Con­crete Jun­gle www.bit.ly/ con­crete­jun­gledare

Con­creteJun­gle, Robert Shenton’s Ludum Dare 34 en­try, is far from fully formed af­ter 48 hours in de­vel­op­ment. But as it stands, it’s a smart ex­plo­ration of a vine-grow­ing me­chanic in which you must reach be­yond the cool shel­ter of high-rise city build­ings and into the sun­light be­yond. You can move the bud at the top of your ever-grow­ing plant left and right as you search for pur­chase on satel­lite dishes, fire es­capes and wash­ing lines. Touch this ur­ban fur­ni­ture and you’ll au­to­mat­i­cally form a new an­chor point – but ex­tend too far with­out sup­port and the weight of the loose stem be­hind you will drag you back down. While lev­els ran­domly gen­er­ate, Con­creteJun­gle is still the briefest of dis­trac­tions, but it’s a promis­ing base from which some­thing more sub­stan­tial will hope­fully grow.

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