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

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by hissssssssss - Compo Entry

Safely climb down Rapunzel's tower so you can live to meet her another day.

A - Grow hair
D - Rappel

Tips for Pros:
You descend faster when rappeling and growing hair at the same time.

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MaulUdder says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:30am

Instead of measuring time, measure length of hair?

fishbrain says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:04am

Nice take on the competition themes! I like the graphic style and tunes.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:07am

I made it 55 seconds on my top run. Nice job! I used Unity too!

John Drury says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:29am

Too funny. Great controls, can see it becoming mobile.

zaniarm says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:06pm

Love the idea. Very fun game to play :D.

Tijn says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:51pm

This is a cool game! I love the artwork, it's straight from a children's book of fairy tales. The rappel / grow mechanic also works pretty well once you get the hang of it. Haha, get it? Hang!

Some way to play again once you've gone Game Over would have been a nice addition, because I found myself wanting to play again for a while :)

Is it possible to reach the bottom by the way?

batmanasb says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:55pm

I love how I recognized that those things were bees...

hissssssssss says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:32am

Tijn: Thanks for playing! You should be able to just press A or D to restart the game after a game over. If that's not working, then there's a bug and I'll have to look into it.

And it is possible to reach the bottom, just fairly difficult.

batmanasb: I love how you can tell which placeholder art I didn't get around to replacing. Bees were pretty low on the list.

euske says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:36am

What an insidious game. At first, I thought I sucked at the control, but then gradually it got more and more addictive, and I ended up spending an hour for this entry. The best gameplay mechanics I've seen so far.

nopogo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:35pm

Original idea with the current theme's. The variety in obstacles kept it fresh. Only thing I would suggest with a soundloop this short is a mute button.

TiByte says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:52pm

These cows >.<

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:00am

lol. I think the prince is gonna rappel up and claim his prize :)

Crowbeak says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:56pm

Protip was very useful, but did not make me a pro. xD I like MaulUdder's suggestion about measuring hair length... or better yet, giving some indicator of how close to the ground you are, if it isn't endless. It seems not endless, since I can memorize where things happen.

arzi says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 1:41pm

Great idea!

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