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

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Block Buster

by xslipher - Jam Entry

You're falling down a never-ending pipe. Hitting the blue blocks gives you points and makes you grow. Hitting red blocks makes you shrink. Get as many points as possible before you get too small!

Use A and D to move left and right, respectively.

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pkenney says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:53am

It was a cool feeling to be falling endlessly down that tunnel- I got to 1570 before a run of bad moves got me killed. Nice touch making the square get smaller to indicate health. Good job!

VladRusu says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:33pm

keep it simple, keep it good!

SSJMetroid says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:27am

What I like about this is that I can learn pretty much everything about the game within the first 10 seconds, and it doesn't force me to die over and over to learn it either. Great design. Also if this is your music: I liked everything about it except for the wubby parts ( you know what I mean ).

xslipher says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:00am

Thanks for the comments. I really appreciate it.

@SSJMetroid, I bought a pack of 5 songs for $5 to use and that was one of the less wubby ones. I ran out of time to find something more fitting but it is duly noted.


Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:24pm

Simple and fun :)

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:30pm

While I couldn't stand the music, the game itself was quite fun for a short while.
Could have done with some variations in gameplay though, such as powerups that change sizes, invert which colours you need, or speed up / slow down the falling speed.

michidk says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 1:45am

Fast, responsive controls, I like it! :D

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