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

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Button Flower

by jacobturn - Compo Entry

Button Flower:
Jacob (age 11.9) has created a different game this time. He did all the art and coding with Gamemaker Studio with built in sprite editor. Dad is helping compile and post the entry but that is all the help dad has done.

You play the game with the arrow buttons after you click the wingdings in the start screen. Can you figure out the secrets contained? Some buttons make you grow. Some buttons make you shrivel. Can you figure out how to win?

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ccglp says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:47pm

"You won i guess" Only guess? I didn't win really? xDD
Nice little game!

goffmog says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:57pm

Yay I won! Good solid game and there's some strategy to winning too. I don't think I found any secrets though :( Great use of both themes!... Now I wonder where I can get some cookies from right now.

YinYin says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:58pm

Why can't I just eat all those cookies?

teamross says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:20pm

I won i guess!! Hahaha

I dont know 100% if i won correctly, but was really funny :P

DustyStylus says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:56pm

Hee-hee, I won! (I guess) :P

peejaygee says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:20am

Couldn't get the web version to run, but the windows version run, the fonts for me on the screen and bottom left of the screen seemed to not work, guessing I don't have that font installed, but overall it's a good start, I guess I won.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:26am

Interesting concept but lacks game play.

Levi D. Smith says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:58am

Great job Jacob! It reminded me of some of my old QBasic games. I was able to avoid the cookies and reach he goal! Loved the ending message! I couldn't figure out the secrets.

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