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

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The Ghost Engorger

by Rys0n - Compo Entry

You're a thing-dude who likes to eat ghost-dudes, and you GROW bigger as you eat more ghosts. You can only eat ghosts that are smaller than yourself, however, and bigger ghosts will kill you!

Become big enough to eat the gate-keeper dude at the top of the level, and you can start the game over with a brand-spankling new SCORE POINT! The game gets harder as you go, so see how many points you can get.

But don't become so big that you get stuck in the level. A ghost could totally come over and kill you, and you wouldn't be able to move. That would suck.


Turn Left = Left Arrow / A

Turn Right = Right Arrow / B

Turn Around = Left+Right Arrow / A+B

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Dmitrix says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:26am

Nice! At first I just thought it was a Pac Man clone but I actually really like the idea behind the game mechanic.

MaulUdder says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:16pm

Nice touch to have the red and green around the enemies. And cool you can get stuck before reaching the exit haha :).
Wish I could hold down the cursor keys and not have to press them only when changing directions.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:53am

Nice little game, simple but it kept me playing a while :)

Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:42am

Nice game! The concept is good, and the realisation is well done. At first, it's a bit strange to have the whole level turning around the player, but now that I think about it, it must be easier to control like this (turning left/right is from the player point of view). Oh! And it totally fits the theme! The only missing thing to me is a bit of audio/music.

Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:25pm

I really like the mechanics here, very well done.

Auroz says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:34pm

Interesting mechanic.

Yvanor says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:38pm

Aha, nice little fun game ^^ The gameplay is simple but quite clever, well done ! ^^

Dec 29, 2015 @ 5:28am

nice little game. colors, graphics, and mechanic. Needs level saves.

Smirnov48 says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 7:40am

Good game. It was very fun for me. I think it's too hard(when green triangles appears) and you need tutorial.

Benjamin says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 8:41am

Your core idea is really good. I love the guardian ending idea and the fact that you can be stuck change all the green monsters to a potential danger. It's also funny to cross some small monsters without hiting them because they're not on same line, not very usual on pacman games.

scorched says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 4:30pm

That was fun! Pacman meets Osmos

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