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

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by MrGarfable - Jam Entry

An endless runner game with a variety of different playable monsters, each monster having it's own unique "gro-volution."

Use "space" to jump and dodge all incoming obstacles while collecting "gems" to help your monster grow and become stronger. But beware the evil "gems," they will shrink you again.

Most importantly have fun!


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sergicollado says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:12pm

Beautiful game :)

antonuklein says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:14pm

The game felt like it was running at 20-30 FPS the whole time, and there's a lack of sound, but everything else is polished. This could be a good mobile game.

Although the flashing is excessive, it may cause epilepsy.

Pontus_LSS says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:14pm

The game looks awesome! The one negative thing about it, and this might just be me, but i think that it was really hard to go far, like in some cases you get forced to jump and that puts you down in a pit. Otherwise awesome game!

d_0o_d says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:15pm

Goregous graphics. The gameplay is simple. But some gems are not reachable. It is also possible to die when jumping above the screen, which is kinda weird.

Lukbebalduke says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:17pm

I really like the gameplay and the parallax effect, and the four characters that change the game colors! But I missed the sound effects.. overall, nice game!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:19pm

Simple but work smoothly, i like the background and the feeling. Some musid would complete. Quite hard to play at first but you get used. Good luck! Stefan (

Chickenattack says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:14pm

This game was beautiful and fun. I don't think you could have made it any better

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