Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Kill The Snowmen

by elektricmaster7 - Compo Entry

This game is all about killing these damn critters! xD
Enjoy!

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Controls:
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Left & Right Arrows to move
Spacebar to shoot snowballs
Keep C Pressed to collect snowballs
Press L SHIFT to unleash saved avalanches!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#335Humor2.84
#495Graphics3.18
#605Audio2.62
#657Overall3.10
#660Fun2.99
#694Mood2.78
#862Theme3.35

Comments

BaneStar007 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:26am

Cool Graphics, Nice Game, The snowmen arn't visible in the trees prior to them coming, so I can't give you 5 on theme, but they look cool. I didn't realise I had a limit on snowballs, or didn;t see any way to add more

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:27pm

Hi there. Found it a bit tricky to navigate width of screen before faster snowmen could go from unseen to past me. Like the styling.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:49pm

I am having problems with this game. The web version halts every time I through a snow ball. Using safari on OS X.

Techblogogy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:50pm

Fantastic artwork, great concept with great execution!

TheZiggy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:20pm

A lot of fun, but it's a pretty hard game. Nice graphics as well!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:23pm

Simple but well done. Also very difficult!

OldPeculier says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:23pm

Lovely game! Man I hate those snowmen. Must spam them with snow!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:23pm

Fun little arcade shooter. Didn't realize there was an ammo counter till it was too late lol. Super job!

arzi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:23pm

+1 for snowmen ;) Nice little shooter game.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:25pm

Great game! The graphics really fits the game idea, love the snowmen sprites. Good level of difficulty.

tomdeal says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:25pm

highscore 19700 :) Never had to create new snowballs, maybe a bit more balancing needed.

xTacobaco says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:07pm

Looks awesome :D

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:11pm

Cool, looks like the 2d games, from the 80's I still like them. I did not know you had to move pats the edge of the screen to see everything.

skeeto says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:12pm

I like the scaling effect on the snowmen, and the game looks pretty good overall. Other than that, there's not much more to say about this simple game.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:27am

Bit tricky but nice idea, awesome sprites

daftcube says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:29am

Fun, fast-paced game. I got the idea immediately, which is good for a game like this. My fingers hurt from pressing the spacebar!

CosyCave says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:31am

Death to snowmen! 22400. It was good fun.

hbirler says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:52am

A fun game with nice graphics. The snowmen were a bit fast for me ;)

fachexot says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:04am

Super fun :) Sometimes the window jerked a bit, but the worked nice. Went out of ammo though. Will play it again :)

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:04am

Cool game, I like the idea of the snowman because I wanted the theme too :), Good job

Krunoslav says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:04am

Nice graphics, fun game.
The scren was too large to manage the ammo and hearths.

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:06am

This Game Is Cool

floorman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:06am

Really good graphics and I like the SFX. This game ramps up perfectly in terms of difficulty.

I really like it. =D

dallonf says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:26am

Pretty nice! It's a relatively shallow game, but it's so fast that it's fun.

Just some advice for next time: Put your help information, like controls and power-up labels, on screen while the game is running instead of having a help screen. It's a little extra work, but it makes the game so much more accessible.

disdanes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:46am

Pixel graphics are pretty good. Liked the smooth movement and some of the powerups. Wish there were a couple more powerups.

ruthiepee says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:49am

Score: 48000. I take it you didn't like the snowman ☃ theme? :P The game is fast but it feels balanced and fair. Getting an avalanche powerup is really satisfying!

spacedoubt says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:50am

Very nice. Gives me a nostalgic feeling!

OttersDen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:52am

I like the idea of having to spend time away from shooting to collect ammo. You have to balance the two things out. Fun! I got a score of 34300.

stray says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:59am

Very nice. Good job!

marcioandre says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:34pm

Good Job! Best game ever :)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:02pm

I pressed space bar so much! First time around I complettely forgot about the other buttons..

Neat endless snowman game.

ENDESGA says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:18pm

Awesome game :) love it

billrizer says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:34am

Nice power ups. Would love to see it a little easier at the start.

rincewind_cz says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:36am

18700 on first try. Seems polished as I have nothing to pinpoint from game play side. Good job :-)

Ted Brown says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:40am

I kept wanting to unleash avalanches! But no avalanches erupted!

Tortoise says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:32am

Sound effects could use some work. Snowman knows all, sees all.

Ossi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:41am

I like the art and the use of the theme was good. It gets really frantic when you're trying to pile up on snowballs again only to have a massive amount of snowmen spawn on the other side of the screen! It's fairly challenging, I like it!

Liam :D says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:39am

Oh god, my finger hurts! Needs the ability to auto-fire...

FergusonTV says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:59pm

Nice game :)

rabbit says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:33pm

Cool game. I wish it wasnt so wide because its really hard to manage the whole screen.

Could use some cool powerups ;)

Gemberkoekje says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:13pm

That was... quite hectic. Not a bad game, though a bit too hard for my tastes.
I feel you could've done a bit more with the theme.
Graphics were good, audio was ok, nothing memorable but it did the job.
Not really my type of game, but not a bad effort all in all!

Crosstales says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:46am

Very nice game - engaging and fun gameplay!

Great job!

sandbaydev says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:03am

Well, this was re-make of one of the oldest games in the history... with a different theme. I would have liked to get something additional. Maybe possibility to build some fortress against snowmen: this would require you choose between sacrifice snowballs for long-term gain (=building fortress) or short term gain (=avalanche).

Snowmen looked excellent. Nice touch on those weapons/hats details to give variety.

Kimau says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:49pm

Mashy fun goodness. Really wish you had just overlaid your menu seems like a break of theme but otherwise solid.

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:55pm

Fun snowman shooter.

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