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

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Low and Flow

by el_kloklo - Compo Entry

!!!WARNING!!! Sometimes the 2nd level bug, and for some reason that I still don't understand, the mommy stay stuck. If it happens, as the reset level button does not work, you need to refresh your browser to restart. Sorry for this.

First of all, I really didn't liked the theme, and thought a lot about aborting.
I've lost a lot of time messing with collision because I wanted to avoid to use character controller.
Anyway I like the ambiance I've managed to set up, even if I wanted to go deeper with teenage party and dating sim, but overscope is jam killer, hey.

About the control : W/X.

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anael says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:02am

interesting concept, I like it

mahjong50 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:28pm

I really liked the concept of coming to age.

However it was unclear that I was the child and so it was difficult to understand what I had to do.
Also the controls were unclear in the first couple of scenes, so most of the time I was just touching myself trying to progress the game.

monetai says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 3:19pm

cool game, original game

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 3:24pm

Nice concept! I also really like the mix between 2D and 3D. It is pretty long for an adventure game, too bad there wasn't really a puzzle to solve. Also the controls were a bit frustrating, but I guess that is the fault of the theme :)

p.s. Next time please make a WebGL build, so everybody can use their default browser ;)

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 3:32pm

This was actually rather humorous. I think it's good you ended where you did because cycling between 7 different commands was getting a bit tedious. You've truly explored the extent to which this control scheme can go. I'd say max. 3-4 commands. Fun art style and novel idea.

Paco says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 3:56pm

LOL, great pun in the (game description's) first sentence : P

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 6:19pm

You have a very successful look for your game here. The controls were difficult but I liked the vast detail in each scene.

Dec 20, 2015 @ 6:49pm

Pretty unique game, like the character art and the audio. One of my favorite entries this ludum dare.

caryoscelus says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:26pm

Cool idea. The growing part, of course. I really hate these controls.

DoppleDanger says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:22pm

The adult never came close enough for me to observe when I had to learn to walk. Only once when I was still reading the description. I reset the level and game a few times, and waited super long. :/

seems interesting though.

LudoGames says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:26pm

really needs some polish, the objective isn't clear at all

x92rwzb says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 12:47pm

Nice game. The beginning was extremely funny, but I couldn't easily understand what I was supposed to do later.

Benjamin says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:26pm

It was original. On my first try I was locked on 2nd level becasue the mom/dad was not there. I just restarted it and everything was ok then.

tantumgames says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:27pm

Good idea, but lacks detail, everything is too wooden

spotco says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:14pm

Hmmmm the music is interesting. I found it a little distracting sometimes, and confusing in conjunction with the gameplay.
I like the concept/theme, it was more difficult to play and the two button controls, of course, was a challenge. But I got used to it and got pretty far!

Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:26pm

The sound effects and music were a bit distracting to me. I did like the concept and your take on the theme of growing up. I used the mouse since the controls seemed unnatural to me.

Shide says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:08pm

I enjoy the writing in first scenes, kind of witty and a bit alienating lines. Enjoyable game with strange but interesting visual choices. Nice one :)

Wevel says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 1:25pm

Interesting idea, the audio is slightly annoying and the two buttons seem to have been done to try to match the theme rather than to change gameplay

Dec 23, 2015 @ 2:47am

Interesting game! Good art, the 2 button controls are annoying.

Haha, I too have lost a lot of time messing with collision in Unity. And gravity, and raycasting, lol.

Alphish says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 1:58am

The concept itself seems interesting and somewhat original, but it's undermined by unnecessarily inconvenient controls . I'd rather prefer to just click on the action to perform, given there was already area to display all actions available. ^^"

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