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

NOTE: Because of the Theme tie, we allowed everyone to pick either Theme. Using both was optional. To keep things simple, there will still only be one Theme category. Every category in Ludum Dare voting is an opinion, so you’re welcome to rate them as you see fit. But we encourage you to be fair in your scores to people that chose only one Theme, and not both.

ALSO: has an experimental game downloader over here. You may find it useful.

Back to Browse Entries

Aligned Destruction

by Mano - Jam Entry

Choose your car and and take out the other cars and blobs before they take everything over!

A or D / Left or Right: Move

A + D / Left + Right: Shoot

P.S. There is a secret on the start screen.

Downloads and Links




anael says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:53am

that's quite fun ! congrats !

Khamekaze says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:53am

Great game, it's really hard to dodge enemy fire when you can't stop moving :P The secret was glorious btw :D

2011petia says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:16pm

Very nice game :D DESTROY !!

joekinglake says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:18pm

Great game, definitely kept me going!

prymidion says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:18am

Control scheme works very smoothly, nice work with a tricky theme. Music is good, fits nicely.

Well done!

Rob Glen says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:34am

Three actions out of two controls is a pretty creative use of the theme! Playing as the car felt a bit awkward, but the tank was more fun - I liked the lock-on system on the tank more than the shooting forward that the car had, but I'm not sure I understood what the yellow stuff was for? The secret was pretty weird - but I mean that in a good way!

Troma says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:52am

Great idea! Add more features and it'll be a nice game!

sikosis says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:39am

Driving mechanic works nicely, though I found it hard to shoot too -- guess that's the limitation of the two button controls.

Claire1605 says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 12:06pm

Had a lot of fun with this game until I got stuck when I tried to escape through the top and ended up at the bottom in the yellow thing but probably an easy bug to fix if you intend to continue work on it. I loved the cat game too!

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:26am

Very fun game!! Hard to juggle between shooting and turning, but it makes a great usage of the theme to have a fun gameplay!! Simple but effective graphics, music loop a bit too short. Great game overall

zulman says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:36am

Surprisingly after first minute controls became native for me :)

You must sign in to comment.

Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Historically, more games are entered in the Compo, but with more people and more time, Jam games have the potential to be better (that doesn’t mean they are). Many solo participants do enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

[cache: storing page]