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

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Snake Growth

by jonask - Compo Entry

Get the snake to the exit.

Unzip and run Snake_Growth.exe.

Left Arrow, Right Arrow.

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Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:40pm

Pretty nice game but needs some more work

Evannex says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:11pm

Hmm it doesn't seem to work for me. "MSVCP120D.dll is missing from your computer. "

Big Cow says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:25pm

UGG! Sorry I tried to play but System Error says Missing MSVP12D.dll!

Ampera says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:41pm

It's a fun, but stock snake game. For those who can't run it, it's a dependency that isn't installed (Like a c++ deal) Look around for what MSVCP120 is used for. My guess is VB6 or something among those lines.

Dec 18, 2015 @ 1:12pm

It fun to play, but its snake, so maybe It's snake, so, yeaah. But its fun to

jonask says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:31pm

Recompiled the game with msys2 so hopefully the dlls will work better now.

Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:52am

Congratulations! Simple, but fun. Good level progression, and consistent style.

Dec 19, 2015 @ 1:18am

Cool puzzle take on the traditional snake game. Would have liked higher resolution and some sounds but otherwise it's pretty solid!

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 1:37am

Tiny little window! Hard to play snake with only two buttons instead of four, but addictive!

dalbinblue says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 2:22am

Nice take on snake with some a good twist. I liked the additional mechanics. I would have loved to see additional levels to test out these mechanics, but I can absolutely understand that time constraints make it difficult. I will also note, timing tight turns is very hard. In the middle of the spiral, I needed to turn well before I can see movement, so there was a large number of mistakes until I got the timing down. Other than that, cool game.

daveh says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 2:29am

Fun game. Would have been easier to play at a a higher resolution.

Jordan Smith says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:02pm

Cool iteration on Snake. Couldn't get past the fourth level because i'm a pleb but I was having fun haha.

tantumgames says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 4:41pm

Good rethinking of the usual snake game presents an interesting challenge. Good job.

Ace says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 5:01pm

My only problem was that the game speed seemed to change mid round when you hit one of the '-' blocks, which seriously messed with the rythm of the controls.
Apart from that it was a quite nice game, though the 'Congratulations' at the end felt a bit stale.

CheesyRamen says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 5:22pm

It took a while to get used to the controls, but once I did, I enjoyed playing it! Thanks!

Dayko says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 2:23am

Pretty cool entry, i had a good time playing :)

Pepejson says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 1:15pm

nice game, it needs some work, but main concept is very intresting :)

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