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

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Gardener Galaxy

by pro-hat-switchers - Jam Entry

A game where, starting with two buttons, you grow plants and get additional buttons. (Get it? You grew the number of inputs!)

Pro Hat Switchers is composed of:
exodrifter (
boshtet (

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boddiul says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:09pm

The best LD34 game I have seen yet

Dec 16, 2015 @ 4:22pm

Really nice game and good use of the theme. Music worked well with the rhythm based mechanics.

piper82 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:10pm

amazing audio and mood. very enjoyable and satisfying experience.

Dry Tree says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:14pm

Very tranquil. Really enjoyed it :)

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:18pm

One of the best games I've played so far, even though I suck at it

Blobo says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:23pm

This is very difficult! very very very difficult. i did it though. i made it to the thanks for playing planet. it was well worth it too. the music was beutiful, and i loved it. very soothing. great game!

Echo Team says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:24pm

Could use a "you may mess up a couple of times" mechanic.

Also, the debug files are kind of large, you don't have to include them.

Cute though.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:26pm

Game itself is brutally difficult since if you make one mistake you have to start all over again and it could do with some visual feedback showing how accurate on the beat I am when I hit the buttons (like most rhythm games) but I really like your twist on the theme and how well polished this entry is.

wooltech says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 2:28am

Looks great, very well polished and once I stopped pressing A and D as soon as the letters appeared on the screen and figured out what I actually had to do, it was fun!

Geti says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 3:02am

Nice graphically and musically, but quite frustrating to play.

phi says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 9:21am

Amazing sound and rhythm, well done. The fact that it starts over when you make a mistake is quite frustrating, also because it gets challenging rather quickly. Handling four (oddly positioned) buttons was just too much for me...
Anyway, I'd love to see a more polished version of this! As for the jam version, this is awesome!

ZYXer says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 5:11pm

Wow, awesome sound and graphics. The game is quite hard, I think it's because it's not intuitive to press when the circle shrinks to the size of the button. I also wished the keys were next to each other, I kept shifting keys by accident.

But overall, well done! And good take on the theme!

Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:33pm

Great job. It always seem ambitious making a rhythm game for LD, but it was well executed and I thoroughly enjoyed it =)

Rex Peppers says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:43pm

Wow good job, great use of theme, my only complaint is I wish there was more indication of when to hit the key.

anv says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:59pm

Nice atmosphere. Could use better feedback on when exactly Player is supposed to press the key.

Jan 4, 2016 @ 6:20am

This game is incredibly awesome but at the same time too difficult for me to play it all the way through. I think the main thing it could do with is some clarification as to what the goal is - for the first two or three minutes I was just pounding on the a and d keys before I realized it was a rhythm game. Once I figured that out, I started really enjoying it - the music is really well made.

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