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

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by Ludum34 - Jam Entry

Endless runnner: use small jump and long jump buttons to control squirrel couple TOGETHER. Run away from spiders, avoid evil ravens, gather items! Win condition is to manage 2 squirrels TOGETHER, if one got behind too far - you will loose!


Eugeny Dyatlov - game-design
Dzianis Yafimau - programming

UPD1: Spiders are fixed
UPD2: Death by squirrel async

Still need to be fixed:
1. Raven enemy
2. Jump animations
3. Fix parallax layer
4. Adjust camera scroll
5. Fix music
6. Fix sounds
7. Progressive spyders speed and squirrel movements
8. Fix button colliders
9. Fix items to gather
10. Sad animations for squirrels
11. Frightened animations for squirrels


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CodeNMore says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:14pm

My squirrels seemed to go quite far apart and I did not lose...anyways, good graphics, it felt good!

Move127 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:22pm

Didn't seem to lose even when I disregarded keeping the squirrels together. Also, I didn't see any enemies. The art looks great, though.

Steven Miller says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:22pm

Really cool game!

teamross says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:24pm

Nice idea!
Firstly didnt know why i wanted a small jump, then i learn it... x)
The art is really cool too.
Have you considered in make this game a two player game?(whit the same keyboard, one player controls one squirrel)

grama says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:25pm

nice graphics and very cute squirrels, but the gameplay was a bit lacking. one of the squirrels got left behind quite early and the buttons were not that easy to understand.

Calciumtrice says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:30pm

The squirrels are cute and the game has a very nice aesthetic.

Your core gameplay mechanic is a cool idea and use of the two button theme. I think emphasizing more of a failure state or penalty if your squirrels get too separated (or one fell below the bottom of the screen, I think that was what I was to avoid having happen?) would give more satisfaction to doing well.

Cool cool.

Dec 14, 2015 @ 10:53pm

Really nice game!

Elit3dGaming says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:06pm

I think the enemies are bugged as I didn't seem to see them however, really cool concept and very fun to play.

makiki99 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:18am

Lose condition is bugged for sure, and there are no enemies at all. The idea behind this game is very good, fits the theme nicely, graphics are nice too. Except I can't judge properly this game when it's bugged.

Ludum34 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:45pm

Thank you guys! Yes, currently we have several bugs not fixed. We are going to fix them in a week or so

LadyS says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:08pm

no spiders and i didnt lose...also the music stopped...
but the idea and graphics were nice

Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:42pm

Cute graphics, great concept and execution but this needs a lose condition, like, you can just take your sweet time to get the squirrels up, there's no time-pressure like in many of these quick action/reflex games :)

Ionut(Tyrants.not.found team)

uthamon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:03pm

Cute mood, I'll wait for fixed version.

GagaPete says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:11pm

Gameplay sadly broken but the graphic looks fine. It would be nice if you hit me up on Twitter when the patched version is ready.

tantumgames says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 8:32pm

Pretty addictive time killer with nice graphics and gameplay. Good job.

fxtagn says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 8:37pm

Fun & interesting (i've tried Android version). Good fit in the theme, pretty squirrels )

crucknuk says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:09pm

Good graphics and good music! maybe the game could be more nervous, but this is a good prototype! well done!

fluidvolt says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:17am

Weird little game! Was missing a alot from the description -- too bad about the bugs. But I love the squirrel faces and the overall design sounds good.

Ludum34 says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:04pm

UPD1: Spiders are fixed

Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:42pm

Same as other comments. Very interesting idea and cute graphics, but there aren't any enemies (except the spiders) or items. Music ends if you play for long. But I did loose when my squirrels got separated, I think that's fixed. By the way I think the spiders are too slow.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 5:54pm

Cute. A little too easy though-- it seems like I hardly ever have to use the short jump. It basically just goes long jump until they're a bit apart then short jump until i either cant move or they're back together again.

Make the danger of them getting far apart more real and you've got somethin'.

WakeOfLuna says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 6:04pm

Cute little game. Was no real sense of pressure from the spiders and didn't see any items or ravens.. though maybe I didn't play long enough?

mockthebear says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 10:47pm

Foxtacy: Very addicting, the graphics are very nice, the soundtrack is appealing, and this would make an awesome mobile game :)

NirabazGAMES says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 11:37pm

Крутяцкая игра!!! Приятный флетовый графон и ржачные белки :) Вышло набрать высоту в 125. Клёвая идея!

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