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

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The Bulb

by Radnap - Compo Entry

Protect the bulb from elements waves.
Use Left-Right arrow to repel them.
There is only two levels and it miss a "you win" screen.
Just a tiny game, not really fun in the end but it's playable and at least it's something !

I started thinking about Warioware Inc., the GBA game, but my lack of graphist abilities made me lost a lot of time. I should have pick a simpler design.
Finding a gameplay idea was quite hard and i'm not really satisfied with what i made. On the other hand, the compo was a good experience and i'm sure i'll do something better next time !
Edit: I'm aware there is a problem on Mac and i'm looking into it.

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SirSoltex says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:21am

can't run it on mac :/ the zip only contains the contents of what seems to be an uncompiled .app file

Simplest says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:29pm

Have the same error, could not try it on mac could you update it and whisper me? thanks :-)

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:11pm

It ran fine for me on Windows. But I seem to always lose at the second screen. Nice flower animation.

Bobsleigh says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:33pm

When you get two arrows of the same side, it'd be nice if it flashed to show you it registered your input. The flower animation was very nice. Goes on GameOver at the end of the second level, give me a You Win! instead! :P

Zeezgames says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:59pm

Hi , this game was a nice idea, i couldnt seem to last long as the buttons never kept them away but maybe im just not good at the game :(

Well Done On the Game!

Radnap says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:20pm

Hey thanks for the comments, i didn't saw them !
Their should be an animation on the arrow when you press it but i'll look into that. I forgot indeed the win screen and there is only two level as i kind of struggle with the flower animation to go any further that way.
For now i doesn't have a Mac but i'll look into it as soon as possible.

anv says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:49pm

Can see GBA inspiration, graphics look pretty OK. Gameplay reminds me a bit of the biggest scourge of contemporary game design - quick time events, but hey, not bad!

carlsommer says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:22am

I like the bulb sprouting animation

Mirch says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 1:39am

Nice concept, but for some reason it doesn't seem to work all the time? Pressing the arrows didn't do much for me.

Ace says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 5:11pm

Can not run it on Linux, firstly the TheBulb ELF lacks execution permissions, after setting +x it also throws a Java exception;
Error: failed to load/find main class fr.langladure.ld34.desktop.DesktopLauncher

tazdij says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 9:05pm

WinRAR is saying the zip file is corrupt.

paruthidotexe says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 8:55pm

nice concept.. can little be changed to make game play addictive.. art work like cloud, plant are looks very beautiful.. especially the growth animation of plant..

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