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

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by dos - Compo Entry

A game for two players, where all's fair.

Groundmole Antonio wants to grow so high that he can take over the world!
Gardener Louis notices the danger and tries to thwart the evil groundmole plans!

Antonio grows with A button.
Louis takes Antonio back to ground with L button.

In order to win, it is recommended to do whatever it takes to keep the second player away from the keyboard - just keep it legal! :)

[done in 6 hours; HTML5; JavaScript; Allegro.js]

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Jordan says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 2:36am

"It is recommended to do whatever it takes to keep the second player away from the keyboard in order to win :)"

*Gets out axe

Great use of the 2 button theme!

Oye Beto says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:57am

I could be more challenging if it was about smashing the button instead of holding it down.

dos says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:00am

@Oye Beto: Well, as soon as the other player pushes his/her button, holding it down doesn't have any effect anymore, does it?

dos says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:10am

Nevermind, just tried it on another OS. My key repeat settings made it harder... Changed it as a bugfix (hope it's fine).

dekart says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:17am

Haha, awesome game! Made my day :)

Allthebees says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:30am

A simple concept well executed. We had a ton of laughs (no one was injured, I promise!)

kidando says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:10am

Great submission. My brother could not win against me. I have machine gun fingers :)

antonuklein says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:16pm

Stupid and earblasting at the start, yet it's funny and it now makes me hate myself (since I'm only one player, I had to play as both of them). ;)

MaulUdder says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:53am

Made me grin :D. I won every time though (played alone ;( )

Goutye says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:08am

For 6 hours, it's not that bad! However, I lose everytime! My right hand, you know, too well trained versus the left one :/

By the way, I noticed you played my game. I just released the Löve2D version (The web one can crash on some navigators). Enjoy it!

alvarop says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:02am

silly as can be. I had to play by myself but tried out both possibilities and liked the silly use of sound.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:46am

I played this with myself and won BOTH WAYS, mwahaha. Funny sound.

psychomonster says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:23pm

Ha Ha this is nice... L wins ;D Nice little button smasher. +1 for multiplayer... But i could have more characters or mare locations :D But I laughed out loud ;) +1

suppi says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:03pm

Haha. I should try to play this with someone :)

Trasevol_Dog says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:15pm


lkpridgeon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:42pm

Nice game. I had a few audio issues however nothing audio audio manager couldn't solve.

g12345 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:29am

That was really funny. Made me smile. :)

eerongal says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:27am

Nice little game, the aesthetics amused me greatly.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:51pm

Really neat graphics! I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:06pm

Very funny!
Really like the graphics, SFX and music. Could not test the gameplay with someone else, but I'm sure thinks will get broken (computer, pots, bones) when playing this game ;)
Well done!

blohod says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:49pm

Nice game, I played against myself but enjoyed the game anyway, great and nice and simple.
Played on stream at

Husky says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 8:40am

It's simple but interesting lol! and it also fits the theme nicely.

Dec 20, 2015 @ 3:33am

This was not what we expected, and it was a great surprise. It's rare I play a "physical" video game and have so much fun. We really think you should put this on a mobile device, and set it up at a show/gallery/sidewalk whatever and provide some Gladiator jousting sticks. Imagine DDR mats for each player, and you have to jump....that would be awesome. Great job. good game.

Jan 4, 2016 @ 4:57pm

Love it. Gets great score on art and audio :) Clever 2-player game with 2 keys. Nice job.

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