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

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Growth Needs Balance

by v01pe - Compo Entry

It's important to keep the balance
Otherwise everything will break apart!

Growing will cause everything to totter
Balance can never be restored, but striven for!

Greed causes the equilibrium to collapse
Always maintain reasonability!

The game was made in ~8 hours, have fun!
Use arrow keys…

I made a small hotfix after the jam that prevents the physic to freak out causing an early end of the round.
The original submission can be found here:

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Elenesski says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:43am

Great idea. Grow slow :) Minimalistic graphics, but still looks good.

v01pe says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:37pm


Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:38am

Really nice idea, but still very minimalistic

Ingon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:14am

Minimalistic, but full of possibilities. Good job.

David Cookie says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:03pm

Hey, I didn't fall and the game over showed up anyway! I was killing... ^^
Otherwhise the idea is pretty good and the theme is respected. Well done :)

v01pe says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:11pm

Thanks everyone :)

As I was pinched for time, I only jammed for ~8 hours, thus decided for something minimalistic, doable in the short time.

@David: There's a bug, that the new branches sometimes don't spawn in place and when one of them collides with the floor, is's game over…

demogorgon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:08pm

I don't know why I enjoyed this so much but I did. I really like the concept.

DeanoC says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:57am

Really liked it, though the exploding tree bug meant it was over too randomly a lot of the time but still very fun!

v01pe says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:45am

Thanks, I might even fix that collision bug… does anyone know if that's "against the rules"?

Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:34pm

My highscore is 4349. Neat little game! A simple yet very fun concept. Performance isn't the best in Firefox 42, though...
Fixing big bugs (or platform-specific bugs) isn't against the rules, but it is recommended to disclose it in the description or something if you do, and to also still include the original version as a download :)

Knowledge says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:28pm

Nice little game! But soon becomes boring.

OrangeeZ says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:36pm

Hard but I like it.

v01pe says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:59pm

THanks for the feedback! I made a little hotfix today fixing the physics problem that caused the game to end early… will post the original version in the description.

v01pe says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:11pm

…if you played it before you may have to empty your cache first (for the web version) in order to play the fixed version!

JoseArias says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:40pm

5911 was my best. Nice game!

chrizdekok says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 8:40pm

Great simple game. Like it a lot. The only thing that I missed was a faster restart when crashing.

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