello @ all. Thanks alot so far for your reviews. I know there are some serious performance issues in this game its source I couldnt figure out so far :( But at least I will limit the count of animals when I have time so that the screen doesn't overcrowd that fast.

There is a good chance no lags will appear when played in the iframe of this page.

@sP0CkEr2: If you would've tested my game for just more than 10 seconds you'd probably notice the "watering" button in the upper left corner. ;) The cats are awesome! Deal with it! Also: try your browsers native zoom function which works just fine with this game.

Squid says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 12:19am

Creepy cats +1, cool concept.

comatomatoes says ...
Dec 28, 2016 @ 1:02am

Interesting concept! I was skeptical about the flying cats at first but I found them to be endearing after a little while. I managed to get out of the room and make the sky bright again. =P I didn't really understand when the next layer of walls would disappear, but I just kept watering and waiting. There were some performance issues on Firefox. I had to switch to Chrome.

pkenney says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Nice moody piano fits the calm of tending plants. Although before I figured out how to water by reading the instructions I was playing an altogether less relaxing game! ;)

Nice work.

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