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Super Iceberg Hero

by wschorn - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hold 'c' for controls.

-Large icebergs don't exactly turn on a dime HOLD DOWN THOSE ARROWS and boost to build up speed in one direction.
-Each conquest makes you stronger and faster!
-Small ships increase your lifespan, by a few degrees.
-Big ships have the highest tonnage by far, but they tend to hang out father south, where you'll melt faster.

-Why can't I move at first?
You're just slow and incredibly large! Think like an iceberg.

-Does sinking ships actually increase your size?
No, in fact it makes you smaller. Like a real iceberg!

-What are those brown things?

-What if I only make a ship avoid me and run into some rocks instead?
You still get points!

-Is it possible to grow back to a large size after shrinking to a smaller one?
Of course not! That would be ridiculous. This is an iceberg SIMULATOR so you only get smaller.
You just gotta get in there and wreck ships as fast as you can!

-Is there a secret bonus music track you unlock at ONE MILLION POINTS?
What!?!?!? Uh yeah there is.

Tweet your high score to @what_whit . Current winner: hashtag_smith with 550,000.

Tools: Unity3d, bfxr, Ableton Live 9

Downloads and Links




Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:53am

This is great! Crashing into things is fun, and the aesthetic is nice too.

Good Work!

zkenshin says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:59pm

Nice smooth gameplay. Well done. :)

May 3, 2014 @ 5:42pm

Nice and silly fun! Good work!

May 4, 2014 @ 9:32pm

Controls take a little getting used to, especially once the iceberg gets quite small. I liked the tradeoff between ship size and melting speed. However, I couldn't really tell how much the small ships were increasing my lifespan so it seemed to make the most sense to beeline south.

Mago says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 11:53am

This was pretty fun, nice work

May 5, 2014 @ 12:04pm

I love crushing things!

Chaoseed says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 12:15pm

Pretty amusing idea for a game! I got the basic idea, but I feel like I might have missed one or two subtleties. Does sinking ships actually increase your size? Is it possible to grow back to a large size after shrinking to a smaller one? On another note (haha), I thought the music was a great fit and helped set the mood you were going for. Good work!

elfeck says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 12:16pm

Quite a fun game! I didnt really understand how and why I got smaller until I read the description above.

5T4MP5 says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 2:05pm

The slowly increasing speed of the iceberg works nicely against the time pressure to score as much as possible before you melt. The momentum of the game picks up nicely. Well done.

abayb says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 2:10pm

That was great! I liked your movement system a ton!

Gap says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 3:02pm

This game was great fun :) I did really enjoy the concept and the 8-bit audio!
Good work


jujule says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 9:13pm

Hahaha! Very interesting take on the theme! I liked the minimalitic graphics and the music. Controls require practice but they work ok too. Good job.

biscuitdough says ...
May 17, 2014 @ 7:07am

Had much more fun with this than I was expecting!

tastyoishi says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 12:17pm

Good work :) Much more realistic than mine! I like the melting idea and the much more realistic physics :)

elefantopia says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 3:09am

Clever game. I wasn't paying attention to the temperature and I slowly melted!

loxo says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 4:33am

Great idea! The movement in the game feels very realistic in the beginning. But at the end the iceberg is too fast I think, so it's nearly uncontrollable.

pikkpoiss says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 4:36am

Best sentient aggressive iceberg simulator I've ever played

aeveis says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 5:00am

fun! controls were a bit difficult, especially when I got really small, but sinking the ships were pretty satisfying.

avalonknight says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 5:38am

It's fun! Got a good handle on the controls and the physics, and the graphics are simple and communicated what's what very nicely.

Pixlexia says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 5:52am


Teejay5 says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 11:14pm

I've always wanted to be an iceberg. Thank you for this experience.

May 19, 2014 @ 11:23pm

I'd love to try and play this, but I can't seem to get the Unity player to load for your game. :-(

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