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

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Growing Ice

by petercraft - Jam Entry

‚ÄčNice endless runner created in 72 hours for the 34th edition of Ludum Dare Game Jam. Hope you enjoy it.

--- How to play ---
Use the A, Z or Left key to get smaller. D, X or Right key to get bigger.
You can press two of them (for example: A and Right key) to activate your super attack.
You can take screenshots by pressing the Up key.
And to pause the game, press Esc, when your game is paused press again Esc to exit to the title menu!
To kill enemy, you have to be the same size it is.

The icon in the lower right corner shows you whether your super attack is available, the hearts in your higher right corner show you your health.

Created by AMYMIST and Petercraft.

WARNING: You HAVE TO have JAVA Version 8 at least. You can google: "Java JRE", and it should give you the official site.

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wavegunner232 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:06pm

4.5 its really great just not the MOST innovative

Gipzo says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:10pm

Couldn't run your game on windows. It doesn't know how to run .jar files.

ajopart says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:16pm

Great graphics ! Congrats for using both themes. Miss some soundtrack but nice otherwise

Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:18pm

I played another jam game with nearly identical controls (get bigger / smaller and navigate narrow gaps), but this had the breaking obstacles based on size. Love the look of this one but didn't get much out of the gameplay.

petercraft says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:21pm

You have to have Java version 8 at least

petercraft says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:22pm

Yeah, one of my weaknesses is the music and the sound effects :/

gene-z says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:22pm

very nice, congratulations

Yazara says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:24pm

The artstyle looks really nice!
The sound effects overall are nice, apart from the sound of the monster behind you, which is too intrusive.
And why does the character get faster when it shrinks?

petercraft says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:24pm

Thx so much, :D

An_error says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:29pm

Great game, needed some music though.

Leaghorn says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:07pm

Awesome art

juaxix says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:08pm

Pixel art is art :)

mat1er says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:31pm


LavaGhost says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:28pm

Very Good! I <3 all of the art and the concept!

Skruffye says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:01am

Challenging and fun.
The game is a nice departure from "eat things smaller than yourself" games. The animation was good, the art was nice and overall the game was fun. Good job! :)

petercraft says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:05am

Thx XD

OrangeeZ says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:20am

Interesting idea , I liked it !

Bumblepie says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 8:32am

I really enjoyed the visual style of the game, the pixel art was impressive, and a good level of detail was put into the main aspects of the game. The endless runner mechanics were solid, but I think a few design decisions could have been better. One example is the monsters which you have to be the same size to kill, it feels strange taking a hit from a tiny monster when you are so massive, and the icicles already give you an incentive to shrink. As well as that, there wasn't really an incentive to go fast, I think that perhaps slowing down enough should also lose you a life, as it could really help the pacing of the game. This could also show off the monster better, and make it feel like more of a persistent threat rather than a reminder of your health. Overall a great job though :)

yoanndeplo says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:58am

Very good sounds and graphisms !

Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:18pm

That cute dinosaur was fun to control! A nice twist for the endless runners.

AzureAspect says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 7:19pm

*insert random big monster sound here* mercy!?
Well working game and graphics, monster noise could have been a tad bit lower. (got frightened the first time I heard it but after that it got more annoyning the longer I kept playing)

Jerre says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:36pm

One of the best I've played yet. Nice atmosphere, and good use of both themes.

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:38pm

Nice graphics and good take on the theme :)

LudoGames says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:25pm

really fun game, liked the art and theidea alot

Yvanor says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:34pm

Simple but fun game. I liked the graphics, so bad there is no sound. Good job ^^

jstan says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 3:52am

I really like the gameplay. Keep good work.

Dec 29, 2015 @ 11:25am

Nice animation and use of both themes. Very nice entry!

Tapehead says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 10:19am

it takes some time to learn but it makes fun! well done!

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