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

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Rubber Ducky and the Trial of Clams

by pluberski - Compo Entry

Rubber Ducky goes through a series of tasks to learn. . . well, who really knows? I he filling out a form? Is he solving a math problem? Is he hanging up a painting! All of those, Ducky, and more!

This game is meant as a dialog between the ever-silent Rubber Ducky and his eccentric developer, all made to hopefully make you smile!

Some features:
- Lively dialog about clams

- Only two buttons for very varied tasks! (I guess you could also make an argument for the "growing" part of the jam too, but it wasn't my focus.)

- A bit of a branching story-line!

Note: If the game won't run and you're using Avast, try turning that off. I noticed on my own computer that it and Avast don't play well!

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fishbrain says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:41am

HAHAAA bizarre but fun! :)

Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:19pm

Funny little game! I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

Todnut says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:40pm

That was a bit too much reading for me.

Beep2Bleep says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:41pm

Fun, I got the clams back and then it seemed to freeze unsure if that was the end.

schizoid2k says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:42pm

Funny and bizarre! Loved it!

RikkyPikki says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:47pm

Hahah fun game!

Move127 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:48pm

I love the little puzzles and the story.

Juin says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:48pm

Great Game really enjoyed it!

nunesbarbosa says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:50pm

Very innovative! A rule to every non educational game:
DON'T USE MATH! Do you like to solve math problems when you're having fun?

peterthehe says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:48pm

Much innovation. Great work!

bobismijnnaam says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:49pm

Haha, amazing! I got the feeling I was conversing with a psychopath, so good job creating atmosphere :) The tasks were fun and made me curious. The graphics could be better, as well as the sound, but the game was really enjoyable and very funny!

Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:55pm

Bizarre and enjoyable! You establish a great, quirky feeling in your game, I like that.

Robin says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:55pm

What a weird little game, but it was pretty interesting and fun! I liked the writing and the little puzzles (even though they were very limited). I achieved three different endings, I don't know if there are any more.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:05pm

This game was a lot of fun! I wasn't expecting to be entertained for that long.

pluberski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:12pm

@Robin It sounds like you found all of them. :)

bazkur98 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:04pm

An interesting little game. Took me a bit to figure out I was suppose to be doing something with a black screen that just said "Ducky" but once I pressed a key it was pretty smooth sailing. Less talking and more puzzles and I think you have a decent little game.

salmonmoose says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:22pm

This would be really interesting tied to a Stanley Parable style plot - I really want to explore the depths of the psyche with ducky.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:49pm

web version tries to download a zip, can't play in Firefox

pluberski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:10pm

@GeeItSomeLaldy Whoops, put the download link under the wrong header! :P Sorry!

Kronosaurus says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:13pm

Very very cool! Fun game, had an "Aha!" Moment with the blocks! Great job!

NuvlearGames says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:34am

I really liked it. The idea was very interesting

Lee1121 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:44pm

Had a great time playing your game :)

Skywilly says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:40am

Funny ;)

thedashdude says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:38pm

A really fun game, would have liked it to be longer.

alpha_rat says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:11am

that was really fun!

SusanTheCat says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:59am

Very interesting. I like having the different tasks to do.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:44pm

Hilarious. A strange approach of the theme, but why not :)
I like it - mood is great ++

Dec 17, 2015 @ 8:22pm

Another really fun take on the two button theme - so much different functions on two buttons :)
Full theme points!

Dec 29, 2015 @ 12:27pm

Clever use of the two button theme and the dialogue was nicely written. Weird quirky duck fun.

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