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

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Growing Up

by gelisam - Jam Entry

Two button controls: left, and right. Grab the balloons (with your hand, not your entire body), avoid the birds (prevent them from touching the balloons, not your body), and enjoy this sad tale on what it really means to grow... up.


Made in a weekend by Samuel Gélineau and Marc-Olivier Ricard, two exhausted colleagues who should really go to sleep now because they have to work on tomorrow :)

(By the way the game is written in Haskell and if you think that's cool, I should probably mention that we're a small Montreal startup and that we're always looking for programmers who like or are open to learning functional programming — in Scala though, not Haskell yet unfortunately)

Oh, I almost forgot to mention! Those beautiful graphics were drawn by Camille, Marc-Olivier's girlfriend.

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disdanes says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:53am

I really like the concept of this and I especially love the hand drawn art style! Nice Job!

suppi says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:38am

The art is lovely, the mechanics are interesting, and it fits the theme well. some music and sounds would've made it even better!

DrFallos says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:41am

Interesting idea to play, a good style, with music would be better

adsilcott says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:37pm

I like the hand drawn art. Nice game!

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:40pm

Art is pretty and I thought the idea was fantastic and well executed, very poignant. Well done.

tompudding says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:56pm

It looked great, and it's a lovely idea. It wasn't challenging though really and the the balloon pickup seemed a bit flaky

tigerrenko says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 12:20am

Loved the concept and art, also the way game is really tough and makes you think out of the box

Mirch says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 2:05am

Haha nice!
Art looks good, concept is cool, maybe you could make it like..getting more difficult over time.

hpearson2 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 2:06am

Good mood and graphics, took me a sec to realize you can wrap the screen. Why haskell? it seems like a nightmare for a game jam.

Shivur says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 2:07am

I love the animation.

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:37pm

I love the handdraw art. They are very cute! Keep up the good work!

MercuryXGames says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 7:14pm

That artstyle is the same as the game, Journey. I really like that genuine artstyle.

Muel says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 3:44am

This art.
Ooooh, this art.

Tosic says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 4:00pm

Wow! Love the graphics!

gallerdude says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Lots of birds. Gameplay was fun, but it took me a bit to find that the screen was wrapping (which helped me a lot).

Xanjos says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 11:52pm

Could do with some sound and most definitely an option to restart the game without having to refresh the entire page but I like the concept plus I love the hand drawn art.

dreamlogician says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 4:15am

The art is gorgeous. The game is decent, but the collision box locations are not intuitive and that made it a frustrating experience at times.

yuigoto says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 1:34am

The graphics are nice! Love the handdrawn graphics, and the concept of the game in general.

Missing some sounds and a "restart" button, though. :P

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