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Lettuce Grow The Love Tree

A topic by CraigoryHam created 1 year ago Views: 810 Replies: 15
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Lettuce Grow The Love Tree.

It's about a sad, loving, lonely head of lettuce who decides to tend to a forest garden and grow a Love Tree, a tree that will hopefully bring every creature everywhere happiness when it reaches maturity.

The love tree grows by tending to the garden and giving the fruits of it's labor to other sad and lonely creatures that come in hopes of finding some happiness in the Love Tree Garden.

Although this is currently represented in the game (and this post) via the little kiosk shop setup, the goal of this idea isn't to run the game like a shop, but to actually grow a vast garden that attracts all sorts of creatures seeking joy and happiness to your garden, which in turn will grow the love tree (or, you know, a garden full of lemons if that's your fancy).


The game will feature:


Procedurally generated ground cover that bends to your weight, because why not? No two ground covers will look the same!



1) Weird seeds that magically sprout legs, and Seedy, your trusty seed bag who happily stores seeds for our lettuce friend.

2) Hoeing, seeding, watering....

3) Giving

4) A Love Tree



And many environmental details, particles, animals, etc, procedurally generated and specific quest characters with their own wants and sadnesses, some of whom will gift you seeds for different plants for you to grow.

I want things to have a sense of magic to them, like in the above gif with the seeds picking themselves up and hopping into Seedy's mouth to store themselves from the elements. I think it's kind of a quirky fun detail in a Studio Ghibli/Fantasia sort of way.


Also I post things on twitter.com/craigoryham, if you're into tweets.

I'll update this page as LGTLT updates.

Comments, critiques, suggestions, and questions are welcome.
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Izzat....izzat a walking lemon?

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Haha, it's a representation of a seed at the moment, although walking lemons are definitely a possibility.

I want things to have a sense of magic to them, like in the above gif with the seeds picking themselves up and hopping into Seedy's mouth to store themselves from the elements. I think it's kind of a quirky fun detail in a Studio Ghibli/Fantasia sort of way.

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If you can make something that feels happy and magical the same way My Neighbor Totoro does, you have yourself a winner. It looks really cool so far!

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Thanks! I'll do my best :)

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I love the idea, It looks like an awesome game, I really love the art style, the animations and the whole feel of the game from the gifs above, I was wondering if you had a soundtrack or what you were going to do about that, I could compose a song/songs for this game, I already made a song just yesterday in this sort of tone, if you don't like that song I can make you another. If you do want to use it for the game we can make changes or a different song email me at minerrobbiemusic@gmail.com

link: https://soundcloud.com/minerrobbie/hopeful-garden

Thanks, minerrobbie.

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Thanks Robbie, that is a cute song too!

I actually am a musician myself, it is my primary skill, so I have a really neat expressive music plan laid out for this, but I do appreciate the offer.

Maybe if I end up doing another small project I'll hit you up? I'm always down to help people get things into their portfolio if I can.

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Yeah sure I look forward to working with you.

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Some prelim pixels I drafted up for an NPC, cow, cat, hay, and cactus flower that I'll throw in the game soon.
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Trying to flesh out my and ideas for NPC creatures to come wandering into your garden and different plants as well. Catnip for the kitties!

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This is really cool, has a tonne of personality!

Thanks, Pug :)

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Took time to revamp Lettuce's look (Before, Transition, After)

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Some character sketches. I'm also starting to put together a palette.

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Really like the art and the idea for the game, both of them have the same kinda sweet personality which seems to fit together so nicely! Makes me smile :D. I'd be interested to hear what the music is going to sound like.

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I haven't done any music yet, but I have a vague idea of what it will be comprised of.

In the best of situations it'll be influenced by the kinds of flora and fauna that are hangin' around the garden, and maybe modulated by the growth stage of the love tree. I don't know if that makes sense to anyone else, but it does to me! hahah

I think it'll be neat.