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

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Grow a Beard!

by martin-denizet - Jam Entry

My name is Handsome Dave and I'll be your personal trainer to guide you through steps to get a manly beard.


Handsome Dave will push you to your limit in these fast paced mini-games.
We had quite a laugh doing this, we hope you will have fun playing it too!

Note: Images are less pixelated if you use the "Web Desktop" link instead of the embedded version.


All sounds effects in VoiceActing3000.
Animations in GhettoVision xHD.
No rabbits were hurt making this game.
We do not promote excessive alcohol consumption.
Please do not high-five random wild animals.
All the virtual meat in this game was produced organically.
Made in France.
Mime content guarantied < 0.27%.

Martin Denizet
Graphics / Voice acting

Benjamin Baldassini
Musics / Panda testing

Louis Denizet
Game design / Development

Edit : We corrected the bug that led to 404 error sorry :/
Edit2: We reduced the difficulty a bit
Edit3: We reduced the difficulty for the "Steak" game. Thanks for the feedback!

Downloads and Links




Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:03am

It says the link can't be found :(

lastninja2 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:54am

Enjoyed this one ;)

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 8:55pm

Heads up, your link is a 404 dude!

NirabazGAMES says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:24pm

this link have error 404 unfortunately, because screen looks good.

Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:45pm

Sorry guys, we fixed it :/

Joror says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 11:28pm

Fun set of mini-games! :D Very original angle and execution. A tad difficult, but I settled for a minor beard - to trump your mother.

Pandaman3D says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 11:55pm

My favorite entry thus far in Ludum Dare 34!!! \(^.^)/ Although I was only able to get to level 10 :'(

Xanjos says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 12:06am

The intro at the start was absolutely hilarious and I enjoyed all the minigames (especially the barber one).

mahjong50 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 1:44am

An enjoyable game, however a bit too hard or unclear feedback

ChaosCult says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:46am

OMFG it's awesome. 5 stars all categories =)

bob_fish says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 1:22pm

reminds me of warioware, amazing! Very amusing and great voice acting :D

Dec 21, 2015 @ 1:26pm

haha good initial story

Shurty says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 2:40pm

Very funny ! I like the Beard concept and the voice is freaking hilarious.
I would reduce the mini game difficulty (the barber mini game and the beer mini game especialy). But otherwise it's awesome. great entry mister beard !

RadStar says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 2:40pm

nice cool game! but I think the overall ergonomy of the game could be improved to make the gameplay of each minigame more obvious. Nice voice acting, with the different accents and everything, it was funny :)

piper82 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 2:42pm

super fun, wish there was more minigames to play! good job.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 3:02pm

This feels a lot like a series of quick time events within another game just strung together. Still, its... interesting. I think you're probably going to clean up in the humor category, but it didnt tickle my funny-bone personally: Felt too much like nonsense youtuber humor.

The minigames themselves were kinda hit or miss for me-- Either they were very intuitive (ex: pick the manliest phrase of these 4) or not very intuitive (still dont get how to win the beer drinking one?)

Still it looks very nice.

herniewise says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 3:03pm

I love mini games!

themadknights says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:26pm

Hahahahahahahaa. A real man game. Good job guys, I'm not able to complete Steak minigame but others are really awesome

Miltage says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:31pm

Why even go to the barber's if you're just going to dodge his razor? Haha.

I liked the concept, but the audio quality could be better.

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:36pm

Awyis I grew a full beard! Awesome game, funny sound effects too. Got me in the mood to grow a beard.

el_kloklo says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:41pm

I didn't understand the think with the steak, but I had lot of fun with al the other. And that's an all voice acted game!

Drauthius says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:42pm

Hahaha,what a great game, I really like it! :D

Japes says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:47pm

lol! awesome. My favourite was the barber. Noooooooo!
@Shurty: Strange, I found those the easiest. Hardest for me was the steak.

ChiPassGames says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 5:48pm

Obviously the game looks great, is great fun for a short time, and is really funny. Perfect game jam entry. Still laughing.

PaulJs says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 9:43pm

Very Nice game !

Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:05pm

Enjoyable game.

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:09pm

My first 5* for humor!! :-)
Congrats, very funny game!

Markus Brand says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:30pm

At 20 handsome Dave was finally satisfied with my beard :)

Awesome game: verry addictive, cool graphics and sounds and alot of fun and humor.
Best Game I tested this year, so far :)

Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:36pm

I've always liked these Wario-type, fast-paced, mini-games and this was pretty good! The accent at the beginning was a little hard to understand.

Love the music and the graphics. Great stuff!

mr. a says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:37pm

Winning energy!

Sometimes things are baffling, but that is part of the amusement. Figured out all of the mini-games by the second try, which is good.

Steak-eating is hard with just a trackpad.

Subtitles/text would be helpful. (Supposedly, if you record in a closet with blankets nailed to the wall, you can get less echo.)

Favorite scene: dodging the barber.

Ludipe says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:40pm

The minigames were pretty fun and I thought the overall theme was funny. Some of the games(like the questions) got old pretty quick, some (like the steak one) were quite hard to learn and I found some frustrating bugs.

But I had fun :)

Jacob123 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 10:41pm

This one was a really great one!

Ithildin says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 11:16pm

Nice micro-game based entry, it was funny and fun to play. Well done!

OwT says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 11:20pm

The barber is the best xd This game is awesome, the idea of mini-games isn't new, but it gave me so much fun! I like the audio, especially that voice which is talking to me, it's brilliant xd Graphics is simple, but nice, and humor, oh my, this is so funny to play! Growing-beard games is not new for this theme, but this game is really cool after all.

CPau says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 2:19pm

Ahah really nice and fun mini games!

Calciumtrice says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 9:35pm

This is cute and definitely got a smile from me. Handsome Dave was proud to be my coach, apparently. I think the barber dodging game was probably my favourite.

Good job. :)

Oye Beto says ...
Dec 31, 2015 @ 4:35am

Fun game, I enjoyed it more once I found how to play all the mini games.

Some feedback on why the player failed could be better. For example in the stake eating contest I guess I lost because I clicked the bone but I'm not really sure. On the bunny high five I don't know why I lost.

Jan 3, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Very fun game, really enjoyed all the mini games. Game had a nice art style as well.

Jan 4, 2016 @ 1:28am

I make him proud !
Mini games always work nice in Ludum Dare ! ^^

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