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

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Lab Rat

by someone - Compo Entry

Puzzle platformer game.
Two button controls: left and right to move. That's it!
Also R to reset the level and M to mute the music.

Unfortunately I didn't manage to finish the character animations in time due to an irritating bug in the library that took far too long to fix.

Edit: Added a post compo version that has the animations and updated levels.

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hexagore says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:25pm

This mechanic works really well for me. I got through a good few levels before I got completely stuck :)

johntherobot says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:30pm

I like the level design and the potion concept, but it's not always easy to understand which platforms you can climb and which ones you can't (based on your size I assume). Maybe an explanation or a couple more "teaching" levels before moving on to the shrinking potions.

Allthebees says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:15am

I love a good puzzle game, this one is a lot of fun. The music is great, fits right in. The art is pretty too, the controls do feel a bit "fast" and the character jumps when you don't want it to. Overall really fun :)

dusho says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:06pm

interesting concept.. sometimes I was like 'ah.. you can do that... ok'

AlexaCol says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:32pm

Fun mechanic, really liked it!

Auroz says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:33pm

The mechanics were decent, but the jumping was a bit random.

Bobsleigh says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:37pm

Good puzzle game, interesting mechanics, good atmospheric music. Gets quite hard fast, I got stuck after a few levels on the one where you got the two cracked tiles in front of you at the beginning.

lurils says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:39pm

very complete, the mechanics work well and the puzzles are interesting not too easy not too hard.

Diventurer says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:23pm

It was very fun, but... Is the last level impossible? I tried about every possible combination of grow/shrink. There seems to be no way to actually finish it. Please make a playthrough, please I am puzzled (no pun intended) by how this is solvable.

It's a great game though, don't get me wrong. I had fun. :)

davidB says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:42pm

+1 for the level design

ragnta says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:43pm

Nice game! Good level design. Perfect

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:45pm

This was cool! At first I wasn't sure how much level design you could do with just left and right but yeah you nailed it!
Music was cool too

Dry Tree says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 9:39pm

Great use of the theme. I couldn't figure out the level with the button at the bottom and the door at the top right!

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