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

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Growing Up

by stevepctech - Compo Entry

The goal of this game is to grow your plant from a seed and reach the surface above. The player must dodge rocks placed above them by "leaning" the plant left or right as it grows (only two buttons required). There are three difficulties: easy, medium, and hard, which can be selected at the start of the game. The hardest difficulty generates a random map every round.

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JohnGalt says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:05am

Intriguing concept. Speed up mechanic is interesting.

zybit says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:07am

A little difficult at first but once you got the hang of flying it was alright. Not sure how scoring works? I think I went from 11 points down to 5 up to 6 and then 8. Any insight?

Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:09am

I like the game! It's fairly easy on easy but super hard on hard. Like the difference was extremely obvious when I switched. Many times when playing on hard, I would get get a wall of rocks and I couldn't avoid them. Other than that, good work!

guoboism says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:10am

Great work! Two buttons game with plant, most typical game in this ld34! The graphics looks really nice. The ending is impressive!

rjhelms says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:49am

Great entry! Nice take on the combination of themes.

The hard mode is something fierce.

WakeOfLuna says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 9:43pm

Very nice indeed. Looks amazing and gameplay is fun.

tedling says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:12pm

This game is awesome! It uses the two themes really good and the look and feel is great, too.

djfariel says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:09am

I wanted to keep going skyward.

Blobo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:18am

Wow! there are a lot of trees going through some serious struggles before being fully grown this LD. Great entry!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:26am

I liked the game-play at easy heaps :D green mode was really fun, however I think the red difficulty is beyond difficult and instead is impossible... idk maybe you can do it but I cant see whats ahead of me at all :D overall though it was a good looking, short and fun game.

stevepctech says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:35am

Thank you all for playing my game! Sorry the hard mode is too difficult, I realized it can be impossible to reach the top because of its random nature. I recommend medium, since it's basically hard mode with a set (and possible!) path every time.

dx0ne says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:23pm

Ending makes it worth! Like in life ;)

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