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

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Plumber Panic

by Mr.Chippy - Jam Entry

"You boss stole some treasure and had you guard it..."
In Plumber Panic you are a plant that lives in pipes. You need to stop the plumbers from going down the pipes to get the treasure.

My LudumDare34 entry.

Left/Right arrow keys-Move

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CodeNMore says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:31am

This is a great simple mechanic, I liked it a lot - however after a short time it becomes completely impossible.

_benhumphries says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:36am

I like the theme, but the gameplay gets boring quickly. The sounds were unbearable to me. Good job, though!

chaomoon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:41pm

basically just a game of how long you can mash the left and right arrow keys

davesoft says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:42pm

Haha, nice inversion of Mario's situation. Could do with some powerups or a goal to stop it feeling repetitive, but otherwise great :)

Gravity Games says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:47pm

The gameplay got repetitive really quickly and could be cheesed easily by spamming the left and right buttons. Adding a delay to switching sides may fix this, but you'll likely also need to reduce the number of plumbers to compensate.

PushFirst says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:35pm

It is Ok.

Blobo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:42pm

The game got stale pretty fast.

themadknights says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:50pm

Simple mechanic but when it gets serious it gets interesting. Nice game.

paruthidotexe says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 3:18pm

good use of the concept, as game progress it becomes impossible after 60 points.. may be little slow in char movement and turning speed of left & right will make game interesting

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 11:02pm

It got pretty hard pretty quick!
I like the idea of playing as the plant in a 'mario' game.
Would be cool to see it expanded upon

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