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

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when i am empty please dispose of me properly

by johntherobot - Jam Entry

First game that I've made. A short visual exploration game. The canvas grows and shrinks as Derek moves between stages. Using a two-button control system, control his movement and some visual effects. Inspired by a quote I saw.

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printhello says ...
Dec 12, 2015 @ 9:35am

Interesting. Like a surrealist painting. :)

Chris M says ...
Dec 12, 2015 @ 9:38am

Alluring piece, I felt quite hopeless playing. The transitions seem unnecessarily abrupt. The music was meant to be distorted, I presume?

johntherobot says ...
Dec 12, 2015 @ 9:42am

Thanks! Yes. If I knew more I would have the layout changes preserve acceleration and position or at least put a fade between scenes. Maybe in the morning I'll tweak it some.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 12, 2015 @ 10:20pm


adrian09_01 says ...
Dec 13, 2015 @ 3:40pm

Interesting idea.

gabriel_pnc says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:21am

cool idea, I like de art and sound, but the game made me a little confused! Keep doind this!

LMT says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:21pm

That's quite an interesting game. There isn't much gameplay to it, but it's good for a first game, and may many more follow :D

flakoflak says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:21pm


MrDave says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:22pm

This game made me question why I am alive, good game!

jackyjjc says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:44pm

An interesting game, I love the art style and the overall feeling the game gives you.

icereci says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:50pm

very atmospheric. Loved the environment. Only thing is I wanted more :)

johntherobot says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:54pm

Thanks guys! Yeah, I burned through it really quickly (something like 6 hours) because I'm getting married this upcoming weekend and knew I wouldn't have much more time haha! Maybe I'll add some more screens post-jam.

CMG says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:03am

A strange game. Definitely more an art piece, which isn't a bad thing! I felt like I had no control and just drifted along.

scars377 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:44pm

I don't understand what I've just played.

joekinglake says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:27pm

Nice little game, it was definitely interesting to explore :)

David Cookie says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:29pm

Don't really understand but it's more like a painting or a dream that we go through I guess :) Anyway, well done!

chaomoon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:46pm

what even is this i can't

i mean it's kind of cool but like.... what???

scorched says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 5:22pm

Enjoyed the soundscape a lot!

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