Gastrocove is a game about scheduling robots to harvest, combine, and deliver food to ports before the food expires. It was created in 10 days for the JamCraft 5 game jam.

Installing

You can either download the Windows build below (standard Unity package) or you can run the WebGL build by clicking the Play button above. WebGL build has been tested all the way through but YMMV.

Gameplay

Each level in Gastrocove involves scheduling your workers and then pressing Play to see if your schedule will earn the required amount of money in the allotted amount of time.

There are three main crops in Gastrocove: Coconuts, Sugarcane, and Coffee. Each crop grows best at a certain elevation and will take longer to grow otherwise. Additionally, the type of soil that you plant your crops in can increase or even decrease the required time before the crop is ripe.

Later levels introduce appliances for crafting new food items such as an oven, grinder, and distillery. More complicated food items yield more money.

Controls

The controls in Gastrocove are very simple:

Pan Camera: Middle Mouse Button + Drag or Left Click and Drag (while cursor is over non gameplay area such as the ocean)
Zoom: Mouse wheel
Interact: Left click

Please note that for simplicity there is no camera movement (e.g. WASD) the camera always pans around the central point in the level and you can zoom in/out to get a better view.

Assets

Gastrocove uses the following free assets

Font

Horticulture by Chequered Ink (I love this font) https://www.dafont.com/horticulture.font 

Music

Bassa Island Game Loop by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3424-bassa-island-game-loop
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sound Effects 

Click Sound http://soundbible.com/1705-Click2.html
Fire Sound http://soundbible.com/1159-Fire.html
Water http://soundbible.com/1126-Water-Drop.html
Fireball http://soundbible.com/1359-Small-Fireball.html
Mechanical Arm http://soundbible.com/1422-Mechanical-Arm.html
Hammering http://soundbible.com/2028-Hammering.html
Garbage Bag: http://soundbible.com/2118-Garbage-Bag.html
Twitch http://soundbible.com/1138-Twitch.html
Crumbling: http://soundbible.com/1886-Crumbling.html
Bounce: http://soundbible.com/1120-Bounce.html
AC: http://soundbible.com/343-Turn-On-Air-Conditioning.html
Cuckoo Clock: http://soundbible.com/1261-Cuckoo-Clock.html
Music Clock: http://soundbible.com/1619-Music-Box.html
Toxic Goo: http://soundbible.com/1112-Toxic-Goo.html

Color Palette

https://lospec.com/palette-list/zughy-32

Asset Store

DOTween https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/animation/dotween-hotween-v2-27676

POLYGON Starter by Synty https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/props/polygon-starter-pack-156819

Other

Skybox Shader https://github.com/keijiro/UnitySkyboxShader

Toon Water Shader: https://roystan.net/articles/toon-water.html

Background

I have always wanted to make a game that involved an island and crafting recipes. I also always knew it would be called Gastrocove. About 2 years ago, I even started working on game called Gastrocove for a few months which you can read about here https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=g73jfo63lacus0c0lgmpq70cc3&topic=64402.0

Like most game dev projects, real life got in the way and it was forgotten about. I participated in a few LDJAMs and other game jams since then and when I saw the JamCraft 5 I thought it might be the perfect time to finally do something with the idea that would never leave my mind.

As you can see from the result of the jam, this version is much different from the one I previously built. I'm really not sure how the idea of scheduling robotic workers hit me but overall I'm very happy with the result of the past 10 days.

Screenshots


StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
(1)
Authorptrick
GenreSimulation
Made withUnity
TagsCrafting, Farming, Robots

Download

Download
Gastrocove-Windows.zip 22 MB

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