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

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by tuben999 - Compo Entry


-move: on w,a,d/arrows
-shoot: space

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Bmxchamp4 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:02am

This is cool, really like the art style and how the movement feels. I noticed a bug right off the bat tho. You might want to set your jump sound to play GetButtonDown or GetKeyDown whichever you'e using since right now, having it play GetKeyUp/GetButtonUp causes issues. You can hold W down for as long as u want with no sound playing and the next time u release it it will play the sound. Just a heads up. Fun little game tho.

intXparts says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:03am

Awesome game! The physics felt perfect. I also like how you tied in both themes. Nice job!

Foofanoo42 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:44am

Very pretty and slick movement. I wish i would move when i was on a moving platform. Also getting null reference exceptions.

Crafting4U says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:47am

Great visuals and sounds and it was good fun! My only complaint is that for some reason my player jumps way too high, so a lot of the platforming was blind jumps.

rzuf says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:09am

Got the shroom! Graphics are superb and the headbanging wizard is pretty awesome. Nice game feel as well!

ChuiGum says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:10am

I loved the graphics, they were beautiful! Fun game too. Well done!

BroCade says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:11am

Fun little game. Small suggestion, the first enemy you encounter after you get your fireball power should be a 1 hit kill to teach players how it works. The 3 hit enemy just made me feel liek the fireball was useless and i just jumped over enemies instead of shooting them from then on. That being said, beautiful graphics!

aamatniekss says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:13am

Pretty cool, the movement was nice, though there were some problems with getting stuck in the moving platforms and some collision issues. But it's solid. :)

Ithildin says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:47pm

Awesome art style, I loved the death particle effect.

Gameplay was simple and functional, I liked the progressive unlock of game mechanics. As some people have already mentioned, there is a bug with the moving platforms not transferring the movement to the player, and I was frequently having the developer console show NullPointerReferences.

Good job! :)

Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:34pm

Basically ditto to what everyone else has said. Really like the visuals. The controls feel good for the most part. The timing with the jump sound like Bmxchamp4 said can be distracting and the player needs to move with the moving platforms. Great entry!

danbolt says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:51pm

This game is adorably cute. I love the shading of the sprites and the tiles.

Sometimes the sine wave of the bullets shot over enemies heads, and jumping/shooting was a bit hard to line up against enemies on higher platforms. Otherwise, I had a lot of fun doing the levels and dodging enemies. The precision bits reminded me of Super Meat Boy.

Thembi says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:06pm

Good job on the little details like screenshake, enemy explosions, bullets that go in different directions, etc.

There were some places where you break out and see/walk on unfinished parts of the level.

FuzzyWuzzie says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:13pm

Very cool! Great art, and incredibly tight platforming! In the end I found it easily to simply hop over the spider-like things rather than try to kill them, but maybe I just suck :P

Elenesski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:29pm

This is cool game. Fun to play. I didn't see either theme. since there were 3 controls not 2.

sp3ctrum says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:09pm

It remembers me to Hocus Pocus but with a really beautiful aesthetic and funny characters, like the execution but a bit annoying jumping sound effect.

nonetheless says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:37pm

Looks super nice!

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