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

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by Alpenter - Jam Entry

"Grunnist" is a randomly generated endless runner! (With a gun included!) Everything is random! Map sections, enemy color, weather, and even the floor tiles!
Kill goopy slimes and run a further distance to get a higher score. Collect a power-up to help in your genocidal quest.

There is probably some other feature I can't think of... Idunno I'm tired ok?

A little disclaimer: A made most of this game while on an airplane. I'm lucky to have gotten this game out! Hurray for perseverance! This is also my THIRD LD game in a row and I didn't want to break the streak.
I also went with the "Two Buttons" theme as opposed to the other one

Art, Audio, Programming - Alex Carpenter (@Alpenter)
...That is all...

The Linux version should work now! Sorry about that... :/

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Pontus_LSS says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:36pm

Really cool game! Found some graphics glitches like when the looping background sometimes disappears but otherwise, fun and nice looking game, good job!

Nanocryk says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:37pm

Was very fun to play ! I like the art style, simple but good :)

George says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:53pm

Nice and simple, loving the art style!

MicroMacro says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:56pm

Adorable. Lovely. Fantastic. Fun. Other words that mean "you did an awesome job and you should be proud, congratulations!".

flakoflak says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:57pm

like the weather changes. ;)

Jeroenimoo0 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:58pm

You managed to get a lot in for a 'flight' game. The different backgrounds where cool. The overall feeling was pretty good. I found some parts very hard to beat, like the 3 shoot fat guy.

TeamDromedare says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:03am

Was fun to play, I enjoyed the retro-styled graphics and sound FXs!

Elit3dGaming says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:13am

Very simple yet very fun. The shooting combined with the infinite runner was a good touch as it surprisingly makes the game far more challenging. Graphics and audio are very suitable for the game. The rain is very noisy though in my honest opinion. Apart from that, great work!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:15pm

Linux d/l only contains one file. You run that file and it says:

Set current directory to ./Downloads
Found path: ./Downloads/Grunnist.x86
There is no data folder

Brandondyer64 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:17pm

$ sudo ./Grunnist.x86
Set current directory to /home/caninelizard/Downloads
Found path: /home/caninelizard/Downloads/Grunnist.x86
There is no data folder

Saymon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:17pm

Great Game, very fun !

Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:21pm

It's pretty fun. I like well-thought tile presets. It makes level less random, but more interesting. Particle effects and sound is OK to. It's really hard to pay attention to obstacles and enemies at the same time, but I walked pretty far by holding Right key and pressing Up time to time.

Luxorix says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:32pm

528 m record! Good game!

Alpenter says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:33pm

Fixing the Linux issue right now!

utoxin says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:00pm

Good job, especially given the time you had to work in. Some BG music would have helped it a lot, but the graphics and controls were good.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:06pm

Pretty fun! Love the monsters.

crucknuk says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:25pm

I like the animation of the guy! This is a good runner, I like it, good job!

Darkflint says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:34pm

damm, almost got 1k points. only 4 were missing *cry* erm, good game^^

herniewise says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:27am

Nice entry!

djdudes100 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:28am

This game is by far the one of the best LD games I have played well done.

eprincev says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:48am


fluidvolt says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:01pm

Had fun getting as far as I could! I like the fluorescent, washed out pixel art. Interesting look. Also, even though the variety is neat, I wished it always rained in the game- -- the rain ambiance really does a lot for the game, sound-wise. Or maybe have music in the sunny sections. Good job on this.

Ittai Manero says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:40pm

Loved the design in the main character, and the rest of the graphics are cute too, haha. Nice game, well done!

MemoryLeek says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:11pm

Crashes for me on startup on Linux :(

Importing game controller configs
Aborted (core dumped)

Alpenter says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:09pm

I've never heard of an error like that! I'm sorry I don't know what to do about that! D: Do you think you can give me more details?

StrehFox says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:09pm

I love the run cycle. So simple, but so cute! Solid entry, nice job!

tribrain says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:11pm

Good game nice sfx, but i think if you make a background music it will be more enjoyable

shrapx says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:28am

498 points.. not great, but it was that 2 spike followed by a big blob! i couldnt shoot enough to get him :( I think this is very stylish with the pixels and vectory effects that look like pixels, ideal use of the theme, and rain and sound fx too, the enemies were cool. nice work

beetracks says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:36am

Awesome!! I loved it! Congratulations!

MemoryLeek says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:32am

@Alpenter: I ran the game through GDB and got a bit more info...
I can get to the Unity config screen, choose Windowed and press OK.
Once the Unity window is shown it crashes with the SIGPWR signal followed by a SIGXCPU signal.
A quick Google search tells me this signal is sent to processes using too much CPU time, like too recursive functions.
Hope this helps.

CremaGames says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:17pm

Simple but funny. I scored 2k :D

Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:23pm

Super nice pixels, dood.

tweedle says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:29pm

I liked this a lot, fun to replay. Nice work!

Weeping Rupee says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:33pm

I really like the semi random nature of your endless runner/platformer/shooter (and I havent said that to anyone yet)

The random weather set the mood real nice. You made some very smart choices with the aesthetic that allowed you to focus on the gameplay-- and i think that shows.

one question: does this go on forever? I dunno if it did or if I'm just very bad at it.

Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:14pm

All the little details really make this. Nice entry. :)

Alpenter says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:31pm

@Weeping Rupee - Yep! It goes on forever!

@MemoryLeek - Really sorry, I can't seem to recreate the issue on my friends Linux! Sorry! D:

sausage_squad says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 4:06am

Good work, nice graphics and simple but fun gameplay, i think the only thing missing would some background music

Drauthius says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 1:27pm

I really liked it. Had a lot of small things which made it interesting to play and look at.

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