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

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by Robin - Compo Entry

IMPORTANT: To play the game you must install the Visual C++ Redistributable included in the .zip (vc_redist.x86.exe)

CRESCO is a 2d platform game written in C++ using SFML. I picked "Growing" from the two themes. It wasn't easy to come up with ideas though! I still hope you enjoy the game :)

This game was primarily a way for me to practice writing C++ code, but also just a fun experience overall!

Tools used:
The game was coded in C++, sound effects were made with BFXR. Art was drawn in Paint.NET. Music was composed using Ableton Live.

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ripatti says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:29pm

Nice. I like squeezing before jump.

et1337 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:31pm

Awesome things: level design, in-game tutorial, enemy design, character animations, well-made and precise physics-based controls. Enjoyed the music, not so much the sounds. Wish I could perform the "crouch down" maneuver while moving, I think that would allow more control and more possibilities. Overall, great job!

manabreak says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:32pm

Nice job throughout! The jumping mechanic was a bit odd at first, but I got used to it rather quickly. The graphics were nice, but somehow they gave me the feeling that I'll have nightmares of the main character. :D

alyphen says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:40pm

A graphically and aurally enjoytable experience. Some diverse enemies, good level progression, and some challenging jumping puzzles. Very well polished.

zguerrero says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:23pm

Good game overall, not very innovative, but well executed. And cool music!

x92rwzb says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:29pm

Nice game. I liked the physics, the animations and the whole experience in general. But I believe you could have made the bee AI better.

gene-z says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:30pm

very nice game, keep working in it

Chewie says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:54pm

Squeezing mechanics for jump are nice addition to the gameplay

Kakureta says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:07am

Cool gameplay and neatly polished game. I liked the art style :)

StitchesMagoo says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:54am

Such an awesome entry! Love the art and game feel, the small touches of squeezes really add to the overall effect of the game play. It is slightly let down by the sounds, but overall awesome job!

VladRusu says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:21pm

nice artsy stuff, good sountrack too

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:27pm

The character rolling in the air felt really cool and and it was great fun to chomp everything to death, well constructed! Good job!

Pixelaborate says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 4:37pm

Excellent submission! Everything about it was a lot of fun and it was paced in such a way that made it really enjoyable. My only real complaint is it should have been longer!

NirabazGAMES says ...
Jan 5, 2016 @ 1:30am

nice game)

Mar 30, 2016 @ 4:45pm

Lovely main character. I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

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