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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There was an Old Woman that Swallowed a fly...

Play through the interactive poem with tough mini-games as the old woman eats larger and l ...
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This funk-filled game explores what would happen to the Infinity Monkey/Typewriter Theorem if it had a commercially-biased autocorrect. The ...
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Life goes by so fast!

This is a game about your life. Will you achieve your dreams and goals? Play various minigames and discover more t ...
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Once upon a time, a man thought it would be funny to play a joke on his mom and sister. Middle middle middle, now we have ants.

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A ...
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HANAMI (PUSH-UP FARMING) IS A GAME ABOUT MAKING PUSH-UPS TO GROW BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS.

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CONTROLS:

LEFT SHIFT and RIGHT SHIFT. ...
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You play a king who's in charge of all kinds of important decisions. Give your decree in simple yes or no answers, and help the kingdom grow ...
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The cat monarch has taken a seven week sabbatical and left you in control of the kingdom! As monarch it is up to you to decide whether to gr ...
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This time at Ludum Dare 34 we decided to dive into with the history of the Roman empire. After long hours of research, we found out that the ...
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Welcome to Charmr, the premier dating app for snakes! Looking for love? Cruise around the club and wrap around your dates to show your affec ...
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Conga Master, a two button growing game developed for LudumDare34!

****Description****

Come on, shake your body baby, do the conga, I ...
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[TUTORIAL]

Music can be switched off with the button in the bottom right corner. The sound effects will still play.

The goal is to red ...
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Warning - unexpected things may happen make sure you open the game in a new window...

This game is primarily for Windows users. Designed ...
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My name is Handsome Dave and I'll be your personal trainer to guide you through steps to get a manly beard.

TIME TO GROW A BEARD!

Hand ...
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Ever have some really cruddy neighbors? Have they ever thrown their trash on your lawn and you've had to clean it the next day? This guy too ...
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The Everything Building
Elevator Operator’s Manual

We are delighted to welcome you to the team as our newest elevator operator. You ...
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You fly a beard through the sky... And there's a neat litt ...
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You are a chicken, and your life goal is to hatch an egg.
Keep at it and dream big, you fabulous bird!
I wonder what's inside the egg thou ...
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Play as the bird of legend and grow as you devour critters on the country side.
Features 3 different ending scenes. Dragon, Phoenix, and Ze ...
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How to play!:

Eat food that will make you fat!
Toss food that will make you not fat or unhealthy!

Fill your fat meter to full to win ...
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Compete in the international beard-growing contest to win the affection of your loved one!

Use the 'b' and 'n' buttons to do everything! ...
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Handshake Sim is a game where you take on the role of a businessman and must shake the hands of world. Made in 72 hours for Ludum Dare 34 wi ...
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WARNING - Audio is a central part of this game - WARNING
Play something else if you are unable to listen carefully

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WARNING 2 - Th ...
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Thanks to American Excess, your can grow your debt to be bigger than even your wildest dreams! Let your inner shop-a-holic off the leash and ...
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PLEASE, READ THE NOTES AT THE BOTTOM BEFORE PLAYING! :)

You play as a weird little monster with two-button eyes who has issues controllin ...
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Your name is willy and its been quiet a Christmas in button world, but not for long. Now There's Blood On Your Hands.

Please enjoy this v ...
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Help this poor clown inject some fun into his soul by blowing some balloons...oh wait, he's still sad :(

Created by:
- Justin Luk: Envir ...
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Spin your way through several increasingly hostile parts of space and eat all the happy little asteroids you can. Shoot or avoid the bad ast ...
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You are a mute Idol manager. Manage an Idol agency with nothing but your bare hands. You have one month. ...
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The Web version(not the embeddeb one) is a post-Jam version in which we changed the camera!
Controls :

Player 1 / Red Sumo :
↑ : move ...
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Defend your awesome castle from endless hordes of bloodthirsty...ummm... b ...
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Hyperdemocracy is a narrative game centered around the citizens of a city who have surpassed the need for government and are instead given t ...
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Ludum Dare 34 Entry - 2 Buttons Only



The Last of Egg
by Shudda Hadda Lotta Fun Studios


A little short of our grandiose vision, ...
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Well, this time I wanted to create a kind of tribute and parody.

My initial idea for the "Growing" theme was about creating multiple spr ...
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Ludum Dare 34 entry for theme of "Two Button Controls":

Its the Cretaceous period, and you are having a hard time finding a date with oth ...
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Welcome to Let's Play Simulator 2016!

Your goal is to grow up to 1 mln subscribers with your Ha-tube channel.

Only two buttons and on ...
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You control different species of animal in a fight for survival. Each animal can perform two actions, depicted by two buttons.

Written i ...
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Looks like Monkey is up goat creek without a paddle. Turns out hungry goats aren’t the best navigators in the world. Now with only one oar ...
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KNOWN BUGS:

IF THE GAME DOESN'T PLAY AT FIRST TIME, PRESS F5.

IN WINDOWS BUILD THERE IS A LITTLE DELAY BEFORE THE ...
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Help Munch an environmentalist monster clean up the city before it's too late...

Controls:
- Move with the mouse
- Left Click for shiel ...
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FEED THE BABY

Left click to feed the baby.

If the baby gets food on its face, it will get grumpy!! Aim for the mouth. :)

~ ~ ~ ~ ...
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Controls: WASD to move. Space to shoot. Arrow keys are programmed to work, but they might cause the screen to move.
Take control as a turke ...
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We decided to just use the 2-Button theme.
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Such Plattformer, much Runnergame
Very 2-B ...
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Broken World
- as broken as your controller

DESCRIPTION:

"Discover the vast world of Doar Hinnae,

and banish all evil evilness, be ...
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Welcome to P.G.E where you will have the Pure Gameplay Experience!

All assets, sprites, sounds, voice acting and music were made specific ...
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▲GROW puts you in the shoes of a trader, in one of the biggest stock market on the planet.

Help capitalism grow stronger by getting as ...
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It's Cupid, Stupid tells a tale about the man searching for his soulmate. Luckily for him, a benevolent cupid decides to help him out with h ...
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Double Kick Heroes mixes a shoot'em up with a rhythm game!

You must survive on the highway to hell by killing zombies with your gundillac ...
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You’re the new owner of a beard trimming salon. Satisfy your customers’ beardy dreams and become a millionaire. Or just try to pay your ...
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You find yourself in a house with strange creatures and a mad scientist. The scientist put a creature inside of you. Get the required items ...
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How far can you punt the poultry?!

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Game by:
Michael van Diest & Kurt Gietzen

Music by:
zac @melt ...
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Help Santa deliver gifts to everyone's homes this Christmas!

Controls:
Left/Right arrow keys - pretty much everything
M - Mute
P - Pau ...
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Web Version works on desktop or mobile browsers. Use arrow keys for keyboards, or drag your finger on touch enabled devices. (tapping the sc ...
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Once again this was intended as a compo entry, solo and from scratch, but I ran out of time. I had pretty much all the art and music, but st ...
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Welcome to Crooked Town, where women give birth in seconds instead of months. Get them to the hospital as fast as you can! But have you, uhm ...
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Hello!

Here is our LD34 submission , "Barber Chop" !
The theme was a tie between "growing" and "two buttons controls", so we made a bear ...
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Get revenge on the ski masked fiends with the help of your fly friends.
The two buttons that control the game are S & D. ...
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Fruitwolf

Arrow keys to move
Hold/Release C to pick up & throw

- Play as fruitwolf
- Grow an army of fruitfellas
- Make your way ho ...
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Press the corresponding arrow key to move that foot forward.

Both themes are in play here. You can only use the two arrow keys, and you'l ...
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Only YOU can shave the galaxy!

(Flash version playable above, Mac and Windows versions downloadable below. If you experience any bugs, pl ...
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Sanatur was karate chopping pine trees down in the forest when he heard a commotion from The North Pole.
Evil Holiday Bats and Ghost Squids ...
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What happens, when you put together a group of ten programmers, artists and gamedesigners for a Ludum Dare Jam? 3 mechanics, 3 artstyles and ...
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PizzTack is about a stack of pizza, but is not a Stack of pizza, is a stack of many things can you stack in a pizza.
Just click on the butt ...
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You run a tie shop. Patrons want to get custom ties.
Can you cut a tie at the right size for each one of your patrons?

Use Right Arrow ...
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You're a homeless and hungry cat, who has been down on their luck. However, things look up once you find a letter from an anonymous kitty be ...
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You, St. Peter, are given the holy task of both protecting and judging mortals. Heaven's short on staff this millennium.

To protect them, ...
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Valk Unit Lawyer (our first jam game!)

Story : A reality TV show growing it's popularity by delivering high-speed verdicts.

How to Pl ...
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Take on the role of Isamu Takao, Oshiya Extraordinaire, in fast-paced arcade game OSHIYA! PUSH!

Push the growing crowds of Tokyo rush-ho ...
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You Only Live Once.
So live as long as you can!

Controls: (two buttons! almost)
Up - - Jump. Some characters jump higer than others.
D ...
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THE IMPLAUSIBLE ZONE
A Comedic Adventure

Henry visits a medical facility that promises to make him grow. He assumes this means to make ...
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A Katamari Damacy inspired game made for the Jam. ...
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Slash Quest is a small game by @BigGreenPillow and @mgaiastudio :D

As the theme was "two button controls" and "growing", in this game you ...
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Grow your beard by shooting aliens!

Grow your beard fully to unleash the power of the SUPER BEARD.

Right click the green selection squ ...
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A Board Game for 5ish players - you didn't look at the box to closely, but it was on sale, and you think you can probably beat your sister a ...
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Piece together your spaceship to transport your hamster hero to space and glory!

Hectic and fun physics-based two-button game with online ...
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Cocoa Moss proudly presents:
Grow Your Love
by DDRKirby(ISQ) and Kat Jia

A short collection of games about their growing love.

Use t ...
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Please USE FIREFOX and Unity WebPlayer plugin (will if it works upload a webgl version)


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING MUSIC :
I aske ...
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A game by Lindsey Bieda and Jackie Kircher focusing on the Ludum Dare theme of two button control where you hit right to allow cats into the ...
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Slippy Santa is BrainyBeards Christmas game 2015.

Play as Santa, as he takes a tumble off of a roof, and starts snowballing across the E ...
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You need to remove milk teeth. They are growing all time!

How to "play", keyboard two buttons:

R ...
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In this game you play as a drunken bee with a crazy tongue!

Catch and press the right keys and keep him from becoming too drunk.

Have ...
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For many time now Pluto hasn't been treated like he deserves, as the other planets always make fun of him for not being a big planet like t ...
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In a world full of balds, the old-time barbershop have to change and become the ultimate Hair Growth Shop.
Choose wisely your client and be ...
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We decided to do the "Growing" theme.

Help Jack rescue his beloved Princess DeVine from the evil Zeus. Armed with just a watering can, y ...
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(PLAY Fullscreen for full experience please)
-Use LEFT or RIGHT arrows to judge character.
-You must stop arrow on proper zone on "Guilty ...
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You are dog.

Dog must grow.

Grow dog grow.

More dog is better dog.

Controls:
Arrow keys to move
Space to vomit
X or C to poop ...
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SYNOPSIS
Dr. Balzerian’s failed experiment has made one of his hands sticky! Security robots in his own laboratory do not recognise him a ...
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=======================
THE STORY SO FAR
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To...
Be...
Written...

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CONTROLS & INSTRUCT ...
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You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig. And water. And harvest. An ...
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Partners in Crime: Play both halves of a two-man bank robbing team! First you must work to steal as much money from the vault as you can bef ...
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Drugs are bad.

Rude Bear Recreation is the 11th game in the Rude Bear Jam series (which you can find most of here: http://ludumdare.com/c ...
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Gamers and devs, we (Tyrants-Not-Found team) present ya our tiny game for this jam:
"Tiny Tyrant"

We used both themes to create this mob ...
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You are Forklift Man! He can rapidly grow his limbs at his will. His amazing superpower must be put in good use among several challenges and ...
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You work at a food production facility but haven't eaten all day. Your boss leaves for 2 minutes so you take the opportunity to indulge and ...
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Strike combos to cut down the trees with style!

Use A/D or arrow keys to complete combo shown at the top of the screen. ...
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Update WebGl Game http://didigameboy.com/pizzapanic/ Go to Url to have better experiance or download the game.

Added Menu Screen.

Insp ...
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Everyone knows that nuclear apocalypse is no excuse to stop working - especially when you're a robotic gardener.

Herballistic is a game t ...
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Welcome to the pixel world - Two Buttons!

This is a platformer puzzle game and must play with 2 Players (Unless you're good enough in con ...
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you start out as a simple pig who decides never to bow his head to the bullys!!

Controlls:
Z = Dodge
X = Punch

Tips:
Watch the anti ...
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Astrocats : Supernova Alert
- In space, no one can hear you meow.

Space missions can be full of hazards, even when you're an Astrocat. R ...
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Tha Mage (Serial Number: ZXXZXZXZ)
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You are having amnesia and you don't remember your spells! Use your ...
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PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.


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