General Bauhaus, the city’s fascist dictator, has had all the green space in town destroyed! Trees are banned! Flowers outlawed!
As guerrilla gardener, Molly Greenthumb you must use an amazing array of fast growing plants to avoid cops and cctv cameras, plant over government propaganda and make the city green again. Succeed and you’ll fill the apathetic citizens with cheerful insurrection and overthrow the state!
Guerrilla Gardening: Seeds of Revolution is an indie game being developed for PC and (eventually) Linux and Mac.
The game combines easy to pick up ‘sneak and plant’ gameplay with strategic planting arrangements used to trick the cops and cheer up citizens. It features a lush high resolution pixel art city by artist Miguel Sternberg who’s pixel art has graced the back cover of Scott Pilgrim v4, the end credits of the film Crank and dozens of cellphone and webgames.
This game trailer gives a nice taste of what it’s all about:
We also recently gave a public demo at Gamercamp that walks through some of the game’s features in more detail.
These videos and others on the blog are from a playable prototype with striped down graphics. Here are some mockups that give a better idea of how the final game will appear.
|No plants and no happy citizens||A few plants and some citizens are getting happy||Lots of plants and all the citizens are super happy and rebellious!|
We’ve also been making a series of development videos that go into the process and thinking behind the art, gameplay and programming as we prototype and create the final game:
- 9 – CCTV Cameras
- 8 – Drawing Plant Sprites
- 7 – Game Balance and Tweaking the Screamers
- 6 – Influencing Citizens
- 5 – Happy Citizens
- 4 – Tactical Tree Drops!
- 3 – Perennial-Screamers
- 2 – First Basic Gameplay
- 1 – Intro and the Prototype Level Editor
These start rough, and get relatively more polished as the prototype developed and we refined the recording process.
For more information on Spooky Squid Games and our other projects such as Night of the Cephalopods and Cephalopods Co-op Cottage Defence visit our site at: www.spookysquid.com
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