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A jam submission

PHYTOCENE CYCLEView game page

THE HUMANS ARE GONE. THE CYCLE BEGINS.
Submitted by Hot Girls With Broken Legs (@hotgirlbrokeleg) — 6 minutes, 9 seconds before the deadline

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Theme
The player controls the cycles of the earth and moon to restore the Earth to it's natural beauty.

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No.

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

The game 'window' could be bigger, it would make recording easier. I'm not sure when and why I should rotate the Earth and while playing I forgotten that I even could. It's also not clear how the moon health works. Fun game anyway.

Video (YT butchered it even more then my recording skills, sorry):

Developer

Hey, thanks for making a video! It's awesome and humbling every time somebody takes the time to make content regarding our games (whether or not they win!).

Earth rotation controls which plants are in sunlight and which plants are in the dark, which changes their temperature. Plants in the ideal temperature range grow, filling up the "Lushometer", while plants that are too hot or too cold shrink. Winning the game is based entirely on the growth of the plants. We did our best with limited time to explain this visually in the game, but it's not quite as clear as it should be. 

As for the moon, it has infinite health, and is used to block asteroids from hitting the plants (which causes them to shrink) or the planet (which will blow up with the "Crustometer" hits 0).

You did quite well surviving as long as you did, however the game is much more difficult when multitasking defending against asteroids and keeping the plants happy! 

Thanks again for making a video showcasing our game! 

(+1)

Moon to asteroids: "F@*% YOU DON'T TOUCH MY EARTH". Man I was so close to filling up the left bar... Awesome game guys, so far my favorite of the jam. I worked on "Nobamboo" if you want to try it.

Developer(+1)

Glad you liked it! We'll be sure to give Nobamboo a shot.

Submitted(+1)

This is absolutely wonderful! The serene but also dangerous atmosphere of space, the management of two different things, both requiring attention, and in general just how good it feels to rotate the sun and moon all add up to make a beautiful and engaging experience. Bravo!

Developer

Thanks for playing! Glad you enjoyed your time with it :)