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

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The True God

by MacDocBros - Jam Entry

Hi everyone!

This is our first time on Ludlum Dare! We're 14 and 11 years old. We hope you like our little game on the theme growing.

THEME: Growing -- Growing your statue and knowing your god more.

If there are any bugs, please let us know.


EDIT: Windows link is now fixed.

TO BE FIXED: - Flying if spamming jump
- Character flipping over
- Random game over

Downloads and Links




Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:09pm

VEEEEEEEEEEEEEERY fun graphics george
i like them
thou the windows file is corrupted

MacDocBros says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:17pm

Oh, sry for that! It will be fixed as soon as possible!

kennethlng says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:04am

Hey, I couldn't get the download to work for Windows. The error read "There should be 'The True God_Data' folder next to the executable."

Boberro says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:52am

As for the gameplay, I think it was too "abstract". Go right, click, go left, click, repeat. Believe it does something. Hey! Maybe it was supposed to be some kind of commentary? :)

Regardless, it's complete, has a working goal, means to lose and nice graphics.
Music was terrible and too loud :D

MacDocBros says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:16pm

The windows link works now I think (I don't have windows lol).

Gravity Games says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:42pm

The game was pretty buggy in my experience. I once randomly died despite having plenty of food and faith, and at one point, my character just kinda flopped over and was unable to move. Also, you can repeatedly jump into the sky, so...yeah, that's a bug that probably needs to be fixed.

MacDocBros says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:23pm

Yeah, I know, but I just didn't have time to fix that XD.

Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:15am

Press space button. A lot. FLY FOREVER.

MacDocBros says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:36am


MacDocBros says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:51pm

We all noticed that one xD

rogberth says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:01pm

I did not get the games concept haha, I had a game over and I don't know what I did wrong :(

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:52am

The art is cute! I like the idea, very simple and good first attempt!
I noticed that there wasn't a limit on the jumping, so that you could effectively fly by repeatedly pressing space, I was also able to tip the character over by doing that and I got stuck :(

MacDocBros says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:10am

Sorry for all the bugs and for the sudden game over...that's a bug to D:

Ludum34 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 8:23pm

Not bad for teenagers! Hope your future games will be the hits! Good luck!

MacDocBros says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 5:06am


Dec 29, 2015 @ 6:13pm

Ey, it's fun and the game works well. The music is a bit repetitive and the art is too pixelated, but I am sure that you have learnt a lot making this game. Keep improving! Nice entry ;-)

SamH says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 11:47pm

Thanks for the Linux build. This is a pretty nice entry given your young ages, congratulations for finishing a project by yourselves! So, the good sides: the artwork is not bad at all, you game has music and sound effects, it has a full gameplay loop and even a menu, that’s probably more than quite a few Ludum Dare entries. On the meh side, the music is a bit repetitive, but also the gameplay becomes quickly pretty repetitive, and that’s probably the game’s major issue; I hope you try to work on that next time! I will keep an eye on your LD35 entry.

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 10:20am

Game-wise a bit repetitive, but you've touched all aspects of game dev that this was hopefully good experience for you two. Keep it up!

blzkz says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 10:24am

infinite jumps can break your game (impossible collisions and turn down the player)

Linear says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 10:23pm

There's an interesting bug where if you jump on top of an enemy at just the right angle, your character falls over sideways, and then it's reeeally hard to get him back upright.

Anyways, nice game!

Jan 4, 2016 @ 11:04pm

The music was simple, but I enjoyed it. As for the gameplay, I had no idea what was happening. Dogs were coming from the right, guys with spears from the left? Very interesting!

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