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Cold Fusion

by TheGrieve - Competition Entry

The power has died and you've been sent out into the desolate snow fields. Dig through the snow to uncover the abandoned power plants. Bring them online for long enough to win.

Be careful, You're not alone in the snow fields.

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- Mouse controls. Click anywhere on the title to start.

- Power plants have a multiplier effect, try to keep them all on at the same time.

- Space bar can help clear snow, but only 3 times.

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Ratings

#33Innovation3.63
#44Theme3.63
#54Community3.47
#89Overall3.00
#91Fun2.88
#99Graphics3.04
#119Humor2.17
#150Coolness2%
#167Audio1.50

Comments

toadfrogs says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 11:28am

That was a good game, although I got bored because I didn't hear any audio...

johnfn says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:34pm

This was neat. Good concept, good execution. The graphics were simple, but they did their job. I liked how it felt like you really were in a snow storm because the snow was piling up - that was really cool. It wasn't very clear (perhaps intentionally? ) but once I figured out exactly what I was supposed to do and how to win, I felt accomplished.

My only problem with the game is that the strategy for actually winning didn't feel very.. strategic. I would just run from plant to plant reactivating and hoping that I could turn them on faster then 'they' could turn them off.

But all in all, nice enjoyable game, and good use of the theme :)

stevejohnson says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 5:22pm

Hey, this is pretty cool! Great snow effects and an interesting concept. I have the same gameplay issue as johnfn, after a while you just click four or five points one at a time until the bar is full.

increpare says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:34pm

the title screen locks up my browser a bit (firefox beta on osX), but otherwise it performed ok (I think there might have been a browser error at some point). Anyway, 'twas ok :)

ranklar says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 10:26pm

I liked the snow effect, it gave me all the oomph for your innovation rating and your graphics. I also liked the graphics of your snow machine! Ok, the fun aspect was fun for the first minute... and then it was REALLY boring driving around in a loop over and over and over and over for the energy bar to fill. No audio, low score. Humor ALMOST none, but the full of win made me laugh :) Overall a great game, you totally kicked my ass (like everyone I have ranked so far)... how in the hell did you get someone to order 27 pizzas?! Hmm, maybe that is the key to a good game? ;)

wlovas says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 6:38am

It's strangely compelling! I found a slalom technique to be optimal for turning on multiple plants quickly. I wanted something more out of the controls, but i'm not sure what -- maybe just some feedback as to where the plow is currently headed.

Also, i was definitely creeped out by the ice spiders at first, but less so when it became apparent that they weren't bothering me :)

wlovas says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 6:40am

Oh, and the linked page didn't work for me (Safari on OS X) -- i had to go to Main.swf directly.

jagttt says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 1:06pm

Nice game. But I'm pretty sure I'm alone in the snow field after a trying a few times.

someone says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 6:29pm

Nice game. I like the snow effect.
The ending seemed a little abrupt.

Dec 21, 2010 @ 9:53pm

Neat idea, though not really any "challenge". Like the way the simple graphics are used very effectively.

nitram_cero says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:46pm

I have to remind you that you need to include the source

devinmoore says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 4:15pm

Very interesting that I ended up with several "snow" based entries. Maybe because its winter people thought of snow? Anyhow, the concept here is pretty good but the lack of zero turning radius is annoying. Also, I miss having a score and being able to drive with arrow keys.

TheGrieve says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 1:38pm

Hi. Sorry had to travel to my parents and didnt get time to get the github up. I'll post the zipped source asap. Also the wide turning circle was one of the core features for me lol

sol_hsa says ...
Dec 31, 2010 @ 12:06pm

Nice, and ended up playing this much longer than I would have thought. In the end, trying to keep more than two generators on felt futile, so I just started going around the two closest ones.. if I tried to reach a third, the gremlins would shut down one (or two) of the earlier ones. Thus it became somewhat boring wait while doing a small circle..

Endurion says ...
Dec 31, 2010 @ 2:08pm

Quite nifty!
However, as others said, once you found them all you're basically circling about to get the bar filled.

Hazel says ...
Jan 4, 2011 @ 3:12pm

I thought this was fun, the simple controls and graphics were very effective. It would have been nice to have an ending rather than simply returning to the title screen, especially since you're essentially just circling to fill up the bar once you've worked out how to win.

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