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

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by SgtBursk - Compo Entry

Jerry has everything figured out in life. Well, almost everything...

Help Jerry on his quest for spiritual growth. As Jerry shuffles through this mortal coil, he has an opportunity to make life a little better. Make him perform good deeds such as finding true love, reading a good book, making bffs, and giving to the homeless.

As Jerry grows spiritually, it manifests into a little blue dude, complete with lightning-bolt action! Zap the evil spirits before they attack your spirituality and make it shrink! Defeat the Purple Demon and save Jerry from eternal damnation!

Spam UP: Shield
UP: Attack
DOWN: Perform good deed

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Dooskington says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:38am

I didn't really know what I was doing, and the zoomed in camera made it a bit difficult to play. I got as far as until I had a blue thing over my head, and then I really didn't know what to do.

eerongal says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:38am

I love the graphics. That said, I was a bit confused by what was going on at first. Also, are you supposed to run out of wall? because I eventually did (and stuff stopped attacking my little genie). Nice work!

Move127 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:39am

A fun little game with good art.

Turkey says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 3:41am

pretty nice game, but enemies seemed to stop spawning after some time on the top half of the map

bushmango says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:43am

I'm not entirely sure what happened but I won?

ProjectX593 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:11am

Neat little game, found it to be a little bit easy when it suddenly ended, but dealing with both sides of the screen at once was a bit of a challenge.

AranHase says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 8:52pm

Really good use of the theme! Good graphics, sound, and overall a nice game. I'm just not sure how I won, but it appeared a "Winner" thing on my screen, so I guess I did it? \o/ Good job :)

Weeping Rupee says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:45am

Once I figured out what I was doing I thought it was clever. a few more mechanics and line those button presses up with the music and it could be pretty good.

Caspila says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:51am

It took me quite some time to understand what was going on. I'm not sure the "Press up" "Press down" is enough. Once I understood the concept I found it really interesting. I'd like to see a post-jam version of it. Good job!

SgtBursk says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:59am

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! It was my first Ludum Dare ever, and even though I programmed non-stop I still ran out of time! I'm definitely planning on refining it, especially explaining the controls and the end-game. Thanks for checking it out!

rzuf says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:47am

Ha, it got dark pretty quickly. Nice take on the theme, cool pixel art and I like the surreal background stuff that appears in the later game. Good job! :D

MemoryLeek says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:27pm

Didnt get it. No clear goal

RARoadkill says ...
Jan 1, 2016 @ 7:33pm

Good use of the theme. Good work overall, nicely done

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