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

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I must speak but there is only bongos

by Ysty - Compo Entry

You work on a construction site, helping put together buildings by ordering a crane around (I think that's what people do on construction sites, right?). One day, a wizard steals your voice, because wizards are assholes. If you don't manage to finish the first nine floors of your current project today, you'll be fired!

Your only remaining option is to communicate with the crane driver through the medium of bongos.

This game is an entry to both themes - it is about growth (making a building bigger), and it uses only two buttons. The game controls with Left and Right (either the arrow keys, the A and D keys or the left and right bumpers on a 360 Controller).

The second screenshot is a (speeded up) gif, if you want to see the game in action.

Astonishingly professional voice acting
Bongo dialogue system
Asshole wizards

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MorseAmalgam says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:29am

Cheeky little game. Stacking the floors up on top of each other is more difficult than it seems!

Saymon says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:33pm

Cool game, i've got a console showing null excepetions when i land the first floor not correctly :)

gene-z says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:34pm

Nice game

Bjarnovikus says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:37pm

Really cool game if you ask me, it could play a bit faster (especially after placing a floor), but except for that: cool!

EthanWebster says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:38pm

Fun game. Well done :)

oal says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:01pm

Very innovative, but gets a bit repetitive after a while. Cool to see games that combine both themes, and do it well. The voice acting is hilarious. Well done!

mathias234 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:02pm

Love that its voice acted.

manabreak says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Ha, the first game to make me smirk! Absolutely brilliant. :D

ciobeni says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:36pm

Fun game. Now I know what to do if a wizard steals my voice.

pluberski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:38pm

Very good! :) There's a lot of awesome stuff here!

goffmog says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:30pm

Really lovely game, oozes charm, difficult as heck too :)

BuffaloPhil says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:35pm

I have no mouth and I must scream about how fun your game was

uthamon says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:18pm

I haven't excepted voice acting, nice game and fun concept.

Indiestry says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:45pm

What an awesome idea! I wanna live in that building now ;)

Zanzlanz says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:49pm

Haha! Very very well done! I saved the orphans <3 The physics were ridiculous but it definitely added to the charm. Good luck!

Dec 18, 2015 @ 8:39pm

Funny, challenging game. I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

aplomb says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 12:29am

How high do you have to get to come up with this? I love it.

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