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

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Floppy Frog

by walaber - Compo Entry

Floppy Frog! A silly physics "platformer" game, I just went with the "Two Button Controls" theme for this one.

Use the [F] and [L] keys to flop the frog. Release keys to unflop. Try to complete all 6 levels, level 6 is super hard :)

Created with Unity 5.3, using only basic primitives (only model I had to make was a "wedge" shape)

I'll do my best to play the submissions of everyone who takes the time to play this. I can only play web and OS-X builds since I don't have a windows machine.


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Kapura says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:19am

Incredibly frustrating, but the best kind of frustrating. QWOP-tier satisfying frustration.

Super Hamster says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:33am

Finally passed that first part on level 6 and then I saw the monkey bars and I was just like oh noh and died. :)

walaber says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:58am

yeah, the monkey bars are pretty much troll central!
the speed of flopping ramps as you hold the buttons, so if you want a soft touch, try tapping the button repeatedly instead of holding down.

FuzzyWuzzie says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:55am

So cute! I am incredibly good at going backwards, not so much forwards. Well done!

Riftpoint says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:33pm

It`s so fun to play! (but so hard). Very creative gameplay

AlexaCol says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:34pm

Takes a bit to get used to but really fun!

dmecke says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:50pm

Such a basic mechanic and so much fun to play! It made me go crazy, but liked it so much!
I would love to see other goals, such as doint special flips or something. :-)

madcoil says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:54pm

Game of the year every year.

gallerdude says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:18pm

QWOP with weird frog man. Enjoyable, but impossibly difficult.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:23pm

cute game, creative use of physics and the theme, sometimes it gets frustrating

Charzendat says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:16pm

The best kind of annoying. When I finally figured out how to slowly crawl across the flat platform on the first level, and then saw the ramp on the second I just stopped then.

Soron says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:56am

HAHAHA awesome :D! Incredibly hard, but in a hilarious way. Then again, I like I Am Bread, so maybe I'm just weird.

dmecke says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:28am

After thinking a bit more about it, maybe it would help to include short videos for the basic movement patterns (crawling right, jumping, etc) to reduce the frustration a bit. I understand that it is part of the fun to find that out, though. Maybe a video could appear after some time not making it over a specific obstacle

tanis says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:50am

Man, this is so hard that it became an addiction :D
Super cool idea!

Waynetron says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:59am

This could be the next QWOP!

Avant-Marde says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:41am

Incredibly hard i-need-to-stop-okay-just-one-more type of game. Played it for ten minutes and I still don't know what the heck is going on. Works just good enough to not be too frustrating :) Good job!

RhythmLynx says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:30pm

Hilariously frustrating, good job!

OddballDave says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:17pm

My fingers hurt. In a good way.

Meta-link says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:47pm

This game is so hard, but so fun :D
You got a really good idea, nice job !

elliottd says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:41pm

this game is so good. there is so much character just in the mouth opening and closing

careless says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:39am

I BEAT IT! That was the most amazing / frustrating game in the world!

Just when you think you have a working technique it all goes wrong!

I recorded my game play and will edit/upload it to youtube shortly!

Amazing idea and by far my favourite game in a while.

40 minutes to complete all the levels.

careless says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:50am

I made a video of my 40 minutes of play

blohod says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:34am

so hard, I only did level one

Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:36am

This is extremely fun and creative. However I feel like it deserves some tweaking on game design. I played for about 15 minutes but didn't feel like I was mastering the mechanics at all, and didn't have much luck progressing (stopped at level 2). But all the while I was having a blast "controlling" the little guy. You have something really really promising here :D

aplomb says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:41am

All hail Floppy Frog!

Frenchie says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:07am

Really creative game - one of the most original I've seen in LD. Super frustrating but super fun! Well done! :D

BROWNY_09 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:11am

Frustratingly fun! Excellent job!

bushmango says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:18am

You know that you are evil, right? :) Love it.

adsilcott says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:44am

Everything I do makes me go backwards.
I can't past level two.
The frog looks like an alligator.

Bogden says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:17am

Holy cow, finally beat it. Super addicting game! Loved finally mastering the gigantic leaps forward. Really cool mechanics

justinooncx says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:29pm

Holy shit this took up more time than I thought. I also somehow managed to finish the last level by jumping OVER the tools instead of using them. So much potential!

CodeNMore says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:50pm

Frustrating to me, but an awesome little game! Fun!

Sosolol261 says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:02am

Extremely fun! It reminded me so much of QWOP in a way. Great overall game

George says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:44pm

Awesome idea - so frustrating but so fun! QWOP eat your heart out!

tanjent says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 11:46pm

This is evil.

Kahztein says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:52am

Hilarious rage inducing fun, although I would argue that it gets a bit repetitive if you're just stuck on the first level xD
Also congratulations, Jacksepticeye (with almost 8 million subscribers) did a video dedicated to this

felixreeve says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:59am

Brilliant work, truly difficult and funny! Would love for there to be at least some hints about techniques for controlling the frog!

recursor says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:12pm

So frustrating yet quite fun. This is a really neat idea.

fullmontis says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:34pm

I love and hate this kind of game at the same time, I wasn't able to move forward, only backwards :D

The gameplay is original and interesting, I really like it. Good job!

Kimau says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 4:53pm

Awesome fun even if it took me 30 minutes to finish the level

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:08pm


wine says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:14pm

Damn! It's really challenging :D
Great work!

Headmade says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:53pm

Sooo hard, yet sooo fun. Very Qwopesque but still distinct enough to stand on its own. Well done.

Molpe says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 1:03am

It's very frustrating, but it was really fun! I liked it more than the QWOP, it's so cute and I actually had a lot of fun playing it x) Even though I rage quit after 23 minutes (in the last level if I can count correctly) and I've made a video

sputnik says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:16pm

Really hard but fun concept!

davekalina says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 4:19pm

Simultaneously elegant and ridiculous!

klianc09 says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 7:18pm

I think it's a great metaphor for life. Sometimes we just desperately try to cling to a rolling piece of wood, but then we flop all across the room in the opposite direction in a desperate attempt to simply move forward. It really shows the struggle of staying alive on a daily basis, I know great social commentary when I see it.

But enough of the nonsense. Really cool game, kept me occupied for a while.
But was it worth playing one hour just to try to beat level 6 and ultimately fail? I don't know. But it for sure was a lot of F(r)U(stratio)N.

barkergames says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Very interesting idea, but I really didn't know how to control it. The only reason that I beat the levels I did was because I randomly pressed buttons and got lucky.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 9:15am

This idea is clever, but it's very frustrating to play. :( I couldn't even beat the second level because of the direction the springs are angled in. The "L" key in particular is extremely likely to make the frog bounce left.

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