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    Ludum Dare 23

    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    Seeds Of Destruction - MrPhil - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    You must finish a new seedling before all the soil nutrients are used up. Use your launch pod to destroy the hostile seeds before they can land and deplete the soil.

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    Ratings

    Coolness51%
    #390Fun2.90
    #403Graphics2.94
    #405Humor2.27
    #439Overall2.94
    #444Audio2.45
    #555Theme2.77
    #597Innovation2.58
    #687Mood2.26

    Comments

    eventhandler says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:59am

    I like that you have to aim your shots well and can't just fire in all directions like a madman.

    johanp says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:56pm

    A really nice take on Missile Command. Would like to see some combo mechanics to make gameplay more interesting. A good start!

    Jeffalisk says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:23pm

    I'm not the biggest fan of this type of game TBH, but seems pretty well done and an interesting take on the genre.

    Andrew says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:50pm

    I got walled in and lost bigtime. An idea would be if your shots stop in the growing plants they could take some damage/ be destroyed.

    strega says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 5:52pm

    Very nicely done. I wish there was something I could do after a seed has hit the ground. I feel totally helpless after a while, maybe that's part of the design.

    Codexus says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:58pm

    Humor points for the penis shaped thingie! :D
    Nice Missile Command, reminded me of the one in the keynote :)

    MrPhil says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 8:15pm

    Thanks everyone for the kind words.

    @Andrew - this is a good idea, but ...
    @strega - yeah, I wanted it to be hard because I only had the one level.
    @Codexus - yeah, I started with ChevyRay's code :)

    Apr 30, 2012 @ 1:53am

    Pretty well done, but getting blocked in by a close seedling makes me feel really helpless. I think either having the shots damage the rooted ones, or having shots that can pass through them may make it feel more forgiving.

    racarate says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 2:05am

    It was really hard to see the yellow cursor on the blue background. The sound was ok, but there was no music! Overall, the second most phallic LD23 game.

    namuol says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 2:09am

    I like the graphics and SFX.

    Gameplay is mostly what I'd expect from a missile defense game, but the added twist of stalks that grow and block your shots makes it much more difficult. There were times when one landed right on my turret and I had no choice but to wait to die. :p Maybe if there was a way to clear them once you shoot down enough seeds or something like that it'd feel more balanced. Or maybe I just suck at missile defense. ;)

    uberneen says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 6:05pm

    Nice work, I these kinds of games when there's a final goal.

    dcolgan says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 6:22pm

    Haha, really funny idea. Excellent graphics, good use of the theme. Excellent work.

    amodo says ...
    May 2, 2012 @ 6:30pm

    I really liked the organic, dirty graphics, they did their job very well. Reminded me of the eerie feeling I got from watching René Laloux films as a kid, or maybe Naked Lunch. Good job!

    schizofunky says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 1:05pm

    Nice idea! I love the animated intro :D Found it quite hard but not impossible!

    Valeour says ...
    May 6, 2012 @ 3:37pm

    Very nice game, difficult to aim, and sometimes they are a bit quicker than you can get to, but fun!

    Gremlin says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 6:11pm

    Clever take on Missile Command. It's quite hard, and if a seed pod lands on you it's pretty much game over.

    castor says ...
    May 9, 2012 @ 6:16pm

    Cool idea. I like it. The cursor is a little difficult to see.

    noddy2006 says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 11:10am

    I don't like the fact that I couldn't shoot past the growing plants. Also, it could do with a bit of background music. But other than that, solid game.

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