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

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Harry The Unusually Happy Worm

by Mat - Jam Entry

Eat Humans and Potatoes to Grow your length. (The max length is 1000)

Left Arrow turns left.
Right Arrow turns right.

I was going to add minigames and goals to accomplish and such. But i ran out of time. All i was able to add was a race.
You can start the Race by crossing the checkered flag on the middle left of the map then follow the arrows.

Made in C++ with SFML.
Images From: Public Domain (Some textures by me) and
Sounds From: and

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mockthebear says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:04am

what is that music? XD
it made me happy

Krafty says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:15am

This game reminds me of Lego Island. It doesn't seem complete, but it still is nice and I liked the worm. I thought the turns were a little bit too wide and sometimes I got stuck or had trouble getting to an item. Also, the music got on my nerves a little bit. Nice game and I hope you continue to improve on this idea! :)

Cruzer_AU says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:17am

Thanks for playing!
The music is: "Sweet Potato Blues" By: King David’s Jug Band.

Andy Gainey says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:03am

Good use of the brake sound effect when running into things; I liked that.

Building in the race minigame as a thing to just stumble upon was pleasing.

The collision bounds on the worm's mouth felt a little small; there were times I felt I'd gotten close enough to a human/potato but still didn't actually eat it. It's a subjective point, but I can't help but feel a little cheated out of a rightfully deserved potato. :-)

Ka-Wiz says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:24am

currently my favorite LD34 game! it just has such a great charm to it, the art style & music especially... i love the open-world exploration which you don't really see too much. as Krafty said, turns feel a bit too wide, but that's my only complaint.

wesley werner says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:24am

I can see why Harry has that big smile - which worm wouldn't love eating all those beach-goers. Nice little game with a fun race-track meta-game.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:10am

Fun :D That audio tho

NoWandStudios says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:03am

Music makes me happy!

architect404 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:14pm

there doesn't seem to be any win or lose conditions and the hitbox on the food is a little unforgiving, but it's an amusing little game with some nice touches like the change in friction on sand and the race

fluidvolt says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:39am

What a cute, feel-good game! It's unclear where to go at first but I figured it out eventually. That great music though... it puts a huge smile on my face :) Good job.

flukeshot says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:18pm

I like Harry, this game is kind of charming.

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:11pm

Hahah that music <3
Cool entry :)

HUMANICS says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:53pm

The music is really nice ;) Funny little game!

simon.parzer says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 9:57am

I like the exploration, the turning angle of the worm seems a bit wide at times. Overall very nice game.

Joror says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 1:03am

I dined mostly on human flesh. It was good. I smiled a lot.

Also occasionally did speed. Made me go fast, which felt good, but it was more a hindrance - more humans got away.

Even with no-one stopping me, I imagined that someone would, eventually... maybe...

Dec 29, 2015 @ 10:40am

Nice little game, love the musical score!

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