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

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Blue and Red

by ETHproductions - Compo Entry

I wanted to come up with something that used both themes in a clever way. Unfortunately, I didn't have as much time as I would've like. So here's what I managed to accomplish: two growing buttons, each depending on the other.

To play:
- Click on one of the buttons to shrink the other one.
- If one of the buttons gets too big or too small, it will die. Don't let that happen.
- Press R to restart. (Sorry, but you're gonna have to wait through the dialogue...)
- That's pretty much it!

I know there are a bunch of bugs, and also some missing features. There were also going to be a lot more possible endings and Easter eggs, but I didn't have time to get those things done. Perhaps in the post-compo version.... :)

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xWarZonex says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:10am

Cute little game! It was really easy though.

merrak says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:33am

Clever use of the themes!

ceosol says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:36am

It was cute and simple. It is lacking something in the gameplay. I don't know which mechanic you could have (not talking about Easter Eggs) to change it. Maybe something with outside influences - food, shrinkers, growers, etc. - that change what is happening causing you to strategize when to tap and when to let them get a little bit bigger.

Elenesski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:44am

Simple game. Hard to master. I found it hard when the balls started to move. Perhaps they could move but start out slower then speed up.

AlexLamarche says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:56pm

Fun and simple. Would be a good mobile game!

paruthidotexe says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 11:13pm

Nice use of theme, but come on you can do more than that..

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