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

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Alpha Aphid

by andrewjoy - Compo Entry

In Alpha Aphid you play as an aphid trying to make his way to the top of the tree. Only by collecting dew, growing stalks, evading evil aphids, and outwitting the tree can you make it all the way!

Alpha Aphid is an isometric puzzle game with simple controls and punishing levels. Climb high to jump large gaps. Get to the end and grow the final stalk to move to the next level.

Hint - H
Movement - Arrow Keys
Grow Stalk (costs one dew) - Spacebar
Restart Level - Escape

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Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:16am

I liked the gameplay. Difficult to tell when you need to restart though.

flukeshot says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:49am

Cool challenging puzzles. Relaxing music. Beautiful green and red colors. Checkpoints?

veverichka says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:04pm

I really like how it gets more foggy when you're higher. :)

Steven Miller says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:40am

Amazing game, I loved every aspect.

Pietdagamer says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:42am

Growing stalks is a really nice mechanic, and the game looks great!

With the isometric views it can be a little hard at times to know exactly which button you have to press though.

Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:33am

Great game. Nice visuals, nice audio and challenging puzzles. Love it.

dx0ne says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 11:57am

One of the if not the most innovative use of theme.

Could use some more simple levels at the beginning.

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