Hi, nice article!
To convert PNGs to GIFs I would recommend ImageMagick's convert or mogrify (which works with multiple files).
yep, the game is really not balanced, sometimes it is too hard sometimes (90%) is too easy; I need to fix a lot of things for this entry but only after the jam otherwise it would not be fair!
Anyway, thanks for stopping by!
@Sarge the numbers have a logic! even if it is not super clear :D
-2 to 0 = no plant so when the cow moves there it receives no "food"
1 to 2 = young plant, the cow will receive 1 food point
3 = full grown plant, the cow will receive 2 food points
4 = old plant, the cow will receive 1 food point, could probably change it to 0 to make the game a bit harder
also when a plant dies (after 4) it will become compost making the next plant to grow faster
I have to find a way to communicate this in a visual way, suggestion? :)
thanks for stopping by! :)
To be honest the gfx have been done by another person :)
I know that the game right now is too easy, I planned to add poisonous plants but it is now too late eheh will do in the next updates (out of the contest clearly); also another planned feature was the leader board but I guess the comments are good enough :)
p.s. I would also like to add multiplayer mode, I imagine it could be fun to steal other cow's flower ;)
Please have a look at the game page for instructions on how to play!
to make it short:
- move the cow with arrows, wasd or hjkl
- when the cow moves it spends one energy point (that number on top of the cow)
- if the cow lands to a tile with a plant it gives some energy to the cow
- every movement is equivalent to one day, increasing Days Alive counter
- there is no leaderboard and it is not possible to save