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A jam submission

Butterfly Gardeners VRView game page

You play as agent Monarch, a butterfly who works for Butteryfly Gardeners Corp. Your job is to fix people's gardens.
Submitted by mkaram — 7 hours, 1 minute before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Use of Theme#24.3134.313
Creativity/Originality#44.5634.563
Overall#54.0634.063
Fun#153.3133.313

Ranked from 16 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

Very fun and tranquil experience. I loved the vibe and music and the feeling of being tiny in a normal world. I liked flapping my wings to fly and once I realized I needed to squeeze the trigger to go forward it was fun pollinating the flowers. I sometimes got a bit disorientated when I was forced to twist around when I tried to go past the game bounds. I was thinking if you could expand it, wouldn't it be cool to have:

  • Swimming-mechanics in your locomotion. Maybe this would look silly but I always felt it would be cool to kind of swim through as in doing a breaststroke to go forward. With the current mechanics, it felt like I was a human holding bird wings and trying to fly. 
  • Maybe having to avoid pets like dogs and cats, and have to compete with bees? I just thought it would be interesting to have an antagonist, too, like a hawk or a lizard. 

Overall, thought it was so fun to play and worth the download.

Developer(+1)

Thanks a lot for the feedback! I tried the swimming mechanics but it was very uncomfortable for VR. The change I'm planning to try with locomotion is rotating using wings by flapping on wing only to rotate in the other direction. My plan for this game is to add multiplayer with co-op. and enemy bugs that try to destroy the plants. 

Submitted

This was a calming experience. I had downloaded all the game jam entries but got no time to test them out to vote.

Good calming stuff!

Developer

Thanks for the feedback! :))

Submitted

That is an awesome flying mechanic. It would be nice if you moved forward a little faster. Very creative game!

Developer

Thanks a lot for the feedback! glad you liked it! :) 

Submitted

So peaceful! Absolutely loved the flying mechanic

Developer(+1)

Thanks! glad you liked it! :)

Submitted

Note: I'm basing this comment on the Game Jam entry.

I loved the concept and the environment. Flapping my wings was a great mechanic.

I did have a lot of issues with motion sickness. Reducing the rapid movements I think would help significantly.

Great work in building this! Very peaceful game :) 

Developer

thanks a lot for the feedback!

Submitted

Very great and imaginative concept! What a gorgeous world you’ve created, as well! This was a really fun experience and I loved being a butterfly <3 <3 <3

If you find some time this weekend, please check out our game “Starship Minis” and leave a comment to let us know what you think! https://itch.io/jam/vr-jam-2021/rate/1145490

Thanks and congrats on completing the jam!!

Developer(+1)

Thanks, I’m glad you liked it! I already rated your amazing game :)

Submitted

And you were very kind too! Thanks again! 😍

Submitted

Sadly my Rift S kept me from being able to fully fly around, but from what I saw I really enjoyed the atmosphere.

I also loved your attention to detail with the wings slowing your descent, felt incredibly satisfying even though I could only go up and down.

It's rare for VR games to really take you out of the human experience, but this did it perfectly. Kudos!

Developer(+1)

Thanks a lot of your feedback! I’m releasing the oculus on pc support soon! plus better graphics for the game. Will ping you once it’s out :))

Developer(+1)

You can now use rift on SteamVR to play it using the latest version of the game. I hope you enjoy it!

Submitted

Probably the most beautiful and peaceful game from the jam. There were just too many flowers :D so I did not finish it. 

Submitted

Loved the controls and found it really peaceful, felt really funny flapping my arms to fly but I think this has to be one of the best locomotion ideas in the jam... however I have to be honest and say I couldn't finish all the flowers because I got a little dizzy :/ 

Developer (1 edit) (+1)

I'm glad you liked the game! Yup I added too many flowers lol :D probably would have been better with less flowers and enemies (bugs) that try to destroy the garden and you can pick up poison to fight them :D Also I'm making the garden look better :)

Submitted

Next time I want to be a cocoon of a butterfly! This was a lot of fun tho!

Developer(+1)

Thanks!! I’ll probably add more to the game! :)

Submitted

Really creative and great use of controller mechanics. 

Developer (1 edit)

Thank you! Glad you liked it!

Submitted

Unfortunately I wasn't able to fly forward and turn, that like my controllers weren't see properly by the game :C

Developer

hello, I’m sorry you had trouble playing it :( what’s your setup like? Quest or PC/Vive or Index?

Developer

I think you use Oculus + SteamVR? 

Submitted

I also used Oculus + SteamVR and had the same issue unfortunately. Still I liked the mechanics, I could see it being a really fun game to play. unfortunately I was only able to fly up and down vertically.

Developer(+1)

yeah, unfortunately, right now it doesn't support oculus on steamVR, but I can enable that in the next update for sure!

Submitted

Awesome, can't wait to play it!

Developer

You can now use rift on SteamVR to play it using the latest version of the game. I hope you enjoy it!

Submitted

Rift S

Developer

You can now use rift on SteamVR to play it using the latest version of the game. I hope you enjoy it!

Submitted

Really liked how peaceful it was, flying mechanic was really intuitive!

Developer

thanks a lot! I glad you enjoyed the game and the flying mechanic :)) 

Submitted

Loved the idea, probably the most creative of all of them in jam I've experienced. Flying mechanic was great :)

Developer

Thank you! I’m glad you liked the game! :))

Jam Host

Honestly, probably one of my favorite projects of the jam! The flying was surprisingly comfortable to do, and the project overall was well put together.

Developer

I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for the nice feedback :)

Submitted

so peaceful, I liked flying around

Developer(+1)

Thank you! I’m excited to play your game too, will definitely try it out tomorrow and rate it.

Developer

Game is available for Oculus Quest and PC (Vive and Index)