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

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Don't Stop Drilling

by VideoDog - Jam Entry

"Please remember to drill at all times,
lest you meet an unfortunate demise."

You are being chased underground by a giant monster. Purchase upgrades, collect pickups, and get as far below as you can! Don't forget...


Pacman inspired controls:
Z: Move Left
X: Move Right

Tap to move one tile, Hold to move multiple.

Also with XBOX360 Gamepad support!


@Variant_3 - Rick (Art/Design)

@pmlamotte - Paul (Programming/Design)

@carnyth - Devin (Music/Art/Design)

Special thanks to Brett and Mike who gave great feedback during development!

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Ghen says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:53am

suprisingly fun, easy control, and good flow of progress for the game
i can see this will be an awesome mobile game!

djfariel says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:55am

*Looks at thing behind me* AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

adsilcott says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:58am

Great game! The giant creature startled me at first! The door mechanic is great, and I love that it even has shops. Very cool!

BMacIntosh says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:00am

Really excellent use of two-button controls.

Oski says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:28pm

Fun! I wish you had spent a bit more time on the menus, the drawn text looks a bit.. off. Otherwise, it's great! I loved the music.

Big Cow says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:32pm

Really fun! music good. Well done!

Krafty says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:06am

Fun game and great idea! =D

rjhelms says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:24am

Good fun. Controls feel like a good ol' classic arcade game.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:32am

Really nice use of two-button-controls! Was really fun, especially with the upgrade system. Good work!

Usanio says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:40am


rodlaiz says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:55am

Pretty Awesome!

logon13 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:02am

The mix of door mechanics and digging is amazing.

Suaave says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:13am

Addictive gameplay. Reminded me of Downwell a little, but this one is more fun. :)

oz2mura says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:13am

Really loved this one! When the screen shakes it was horrifying, flying through the lock passwords was satisfying, the music was catchy, and upgrading items with the shop appealed to my rogue-like fan-ness. Overall great game! : my struggles were in vain.

Firellon says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:27am

Whoa! It's cool game, definitely want to see this on mobiles. Nice solution with in-game metagames like ZXXZ-code entering. Quite disappointed with prices in the shop. Also, sometimes you get too far while going left/right, it's hard to precisely move.
Nonetheless, this game is DRILLTASTIC!

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:30am

I got to 326. It would be nice if it saved your highscore, or had a way to continue, since just as the game gets interesting, it also gets too hard for me.

Neat idea and very stressful, though.

jackyjjc says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:54am

That was a lot of features implemented within 48 hours, well done! The graphics is simple yet effective, works perfectly with the music. I particularly like the music. Game play is solid, the progress and slowly introducing different mechanics is great. One of the best entries I've played.

Dreyan says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:00am

This game's concept was excellent, with a little more time on the assets this is actually the kind of roguelike experience that would do well to be expanded.

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:18am

I did stop drilling... to leave my comment and rating! No but seriously, good job on this game. If you have the time, I would suggest you try and polish it a little, but apart from that, great stuff!

justinooncx says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:56pm

A pretty fun game! Took a bit of getting used to, though, but I'm impressed you managed to include a shop!

Dalkor says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:04pm

Fun game. Excellent use of the two-button theme. Loved the doors.

Bobrocket says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:54pm

This game is really cool! Very fun, and nice to control. A bit weird how you mention "Z+X" as well as "A+B" though

crucknuk says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 3:12pm

Nice entry! The concept is interesting and addictive! This game reminds me of guren lagann somehow because of the drill xD Good job ;)

Jan 16, 2016 @ 3:40pm

Neat little gmae! I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

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