One Button Hero

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Originally made for Ludum Dare 40 in 72h

What it’s about:
You play has a robot which have only one button to trigger all his abilities. Unfortunately, the more abilitis he has, the worst it gets…

How to play:
- Move - A and D or arrow keys
- Trigger abilities - Spacebar
- Reorder abilities - Mouse

- Antoine “Taldius” Semblat - Game designer / Programmer / Artist
- Aurélien Montero - Composer / Sound designer

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I agree with review below. This is by far the best LD40 game I have seen on NG so far, and I have seen somewhere around 20 of them. Both as simply a fun game and as a game fitting the LD40 theme "The more you have, the worse it is" this is better then other submissions.

The game is completely finished and it is quite long. The only thing that could have been added with more time to design it would probably be a more rewarding ending, but the gameplay of this game especially the last puzzles are so fun that it itself is very rewarding. The last puzzles with all 8 abilities are extremely interesting as is combat at that point.

The game looks rather confusing at start when you have like 3 or 4 abilities and you can get by with random luck and confusion, but from 5 to 8 ability it becomes clear the game is well crafted and well balanced an all abilities serve a purpose. The gameplay is surprisingly fun and well balanced. The game is very long for a LD submission and took me about 3 hours to complete. Unlike most games with this theme the game doesn't get annoying as you acquire a heavier burden and I enjoyed the game more and more the further I got.

I suggest to everyone who doesn't get the awesomeness of this game at first glance to keep playing and see how much more interesting it becomes.

This is far and away the best "the more you have the worse it gets" chanage game I've played. Excelent work, this game is as simple as it is frustrating.

As others have said, very unique and interesting concept. With work and talent, and some luck, it could be a very special game -- but you're not there yet. You have a wonderful general concept and mechanic, but haven't really addressed the resulting complexity. Overall though, nicely done.

Jumping by pressing the up arrow or the W key would be better.

Not bad. Very interesting concept, but it gets difficult fairly quickly. I got stuck on a jump not too far in. Aesthetics are good, but not a whole lot of replay value other than trying to figure out how to get past certain jumps.

Credits & Info

3.23 / 5.00

Dec 29, 2017
7:04 AM EST
Action - Platformer - Puzzle