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

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Dig Runner

by mikedurn - Jam Entry

Dig Runner uses both "two button click" and "growing" themes. The goal of the game is to trap all of your opponents in the ground while avoiding enemy fire or trapping yourself. You have three lives. When you lose a life or start the game you gain a temporary shield for a few seconds. The levels go up to 30 and each level adds an enemy.

The two buttons are left and right click. Left clicking on an area highlighted in green will move your character there (you can move to spaces in the same row or column as your player). Right clicking on a space adjacent to you (not diagonal) will dig a hole in the ground. After three seconds, the grass will grow back, filling up the hole.

Controls (see above for specifics):
Left Click - Move
Right Click - Dig hole

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moltanem2000 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:53am

I really enjoyed this one! It's interesting how much more, well, interesting, the game got as more characters got added. Once there was 4-5 of them I had a really good time dodging and trying not to corner myself. Well done!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:57am

I felt movement was a little awkward with only being able to move a square at a time and no diagonals. But overall pretty good!

ElliotFiske says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:58am

Cool game! It'd be nice to be able to move with the keyboard, though - moving with the mouse wasn't super responsive.

It's really satisfying when you do manage to trap the enemies, though.

Hackbug says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:15pm

Good idea, i like it, it's a little bit difficult to start with the shifting, but after it's ok and fun :)

Nice animations !

bradur says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:21pm

Good game, could have used some sounds / music :).
I liked the graphics and the gameplay very much. I had fun digging under those red guys :D.

dweebster says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:48pm

The game idea is brilliant think you could really expand it into something really good.

The controls felt a bit slow, especially if you want to dodge some bullets.

Mr.Chippy says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:48pm

Very good concept. Very difficult. The bad part is that most of the difficulty came from the controls.

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:06pm

Great fun, but the control scheme can be frustrating.

mukult says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 10:09pm

heheh!! nice concept!! Love it... this could be something if developed properly...

Gyfis says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 4:33pm

Nice! Played several times already.

aemiliu5 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 4:20pm


hunttis says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:39am

Interesting kinda-puzzley, lode-runnery idea. I hope you keep developing it further. Controls would basically allow it to run on mobile platforms too.

Big Cow says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 12:42am

Brilliant! Its an excellent idea and nicely executed. The animation of the characters is just great and the gameplay feels satisfying. Its like you are really in an areana fighting for your life: it made me think of Tron actually. Anyway nice entry for the compo!

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