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by Rabbits... - 48 Hour Compo Entry

For my first Ludum Dare I created a game called "Grow!", where you have to shoot the enemies in order to get bigger. The code is with FlashPunk, and I created the sounds and background music with my Tenor Saxophone. I hope you enjoy it...
*PANDA version includes minor bug fixes and a panda as the final boss :)...

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caranha says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:01am

Thanks for the game!

The nice thing about it is that it was very responsible. I also found it cool that you decided to go with "move with mouse, shot with buttons", when all other similar games usually do it the other way around. Was that a conscious decision?

I think there is no way to lose your game -- when I was at 4 guys, I realized that even when I got hit, nothing ever seemed to happen to me. Also, the experience bar never moved.

Maybe if you add a score to your game, and a losing condition, it would become much more fun, since then you could try to get the highest score before dying.


Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:21am

Love the saxophone!

MadGnomeGamer says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:26am

Nice audio!

The control scheme stands out among all the other games in the jam I've played.

And it's quite easy to pick up'n'play, which is important for a jam game.

cirolve says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:27am

Interesting Idea, probably needed a bit more polish but it could go somewhere, my fingers got tired after a bit of mashing the buttons :p

mneubrand says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:30am

I like the basic idea behind it and the innovative control scheme. Definitely tricky if you have a lack of hand-eye coordination like me :). Liked the background music a lot as well.

Unfortunately it feels a little unfinished right now (no score, end of game, etc.).

Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:36am

I like the concept, clever use of wasd + mouse :)

Endurion says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:43am

Not bad :)
I once had a bug where one enemy was moving about in a red state but would not be destroyed.

Rabbits... says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:49am

yeah I found the invincible bug while playing it ten minutes after I submitted...Thank you everyone for the nice comments!

Shackelford says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:50am

Very fun! The controls worked real well, and having mouse move made the game a lot more manageable.

Raptor85 says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:14am

overall good, one thing that bugged me a bit was as you got larger enemies tended to spawn on top of you...making you instantly lose experience. About the music though, it could have used a pass through a normalizer, it's "shrill" and incredibly loud, i found myself turning down my speakers at the start.

Lacutis says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:38pm

Interesting game. The only problems I had was that it was hard to tell how many I needed to kill before I was going to grow and I wasn't sure how bad it was to be touching the red discs?
Still, fun, faced paced game.

devwil says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:40am

i have no idea why you decided to make the controls like this. i don't like it.

kirbytails7 says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:16am

Pretty fun, and I'm diggin' the level-up jingle!

Drabiter says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:44am

Nice work! really love the control, easy to move. I'll adapt it in future :)

marudziik says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:49pm

Controls are really cool. I'm also interested if that was a concious decision: this is something actually innovative in my opinion. Decent first LD entry.

Rabbits... says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:10am

the mouse moving and WASD shooting was slightly because it was the easiest configuration to create in order to handle the added size of the character...Thank you again for all of your ideas and good comments.

Kassoon says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:22am

After hearing bleeps and bloops on all the other entries (mine included) the sax was refreshing. Could have done with a bit more variation, but I liked using the mouse to move, very responsive.

Ben says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:27am

That was really good, definitely one of more fun games I've played. Thanks for that, good job!!

derosa says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:28am

Nice one, controls are a little buggy sometimes but overall I like it.

deejorg says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:28am

Very funny game!! Using the saxofone to make the music was a excelent idea! I like the controls and the fun factor of the game. Good Job!

Cake&Code says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:38pm

My only beef with the game was that moving with the mouse was a little blotchy and unresponsive for me. I'd shift my character to a position and it took a little bit of time to get there. Otherwise very interesting game. I didn't realize you could move with the mouse until half a minute into the game.

j0n says ...
May 5, 2012 @ 4:07pm


philhassey says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 1:56pm

I had fun playing this one the controls were pretty good here :)

Sodaware says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 10:15pm

I found the controls made my hand ache after a while, but otherwise they were a nice change. I liked way you get upgraded, and turning into the big guy was a nice surprise. Would have been nice to have some way of losing, but otherwise really fun. Love the sax too!

manax says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 2:59am

Nice game. Played well. I had no problem with the controls, but an autorepeat would have been helpful.

May 10, 2012 @ 5:41am

Found the 'inversing' of the wasd and mouse controls very interesting.

asfdfdfd says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 3:47pm

Nice try. But sometimes enemies appeared right on the top of the hero.

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