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

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The Growing Block

by AndreSilvs - Compo Entry

A puzzle-platformer where you control a block. There are growing zones that make the block grow bigger and shrinking zones that make it grow smaller.

As you get larger you also jump higher but you'll become an easier target for stray projectiles and you'll be unable to move through certain paths. On the other hand if you become too small you won't jump very high. Try to get your size right.

If you spot any bug please leave a comment. Especially collision/input bugs.

How to play:

The block moves on its own and he can't stop moving, though he only starts moving after you click to start the level. Touch the flag in each level to complete it.

Z = Jump | Select Option
X = Change direction | Next Option

You will need to install the Visual Studio 2015 redistributables and OpenAL 1.1.

VS 2015 Redist -
Open AL 1.1 installer -


Made with C++ ( SDL, OpenGL )
Art with GIMP
Sounds with BFXR and music with Bosca Ceoil

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Blobo says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:01pm

"The program can't start because OpenAL32.dll is missing from your computer"

sergicollado says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:22pm

I can't start the game :(

AndreSilvs says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:34am

Make sure you run the OpenAL installer. It will create a copy of "OpenAL32.dll" in your system32 folder. And the VS 2015 Redist too.

simoroshka says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:09pm

I don't know why but the game doesn't react to my input, I can't get pass the starting screen. Tried both version.

NuSan says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:21pm

Cool game, I like the puzzle ideas, even if they are way too hard for me. I always push the wrong button and you have to be prety precise to pass some of the levels. It's the cool game though, keep up the good work.

ripatti says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:23pm

It's harder than Super Meat Boy! Stucked on the 3rd level, after 50 deaths just passed to the bottom part of the level. Anyway, very interesting game concept.

NirabazGAMES says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:19pm

cute little game)

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 11:11pm

Cute little game, interesting puzzles!
It was a nice challenge, good job!

DarkGrisen says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 2:11pm

The controls are not responding sometimes.

AndreSilvs says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 10:34am

How/when do the controls not respond?

tazdij says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 1:00am

I thought it was a nice game, the controls were a bit odd to use, and I have seen another game similar in idea to this in the compo already. But overall a very nice game.

shahid says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 8:32pm

Well done! Tough, but fun.

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