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

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Space Beards

by Gjarble - Jam Entry

Only YOU can shave the galaxy!

(Flash version playable above, Mac and Windows versions downloadable below. If you experience any bugs, please let me know which version you are playing.)

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Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:57am

Cool idea, but the ship is really hard to control.

Gjarble says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:14pm

@The Merge Conflicts: Thanks! Do you have any suggestions for how I might improve the controls to make them easier to use?

Dec 27, 2015 @ 2:14am

Hilarious. Flying in space as a politician blowing up various beards and hair styles is absolutely awesome!

Dec 27, 2015 @ 4:25am

ahahhaahaha LOVE it!!!

Dec 27, 2015 @ 4:48am

Very amusing. Really liked the mechanic for making you stay close to the thing that can kill you. Nice job.

UrbanHelsing says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 8:28pm

Fun, but the ship is difficult to control. Sometimes it locks in thrust mode

Gjarble says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 9:08pm

@UrbanHelsing: Oh! I was not aware of that bug. I wonder if that's the problem that The Merge Conflicts was having, too? I can't get it to lock in thrust mode- it there some situation in which it consistently locks up for you?

Dec 27, 2015 @ 9:43pm

I laughed, I cried... I got eaten by a beard. Good times.

Dayko says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:25pm

Haha that was epic, i loved the setting and realization was very good. The grey skin and moving eyes add a nice touch to the creepy atmosphere :D

The fact that you can't fly through the head itself makes the controls quite hard but as i went to the end i suppose that it was not too difficult !

_benhumphries says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 1:23am

Cool concept, but the gameplay itself is kind of dull. The movement is hard to control, but I like how the eyes follow you around and I like how you thought of the shaping idea with the outline.

Jan 2, 2016 @ 3:25am

Funny idea but execution needs work. Controls don't seem to fit the game at all. The green bar at the bottom is confusing. I am stuck on the second level for the second time after resetting and still don't know how to progress.

Aurel Bílý says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 11:01am

Very fun. I guess this is what being a barber feels like! I liked the beard growing effects, too. Kind of scary when you got really close. And there's a lot of polish to be done, but I guess you know that :)

Jan 4, 2016 @ 4:09am

@Gjarble: The main problem for me is just how "slippery" the ship is. It seems like whenever I move in one direction then try to stop or turn, I keep going in that direction with a ton of force for a long time. I would just decrease how much the ship continues to move in it's current direction after the input is ceased or changed to a new direction. Hope that made sense :P If you ever change this, let me know, I'd love to try it again after adjustments.

johntherobot says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 6:26pm

Fun! Gameplay is a little tricky, but I love the art and the concept!

DecayConstant says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 6:29pm

Ha! Never thought I'd play a game about growing/shaving a beard via spaceship. Nicely done! :D

Gjarble says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 10:58pm

@The Merge Conflicts: Yes, that's an excellent description. Thank you!

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