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

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Snowbie

by JPatrick - Compo Entry

Snowbie is a game about survival.

How long can you survive against the unrelenting horde of Snowbies?

Press U to access the upgrades menu and use the mouse wheel to select your weapon.

Every 10 rounds, a boss Snowbie will spawn.

Thanks for playing :)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#651Humor2.36
#784Fun2.85
#841Audio2.12
#902Mood2.52
#1049Theme3.00
#1079Graphics2.19
#1080Overall2.58
#1161Innovation1.96
#1659Coolness41%

Comments

igneousmoon says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:36am

it was abominable... as in abominable snowmen!
I'm not very good at this game :(

sorlok says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:51am

Fun to play; not a whole lot to do though.

vekjeft says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:46pm

Crazy hard, but fun.

rabbit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:48pm

This was able to keep my attention briefly, but as previously mentioned it doesn't take long to figure out the game's depth.

Aomeas says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:49pm

From time to time, I got stuck without having a snowman near me, it felt strange. The isn't very polished, but hey, it works :3

Resonious says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:49pm

Not bad! I imagine you would've made this had the ☃ theme won, hahaha.

iShadow says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:50pm

Nice, simple game, a bit to easy after upgrades, but still fun.
Good Job!

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:40pm

Super hard to hit the U key while fighting for your life, maybe having something like right-click or a rest period between rounds would have made buying upgrades a lot easier.

Pretty solid game though. The beginning is hard but with enough upgrades it becomes pretty fun to mow down hoardes of enemies with your little pistol :)

Alendro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:58pm

interesting game, left me wanting more

Nitrodeus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:03pm

Cool Game !
however I always got killed like 15 seconds after the first snowmen arrived x)

Sh1rogane says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:03pm

Really hard first time I played then I discovered the upgrade menu and it became too easy :P Some tweaks and balances would be nice.

EquipeJAM says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:43pm

Good Work ^^

Wakka says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:32pm

solid survival game.

Vladik Plays says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:25pm

I am soooo bad at this game... I can't even finish the first level. :(

victorljs says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:06pm

This game is for hardcore players :D I failed. Good game.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:12pm

Liked:
- The action. Very fast paced shooter gameplay that keeps you on your toes
- The weapon selection, it adds some nice variety to the game

Disliked:
- The difficulty curve. This game gets really hard, really fast. I felt that the number of enemies on screen and the pace at which they moved made it almost impossible to strategize your position and weapon usage
- The fact that your player stopped moving when touched by an enemy. Not only did this mean that kiting enemies was almost impossible, but also it meant a lot of time was spent surrounded by the horde while shooting and hoping that enough health/ammo would drop to keep you alive (luck, not skill)
- The controls were very finicky and fast. I actually think I'd have liked this game a lot more if everything was a bit slower.

Overall, it's a good start to a fun snowzombie-killing-rampage game, but the controls and difficulty of gameplay made it too hard for me to get into.

Poupi says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 2:00am

Very nice ;)

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