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

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Grow Over

by nonetheless - Compo Entry

Here we go again...
You control the game with "W" - jumping - and "Space" - slashing (one theme done!).
Your goal is to kill all 20 enemies. The trick is you cannot kill enemies bigger than you. At the end of the level there are cherries that make you grow and portal to take you to the beginning. You have to grow twice and kill everything in your way :) (and second theme done ;)

I wanted a character selection but didn't finish so only two guys too choose. Main hero and Leeroy (obviously), with two small whelps following him all the time ;).

Game is beatable and actually could be harder :)

Hope you have fun.

Just for clarification - red enemy small, green middle and blue is big :D


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SineGlitch says ...
Dec 13, 2015 @ 8:35pm

Really enjoy this one! Fast paced and cool art.

ianh says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:01am

It's really fast! The hitboxes are kind of finicky, but it definitely has that "just one more play" feeling.

MalyTimi says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 12:55pm

Fast and fun game!
And you don't need more characters when you have buster sword. Grate Work! ;D

nonetheless says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:52pm

haha true that :)

Luke says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:22pm

I'm going to waste so much of my life on this.

xWarZonex says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Fun but very difficult.

Jynshi says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:23pm

Really pretty! I love the simple style!

danielsann7 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:08pm

SO FAST and fun! insane hardcore though i can only complete the first level :B good job!

nexust says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:42pm

Very entertaining, fast paced game! I think it starts a little too difficult though- perhaps a more gradual difficulty curve?

Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:53pm

Slightly too fast out of the block, restarted about 5 times before I figured out what was going on. Platforming, on the whole, feels quite sticky.

dusho says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:53pm

really fast game.. and unforgiving

Muffinhat says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:20pm

This game is waaaaay to difficult to start off with, but I love everything else about it. The sword feels over the top and great, and it makes the whole runner game seem more worth playing.

nonetheless says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:23pm

Oh come on, our world got way too easy ;) Hard is good!
Also the restart was made quick to let you try again easily many times :D
Thx nonetheless!

fistmaker says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:25pm

Fun game, a bit too fast paced, but still very fun.

icereci says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:31pm

I couldn't beat the game, but it was really fun.

ManuSaiz says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:41pm

Really fast and certainly fun game! Good job :DD

ManuSaiz says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:42pm

Forgot mentioning that I like it but I still couldn't beat It ^^

torcado194 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:46pm

Interesting take on both themes. I find the game way to fast and sudden, especially for these controls, and swinging the sword and stopping instantly is very jarring in between lightspeed running. The hitboxes are not correct sometimes, i literally could not kill the 2nd red guy multiple times.
I do however like how you represented the 'you can only kill things larger than you' system by both size AND weapon range.
Nice job!

Trasevol_Dog says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:28pm

Very very fast at first but then you get into it and it's ok. Still very hard then though. But nice!! Minimal dark graphics fit the game well!

psychomonster says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:40pm

Wow this is fast. I like fast paced arcade... but you should put a little countdown after starting the level :D The mechanic is simple and fun and the game is hard as hell :D Nice job. +1 for retro feeling :D

Riftpoint says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:26pm

The art is so simple but so beautiful! Very nice game

Evannex says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:59pm

Great entry! Very fast, but very strong feeling of "I can do better than that." when you die. ^_^

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:38pm

Very fast. I manage to reach few 100m on the right but I think it was pure luck. I was just pressing W blindly. A game with slower speed will be a little more enjoyable I suppose.

nunesbarbosa says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:06pm

Hardcore game.. you die a lot! My best was like 5 seconds of gameplay.

mukult says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:29pm

Super fast paced game...
Its fun though! :)

George says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:50pm

Maaaybe a little too difficult for most players, I really enjoyed it though - love the art style :)

MikeTsunami says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:58pm

Fast paced and love the art style! Very nice!

teamross says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:59pm

Growing theme a bit forced.

The best way to beat the game is basically to avoid all enemies until you grow two times. Then your sword is humongous and you can kill everyone easily!

Very hard to finish the game tho, having to climb all the way up in order to kill that last enemies was a bit annoying.

Awesome graphics!

jcmonkey says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:13am

for some reason i couldnt kill the green or blue mobs no matter what i did. so instead of attacking i just ran to get past them and completed the first level. then rage quit when i hit that first mob in the second level. :P

RhythmLynx says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:12am

Unforgivingly fast, but really pretty.

Acerio says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:23am

Very challenging! Love it! I also like how it was web based, so I didn't have to go through the download process :(

piper82 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:12am

harder? getting old :€

Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:28am

fun game and I really like the idea. Pixel art is really cool too

Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:01am

Nice retro feel time eater. Great job. Now... one more go... one more go...

jamaster96 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:32pm

Controls would've been better inverted, but was really fun!

SadSmile says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:50pm

Very good! If you want to keep working on this, here are some ideas:

- Some techno music in the background (80s action movie style)
- Special THings about the different characters
- Keep moving while attacking

local306 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:00pm

Controls were a little finicky and I also ended up getting stuck jumping into a corner of an edge.

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:55pm

Love the bloom. Hitboxes are awkward, as well as the jumping, but not bad.

Jakob37 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:47pm

Nice concept and mechanics! The gameplay itself became a bit frustrating for me - I had to try to memorize where I would die. A slightly slower and more forgiving pace (or, easy mode) would have solved this for me - but that could very well be a matter of personal taste. Overall, impressive entry. Well done!

sputnik says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:22pm

Nice graphics. Maybe too fast at first but fun!

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