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

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by Pending Chaos - Compo Entry

An infinite runner with powerups/effects, coins and bad stuff. It is for the two-button-controls theme. Running the source requires Pygame ( and Python 2. The controls will be explained in the main menu.
Stand-alone binaries are included.

The music was generated with Autotracker (
The sound effects were generated with Sfxr (
The Orbitron font was created by The League of Moveable Type (

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alyphen says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:50pm

A decent attempt at an infinite runner. Physics were predictable, graphics were a little more interesting than just plain squares (although including more interesting backgrounds, characters and pickups may be good), audio was alright although the music could do with some improvement.

ranseur says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:56pm

As the submission form suggest, you'll have an hard time getting rated if you don't have an executable without dependencies... You really can't make a windows executable?

eruiz00 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:02pm

Pleased to see python drvrlopers here. Its much much elegant than using unity to me. Addictive fast game and good music.have to test that autotracker

Pending Chaos says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:06pm

I tried once. It did not work.

srimech says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:08pm

I got 91 :). The controls were a bit infuriating at first but I got used to them and found it quite addictive. Nice one.

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:23pm

good first run a bit different for the controls not what I was thinking at first

behzad_robot says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:16pm

i dont have Pygame and Python 2...y dont u just build an excutable :| ? (i've seen other python entries like this too.....)

Pending Chaos says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:29pm

I tried on Linux and it did not work because it was Linux. I tried on Windows and could not get Python to work.

lucentbeam says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:17am

Neat little game! I like the procedural levels (they are, right?) but I did get stuck between 2 platforms at one point. I think the biggest next step it needs is jump height that's sensitive to the duration of keypress, a la Mario 1.

Also, for the sake of making an executable package, I recommend you look into py2exe - it really works quite well, though you may have to google a setup script to run it with pygame.

Pending Chaos says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:31pm

I've created some binaries for 64-bit Linux and Windows.

f7f5 says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:39pm

Nice to see a python entry.

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