Plant Defender was a game created in 48 hours for the Global Game Jam 2022. Together with a group of 3 other developers, we created this game to fit the topic "Duality".
We decided to tackle the topic of Duality in a creative way with plants and pests. The objective of the game is to survive for as long as possible. The main mechanic of the game is to use the flame thrower to destroy the evil plants that want to destroy the good plants. If there is any damage to the good plants you can heal them by using the water gun to spray them with water and restore their health. Both types of plants can be affected by the fire and by the water so the player must be careful with their aim.
As the game progresses the speed, amount, and frequency of the evil plants increases and the player must walk around the level looking for new good plants to pick up and put in the center square, by doing this the player gains modifiers that help them survive for longer.
The game is able to be played with a mouse and keyboard or with a controller. The game has been published for Windows but has also been privately ported over to the Nintendo Switch.
The UI sadly was not finished by the time the game had to be released because of the rules of the Game Jam with the strict 48 hours cut-off.
I worked mainly on design and coding for this game. However, I was also the project manager and would help out with several different tasks when they needed to be done, for example, the post-processing effects, tutorial coding, art icons, etc.
The game can be downloaded at this link: 

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