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brainstorming my first game

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  1. Rudolph Hocks

    Rudolph Hocks Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello everybody, my name is Rudolph and I'm here because I'm not green fingered enough and was hoping you chaps could help me build my dream game. That's right, I'm going to create a game about keeping pests from a garden, how much fun does that sound!

    I was hoping that some of you would part with some funny stories that you would like me to include, I can exaggerate them for comical effect of course.

    It's my first game so I'm looking for material to help me brainstorm..

    Thanks and it's nice to be here!
     
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    Morning
    I recall something called Plants vs Zombies from a few years ago.
     
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    Hi Nigel, Yes, that is right, what happened to that? If you heard of it then it would have been big, but things move fast. I never played myself, I don't play games any more, but here I am developing my own.

    I have a question for you: what do you do with your snails please?
     
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      Welcome to Gardeners Corner, Rudolph:love30::thumbsup::snorky:
       
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      Hi @Rudolph Hocks I usually eat mine:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
       
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        Well, I am a kindly soul and as such give free lessons in my capacity as gastropod aviation instructor.

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          Welcome to Gardeners Corner Rudolph. :)
           
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          Thank you for all the kind hospitality!

          I thought about the role snails could play in a game and I think that one man's rubbish in another mans gold. They autonomous in behaviour and not able to be trained, perhaps of those weapons against an opponent that could backfire if set lose?

          Land Snails only live for a few years and seasons could pass after each level, accelerated time could render them as carcasses, of which their shells (houses) could be collected as barter with Slugs to encourage them from my land with the promise of a new home as a game mechanic?
           
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          Be careful you don't shell out for such mechanics.:dunno::snorky:
           
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          Has anybody got any experience with melons in summer time in the greenhouse. I didn't think a greenhouse would be needed around the peak season, has anybody been successful?
           
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            I've usually grown melons in the greenhouse,this year I grew outside .the cantaloupe melons were bigger than any I've seen in a supermarket .watermelons too.
            Each morning I checked and was so surprised at the rate of growth.ready for eating in 6 to 8 weeks.
            I've never hand pollinated ,even in the greenhouse ,just left it to the insects.in the same greenhouse I grow tomatoes, cucs ,
            chilli peppers ,and capsicum and a selection of aubergine .I've been told many a time that you don't grow tomatoes next to cucs but I do and always will .
             
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            Hi rudolph,these games ..........are they mind games by any chance? .......trying to rid the garden of pests .....all in the mind
             
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            So sorry but this oldun is a bit confused. Here on GC we are not all CHAPS! We have some lovely lasses like Tetters on board. (That must get me a cuppa)

            Snails. So the french eat them, but they are not your garden snail. Perhaps many Brits shudder at the thought of eating snails. However I can remember as a kid. Yes I was one once. Most Sundays we would sit down to tea and have shrimps, cockeles or winkles. Winkles are snails. Men would always have pin in their lapel to stab and twist out the grissly tasteless critter from inside. Sometimes mussels would be on the table. Snails are interesting creatures.

            Now to melons. Never grown them but. The lass four doors away has a great pair!!!!!!!!!!!!
             
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            Oh dear mike, I dusent think we are talking aboot the same melons.
             
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            Interesting to note lucky3 that melons can be grown outside a greenhouse during summer, the kind of thing one hopes for. I think it's to do with the location in the UK as the heat come in from the West and the South, but would likely have to be in England to grow the fruit.

            I am looking into a bonus level that focuses on the greenhouse (which is otherwise locked) and might be able to switch between outdoors and indoors for the fun to be had keeping pests at bay, and multiple vegetables/fruits management would be an added game mechanic.

            The game is still in the design phase, the more I sketch the less work needs to be re-done in the long run. I have attached a sketch of a Snail (which is the currency of the game), but yes, it's a fantasy world - a pickup and put down game to kill time.

            I'm working on the Summer season right now, so I need to be sure of the fruits and vegetables that can be reliably grown, as I don't want to stray too far into the fantasy world. Thus far I have the following (early June to late August):

            VEGETABLES
            • Globe Artichoke
            • Purple Sprouting Broccoli
            • Radish
            • Spring Onions

            FRUITS
            • Gooseberry
            • Apricot
            • Melon

            Let me know any experiences that you've had and I'll include them in the game, any stories are much appreciated!
             

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