Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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ZX (3 in 1)

by myachin - Compo Entry

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Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:12am

I find it interesting you made three mini-games. Why did you make such low win conditions though?

myachin says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:24am

ShadowFoxNixill, oh! It's mistake! I forgot about my test values. Fixed. Thank you!

iovorobiev says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:50pm

Graphics is so cool, like it!

Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:26pm

That looks promising, but I only get to the start screen, then nothing happens.

Dec 26, 2015 @ 1:52pm

For some reason it works now, so ignore my last comment.

I like the visual style and that you managed to make three minigames. The minigames are pretty unconventional too, which is always a bit of a gamble. In this case, I think they could work, but you'll need to work more on the gameplay which can be a bit frustrating.

HolyBlackCat says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 3:02pm

Those games are very nifty!

dollarone says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 3:26pm

That's cool: three games with 2 controls! Like the mood and music. The controls are sometimes a bit hard, but the games are original and have the same style. Good work!

Starspell says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 5:11pm

Congrats for having three games in one submission. I like the style of each of them and I think that they are all interesting.

However its pretty criminal that there is no explanation for the controls in each game. It's really difficult to understand what's going on, which means that you die a lot, which means you never get to heard the cool music in the game.

The game I was best at was the green game (but best is only a relative term). I'd love to see a more user-friendly version of this game because it really is the more innovative game I've seen here.

Nicolas Gass says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 6:00pm

Nice Game.

Yvanor says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 12:04pm

Nice game ^^ The mini-games are clever and fun, good job ^^

KanedaXIII says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 2:31pm

Very cool game, even with 3 phases :D
The ound effects are awesome and fitting well with the ambience. The only cons I found are that it's somewhat abstract and unintuitive to find out what to do, or what controls do, and that is hard ^^'.

Jan 4, 2016 @ 4:51pm

Nice visual style, simple looking games but pretty tricky. Kept me playing :) Nice job.

ciaodavinci says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 5:42pm

Cool stuff! I enjoyed the visual style and how you explored the 2 button theme in three different ways.

themadknights says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 6:28pm

Good work! I think the controls are a bit difficult but the idea looks pretty nice :).

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