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

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Tangle Root

by Tacohej - Jam Entry

Tangle root

by Markus Tinnfält & Adam Ramberg

You play as a tangle root, trying to reach all watchers. They will refill your energy, that enables you to continue your journey.


Use the arrow keys to grow.

Once a new node of the root has been grown, you can travel through them without losing energy

Hold left shift to enter Safe Mode - travel through nodes without accidently grow new nodes.

Hold space and press an arrow key to cut of a root in that direction


You don't need cut before level 4.

You don't need cut on every level.

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zguerrero says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:33pm

very original concept, and fun to play. but often when i want to step back in the tree of nodes it start a new branch, can be frustrating. good game overall though!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:39pm

Great Game! Love the idea and juicy exexution. Keep up the good work.

Tacohej says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:52pm

I understand zguerrero! We tried to fix that with Safe Mode (holding shift wont make new branches) but it might be a bit unclear. Thanks for your input!

Elit3dGaming says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:08pm

Great game nice concept

globemaster says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:23pm

Cool idea! I kept getting stuck on the second level where I would have like 15 nodes available and when I connected to an eye it would go to 0 and I couldn't finish...

Tacohej says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:30pm

glodemaster, thanks for your comment. That is actually part of the puzzle. The hint on that level may help you solve it!

tantumgames says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:04pm

Nice graphic. Very fun and difficult game.

Blake_Lead says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:05pm

I enjoyed playing this beautiful game. Really nice idea of gameplay and great visuals. Thank you!

NirabazGAMES says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:58pm

nise little game) like this colours)

Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:27pm

Cool game!

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:29pm

Neat idea!
Challenging and engaging, very polished and complete, good job!

SkullPixel says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:06am

This is a very well built game, and the art and sound was amazing. Please do tell me this wasn't made by one person. ;)

tobia88 says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:51am

Nice work with those graphics! Like the controls too

Tapehead says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:42am

i don't understand the order of the eyes und some situations, but overall this is a cool puzzle game! very well done!

ZYXer says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 3:25am

Wow, awesome looking game, congratulations!

Great concept, good sound and good graphics. The difficulty of the levels is also well balanced. I also like how you introduce safe mode/cut mode.

paruthidotexe says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 9:49pm

One of the new coolest game.. played for long time and it is very nice concept, art and game play.

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