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

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Only two ways

by blackbird806 - Compo Entry

Only two ways
A game by blackbird806. Made in 48h for the Ludum Dare #34 themes were : growing, two buttons controls.
if you have an english keyboard(QWERTY) use shift + ctrl to change it in AZERTY (if you need it).

Instructions:Use Q and D to move. Yellow orbs replace your last input by a jump (for example if you take the orb by the right you'll not be able to go on
the right with D but you'll can jump with this key)
The red orb use the sames mecanics but with another power.
The blue orb resets your keys to moving; so be sure to always take a blue orb if you want to take another power.
/!\note: if you don't take the blue orb red and yellow orbs will be ineffective.
The purpule orb create another playable block which have reverse controls.
The arrows desacivates/reactivates gravity.
The blue/red/green walls can be ignore by the block with the same colour.

softwares used:
Game maker studio

ps: It's my first gamejam and I'm a novice in game developpement.

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MorseAmalgam says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:26am

Clever little puzzle game. The intro levels are fairly straightforward. Only real complaint with gameplay is that mistakes at the end of a level seemed easy to make, and then you were forced to replay the whole level.

blackbird806 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:09pm

Thank you very much for your feedback!!!
I hope you have spent a good time while playing my game, I'll test your's soon.

RadStar says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:55pm

Very interesting gameplay !
Very clever as MorseAmalgam said, liked it a lot.
Next time add some music and some art and you could do a very cool game :p

Simonaiso says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:20pm

Really nice concept! It tends to get too difficult too soon, especially because you have to restart if you get stuck sometimes. but the levels are designed very well!

EMPBomber says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Very clever use of theme and level design. Nice work.

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

It was a good concept, and the engine was mostly well-implemented. The control switching was a little buggy, however. Also, the level design was a bit lacking. I feel like this could have been used to do some interesting puzzles, but that wasn't really done.

uthamon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:36pm

Interesting, after reading instructions controls and mechanics seemed to be vague, but while playing the game it turned out to be quite intuitive. Congrats.

Auroz says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:43pm

Fun, challenging puzzle platformer. Felt a tiny bit unpolished. It also felt a bit weird to use Q and D for controls instead of left and right or A and D.

Reccy says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:17pm

Interesting gameplay, fun game but can be a bit confusing. :)

KriBoNiTa says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:24pm

Very interesting concept using the theme's contraints to make a very little funny puzzle game.
Good job !

zguerrero says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:34pm

Liked the concept a lot! level design is great to! had good time playing it

realbogart says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:08pm

Great game! One of my favourites so far! The bonus level was impossible?

Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:57pm

"Because now it's the same but invisible" lol

Really a brain-twister to have to think about your inputs changing. Would love to see this mechanic expanded upon. Goes great with a little fourth-wall breaking humor.

Awesome work.

WizByte_Games says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:01am

This is a really cool concept and it should be improved on. I would like to see more done with this. Also for some reason when I fired lots of projectiles when picking up the red orb the game crashed.

johnnwfs says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 9:30pm

I see this as an awesome example of a prototype gameplay / level design game. The graphic quality belies the clever level design. Splitting the player into two and three mirror images (in terms of actions) was really cool and added a neat level of difficulty to the game. I REALLY applaud you for creating a clever platformer that held strictly to the 2 button concept... I gave up at the bonus level 1 :-D

Afendar says ...
Dec 29, 2015 @ 4:19pm

You have an interesting concept of puzzle game ! I like it simple but good idea :)

blackbird806 says ...
Jan 12, 2016 @ 8:16pm

Thanks all for your amazing feedbacks !!! =)

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