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

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Growing (a Lump)

by Ebbasuke - Jam Entry

Growing (a Lump) is a short and creepy text adventure game made in Twine2. I wanted to practice storytelling, so I chose to have no images nor sound in my game.

The game is hosted at
You can also download it as an html file. I think you could copy it to Twine and see how it has been made, but I haven't tried it.

- Ebbasuke

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Jod says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:34pm

Solid writing. The story flows well!

What would've helped set the mood would be some custom fonts ( Google has tons of them and they're really easy to import. Perhaps changing the background and font colours. If I can help with that, let me know, I fidgetted a bit with that for my own Twine submission (whether it helped or not, I'll leave up to the reviewers :)).

Cool stuff, keep it up!

fullmontis says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:06pm

The endings are quite chilling. I really enjoyed the story.

Andrew Deem says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:37pm

Two out of the three endings gave me good chills. Very creepy! I like it. :) I think adding some nice visuals with the story (pixel art even) would add a TON to it. Still, you set up a good mood and story. Good job!

Dec 18, 2015 @ 10:07pm

I love horror, and this is really well written. The only minor nitpick I have to make is that there's a bit too much space devoted to talking about Ella; on the one hand, we get a good sense of her character, but on the other hand, it feels a bit disproportionate in such a short story. But like I said, that's minor.

Also, in some places, it feels like the links don't make it very clear what action the protagonist will take. That made it a bit hard to go for a different route when replaying.

But those very small problems aside, this is a good, understated body-horror story with a very nice amount of branching. I enjoyed playing!

h.attila says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 10:25pm

It's an interesting take on the theme but I found it ultimately too linear and short.

miwuc says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 6:34pm

Nice take on the theme, a lot more original than trees! I thought it was well written, but could use a bit more action. I liked the ending with the mirror. The other ones had a nice thing going on but I found them a bit underwhelming. Keep that vibe but develop it more!

kabel says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 6:55pm

Great creepypastas. A slightly longer story with more choices would have been better, but this was nice either way.

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