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

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by junt74 - Jam Entry

Survive with Jumping, Growing and Un-growing.


[Up Arrow Key, left virtual button] Jump, Restart
[Space Key, right virtual button] Grow&Ungrow, Restart

1) Score increases FAST when the penguin is tall :)
2) You can make penguin shrink with the grow-button when reached to the maximum height.

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pjimmy says ...
Dec 13, 2015 @ 10:32am

I like the concept of the game and how you've incorporated both themes. Interesting.

Foofanoo42 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:24am

At first I was annoyed that growing tall didn't give me any advantages, then i saw the score skyrocketing. Then i thought it was cute that he can't jump very high when tall. In general, it's pretty hard.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:11am

Very fun little minigame, generally the difficulty is a tad steep. A little difficult to play on pc but still cool.

Krafty says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:22am

Got 39972! It's fun, but really simple. Background and ground graphics could be improved a bit. Really like how the penguin looks.

illraceyou says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:24am

Cute concept, but it seems like some bullets are impossible to dodge... I DO like penguins, tho....

Fathom says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:39am

Cool concept. I like the use of both the themes as part of the game play. Super hard though!

Logicon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:40am

Is there a point to grow? I feel like I could just sit on the ground forever. Neat concept though

danthedev says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:45am

Fun use of growing and two buttons — nice to have added mobile oriented controls too. Not much replay value, but the initial difficulty is enough to make it fun.

dvdfu says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:34am

Really cool concept, and cute graphics! Good job!

jackycute says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:00am

So funny! I like it!

TaoPhoenix says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:06am

Logicon, yeah, the point is when you're small you basically gain nothing for points.

So the whole point of the game is kinda pseudo-psych-warfare trying to "outsmart" the bullets when to grow and your points skyrocket.

But a tip is you gain the same points "1 step shorter than max" so you grow and then *shrink 1 level* so you're only two taps from being small then you can jump the grounders.

Difficulty ... a little strange. This LD is producing a lot of games that are "both easy and hard".

I know, it's prob random gen, but if you "pseudo-treat it as psych-warfare" if you think you see "1 opening to grow" don't fall into the "trap". Stay small and deal with the 7 grounders!

Then when it looks like you've got a legit window, grab points.

I made it over 10,000 a couple times before I began to do other things.

colinator27 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:28pm

Game is awesome; the humorous idea makes me laugh.

SadSmile says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:23pm

Nice gmae. The sounds are alittle bit to loud tho ^^

Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:05pm

I need to shrink again!

David Cookie says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:34pm

Very cool concept! Pretty fun when we discover the grow mechanic and all the points that we win :o
Well done!

demogorgon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:02pm

Definitely need a way to get shrink. :P

bitdecaygames says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:28pm

hah very cool. I think the score multiplier for being fully grown may be too high, but got a pretty nice score because of it :)

diest says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:55pm

sounds were extremely loud and no restart button. Other than that its ok

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