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

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Crazy John's Mushroom Hunt

by dollarone - Jam Entry

You are Crazy John and you really like mushrooms.

Infact you like them so much you want to eat ALL OF THEM.

Guide Crazy John in his valiant quest to overeat on 'shrooms!

Control with arrow keys (up and down) and there's also P (pause) and R (reset) for convenience.

All graphics/music/level design/code by me. Please comment - any feedback is good feedback!

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salmonmoose says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:42am

You need to work on your input logic, the controls are quite unresponsive, and this is frequently game breaking. Great effort, hope to see you back for another jam.

LukeZaz says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 3:23am

Controls were definitely wonky, but workable. I was able to pass each level without them getting in the way.

Overall an interesting game. The growth mechanics were worked into the level quite nicely, and I enjoyed the idea of using spikes to fit into smaller spaces.

BMacIntosh says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 6:02am

Excellent sprite animation :)

themadknights says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 3:41pm

Glad to see another entry using Phaser :). Good job and nice use of both themes! As some people said the controls feel laggy.

Pixelaborate says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 3:58pm

Fun little platformer, however I wasn't able to finish one of the levels due to a mixture of my own incompetence and poor control.

gallerdude says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 4:30pm

Controls are doable. Interesting mechanics.

Tijn says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 5:29pm

Wow, that dude can get quite big, hahaha. I especially loved the sound effects, very fun :)

Diagonal slopes are always a bit tricky with platformers. I'd recommend not using them unless you can get them really right. Also the controls felt a bit weird at first because of the jump on key up, instead of key down. But after a while I got used to it and it worked out alright :)

I like how the levels are quite challenging, but when you die, you're always fairly quickly back to the place where you died, which helps in keeping you motivated to clear the level.

ohmmus says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 5:58pm

I agree the controls were pretty unintuitive because of the jump on key up. Plus I got stuck in Level 2 because I missed a jump and was too big to get to the exit.

It was a nice attempt at using both themes!

Dohxis says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 6:00pm

I commend you for trying to stick with the 2 button controls, but they are just too weird for me, which takes a lot out of the game. I think the game and idea isn't half bad, but graphics, music and overall everything still needs quite a bit of improvement. Not a bad job I must say but definitely needs improvements. Keep on jamming!

Xanjos says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 6:22pm

Couple of collision problems here or there but other than that it's a pretty nice entry.

Tortoise says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 3:15am

Great job using two inputs for complex controls. They do feel a little unresponsive when you're on a slope, but very workable. Great job!

NoWandStudios says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 1:46pm

Controls seems unresponsive. Check this!

Linus123xbb says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 3:30pm

The controls were somewhat hard. Sometimes the character wouldn't jump etc.. The sound effects were funny and the music fits well to the game. Good job!

shar says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Fun game!

g12345 says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 10:51pm

It's a fun game, and I like how you've managed to get both the themes there. But to be honest I'd rather you drop the two button requirement and have the jump and speed have separate keys. It would play a lot better. (or have a default, but faster speed instead.)

I think I gave up on level 3.

dollarone says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:56am

Thanks for comments everyone! I agree that the two button controls made the game worse - I will update it with "normal" controls and put a development version on the "web" link soon!

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