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

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noa noa

by Tony Coculuzzi - Jam Entry

A virtual pet simulator! Play games, buy things, and keep your pet alive. Yaaaay

I came up with the idea a few weeks ago. I really wanted to make a virtual pet sim, but held off. I knew Ludum Dare was around the corner, and figured I could put the idea on the backburner until then.

LD34 came around, and I voted yes on only two themes, "Growing" and "Two Button Controls" I figured if one of them was chosen, I'd make this game.

When the results came in, and I saw that they both tied, I figured I had to jam. This is the result, enjoy!

Game by @tonycoculuzzi
Audio by @isyourguy

Z + X

Z acts like a 'confirm' button
X acts like a 'next' button

Your noa noa is persistent! If you leave the page or close the game, your data will be saved, allowing you to continue playing later!

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Erlend Aakre says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:38am

AWESOME submission. Simple gameplay, but everything is very polished. great graphics/audio

zlaine says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:46am

Awesome, though I still am just as terrible at these when I was a kid. I couldn't win the minigame. This was a lot of fun though. :)

Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:48am

Wow. This is pretty awesome and well done. You had me grinning from the title screen. Not overly complex, and overflowing with polish and charm.

jasoncoan says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:49am

Brought back some wonderful memories of neglecting my Tamagotchi. Great submission.

Frenchie says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:50am

This is amazing! I can't believe you pulled this off in three days! Although I guess you've been thinking about it for a while. The level of polish in here is crazy - from the camera work in the intro to the Noa Noa shaking when you mash the buttons!

One suggestion: You should let people know that their Noa Noa is persistent. I sat around for a while before I took the leap of faith and refreshed the page :P

Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:57am

@Frenchie: Good call! I'm going to add that to the description right now.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:40am

Super polished and authentic, it felt like the real thing. The camera work really added a lot to the visual effect.

roninfight says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:42pm

Very cute. Love the authenticity (I used to have one), the music, the sound design and even the graphics. It works really well, congratulations!

fishtrek says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:49pm

super cute, i love this. kudos :)

alexrus07 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Amazing entry, very polished and professional. Had a lot of fun with it!

Big Cow says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Horray. Very cool! Love the expressions.

joekinglake says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:22pm

Really well done on the look of it all. Good job on completing this!

Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:27pm

You guys rock, thanks for all the nice comments!

Big Cow says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:33pm

Horray. Very cool! Love the expressions.

Nizar89 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:36pm

Amazing production, very beautiful and polished, but even now i don't understand what you're supposed to do in this mini game.

ajmalr says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:31pm

Wow, this is a great submission, love the art!

elliottd says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 10:49pm

Haha, that's a great entry. great music, sound, and visuals. very cute. I hate two button menus though!

Dec 16, 2015 @ 12:15am

Yeah, I think if I continue to work on it, I'll be adding in another button. It just makes sense. It was cool as a jam restriction, but not great for gameplay.

RevelBase says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:19am

Great visuals and cute animations :)

Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:38pm

Ah this is adorable! I really like it, it is very well done and polished. Great work!

monetai says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:10pm

Really nice to play. A very good idea !

mlepage says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:59pm

Wow this is incredible. The polish is amazing. Great job Tony!

Pusty says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:07pm

This looks to polished.. amazing! This brings back memories haha :D 5/5 Overall

OnionBlaze says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:07am

This is really cute! Love the graphics, the music; Everything!

gloim says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 8:12am

super cute and super fun! will keep this :)

FiSilva says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 12:33pm

Very cute and nice take on both themes

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