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

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GunGun Koi

by CheesyRamen - Compo Entry

***NOTE*** Despite what the game says, W & S (NOT A & D) grow and shrink the player. Sorry, I'll fix this when I can! Thanks to @PowerSpark for noticing this!

How far can you go?
Grow & shrink! Big fish are BAD!
And Walls are BAD too!

W to grow
S to shrink!

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fishbrain says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:25am

Enjoyed this! :) Nice concept! Yeah the tune is repetitive but it's got a nice retro arcade feel.

danielsann7 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:16pm

simple but pure arcade fun! good job!

seththefirst says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:18pm

Nice concept.
The keys A and D are not working for me. (I used the web version, here at page)
Good job.

CheesyRamen says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:29pm

If you're playing the web version, try clicking on the game window once it loads. That should allow you to use the controls properly!

Leuthil says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:50pm

Nice game :) The music gets pretty repetitive pretty quick but the sound fx are good. I liked the game concept. Pretty well-executed and good use of the themes. It was pretty difficult though :o I had fun playing it :)

Yumi and Zumi says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:51pm

Nice original game idea buddy! Really hard but I did notice that it seems to work gradually, never expecting you to jump from a tiny fish to giant in one move, at least it felt that way.

Good work!

Dec 22, 2015 @ 4:52pm

I thought the yellow warning sign was a great idea. It helped me to feel like it's my fault that I died.

mar3k says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 5:12pm

Cool game.

tompudding says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 5:57pm

This game is pretty fun and I think with a little more work on things like the sound (it was kind of annoying) it could become a very good game! PS Loved the parallax hills

ChiPassGames says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 5:58pm

I could not get the game to work with A and D but did with the up and down arrows.

The game is cool, with a nice mechanic. I did have to mute my computer after a while, though. :) I like the use of the fish, and the warning signs.

Skywilly says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:05pm

A little game with a really great & progressive difficulty.

CheesyRamen says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:08pm

@ChiPassGames weird... I'll have to take a look at why the A & D keys would not work...

As for the music, I guess I should learn how to make music properly... :/

Marthog says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:30pm

I like it

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:34pm

Solid arcade game, I like how there's warning signs if you're too big or small for the obstacle! The game says A and D but you probably meant to say W and S, which are correct controls.

DarkGrisen says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:53pm

Cool game!
I found a bug: When you collide on a fish at the same time as you grow/shrink you dont eat the fish. You just swim through it.

coldman says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 8:11pm

Oh my god, so hard x) yet I liked the idea. Maybe you should speed up a bit the growing/shrinking to balance the game ;)

CheesyRamen says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 1:45am

@PowerSpark oh wow, I can't believe that I didn't notice that! Thanks, I'll update the build when I get the chance!

Volatile Dove says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 3:43pm

Gameplay and tune a bit repetitive... but nice retro feel!

Zyow says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 3:40pm

Nice idea! Good job!

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