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

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by mcmahoniel - Compo Entry

You're a balloon just trying to escape your humdrum daily life as a party favor. Ascend higher and higher, but try not to get hit by a meteor!

You can move with you left and right arrow keys. You'll grow larger as the atmosphere gets thinner, so be careful!

This is only my second Ludum Dare. Like my first entry, I built this with some great inexpensive/free tools. I drew all of the graphics in Aseprite, generated the popping sound with cfxr, composed the music (quickly) in GarageBand, and brought it all together with Phaser.js.

I was, surprisingly, able to embody both themes that were voted on this year!

Thanks for playing!

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mukult says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:27am

Good game! Simple and music felt good! Nice work! :)

Nooner Bear says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:27am

Simple and fun, good work! Though, I'm unsure of how to restart after I've died other than to refresh.

yumaikas says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:29am

Not being able to restart kinda makes it hard to replay.

mcmahoniel says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:48am

Sorry about the restart functionality, I ran out of time. :) Thanks for playing!

floppya says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:55am

Solid, simple game. Nice work getting both themes in there.

Ghen says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:57am

yep, simple and fun
the music fit the game really well

jerry111zhang says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:05am

Would be better if we can restart

GodsBoss says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:33am

Is it just me or is that game insanely hard? Why does the balloon try to ascend during the late heavy bombardement the Earth once went through?
Still pretty fun, though.

Serg says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:36am

Simple, but nice.

blohod says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:42am

Needs restart! balloon looks weird but still an ok game.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:03am

Well done on a solidly implemented game.

rantt says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:02pm

Music really fit the game. I enjoyed it, nicely done!

hexagore says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:13pm

Would have been nice to be able to restart after being hit. A simple idea but it's executed nicely.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:15am

fun game and easy to play

psychonull says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:01pm

Simple and fun game. Nice work!!

argowen says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:15am

I now have a complex with falling objects popping my balloons.

barret907k says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:41am

Fun yet hard. No way to reset?

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