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

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Vine Racer

by mactinite - Compo Entry

Click Screens above for animated versions!

Viiiiiiiine Raacerrrrr

Use your water-rocket powered ship to race along a vine. Collect water droplets to keep going and fly near flower buds to make the bloom for extra points!


Left/A - Go left
Right/D Go Right

-Swapped out WebGL version in favor of the webplayer, though the standalone players are still recommended.

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Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:31am

This is a fun game with great graphics!

The controls felt a little off, however, but that wasn't a big deal. The camera was, though. It seemed to close in and didn't give enough time to react with the large curve of the vine.

Great work!

mactinite says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:36am

@TerraCottaFrog Oh yeah! oops! I meant to change the distance and height of the camera before submitting... I wonder if that's allowed.

PanDoes says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:20am

Great graphics, fun gameplay, only thing I didn't like was that some times I couldn't see the obstacles and ended up dieing. I got a score of 1975!

Dimitri0xFF says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:21am

Beautiful, I really like it :)
I had a problem that when I click Start it clicks the Exit button. So I have to click above the Start button.

trueboolean says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:22am

I really like the music in this game!

Kapura says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:23am

This is one of the best, most polished games i've seen so far. Excellent work, taking the rotation concept and expanding it into something more interesting!

Fanttum says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:28am

This looks really neat. Any chance for a web or mac build?

vhaugan says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:28am

Really cool game.
I honestly don't think the camera being close is that much of a problem, it means you have to make sure to not end up on the wrong side of the vine, adding to the gameplay.
On the other hand I don't think the game gets difficult fast enough.

Mixer says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:37am

Gee this was really fun. The core gameplay was great. I think someone might have said this, but a changing camera position would be better, because sometimes it felt like there was no way you could see upcoming obstacles. Fantastic game, and great use of theme!

Crafting4U says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:03am

Fun gameplay, simple concept and decent graphics. Good job. :)

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:56am

The WebGL build didn't work that well. The Unity web plugin works great in Firefox, so it would be nice to have that version available for better usability. Not scoring for now because of the download-only versions.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:57am

The graphics look nice though! Like Grow Home meets Wipeout. Nice audio too, though you don't have an audio voting category.

mactinite says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:38pm

@GAFBlizzard I've swapped out the WebGL Build in favor of a webplayer. :)

nonetheless says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:40pm

Very good mechanics. Only problem for me is sometimes it's really hard to spot obstacle and it gets kinda random. Solid entry nonetheless!

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:27pm

@mactinite the web player works a million times better, thanks! I'll play and rate. :)

rjhelms says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:42pm

I enjoyed this. Good job!

Just as a heads up, the .pdb files in Unity 5 builds aren't needed - I don't know why it puts them there, but you could shave some size off the download by removing them. (Not that it's terribly big to begin with.)

Modoc73 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:35am

Great job. Really good game. Reminded me on another entry "Pete and the Beanstalk", but your 3D game is really cool. Fits the themes nicely. Well done.

tweedle says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:41am

I felt like is was on some kind of party ship headed to the club at the top of a beanstalk, nice work!

cynicalmonkey says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:30pm

really fun game and controls really smoothly

randomhuman says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 5:15pm

Fast past and addictive, I like it. I was going to praise the music especially, but I guess you didn't create it since audio is unrateable? Ah well, good choice anyway and a great game overall.

rnlf says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 2:55pm

Seems like someone played too much of a certain Mario Kart 8 track :-)

The game plays really smooth, nice physics. Feels right. It could have used some sound, but the rest is pretty cool!

GAFBlizzard says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 10:11am

Good music choice though I guess you didn't make it since there is no audio category? The graphics look nice. I got 1574!

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