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

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by jewagenaar - Compo Entry


Find the key to unlock the door to the next level. Try to survive and see how deep you can go into the dungeon.


+ Right Arrow :: Turn Right / Attack
+ Left Arrow :: Turn Left / Block
+ Both at the same time :: Move Forward / Unlock Door

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gallerdude says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:51pm

Great controls, innovation. Input delay drove me a bit nuts.

Decentsauce says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:57pm

Little tip about gamers: they are lazy. :p Basically by spam pressing left and right you can win every fight without having to actively think about it.

Janacek says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:04am

The controls made me a bit confused, like when I want to go forward, I turn :(

But still, had fun, and I liked the graphics :D

benjaml says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:14am

Cool game, inputs have a little delay and I think it would be cool to have a background music, but still a very cool game ^^. Great job!

misteak says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:31am

Fun game, nice and simple graphical style :)

Would be nice if enemies had different attack patterns.

IAmSpencer says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 3:55am

moving forwards didn't always work, but I am quite surprised it managed to work as well as it did, kudos.

graphics were a bit simple, but did overall fit the theme of the game, very nostalgic with a subtle modern take.

I had fun playing this, and ended playing for longer than I had imagined, great job :)

HUMANICS says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:02pm

The shield sometimes didn't deploy despite me mashing left :\
Hint to other players: Hold both keys until you actually move forward!

Adam Gould says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 7:28pm

Nice idea, I enjoyed the art style and the feel of it, although it was a bit too easy to win every fight just by mashing both buttons. Well done though!

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 1:47pm

Amusing character sprites. Given that on L3 the key was next to the door I assumed the levels are generated and I could exit without guilt.
With this LD I hope we all learned that 2 controls are not enough. This game would be more fun with a more normal input method, hope you'll make a post-compo / follow up version!

Riftpoint says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 4:58pm

Cool game. I really liked playing it

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