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

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Nybble Nybble

by Hybrog - Jam Entry

Do you love to be frustrated? Good good, then this game will suit you perfectly...

This is your typical dodge-everything game, but with a slight twist, tying in with the two-button theme: your input scheme changes based on an XOR binary encryption that changes at increasing intervals. Sounds painful? Yes, yes it is. A truth table of inputs and corresponding direction outputs can be found at the link below, but I find the game is much more challenging without it.

Made in Lua + LOVE2D, code is far from polished as this was my first true project in Lua. Going to go back to C++ next time around, more familiar with my engine there, but this was a fun experiment regardless. Oh well, lessons learned, maybe the masochists out there enjoy this monstrosity anyway.

Also, use 'a' and 'd' to navigate the menus and for, well, everything really.

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josefnpat says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:10pm

I like the input control system. It was odd at first, but I got the hang of it quickly. Nice game!

tompudding says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:41pm

That's a nice challenge. Very difficult! I wish I had more time with each key as I usually die very soon after it changes

Flygamer101 says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 11:40pm

Interesting concept and difficult game. Still, held my interest for quite some time.

Pandaman3D says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 11:41pm

Pretty neat. It took me a bit to understand, but once I got it. It was pretty fun and challenging :)

Masuno says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 11:59pm

This is a very nice challenge, but I do not have the patience (nor the Coolness) to try more than a few times... right now. It's gonna stay on my desktop for now though. I'll get much further next time. Promise. >.> <.<

Mirch says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 2:02am

Really meant it with the frustration...but I like it!
15 seconds is the longest I survived..for now. Anyway, maybe you could put a little readme or something because the controls were weird for me at first.

Starspell says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 2:45am

"You done died" :) Well at least I lasted 30 seconds on my first attempt. Reading your description I was worried that it was going to be unplayable, but it really wasn't. A nice simple game with a semi-interesting idea put on it.

zulman says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:52am

Omg, first game with XOR mechanics :)

Dec 21, 2015 @ 7:07pm

An ingenious use of the theme, really good!

It is very Brain-intensive, but it's kind of fun!

Dracir says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 7:37pm

Very cool idea! Simple yet challenging! My brain! I need to relearn moving!

Dec 21, 2015 @ 8:54pm

Interesting idea, feels somewhat limited though

Mantlair says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 1:40pm

Consept is interesting and pretty hardcore when it switches suddenly. Havent played too much but maybe I will since these games will stay on my LD folder. Well done!

jachepe says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 7:09pm

A bit difficult but it´s very interesting game. Great work!

Dohxis says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 6:13pm

The control system is fun but just about as you seem to get how it works you god damn switch it :D! Damn it :D.... Game is super difficult and there's not much too it, but the I love the idea! Good job :)

CodeNMore says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 10:36pm

Frustratingly fun!

Jan 4, 2016 @ 10:44pm

Interesting, the controls were definitely creative for 2 button controls.

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