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

NOTE: Because of the Theme tie, we allowed everyone to pick either Theme. Using both was optional. To keep things simple, there will still only be one Theme category. Every category in Ludum Dare voting is an opinion, so you’re welcome to rate them as you see fit. But we encourage you to be fair in your scores to people that chose only one Theme, and not both.

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Psycho Tennis!

Fast-paced and addictive - play an insane variant of tennis against some maniacal musical bricks.

You'll need your refl ...
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Humanity is extinct, but the possibility exists to grow it again. We have to get the initial conditions right, by building the first towns a ...
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You control a car that auto-accelerates and you only have two-buttons to control it!

* Press Left Cursor to turn Left
* Press Z to toot ...
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Grow your line to reach the goal. With 24 puzzles, containing a variety of mechanics, this should keep you busy for a while.

There is als ...
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Tilt the stage to help your stunt dog "Lil Houndini" stay in the spotlight and wow the audience! The audience may get irritated if Houndini ...
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Destroy enemy Chaintanks and collect their scrap to build the largest Chaintank possible while under constant attack.

Controls:
WASD - M ...
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Growing bacteria using light and solving puzzles doing so.

First time using Unity, didn't think the idea was good enough at first, but wi ...
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Post-Jam update:
http://www.wyattcheng.com/games/ZookeeperDJ/index.html

Theme: 2-Button Controls

Help Z4KM4STER the Zookeeper DJ feed ...
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This is the most adorable game I've ever made.

Dedicated to the memory of my friend's dachshund Molly. What an awesome dog she was!

Ma ...
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PLEASE PLAY THE DOWNLOAD VERSION FOR A BETTER EXPERIENCE

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Frank & Stein are linked by a ...
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There's an alien invasion!
No-one showed up to help fight but you, so naturally, clone yourself over and over so you, and and only you, can ...
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Destroy the infected cells in all 4 zones to prevent the infection from spreading

-- CONTROL --
[arrow keys] move
[z] shoot
[x] suici ...
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A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping ...
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IMPORTANT NOTE: The web version of this game has been tested for Chrome! Other browsers may work, but there may be visual glitches. P ...
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A simple survival/strategy game based on loosely Kingdom (http://store.steampowered.com/app/368230/)
Rebuild fallen towns while surviving t ...
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Commander Left Right

* You can maximize the window if you like, the game will scale accordingly
* The online highscore is optional. You ...
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Oh no! You find yourself trapped, chained to a desk with TWO BUTTONS in front of you. Play through each of the challenges to get to the MONE ...
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No Rush is a fast paced obstacle runner which places you in a 1-bit enviroment. Move your way down the platforms to escape impending doom. B ...
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________________DESCRIPTION________________

Puzzle/parkour platformer about a Wizard with an interesting fantasy plot.

Use your trustw ...
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Use the left and right keys - or tap the left/right side of you screen on mobile - to hop your way up 99 Steps and reach the top!

There ...
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DEMON TRUCK WILL SCRIBE FOR YOU THESE FIRST OF 666 TRUTHS:

1) YOU WILL MASH THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR KEYBOARD TO CHARGE RAMFULLY

2) YOU W ...
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A simple sidescroller, controlled with two buttons only.

S + K (windows keyboard)

DOWN + A (xbox360 controller)


Have fun! ...
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Growing Sakura

A puzzle game about... Growing Sakura.
You have a hexagonal field and a few sakura buds on it.
Clicking on the buds you ...
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[ CONTROLS - QWERTY ]

LEFT / RIGHT ARROW KEYS (DOWN)....AIM
LEFT / RIGHT ARROW KEYS (RELEASE)....THRUST
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Spin and dodge. Spin around the circle avoiding oncoming projectiles. Collect points to increase your score.


[Controls in game]
Use mo ...
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Made in 48 hours by Steven Miller for Ludum Dare 34.

Theme: Growing

You are a plant. The military is coming after you. Defeat them in ...
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Floppy Frog! A silly physics "platformer" game, I just went with the "Two Button Controls" theme for this one.

Use the [F] and [L] keys ...
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A 2 button space trading miniature. Buy, sell, dodge pirates, fling asteroids and get berated by your gran. ...
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Go, Go, Radzilla! is a simple game about destroying a city with your radioactive powers. It is played with two buttons (Z and X).

For the ...
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The Princess has been kidnapped by the evil Rigor Mortis. It's up to you, Sir Bouncealot to rescue her and bring justice to this world!

B ...
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left arrow to go left
right arrow to go right
hold left and right to : pick up object, drop object, ...
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Roll around. Inflate. Collect the things and the other things. It's an NMcCoy game, so if you know what to expect from that, expect it.

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All Sorts of Spooky!

An action adventure high score game. Collect coins, avoid spikes and graves!

Controls: A/D or LeftArrow/RightArro ...
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Arcade action on the high seas!

Left click to use your pistol.

Right click to use your Katana. ...
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An explosive arcade game combining space invaders, bullet hell, some Vlambeer, and other influences. Plough through 13 waves and choose from ...
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Just feed your puppy, let him grow.
Fat guys are better, try to avoid te sick ones.

Z - change move direction
X - bat swipe ...
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SHRiNK is a small game about a little ball which shrinks all the time. In order to survive you must collect green diamonds to grow and avoid ...
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Become a giant serpent breaking into a peaceful mall and violently murdering people. Try to get the highest score while dodging your own tai ...
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[DESCRIPTION]
Your purpouse is to grow up flower to the light.
Collect money for score.
Powerup yourself with weapons.
Watch out sun lev ...
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GROWTH INDUSTRIES
-- "Bigger is Better"

Inspired by tile-building board games like Suburbia, this game of mega-corp machinations has y ...
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Your momma's been kidnapped, and it's up to you to defEAT those that took her away. The gameplay is a simple platform puzzler, where you ne ...
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'The Crazy Ball' is a "two control buttons game" made with a C programming library called raylib focused on videogames development. I develo ...
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A short game about an unknown creature seeking freedom. There are 5 levels total. The last one is a bit hard but it is doable.

Made by Ha ...
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Rhythm Rider is a quite simple rhythm game. The basic mechanics are simmilar to Taiko: Drum Master. You need to get into a rhythm, using onl ...
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A rhythm game with two buttons. (And mouse).

Written in JAVA using Libgdx.
The music is made with garageband and without competence. Onl ...
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Works better on Firefox than on Chrome.

Feel free to make videos, and please post links in the comments if you do.

Changelog
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I decided to fool around with a new style this Ludum Dare: Diagonal pixels!
It was weird to program, but I love how it turned out.

I inc ...
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I went for the topic Two Button Controls. In this game you use up and down to move the lever up and down (it will automatically move left if ...
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A cute virtual pet game called "Tamamystery". Use the two buttons on the screen to take care of your pet and grow it big and strong!

Cont ...
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A stupid little game where you are a cactus and you must escape from cardboard mazes. Use left and right arrows or A and D to turn left and ...
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Help Trevor navigate his way back home in this short & simple puzzle game.
Collect watering cans and use them to grow plants, in order to c ...
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In a diesel-punk future where all long-distance communication has been destroyed, you set out with a convoy of unlikely heroes in search of ...
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In this game you need to match the "item" with the right part of the screen.
use QD/WD or left and right or mouse button.

(I know that s ...
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About Lightreach:

You control a plant by making it grow with the Z and X keys.
Z grows the plant straight up.
X splits into two branche ...
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A simple little game with two buttons where you dodge falling blocks.

...and a twist?

(Please play with sound before rating.)



= ...
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Ludum Party!

Challenge your friend, or your friendly CPU to a series of quick minigames using only two buttons!

Each game makes use of ...
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Guide the plant to the sunlight above the buildings. ...
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Infinitree
Grow to infinity and beyond! But watch out, there are all kinds of hazards along the way.

Collect splitters to split your bra ...
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A Two button game where you are a plant. Eat as much meat as you can. If a bug touches your stem, you lose.

A = Grow Left
D = Grow Rig ...
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Pick up items to earn points for upgrading your crane.
Use Right and Down to move your crane claw.

Crane to Freedom!



Unity, Reape ...
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Xtreme Crop Duster Simulator '82 is a Commodore 64-style side scrolling flight simulator, made in 48 hours for Ludum Dare 34.

Controls ar ...
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robot would like to leave please
......i
...[:.:]
>[__]<
....| |
help robot to leave the room robot needs your help ...
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You are a bomb. A minimalist bomb. Avoid obstacles by squeezing between them, but don't squeeze too hard: you need to skim the walls to incr ...
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Torque, a whole puzzle game that only uses 2 keys! Rotate the whole world using the A and D keys, and get the ball to the portal while using ...
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A rather simple little infinite runner based on the "two button controls" theme. Your objective is to drive as far as you can without crashi ...
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IVY by TRAB

Use the Left and Right arrow keys to grow.

Solve puzzles by connecting every stone!

Don't grow too far, though, or you' ...
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***Update: Added difficulty feature post-compo. No game logic changed--it's just like skipping ahead a few levels.***

Laser Command is li ...
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Fertilized Crops Xtreme

You are the best farmer in the world. Now is the time to prove it. Sell as many crops as you can, as fast as you ...
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Left Mouse Button : Cast
Right Mouse Button : Switch ability

1.02 Bugfix Changelog:
-Fix for multiple monitors to help prevent clickin ...
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Having decided that 48 hours is far too long to create a game, the game creation process has been optimized to a mere 60 seconds of pressing ...
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​Two people are lost in the desert. Will they survive the wilderness?

#LD34: Growing, two-button controls


REVIEW: https://www.yout ...
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A game about growing older. Infused with feelings about time passing faster the older you get.

A top down action RPG where you age over t ...
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TODO, uploading right now... ...
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A game about failed government experiment.
Vine is taking over the world, you are trying to escape.

Controls: Left, Right.



H: is ...
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Puff Enough?

Control your little puff with left and right arrow key.
Jump left with left and right with right. You start with 3 jumps.
...
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When bright squares start moving towards you with no sign of stopping, what else is there to do but spin around wildly and attempt to catch ...
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Be a baller as you roll down the hill and grow! Win the game by becoming the biggest thing on the slopes! Featuring procedural terrain gener ...
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press up to go up
press down to go down

there is no real ending sorry ;( ...
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Making a garden in the middle of a barren wasteland is incredibl ...
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A little game about bringing life to lifeless worlds. Hope you like it!

Wellspring Wanderer was written in Scala using the especially ex ...
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A game tangentially related to Growing, with 2 button controls.

You're an unfortunate flower stuck hundreds of meters below the ground an ...
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Join Clara Stirzaker, adventurer and treasure hunter, as she explores the Crypt of Time in search of ultimate power.

Clara will move arou ...
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Get all rabbits and grow a good amount of grass to go to the next level.

Parts of lit areas can be turned to grass once isolated from lig ...
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During the development of Wild Growth I tried to build both themes into the game. There are only two controls and you play a growing plant i ...
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Escape! A and D controls two boosters, wield them well to escape from the rolling inferno beneath you!

> Gather enough speed to gain esca ...
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Aliens are invading and you are the only hope in your Tank. The aliens have a super weapon but its not very Advance. Stop the aliens by dest ...
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Guide a plant to the heavens with naught but a handgun with infinite ammo.
Grow the green aura to progress.
Getting hit will not hurt, but ...
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U.G.O is a game about unidentified growing organism that's fallen from the skies and is now devouring everything that stands in it's way!
Y ...
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Developed in 48 hours by me (https://twitter.com/AjmalRizni)

Point and click the left mouse button to shoot the rope and hold the right m ...
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Swarmonian Explorer is a mixture of puzzle- and exploration-game.

You are controlling a swarm with your cursor that has to collect new pa ...
- Coolness
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Play as a robot who has been sent to gather data on an unfamiliar world! A scientist will guide you by radio as you explore and discover. Bu ...
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A little game about shooting things in a isometric style space.
There are 3 level and 3 bosses; approx completion time: 15-20 minutes.

T ...
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A cave flyer, inspired by Thrust and Gravity force, where you need to pick up spaceship parts. The collected parts affect the weight, thrust ...
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"A Resonating Puzzle Game" (-minus the audio because I ran out of time)

The object of this game is to make your way through each level or ...
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Using a Controller is Highly Recommended!

Controls:
Keyboard:
Arrow Keys - Move
Up/Space/D - Jump
S - Attack
Shift - Dash
C - View ...
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Play as a seedling desperately trying to reach the sunlight.

-Use the arrow keys to move.
-Eat seeds for points.
-Eat all seeds to unlo ...
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With two newborn twin girls my time is stricly limited, and therefore I had decided to skip this Ludum Dare.

That was until I found out a ...
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Theme: Two buttons & Growing (both)

NOTE: Ludum Dare Website makes the web build cropped somehow, here's the link:
http://bradur.github. ...
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___________________________STORY___________________________


your ship breaks up on the rocky shores, but luckily you've made it to the ...
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Welcome to Hyperspace! My hectic, arcade-y space shooter. I've attempted to incorporate both themes into this game.

So you've found yours ...
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Shoot for the moon; if you miss, maybe you'll catch a few stars. Or however that went...
What? You don't see the moon? Are you sure?

Com ...
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Click Screens above for animated versions!

Viiiiiiiine Raacerrrrr

Use your water-rocket powered ship to race along a vine. Collect wat ...
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