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

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Bernie Sanders: Moon Gnome

by Icelus - Jam Entry

Theme: Growing (growing clones!)

In the very near future in 2016, Bernie Sanders wins the presidential election and everyone rejoices as America is saved. Donald Trump has other plans: he assassinates Bernie in a jealous rage and assumes the presidency. He then proceeds to build the Great Wall of Trump and sends the Mexicans back across the border.

The resistance recovers Bernie’s body and takes him to the one place Trump can’t get him- Elon Musk’s secret moon base. There, they enter him into a cloning facility to revive the Bernmeister. Elon knows there are issues with the cloning genetic patterns, but it's worth the risk, and he's feeling the Bern. Back on Earth, information leaks to Trump that Bernie is being brought back to life via cloning and could pose a threat.

The Donald curses Elon Musk, and says the Chinese are probably behind this. The secret service offer to head there, but the President scowls and says no, he will go and fight the Bernie clones with his very own Trump clones.

He hops into the Space Shuttle IMRICH and races off to stop Bernie.

-Team JJA
James: Wrote all the super great code in COBOL.
Jen: Made nice art so the game doesn't Bern your eyes to look at.
Andrew: Posted Bernie memes. Also came up with the all-important Naked Bernie clone. You're welcome. @IcelusTheFallen

KFC please don't sue us over Colonel Sanders. I mean, it is kind of like free advertising. So if you want to give us some coupons or something, that's cool too.

Music credits:

Title Screen Music: Hail to the Chief by colink17 (

In-Game Music: Space Battle #001 by Jamie Nord (

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siege says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:20am


Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:18am


Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:22am

Funny. I like aesthetic and the minimalist gameplay. However, it could be improved by other features. Maybe I cannot understand this humor because I live in Europe and I don't know anything about US politics. Neat ++

jcmonkey says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:58am

this game is pretty interesting.

BoredOfYou says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 1:26am

Inverted controls? Found a few parts to... something... but then time just ran out without me being able to figure out what to do.

dollarone says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 3:15pm

Nice game. I like the different characters that impact the controls. Is a clone born everytime you die? I found the time was quite short (unless you happen to be able to run)

Good work!

beastletsplay says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 5:43am

reminds me of old flash games from the mid 2000's

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