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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The highly anticipated release people have been talking about for many years now. **DO NOT STEAL**

I heard some people say that they got ...
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# Get the cat off your computer!

You are working on your Ludum Dare game diligently, and suddenly a cat is on your computer.

Figure ou ...
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You are a forest sprite who has to get rid of lumberjacks in forest. But you are not alone, there are also your friends bees, willing to hel ...
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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!

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You forgot about Beardum Dare the biggest and best beard growing competition. Now you need to grow a beard in the last minute.

Download a ...
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Infinite runner that unpacks socioeconomic dynamics and the role age plays. Spacebar to jump over the expenses, click to make payments on la ...
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A short Twine game about building a space empire.

As an rising empress, you grow an empire across the stars through high powered decision ...
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I'm not even gonna try defending this
just have a look

requires a mouse and keyboard

hint: there are 6 screens in the game plus the m ...
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You work on a construction site, helping put together buildings by ordering a crane around (I think that's what people do on construction si ...
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Name:
Choices

Theme:
Two Buttons

Controls:
In this game, you play with only the right arrow key, to move forward, and the space b ...
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Danny asked Dora to go to junior high Prom with him. Dora wants to go with a man, not a boy, and Danny has a squeaky voice and no facial hai ...
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A short, semi-challenging game that tells the sweet story of a rocket that hates the moon so much that it wants to punch the moon with its f ...
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Klodowski is growing up. He's a baby and you are helping him through his life, using two buttons.

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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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This little piggy finds herself in the midst of a busy commercial kitchen. Luckily for piggy, the chefs are dropping scraps everywhere! Avoi ...
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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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Synergy Shakedown is an arcade-style game where you are the manager of a doomed game development team. They need to ship, and they need your ...
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BEAR is a shoot em' up about being a bear.
Shoot mooses (meese?). Avoid birds. Collect delicious garbage. Get your cub back.

There are ...
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As an octopus, juggle sushi rolls over the Sushi Pit to serve them to customers! What high score can you get?

Best played with 8 joystick ...
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MAN SIMULATOR

You have woken up without a beard!!!
And now you'll have to get your manlyhood back.

Perform 2 manly tasks to grow your ...
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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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THEME: TWO BUTTON CONTROLS

**POST-COMPO EDIT**
Thanks N427 for Oculus Rift support! You can download the Rift-compatible
version of Mil ...
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Rubber Ducky goes through a series of tasks to learn. . . well, who really knows? I he filling out a form? Is he solving a math problem? ...
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You're a barber doing barbery things when a hipster runs into your shop and asks for an urgent trim.

Use the A and D keys to trim the hip ...
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Try to grow more hair!
Use your current hair to gain more in the future!
Also try to find the 6 different achievements during playing! ...
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A game for two players, where all's fair.

Groundmole Antonio wants to grow so high that he can take over the world!
Gardener Louis notic ...
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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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Hi!

This is an action RPG game in which you inflate frogs.
It's controlled by two keyboard keys and mouse pointer, but let's pretend tha ...
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You are Eugene, the executioner... And you have a drinking problem.

Luckily for you, the most beloved King has entrusted you with the imp ...
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The Running of the Ball is a popular winter sport in which two teams flee from a massive rolling snowball. This year's teams, Team Double Bu ...
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The Farmers' Association has declared you the Worst Farmer of the Year. How humiliating! But you're not known for letting others push you ar ...
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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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Get buff! Run through the gyms and collect all the protein powder! Watch out for pitfalls and punching bags!

Made with Construct 2 to fit ...
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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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So ummm Shorty, here's the thing. I think it's time for you to, err, grow up, so I, uhh, took this spaceship that I found and uh well it's y ...
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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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Control a pigeon and dive-bomb to defecate on a sheltered statue. Using the 'two button controls' theme.

I had only about 10 hours this w ...
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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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Gordon for some reason is growing. Dont question why. He's also in a strange world full of slimes and strange platforms. Once again, don't q ...
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SAUROPOD vs THEROPOD

====[ UPDATE! Web version now available! ]====

Thanks to rnlf's awesome Motor2d, there is now a web version avail ...
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A small little farming game.

Oh, it's twice as much fun if you listen to some Reggae while playing the game, or just buy the stereo ingam ...
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You're elevator! Don't you think you're special? Yes, you are!
That's why you need to grow up and be the best one.

You need some experie ...
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**EDIT!! Added Unity project folder! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE FEEDBACK!!!

If you are having trouble resetting, you need to hold both up ...
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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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You are angry.
You don't know why.
Your anger grows.
You are...
..ANGRY MAN.
Channel your rage and defy gravity!

Control the Angry M ...
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Intro:

"Welcome to Waku Waku Buffet, the best all you can eat restaurant in town!
We have 3 lanes full of delicious food, just for you!" ...
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The grass is growing happily, and the trusty mower is all fueled up and ready!

But wait, some kids and their dogs are trying to invade yo ...
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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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A classic platformer with possibly the worlds most iconic soundtrack.

Use the prompted letter keys to jump (you don't have to be on the g ...
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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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****** I added alternative ending. you can play here: *****

http://oab.itch.io/feed-post


Description:
I am ...
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Made in24 hours with a lot of hard work, a complete disregard for proper game creation protocols and a lot of enthusiasm!
This game is an i ...
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In SideQuest you take control of a valiant… ish hero… kind of person. Who is exceedingly prone to taking up any old task that comes to m ...
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[Description]
2D Platformer about Wayward Souls. Mostly story driven. Hope you enjoy! =)

[Theme Chosen]
Growing

[Install/Run]
For w ...
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You can accelerate only in two directions. But what if you want to get to the other two sides? To help mr. Green reach finish in each level, ...
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robot would like to leave please
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help robot to leave the room robot needs your help ...
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You got an interview at the renowned Incredible Incorporated! Make a good impression in your interview and get a job at one of the coolest p ...
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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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LD34: The Christmas Tree

How to Play:
Press and hold the Up Arrow to Grow using the special growth serum and defend the building from th ...
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Between being out of town and mentoring a friend through his first Ludum Dare, I only had time to throw something silly together.

This ha ...
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Congratulations! You've been chosen as a test sub... erm, pilot, for our one of a kind size changing vehicle.

Use the buttons to grow and ...
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Steer with Left & Right arrow keys (or A & D).
Eat as many pellets as you can.
Avoid the asteroids, and don't eat your own tail! ...
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Read the title ya dummy!

Use Mouse click, or Space bar to move and shoot. Hit the Radio button to get encouragement, or skip button to s ...
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Stavros is late for a fancy dress party, and has just managed to squeeze his ample gait into his fancy dress costume (apparently related to ...
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Welcome to MutiVeg Labs. Your job here is simple. We need you to combine our basic veggies with some sentient samples, to grow the Veggies O ...
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A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping ...
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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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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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A game where you control a whale falling through the sky, trying to hit as many (or as few) pots of flowers as possible.

If you're browsi ...
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A superhero person is currently flying around during an intense hot air balloon festival. You need to run along his cape to avoid falling to ...
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Fr1st LD compo entry <3 .
Online (HTML5) version available only. No need for plug-ins (all cheer!?).

Guide your cow's head to her udder ...
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--Edit: A last minute fix made the game feel very heavy and unpleasant, but I did a quick fix! The game should feel much better now!

Cont ...
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Roguebots is a narrative roguelike about robots that grow consciousness.
Control with mouse (left/right button).
There are 5 levels.
It m ...
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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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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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What could you do when you have only two fingers left to move? This is a story-rich atmospheric game that delivers the feeling.

Instructi ...
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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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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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Here's my first EVER jam entry, HOPE YOU ENJOY!

YOU ARE THE HUNGRY BEAST

EAT PEOPLE,

GROW,

AND DESTROY.

Controls: Left Arrow, ...
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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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IMPORTANT: GO FULL SCREEN or the CONTROLS wont work!
Help Super Keegan Collect Tokens
It should be noted that Keegan Hates Trees, but love ...
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Instructions

Grandma, you need to chill. Take some chill pills, but make sure you put them in the right container. Now, remember : pink p ...
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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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Gather flowers to feed the queen! She likes 'em predigested, so store those flowers in your belly. While snacking, you will find yourself gr ...
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Super 'Christmas Tree' Tycoon is game about growing Christmas trees, how wonderful! The fabulous Christmas spirit, one would say. Not me tho ...
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Adventure of a very-very hungry snake, who
intruded into other worlds, looking for some food and snacks.

Submission for theme: "Growing ...
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It is the distant future, 199X.

The Robot Apocalypse is upon us, and the robots have taken over Cityopolis.

You, Rad Brundy, must esca ...
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qBen

by smea
ludum dare 34 compo entry
github.com/smealum/ludum34
twitter.com/smealum
twitch.tv/smealum


NOTE ...
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Grow your very own space station! (tm)
With only two buttons!

Left mouse button - selects menus, builds, etc.
Right mouse button - m ...
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*** NEW: WINDOWS + OSX Build! ***

Hi there :) This is my entry for the LD34.

Deliver the gifts to the houses in this very amazing 3D g ...
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Mash the buttons as fast as you can to smash the slimes!

Post-Compo V0.3 -
Added new slime + boss slime
New game over screen
Particle ...
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"Great Nation"
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Ruling a nation can be tough.

Make the right choices, balance your nations wealth, population, and food ...
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A Rhythm game where you use two buttons!
Can you beat my high score of 1644?

----Controls----
A : Move back
D : Move forward / melee a ...
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"The Mad Circle For The Glorious Dice Tower" is a dumb game which will wear out your mind until exhaustion.

Select the right dice at the ...
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"Rape, Pillage, Makane!" is a galorelike hypertext story inspired by Kristian Kirsfeldt's 2003 "Rape, Pillage, Galore!" and the Stiffy Makan ...
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Having completed two weeks of 'mock' examinations it seemed fitting to top things off with 48 (though more like 12) hours of exciting jammin ...
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Two button sushi eating game,

Controls: Z (bottom rail) and X (upper rail) ...
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Every king commands his servants, but this one only says one thing "BRING ME FOOD!". Be a good servant and collect food for him, follow his ...
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Push UP and DOWN arrow keys to help the mail girl deliver mails!
And, oh...avoid those cars if you want to spare her sorry ass. ...
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Let's go to the SPÄTI!

After there is no beer left you and your friends are on the way to the next SPÄTI. You must cross multiple stree ...
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In my Idiocy, I completely forgot about Ludum Dare this weekend, so when I got the theme announcement email after I got home from work, I wa ...
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