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

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by jomomomo - Jam Entry

You are a space ship, well, as much of a space ship as you were in arkanoid. In this spaceship, you want to evade the red dots and grab the blue dots. Red dots kill you, blue dots make your ship grow in size.

Use your TWO buttons, right arrow and left arrow to move your ship.

Catch the blue dots to GROW your green ship and gain the highest score possible.

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justinooncx says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:12pm

A pretty decent game, can definitely be improved on!

Elit3dGaming says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:13pm

Great use of theme, very simple and very fun. Got harder as my player grew :)

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:13pm

Very simple, but works like a charm. I could imagine that people could play this for hours to get a high score. Not the most innovative game, but quite fun. The game over sound is quite loud though.

rplnt says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:21pm

I like this idea. I would like it for the pad to be slightly slower (more precise), and also see the score during the game (yellow on white doesn't work). But it's a fun little game, also something I haven't seen before.

By the way, had around 3700 points on my third try and the framerate got really low slightly before that.

SwitchTeam says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:05am

It's cool

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Ouch, hurt my ears when the death sound came on. Good go.

vortex says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 1:44pm

The first time the death sound came I really jumped...
Nice game... I found the debug mode btw XD

Claire1605 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:19pm

Fun concept, could be really fun with a few different types of things to collect with more variety of mechanics. Really good combination of the themes too.

rujo says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 2:53pm

this game is good! really addicting gameplay and the chain effect of hitting a blue thing is very satisfying in some way :)
should be improved in graphics and other features it would be a very nice little game

gallerdude says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:12pm

I like the fracturing feature, it's very cool.

kardfogu says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:03pm

Solid entry, at first it totally surprised me how it works, both themes are used exceptionally well.
Keep up the good work!

- Kardfogú

Fadobo says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 9:09pm

Superfun game, got to 6911 points. Great basis to build on. Btw. is that some kind of debug mode when I press down? ;)

Brightstar says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 9:30pm

I like it.

kepons says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 9:32pm

Simple but interesting. The movement felt a bit too fast.

FireTwin says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 11:49pm

Cool little concept with the particles setting of a chain reation. The audio gets the job done too! Would be cool to see it with more time.

Jan 4, 2016 @ 11:33pm

[ETC from Creative Sectors]
It was a fun, little game with this nice restriction with the two buttons and the arkanoid style ratchets were great help to easily go over 10 thousand points. After a while there was a lot of problem with the wide red lines that was nearly unavoidable. Also I experienced lagginess while controlled the "hero".

Mar 30, 2016 @ 4:48pm

Very nice for the time you had! I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

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