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

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Vice Grip

by wulfdesign - Jam Entry

"Grow psychologically by recognizing and overcoming personal flaws. Defeat Gluttony to loosen vice’s grip on your troubled soul. A disturbing journey through the bowels of your mind."

[W/A/S/D] - Move / Jump
[E] Throw Food

to use with
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Team Virtue Credits
Original Art, Music, Game Design, & Code in 72hrs
(well MOSTLY all original code)

Clinton Reddie
Game Concept/ Project Lead - Unity Coding - Level Design

Matthew Griebner
Pixel Art - Tileset - Character - Boss - Animation

Larry James
Wulf Design Studios
General lackey - Level consultant & prototyping - Tiled2Unity Workflow

Keenoy Art
Concept Art - Background Art - Character Concept - Boss Concept - Art Assets

Paul Beaudry
Original Music composition / Soundtrack / Environmental Sound

v1 - original submission before jam deadline
v2 - opening screen, bug fixes, credits, control screens added - along with final boss death animation not playing bug fixed.

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ehgoodenough says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:53am

Even has a boss!! Nice!!

kirbytails7 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:42am

Interesting premise. I like collecting the things to use against the boss.

Gipzo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:01am

Funny little game. Good sounds and music. Additional star for the boss :)

dcRfj15 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:19am

Nice entry!
I enjoyed playing through the game. The graphics were nice, and the levels were interesting. It was nice that there was a story as well as a boss. The background music was pleasant as well, and created a nice mood.

My minor critiques would be that the moving platform behavior seemed to be a little buggy at times. I fell through a moving platform a couple of times. Also, a little more player feedback on what damages the player might be nice. I ran across the green tiles which damage you a lot on my first attempt because I didn't realize that the tiles deal damage to the player.

Warboys says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:00pm

Interesting theme. The jumping and running mechanics felt good, although I also fell through some moving platforms and felt that getting damaged could do with a bit more feedback.

Creddie says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:01pm

Thanks for the helpful suggestions. A new build is forthcoming.

Dry Tree says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:33pm

Nice game. It took a while to figure out that I was supposed to throw food during the boss fight - I guess that's where the 'growing' comes in. After the boss it just went to a black screen with music playing; but it doesn't seem like that's supposed to happen.

spotco says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:23pm

Music went really nicely with the game, only simple tip: add arrow keys in addition to wasd keys. I'm always reluctant to play 2d platformer in wasd so it would be super helpful to have arrows too for better user experience (and it's really easy to add).
the level was pretty well designed and the platformer was fun (not too challenging, just right). Was unclear what the collection of food was for in the beginning.

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