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Grow Up!

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Game Information
Platform or System: 
Windows XP or Vista
Platform or System: 
Windows 7
Platform or System: 
Mac OS X
Platform or System: 
Linux
Platform note: 
Java
Short Introduction: 
A game about a seedling that tries to reach the surface, dodging obstacles on the way. The game is played by tilting the screen right and left, dodging the black rocks and collecting water on the way up.
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Installation Notes: 

Requirements
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Java 1.6.0+
or
JRE 1.6.0+

Download at http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Starting the game
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1) Unzip the zip-file and double-click GrowUp_0.1.0_fullscreen.jar

ALTERNATIVELY

1) Unzip the contents of the package

2) Open up terminal. On mac, select Applications > Utilites > Terminal

3) Change directory to game directory's root, example:

cd gamedir

4) Start game by typing

java -jar GrowUp_0.1.0_fullscreen.jar

Brief Play Description: 

The game is controlled using right and left arrow keys, which tilt the screen. Your task is to guide the seedling to the surface. You start at the center of earth, so you can basically go in any direction you like, but don't get lost.

On the way, you also need to dodge rocks scattered throughout the earth. The rocks will slow you down and if your speed stops completely, your seedling will die. But the game does not end, for the seedling keeps sprouting little branches as it travels through the earth. Should your main branch die, the most recent of these branches will awaken and you can continue your journey from there.

You can also speed your growth by absorbing water. This will allow you to even travel through rocks if you are going fast enough!

Game controls
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Space Skip intros
Left/Right Guide plant
Delete Restart game
ESC Exit game

Accomplishments and credits
Team Image: 
Contributors: 
arzga
Contributors: 
kosti
Contributors: 
pixu
Contributors: 
Silliet
Contributors: 
timoe
Credits: 
Kosti Rytkönen (programming), Olli Pikkarainen (graphics), Timo Elsilä (audio), Ari Nykänen (effects programming), Eevi Korhonen (producer/PR)
GGJ-2010 Achievements: 
Take Five Game
GGJ-2010 Achievements: 
Universal Language Game

Submitted at FGJ Tampere (Finland)

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