This is a really solid start. I'd love to see you take this and make a full game with this concept
(please note: you can eat the fruits to heal yourself)
Will you enter the dungeon? Will you survive? Will you make fat stacks of $? Will you transform Gar's Den into Player's Den???
Here's what's on the dungeon's pamphlet:
- Enter Gar's lair
- Destroy his minions
- Meet the shopkeeper
- Plant your garden
- Kill Gar)
- [o]/z ~ action + slash
- [x]/x ~ inventory navigation (hold, then use arrows)
- [arrow keys] ~ move around
This is my entry to the 7 Days Roguelike Challenge! Or at least it would be if I actually had done it in 7 days. I took 14 days instead. (a third of it was spent on saving Pico-8 tokens)
Still a pretty big project for 14 days! I hope you enjoy it! Please report bugs if you find any. If you think the pacing of the game is off, also tell, I may do a fix for that in the next few days.
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You need to make a full game.
Dude, I would love to see this being a full game. The core mechanic is good, but I feel there's room for improvement.
Cheers! Doing a full game based on Gar's Den has been one of my objectives since I uploaded this game! Sadly I didn't get to it yet, but I will, so look out for it! :)
The game is pretty great. Visuals are nice. The controls are good too.
But you could lower the brightness of the colour a little bit.
And plants could at least me a little faster to grow.
But overall it's a great game .
Just starting: "What? A rouge-like and a gardening game mixed together? This can't work"
Fifteen minutes in: "OK so I just plant stuff, come back later and make money?"
Forty minutes in: "LET'S GO MAKE SOME BERRIES AND DESTROY GAR MISS ME WITH THAT SEEDLESS STUFF!"
10/10 would garden again
This is great, very enjoyable. I really enjoy traipsing around in dungeons frantically waving my sword around, then getting to chill for a bit working on a little garden. Very nice.
love this game so much
Looks like you got stuck in a door. I thought I had fixed all the door-related bugs... ><
Thank you for the report, I'll try to fix it for a potential update in a few weeks. :)
Also, all entities, like shop keeper, shop items and enemies, disappeared. Those plants on screen were planted after the bug happened. There were a few more of them, but they also disappeared.
Excellent job, I really enjoy your pico8 style
It's a fun game but holy crap looking at this game makes my eyes hurt.
That being said, it's impressive you could make this game within Pico8.
Hi! Can you tell me more about this please? Is it the background hurting your eyes or the low resolution or maybe the colors? Or the combinaison of all three? Do you maybe have an idea of a solution that would not hurt your eyes?
Thank you for the praise. :X
Sorry for the abysmally late reply, Itch.io does not do a good job of notifying you about stuff. It's mostly how the background doesn't fade but sticks around leaving you confused about what is real and what is not. I don't usually have a problem with those kinds of things but this just really bothered me in an otherwhise great game.
Just finnished it and it weas good : D
Curious, was there an update? If so, what's changed?
what should i do with garsden.p8 file?