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

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by Wukkopi - Compo Entry

You control a dude with a pogo stick with your left and right arrow. Try to reach the goal.

This game is more of a proof of concept than a real game. I've had this kind of gameplay mechanics on my mind for some time now but I haven't had time to prototype this. LD34 theme of "two button controls" was more than perfect to make this prototype :) I hope you enjoy this new experiment. I'll try to make a video later for people who can't play this game.

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filthsu says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:25am


Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:47pm

Interesting game, though it is really hard to control the player

Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:00pm

Very hard to control the character. But I love where it was going. The resets could be a bit jarring when you hit a wall.

Ampera says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:06pm

One word:

Konami Difficulty.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:11pm

It's really fun, kind of hard to precisely control where the player is going though. And after a while it gets really challenging because of it

Noah Ratcliff says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:30pm

Frustratingly difficult, but I couldn't stop trying.

Soka says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:48pm

It could be really fun if the checkpoint wouldn't back track if you accidentaly fall back again and lose progress :/ Cool idea though, try to polish it! nwn

EthanWebster says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:49pm

Fun game, but very frustrating!! :P

Nnnnneeeedddd says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:05pm

Very addictive! It would have been better if there was a clearer rule of what happens when you die. I think you go back to the nearest point where there is grass??

Anyway, the game itself was really good, however could really have done with some audio.

Thanks for making this!!

Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:39pm

This is obviously a proof of concept but its really cool. I would love to play a full version of this.

Reccy says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:44pm

Cool game concept, but it's really difficult.

Kushulain says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:13pm

I made it to the end. There are no words to describe what I've been through...

nlbi21 says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 7:07pm

Hahahaa i like it :3 Good job.

rujo says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 3:05pm

really cool concept and playability
defenetly needs to be improved for a post compo version with better graphics and more levels, the good idea really deserves it!

Dietrich Epp says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 8:22pm

Fantastic concept. However, I there were a series of jumps past the second spike that I just couldn't reliably get past. I got past them maybe four times, but I'd always end up crashing or falling back, which is really frustrating. This could have been fixed with only some minor level design changes, or the addition of checkpoints. But again, this is a solid concept, and it's fun enough that I kept trying for a solid twenty minutes or so. One of my favorites.

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