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

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Barbar Smasher

by PnDAA - Jam Entry

You are Barbar the fearful barbarian. You must kill the vile creatures and follow your destiny using only 2 buttons! Stay in rhythm if you don't want to join Valhalla too soon!

hint: don't spam the buttons

Linux & OSX users must install love2d to run the love file (

Aurélien Aptel
Matthieu Saül

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joe says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:15am

Nice game! Interesting control scheme.

josefnpat says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:21am

This is a really fantastic game! It's tough, but it's really solid. Awesome visual queues and great splatter!

fluidvolt says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:45am

Whoa, this is great. Once you find a rhythm and can start queuing up actions ahead of time it feels good. It's just super hard to multitask it! For me, anyway. I really like the art and simple chipmusic too. Good one!

monetai says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:35pm

truely an awesome game! i would have play much more if with other levels

DeathBySnail says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:59pm

Nice, gibs are awesome.

KriBoNiTa says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:21pm

i would like to see a final booosssss OMG OMG OMG ! i had pleasure to play this game ^^ thx

I'm a freaking barbarian dude !

HUMANICS says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:54pm

clever use of those two buttons!

Yvanor says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:56pm

Wow, great game ! ^^ The only problem is the looping music, anyway it's just great of well-minded ^^ Thanks ^^

ChaosCult says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:59pm

Really addictive gameplay, but too short. I want more! =)

Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:06pm

Really well used control scheme!! The most solid we've seen so far with the 2button theme. Really fun.

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:09pm

A winner is me! Really liked your take on the two button controls, it was an interesting mechanic and seemed to work well. Graphics fit all over. Could see this turning into a bigger game with more attacks, enemies and movement types. Great work!

Blobo says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:56pm

Pretty nice concept. i love the art!

VitasaMode says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 11:26am

Great concept. Loved the art and mechanics. I would love to see a longer game of this. Congratulations on the great entry. The kill counter at the bottom was also a nice touch.

CheesyRamen says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 5:51pm

Really cool control scheme, plus nice splatter gore graphics :)

elizeu says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 5:53pm

Very good game, I liked the concept of simplicity! Too bad the path is short :( Great job

Harsay says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 1:03pm

It was really fun to play!

Dec 24, 2015 @ 2:01pm

Will probably be quite easy to play with two people - one responsible for walking, another for attacking :)

Tapehead says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 10:35am

this is a grat and funny game! evry well done!

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