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

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by nucleartide - Compo Entry

You paddle a kayak down a whitewater river. Try to avoid the rocks and get a high score!


LEFT to move left
RIGHT to move right
LEFT + RIGHT to switch paddles if you get the paddle powerup


The game is pretty terrible, but this is the first time I've finished something during LD. Now I know what to improve on for the next jam. :)

Made in Phaser.

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zesterer says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:08am

The graphics could do with some improvement, and the game-play is somewhat lacking. But at least you made it. Better than 99.9995% of the globe.

rantt says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:58pm

Graphics are a bit rough but it plays well. I liked it, congrats on finishing, nicely done :)

pparke says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:07pm

I'd like a little bit more control over the left and right movement, maybe have to tap repeatedly to increase speed of movement to the side. Otherwise, congrats on finishing!

JamesMowery says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:26am

Congrats on finishing your first game during LD!

Jesse Freeman says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:02pm

Game made me laugh, artwork is bad in a good way. Love that the player explodes when touching the net looking thing in the water. Great job!

psychonull says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:02pm

Fun little game. Pretty adictive, nice job!

RiOrius says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 4:43am

Pretty basic, but well done. Loved the scribbly graphics!

ondrejbalas says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 11:36am

Not a bad entry by any means. You did what many others could not: you planned and executed, resulting in a complete and playable game. Nice job!

LoneStranger says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 5:24pm

Nice idea for the two button controls. The left/right movement felt odd for a paddling boat. I would have expected less left/right movement at the time of button press, but I understand in an arcade game you sacrifice realness for fun.

Dec 29, 2015 @ 10:13am

Nice and simple game following the theme nicely. Graphics could be better, but at least you finished the game ;)

Shurty says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 12:33pm

For sure you are not graphic designer but anyway at least you produce something playable and that deserve a good point ! Congrats for finishing your game on time ! Nice job

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