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

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The Tie Game

by Dejvo - Jam Entry

The Theme was a tie? Then I will make a game all about Tie.
You control with left and right arrow keys *two button controls check*
You grow and shrink depending on what you hit *growing check**rhyme check* (it's a rhyme shut up)
right i fixed up some bugs that nobody cared about. yaay :D

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Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:37am

This was pretty fun! Bonus points for the clever approach to the theme and the ragtime jams.

Yamzho says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:23am

Very nice ! Well done !

Split82 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:30am

Simple but fun. Won my first attempt :)

jofra says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:08pm

aha the original theme sells it all! 5*theme!
awesome job

Moosefly says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:09pm

Very well themed game! Simple fun. The liquid could've been a little more liquid-y. Well done!

tantumgames says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:14pm

A fun game, as soon as this came to mind. Very interesting and fun gameplay, and good music. Good job.

fullmontis says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 8:15pm

Nice use of the theme in the game! The game itself is fun but gets repetitive after a while thought.

simon.parzer says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:09am

Liked the music, gameplay is too repetitive though

Jezzamon says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:31pm


The tie was a little tricky to control, and sometimes the wine seems unavoidable... but it was still fun! It's a shame it's so short, I would've liked some more levels, maybe this tie has a dream to become the president's tie and has to hop from person to person, or something like that. :D

anv says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Great approach to the theme. Nice idea on simulating tie growth by scaling down environment. Tie physics were a bit wonky, tie itself was too rigid, it would more funny if it was flapping around. Music track could be longer, as it is now looping moment was too noticeable.

NirabazGAMES says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 4:26pm

funny game! :)

StaNov says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 8:59pm

Minimalistic, fun, growing and two-buttons involved. At first, I didn't know whether I should use the tie to hit the wine to avoid the person getting dirty. Thanks for creating this.

Cheers from Brno! :)

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 8:53pm

Great way to "tie" in both themes... I'll see myself out.
But really, this is a nice game well executed.

Joror says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 12:18am

A fun triple theme whammy! The 'get bowties' part is something I ignored... just avoiding the ketchup was paramount!

squigglez says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 1:13am

fun at first but got a bit boring once i figured out i could hold left forever. over all good. nice music and graphics. i really liked the reflecting of wine after "cutting" it

alliel_a says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 12:58pm

nice game

Dec 26, 2015 @ 1:44pm

Fun interpretation of the theme, and a good fun idea for a game. It could use a lot of tweaking of the gameplay though.

Dreyan says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 9:28am

Fits the theme perfectly, and it's a rather funny interpretation of it ^^ Physics were a bit odd... but it felt kind of intentional, and added a bit of awkward difficulty to it. Not sure if I particularly enjoyed that aspect, but definitely got used to it and overall the game was good (:

Benjamin says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 10:23am

Never played a tie in any game before this one. The game is very fun, one of the best I played until now. I can just notice two problems :
- Sometime the jet of vine hit the base of the tie letting you with no escape options.
- The bonus dont add a lot to the game. I usually spend my time avoiding vine and randomly catch bonus. I think that winnning the game over time would not change much things.

Jace239 says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 8:30pm

Thanks for leaving a rating and commenting on my game! I included your game in an episode of my Let's Play Ludum Dare 34 series to show my gratitude! :D

Below is a link to the post with details, and you can find out my opinion of your game in the video as I play!

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