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

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Runes of the Kin-Tree

by architect404 - Jam Entry

Memorise and match pairs of runes to help the Kin-Tree grow and blossom!

Everything made by myself from scratch within 48 hours... but unfortunately made across sunday and monday so this will be in the jam instead of comp.

Engine: Game Maker Studio
Graphics: Krita
Sounds: Pro Tools

Thanks for playing!

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maunovaha says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:45pm

Wow, this game was seriously fun. :D.. I liked the mechanics.. I noticed that I could remember maximum of three rune pairs per round, so in that sense it was a bit depressing that the system beat me every time. lol.. then I started guessing and sometimes it worked, sometimes it didnt! yay! :D

Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:37pm

A memory game, quite cool! A bit static, but has a chill mood, feeling enhanced by the music. I like the graphics and the colour pallete, is fancy. We also have a memory game, but we chose the funky side :) Cheers! Stefan (

behzad_robot says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:49pm

just like maunovaha i couldnt memorize things better than 3 or 4 pairs ... really interesting other than that! Smart idea for 24-48 hours.

timeshapers says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:56pm

Turns out I'm pretty good at this.

VladRusu says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:17pm

Yup u! That's what I'm talking about! Like!

Osaft says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:57pm


tobia88 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:36pm

Nice graphic, i'm fully involved in the game atmosphere, well done!

kanatohodets says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:43pm

I played several rounds until I finally good enough to grow my tree all the way. Nice work!

Dec 19, 2015 @ 1:46pm

I love memory use-related games so I really enjoyed this!! Good job! Tho it closed all of a sudden when i won? Im not sure if it's supposed to do that

architect404 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 1:52pm

@equiposalchicha - the sudden close is likely due to unfortunate button placement; if you go for another match after the winning match there's a good chance you'll hit the exit button as it's appearing, a bad design choice I noticed too late.

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:12pm

Nice concept though I suck at memory games. Was frustrating that the runes dissapeared when you got it wrong, as this seemed to work against me and stop me from scoring much at all. A nice little game nevertheless.

jachepe says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:14pm

Great game in all points!!

rjhelms says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 4:32am

Nice challenge! Took me a while to get familiar enough with the runes to recognize them, but good fun after that - great mood set by the sound and graphics.

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