Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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Jelly Rush

by Gelatohead - Compo Entry

Jelly Rush is a game about growth. As a tiny monster, collect orbs of jelly (apparently falling from the sky) and grow into an adorable giant!

A/D or Left/Right Arrows: Move
J or Spacebar: Dart/Dash
I or Up Arrow: Grow

Developed in Game Maker: Studio
Art, Music, and Code are all original.
Source code is included with the game.

Something wierd'll happen to you when you start moving, if you're bigger.
There was more to it, but it all changed when I couldn't figure out horizontal collisions.
I left plenty of clues for how growth works.
Other than that, it's as simple as it gets.

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Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:57am

Too basic and got boring after a minute. Needed some way to finish.

jk5000 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:45am

The game is perhaps a bit too basic, but it's also fun and really beautiful.

Gelatohead says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:25pm

Thanks for the comments, guys! Hopefully, I'll be able to up the ante next time!

PotatoGrader says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:26pm

Nice animation, sounds and music. But the gameplay is slow and quickly becomes boring. I loved the ability to spam "Dash" though.

jofra says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:11pm

Would love to see a bit more interactions in the game it´s kind of straight foward :s
but good job :) good luck

RiaDelva says ...
Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:05am

very cute little game! I loved the little moving animations and sounds and the dashing ^^
I just found it sad that the blob looses a lot of it's cuteness with each grow :(

mahalis says ...
Aug 31, 2015 @ 1:45am

Cute art and the idea of only being able to grow in the light is kind of cool - I was confused for a while as to why I wasn't able to grow yet before realizing there was a threshold. I thought I heard a shift in the music right before I was successfully able to grow, which (if it was intentional) was a nice touch... might have just been my imagination, though. Still, not bad!

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