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

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by MinusKelvin - Compo Entry

Beanstalks is a puzzle game where you must plant, grow, and climb beanstalks to get to the door to the next level. There are 30 levels in total. This is my first Ludum Dare entry.

Libraries used:
(internal) Rendering-Engine (
Tinysound (

Requires OpenGL 3.3 and Java 8.

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chrizdekok says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:20am

Great puzzle game.
First I thought that it was a bug when using water on the dirt without a bean planted. But after a few tries I realised that the item to the right is used even if no bean is planted.
Anyway I enjoyed the game and except from that it was all good :)

yokcos700 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:35am

Neat idea. I think, though, that the gardeners could be better implemented. I like the idea of a situation where you can carefully think about what you have to do, then do it fast enough for your beanstalks to not be chopped down, and you do do that in some levels, but often it's just a game of 'do this quickly while the gardener is distracted'.

Still, the first few levels are very strong. Good difficulty curve, nice mechanics well explored.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:07pm

Great game, and a very good (should say excellent) take on the theme of growing. Enjoyed the game a lot.

nopogo says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:25pm

Very good puzzle game. I am finishing this before I go play something else! (at lvl 12 atm) only thing i'm missing is a mute button for the music, since the loop is quite short it gets anoying after a while. GREAT puzzles. I love the use of pickup order, it really forces you to stop and think.

Mr MadCat says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:23pm

Great take on the theme.
Very cool puzzles.
The only thing I found a bit annoying was that sometimes I would fail at a puzzle because my character would slide into another item.
But all in all a great entry.

lastninja2 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:21pm

Really enjoyed it ;)

MrMordem says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:34pm

Nice job :) Fun to play. Props to you for having the motivation for thinking about puzzles while you are "speed coding" through the jam.
Kinda reminds me an old puzzle game I played on my TI-84 while in high school.^^

Mantlair says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:42am

Very nice puzzle game. I actually enjoyed solving these ones. Well done!

reheated says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 12:50pm

Nice game! It's fun. I like how you created quite varied gameplay out of a few elements.

StelarCF says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 5:20pm

Nice game, gets harder towards the end, but otherwise fun

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