Thursday, December 12, 2013

Plants vs. Robots - The Red Team's Game Jam Entry

This was the winning game from our recent 48-hour game jam, and it was made by the Red Team, which included Cindy Trieu, Sean Grogg, Livio De La Cruz, and a little help from Joshua Djakaria. During that weekend, this team was pretty inspired by the Studio Ghibli films that they had watched recently, and they were even listening to the films' soundtracks while working on this game.

The main mechanic of this game is the ability to grow vines by clicking and dragging on them. Both the character and vine animations received a lot of praise, even though the rest of the game was relatively unpolished and had many glitches.

The funny thing about this game is that it's almost completely contradictory to the game jam's theme, which was "Artificial". If it wasn't for the one robot in the game (which was literally added in the last 20 minutes of the game jam), then the game technically wouldn't have qualified.

Click here to play the game.
Click here to download the source code.