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

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by PizzaPranks - Jam Entry

You are the latest in the long line of Cutesadoopsi Cutengineers! It's your job to discover the next great Cutesadoopsi synthpet to impress and enterain the world. Manipulate your Cutesadoopi's environment to guide its evolution towards the next great thing!

Left click to interact/advance text.
Escape to quit.

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justinooncx says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:10am

Really slow progression, if any. A rather simple game.

puddelipip says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:13pm

This crashes my browser (Chrome on Win7 64 bit)

Drauthius says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:22pm

I don't mind going away to do things other than gaming while there is some kind of automatic progression, but... my wee dude seems perpetually stuck to the left side :(

Taldius says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:26pm

The game is pretty simple and also, I was playing for 5-10 min and didn't saw evolution to my synthpet.

cescababs says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:38pm

A bit slow but interesting parady of the old games

Vladik_Plays says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:56pm

I'm not sure what to do next when I have those little creatures. I keep giving them food but they don't grow.

Manu & Wan says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 10:06am

Spent some qualit time on the phone listening to my ranting co-worker while I fill my place with poop. 10/10

Spencer Alves says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 7:51pm

Playing in Firefox on Linux. Game freezes after the line "is the top contributor to…" :(

@SamPotasz says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:21pm

I really liked the hand-drawn feel to this.

dlowe says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 11:39pm

Hmm, how long does it take to evolve the critter? Seemed like a cute concept, but I couldn't get anywhere :/

jachepe says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 7:36pm

the game has slow progression so need a lot of time. But the idea is great, good work!

kabel says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 6:42pm

A bit too slow, even though the concept was interesting.

Jan 5, 2016 @ 3:40pm

I agree that it was a bit slow, but I like the feel of this. I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

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