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

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Leaf Climber

by Linus123xbb - Jam Entry

Leaf Climber was our first game created together. We decided to combine both themes into one game and the result was Leaf Climber. This was my very first time using SFML and I enjoyed learnig it during this LD. The game itself didn't have much content but I used something else than Unity3D for a change.

The character sprite was created with thus I have disabled graphics ranking.

Please drop a comment below what you think of the game or if you find a game breaking bug.



- Left arrow key to jump to left leaf
- Right arrow key to jump to right leaf


Tools used:

- SFML with C# bindings
- Visual Studio 2015 Community
- Github
- Audacity
- Photoshop
- Cellmon Engine


- Fixed crashes with scoreboard

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bazz_boyy says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:00am

Hey man, simple but fun game. Nice graphics too. Well done! :)

Dooskington says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:41pm

Really simple game, probably should have been more in depth since this was for the jam. Also, the graphics were really off, for instance, you used a maplestory style character but extremely pixelated graphics for everything else. Nice job on submitting something, though.

xdigdoug says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:53pm

Well, that is a Maplestory sprite... I'm pretty sure. Try to be more original with your sprites :)
The game crashed for me after a couple of runs, and the scoreboard was blank. Also, the trees and options are the only things that seem to be animated.

Zeriver says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:07pm

Hmm game stops responding after i hit play and character jumps on the leaf. Don't know why, tried several time and only once i was able to play your game (game didn't crash until timer ran out).
Windows 10

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:11pm

Nice entry. Cool aesthetic. Fun ++

beetracks says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 1:44am

Interesting idea, I like the way the leaf grows. I had a bug when I tried for the 3rd time and the game stopped. It wasn't specified any error, unfortunately.

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

Nice game :)
Interesting idea with scores on the tree.

dollarone says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 2:27pm

Cool game. I think you can only fail if you jump one branch too early, is that correct? Anyway, I really liked the ranking-signs as you pass them, nice touch :)

Jan 1, 2016 @ 3:43pm

Very simple, but fun game. Loved the high score names appearing on the tree. I one time apparently lost before the time finished? I'm not sure what I did different that time, as it wasn't very clear.

Tosic says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 3:58pm

Could get buggy... but overall I liked it!

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