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.

ALSO: Itch.io has an experimental game downloader over here. You may find it useful.

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Prisoners’ Dilemma is a two-player game played across the Internet. It implements the “two-button controls” theme. When two players ar ...
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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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Shot Snap is a game in which you gain a growing understanding of the world and how to navigate it.
It messes with perspective. A lot.
So b ...
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Guide the plant to the sunlight above the buildings. ...
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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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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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PLEASE PLAY THE DOWNLOAD VERSION FOR A BETTER EXPERIENCE

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### About the Game ###

Plant Lab is a simulation game that lets you mess with the DNA of a plant.

The bigger/more branches/leafs/frui ...
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A love story 6 micrometers across.

Biorhythm is a rhythm-based, story-focused infection game. Move your bacteria away from harm and towa ...
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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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(Updated on December 19th, 2015. For judging, use the original version (first two links). For just playing for fun, the post-LD version is s ...
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An action puzzle game about growing plants by rotating the planet toward favorable weather conditions.

Featuring:
o Two button controls ...
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WASD - move
R - restart
Hold mouse to sprinkle ...
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Release a part of yourself in order to gain the parts of others.

Grow.

Survive. ...
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This is a simple two button puzzle game.

Press D to grow the ball.
Press A to create a new ball.
Press A + D to restart the puzzle. ...
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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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WARNING, DIFFICULT TIMING GAME. Consider the post-compo version (I commented out one line) if you want to play through, but of course base ...
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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 ...
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Overview:
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A game about surviving in an Ice Age. You and your children travel to escape The Cold, though it's always close behind ...
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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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"In the beginning" is a terraforming game where you prepare your planet for life.

Controlled with your mouse.

Features a campaign!
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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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Play as an infinitely sub-dividing spaceship in this shmup with an experimental control scheme! Divide and grow yourself, and hopefully one ...
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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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Seedball is a puzzle game with few rules:
-the ball follow the walls
-the ball go straight ahead on a one block hole on a rectilinear path ...
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You're blind and completely paralyzed, except for one finger.

Can you end your life with just that? ...
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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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In this game you grow a baby, develop it's brains and jumpstart its heart. This how life gets made. Give it a go.

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In Alpha Aphid you play as an aphid trying to make his way to the top of the tree. Only by collecting dew, growing stalks, evading evil aphi ...
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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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Eldritch Trance: A Lovecraftian Rhythm Game
Please play with sound!

CONTROLS:
Uses only:
Left Arrow / Left Mouse Button / F / Left Bum ...
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As per Mikes email:

> The Theme for Ludum Dare 34 is...
> ...
> IT'S A TIE!!!!!!!!!
> Two button controls
and then some more word ...
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Note 1: Hold left or right to skip intro and directly start playing!
Note 2: Browser version can be extremely slow unless you are running i ...
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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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A simple sidescroller, controlled with two buttons only.

S + K (windows keyboard)

DOWN + A (xbox360 controller)


Have fun! ...
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Night Radar

(as always, title is just two random words)


Theme chosen: "Two button controls"

Armed with just a Morse code capable ...
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Grow your own planet!

You are in control of a planet. The only controls you have is to expand the planet. Expand too quickly and the popu ...
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In Director Morse, you will direct a fleet of (two) robots around a wintery
wonderland in order to harvest candy canes, using only the pow ...
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A small puzzle game where you have to escape a factory using Vines. Made using puzzlescript. ...
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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 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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You have a shuttle with damaged controls, but you can still enter commands by typing in 3-bit opcodes manually. Use 1's and 0's to pilot you ...
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The ultimate mold simulator! Devour food! Grow! Devour more food! Fight! Devour EVEN MORE food!

You control you mold indirectly: Place go ...
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Trees! is a puzzle game in which you create a tree to reach the stars :)

Each level gives you a limited amount of "building materials" th ...
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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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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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You control a snake, whose only goal is to eat as many plants as possible before dying an inevitable death.

The snake starts out slow and ...
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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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»Description«
Grow a botnet (https://www.techopedia.com/definition/384/botnet) by solving cypher logic puzzles and infecting computers.
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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 minimalistic "puzzle" platformer, made for the theme "Growing". Written in Java using the Processing 2.2.1 library. Sorry, no sound! I was ...
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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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"The glorious king of Voxelnor has been assasinated. King Cubelet was poisoned in the walled gardens. You, as the late king's only son, shou ...
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Update: Added the link to the post compo version which has major fixes for the bugs like 'Marriage' and 'Gift Planning' keep reappearing. Us ...
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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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Snekklr

physicsy snakes chomping on each other

Left and Right to turn, hold both to go forward and open jaw, release to chomp

play ...
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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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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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Destroy enemy Chaintanks and collect their scrap to build the largest Chaintank possible while under constant attack.

Controls:
WASD - M ...
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A Simple Puzzle Game inspired by The Legend of Zelda's Ocarina!

To play the game, use the left and right arrow keys to insert patterns wh ...
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Controls on start screen of the game.
ATTENTION LINUX USERS: You will need love2d 0.9.0 or higher to run this game!

ATTENTION WINDOWS US ...
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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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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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Discover who is Heinsenberg, who you are. And the most important question: where is Alice?

PLEASE PLAY WITH SOUND ...
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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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UPDATE 2: POST JAM VERSION NOW AVAILABLE AT HTTP://INDUSTRIAL-GA ...
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press up to go up
press down to go down

there is no real ending sorry ;( ...
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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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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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When I found out about the two themes, I remembered an old idea of mine about a potted plant. It turns out that this idea lent itself really ...
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You are a vat of semi-sludgey water in the local water treatment facility that has gained consciousness. Deflect the chlorine bricks being t ...
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This is an experiment to see if a metroidvania with two button controls is possible (answer, yes!)

It is more a demonstration than an act ...
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Here it is! A platformer that uses only 2 buttons!
Now, you might ask "But JatlBee, why'd you do that? isn't that really clunky?"
My reply ...
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Bargain Bonsai!

As the Bargain Bonsai shop owner, it is your quest to have the BEST DAY EVER.

Help your customers prune their bonsai t ...
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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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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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Crashteroids is a 2 button-control space growing game with the objective to collect all the aliens from the planets and get to safety.

Ma ...
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Only two ways
A game by blackbird806. Made in 48h for the Ludum Dare #34 themes were : growing, two buttons controls.
if you have an engli ...
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Haven't you ever wanted to grow tiny coloured cubes that play pleasant tones? Who hasn't??? Now that fantasy can become a simulated reality ...
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You have a mystical sword, capable of absorbing magical energy and firing it back at those who would do you harm! Defend yourself against ho ...
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** By popular demand I've added gamepad support. It's not ideal but at least those without move controllers can try it. **

Cultivate a ma ...
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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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Your job is to get the data frame to the exit of each level. The problem is that you have only enough memory to store two commands. That mea ...
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Kowloon Walled City was the densest place in the world.

Controls:
* UP to change the selection
* SPACE BAR to build a block

I'm sorr ...
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In Griffin Card you play different number cards to give your pet Griffin the power it needs to defeat the evil growing tree creature.

The ...
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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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A 2 button space trading miniature. Buy, sell, dodge pirates, fling asteroids and get berated by your gran. ...
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DON'T LET THEM PUSH IT!!!

Ever wondered if a war could be ended with the nuclear weapon? Me neither but in this game, that also ends the ...
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Both themes, grow a fruit into a given shape.

Space to grow fruit cells.
R to reset level.
M to toggle music.
Anything else to change ...
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Hello Everyone,

From the two available themes, I chose "Two button controls". Mainly because I already participated in a GameJam this yea ...
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The basic idea originally comes from Chain Reaction. Use the two buttons of mouse to trigger ripples with different color to fill those pre- ...
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Test your ability to react to two different streams of targets in this simple but challenging game.

Features:
* Global high score list! ...
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(I decided to implement the theme of growing)
Stop the villagers of Beothata from sacrificing themselves to the volcanic depths of mount Et ...
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2Fight is a fighting game that only uses two input buttons. Use these buttons to create combos and fight the enemies.

The game was made ...
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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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I tried to incorporate both themes, but focusing on two button controls. Hopefully no description or explanation is needed for the actual ga ...
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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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I only used "Two button controls" as a theme.

Your goal is to lead as many balls as possible into the "deposit" area by using a magnet. Y ...
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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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___________________________STORY___________________________


your ship breaks up on the rocky shores, but luckily you've made it to the ...
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