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

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by jomacel - Compo Entry

Here is another attempt to make a "game" for Ludum Dare. GrowingTrees is an incomplete game about growing... uhm... trees? I'm not sure. Highly inspired by Grow Home.

Controls are:
- Left/Right Arrow

Hope you enjoy it as a whole.

EDIT: Music was automatically created using the amazing tool at

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Eshford says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:31am

Looks cool and quite fun. Nice simple mechanic and using both themes. Good job!

mukult says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:32am

I like it too!! Very smooth controls!! The artwork looks nice... I am a big fan of minimalistic artwork! :D

irwatts says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:45am

Cool! It feels smooth and intuitive but still challenging. Looks good too!

Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:23am

very cool! A very pretty and elegant take on the old classic Snake. I really appreciate that the player's tree isn't just a single trunk extending out to pick up more pellets. The little branches growing out off the side really contributed a great deal to the aesthetic here.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:43am

I loved it! :P the tree grows very naturally... I just whish that I could view my resulting tree after playing :)
This was very simple and fun though. Good work

MorseAmalgam says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:35am

The tree growth looks pretty nice - the main trunk feels very natural. I was kind of expecting different-colored dots to have different effects, but that's all I can really say there.

Elenesski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:55am

Neat idea. I found it difficult to control the veins.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:13am

I got to 296m! GREAT GAME! It's my favorite I've played so far and the music is good too

Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:28pm

back for a little more this morning and I got 601m!

Polith Games says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:54pm

Simple and objective. It is well polished and with a very interesting art. Good job!

Rfdshir says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:20pm

Good game! Fit both themes just excellent. I only suggest you to simplify the interface of the re-game - remove the R and Space keys.

LeafThief says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:50pm

853m yeah. At first it was frustrating but later on I had the feeling I got the hang of it and started developing strategies. Nice stuff!

marod says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:03am

Hard to control but it's beautiful

Xgor says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:04am

Great use of both themes. It would been great if the colored pellets you grabbed affected the color of the tree as that could make it look even cooler.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:08am

I love how this tree grows, so much fun to watch.

coffeeBeans says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:34pm

GREAT CONCEPT! minimal design.... with a better input control and some iteration on gameplay this could be a hit!

LeReveur says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 10:08pm

I didn't feel this was "an incomplete game", it seems pretty complete as is, especially for a LD ! Sober, nice looking, and challenging entry, so : well done. :)

ahmeni says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:17pm

Awesome stuff! Lots of fun, managed to snag 550m!

mahalis says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 5:03am

Very cool. Love the sinuous patterns the tree makes. I couldn't quite get the hang of steering it, though - it felt like sometimes it would turn almost immediately and sometimes it would doggedly stay pointed in the same direction. Still, nice work!

NirabazGAMES says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 7:02pm

Very nice looking game

PowerSpark says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 7:04pm

I love the look of it but it would be cool to see the tree after failing.

Fadobo says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 7:19pm

Really fun and generates some great looking minimalist trees.

Nega Drive says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 7:45pm

Cute little game. Seen a few of these tree growing games, this is a good example. Simple mechanics, easy to pick up and play, very smooth controls. The tree graphics are well done too.

Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:15pm

I got 437 altitude and 647.8 distance :D

agilejoshua says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:21pm

Loved this - amazing concept, well executed. Can't wait to see a post LD version get featured on the app stores!

Markus Brand says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:24pm

It's cool. I like that you combined both themes, and that you cameup with this simple yet addictive game idea. thumbs ub from me :)

Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:40pm


Fun game. Controls felt good. I liked how your speed changed based on your remaining "fuel"

StaNov says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:41pm

Loved the music! (did you really make it in the 48 hours?)

The concept is cool, the controls are bit tough.

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