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

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The Christmas Tree

by BoUnDtOtHeEaRtH - Compo Entry

LD34: The Christmas Tree

How to Play:
Press and hold the Up Arrow to Grow using the special growth serum and defend the building from the missiles.
When you get a combo of 10, the tree will become super powered and can shoot leaves using the spacebar!
Be careful not to rum out of the serum!

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illblew says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:38am

Ha, this was neat! The leaves make take the humor level to the max. The explosions would have looked better if they were contained a bit better.

OccamsRazor says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:56am

Very cool! Nice and fitting for the season, and an interesting mechanic. A little on the easy side, I think, seemed like the amount of serum you use is a little too forgiving.

paraboxx says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:17am

Cool idea, way too easy though.

Dimitri0xFF says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:30am

lol quite crazy. I would prefer controlling with W because the up arrow also scrolls the window for me.

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:31am

Nice game but the serum is very forgiving like said above. I like how the tree is indestructible compared to the building :)

Muel says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:51pm


I think the rising number of missiles makes the game more easier over time.
I mean, instead of more danger to block, spending serum, you actually have more combo source. It would be better balancing the serum use or nerfin the combo a little, then the difficulty would be increased.

But I know , sometimes this kind of polishing is something hard to do with the Dare limited time... =)

Keep up the good work! =)

Bastienre4 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:07pm

Nice game but instead of an increasing difficulty, the game is easier when you have a lot of missilles (since you get the 10 combo instantly).
Beside this point, this is a fun entry :)

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