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

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Last Minute Beard

by Headmade - Compo Entry

You forgot about Beardum Dare the biggest and best beard growing competition. Now you need to grow a beard in the last minute.

Download and run the last_minute_beard-v1.jar (requires Java).

Left mouse button grows beard left
Right mouse button grows beard right
Left + Right mouse button cancels growth

Made with LibGdx, Tiled, Audacity, Photoshop,

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Neonian says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:30pm

Hahaha, this game gave me a good laugh :'), very good concept!

eemmbbeerr says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:32pm

I've played many flash games in my life, more than I'd be willing to admit.
But this is new. :D

RougeRogue says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:52pm

Never in my life did I expect to enjoy watching a man force a beard out of his face (and a long and thick one, for that matter) for thirty whole seconds. Enough said.

crucknuk says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:03pm

Funny game, nice interpretation of both themes :)

UrbanHelsing says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:04pm

Ha! My first beard. Wonder how the scoring works...

BobM says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:25pm

Had fun with this game !
The mechanics,graph and sounds are simple but still fun.

Won't play for hours xD

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:15pm

Balance: 3/10
Creativity: 10/10
Impressiveness: 4/10

Red_Fan games says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:13am

I am amuse!

StaNov says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:49pm

Heey, I also made a game with growing beard :) Nice graphics, interesting controls, funny physics. Maybe some clearer goal of beard creating would be nice.

Manu & Wan says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 10:55am

I'm skeptical about the realism of your beard physics!

That was a pretty fun and bite-sized experience, nice job.

Also please don't fix the bug where the guy remains stuck on "gnnnnn" if you're busy growing a beard when the timer runs out ;)

Xeke_Death says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:29am

That was AMAZING..!
I was not expecting anything like that, well done...!

Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:30am

I wish i could grow a beard like this :(

themadknights says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:33am

Hahahahahaha, epic.

Neil says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:23pm

Pretty funny!

shadow64 says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 7:51am

This is the best. Hahaha. I love the sound effects. Solid gameplay. Solid scoring. This was a nice surprise. Thank you for making this. Amazing. 10/10. Would beard again.

zulman says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 4:28pm

5/5 just for title, and other 5/5 for the game :)

zulman says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 4:28pm

Also (sorry for posting it here) sorry for not clear rules in Let's Play Simulator 2016 ( Hope this screenshot ( will help you to understand how to detect good/bad games :)

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