Pulp Game Jam Entry: Sprout

Here’s Sprout, an action-adventure game made in Pulp by myself and @pichuscute!
Highly recommended to play on-device for crank/accelerometer reasons

You control the robot AL1C3 in a quest to grow a plant by collecting water from different corners of the world. The game uses the crank and the accelerometer in some pretty weird ways, but it’s all explained in-game (Crank+dpad to move, keeping the Playdate flat while transporting water).

It’s a really weird game, especially for Pulp. We barely managed to get it to function but I’m honestly really proud, especially since we didn’t even use a full 72hrs. The only major bug remaining is performance unfortunately, certain areas have slowdown and there are occasional lag spikes from what I can only assume is garbage collection.

EDIT: Updated the PDX to fix a couple bugs preventing the player from finishing the game.

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Sprout.pdx.zip (114.9 KB)

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This is super cool.

I managed to gather one load of water! Had to put the Playdate on a table edge to be able to crank still. Would be cool to add progress saving in there since there’s so much content.

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We have an itch page for this now, with the full source available!

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