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

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Snowman's Quest

by dekart - Compo Entry

It's time to protect the best Christmas tree in the forest from ruthless lumberjacks!

Help a little snowman to protect the tree and beautify it by collecting carrots brought by rabbits. Throw snowballs at lumberjacks, bring carrots to the tree, and have fun!


* A/W/S/D or Arrows to move
* Mouse Click to throw snowballs


* Collect 10 carrots to decorate the tree
* Don't let lumberjacks to chop the tree
* Avoid lumberjacks or you'll be melted

Tested and playable in Chrome and Firefox on PC. Not sure about Safari and Opera, but should work as well.

Developed with HTML5, pixi.js, TweenJS

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BluMist says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:44am

No snowman theme and you're still all: "I do what I want!". Well that being said it was still a pretty good tower defense kinda experience, well done.

efux says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:12am

Haha, nice work! Love how almost everybody makes a game about snowmans. But this game fits the actual theme aswell. Love the animations of the snowman.

sanojian says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:25am

Plays smoothly. Nicely drawn and animated.

rsergiu2003 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:26am

great game, really like the art !

bazld says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:37am

Fun, and plays really well. Nice art style.

Sertkaya says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:42am

Funny game for the jam. Good job.

kraln says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:50am

Snowman!! With a Fez!!!

But actually sort of fun tower defense.

mattpattie says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:56am

I really enjoyed this one especially the rabbit pooing carrots!

Norgg says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:57am


I am pretty sure the snowman is the bad guy here, murdering lumberjacks and stealing carrots from rabbits. Towards the end I was half-expecting the cops or army to come in to try and take down the monster.

Gameplay wise I felt like the difficulty was a bit flat and on the easy side, there didn't seem to be any more or harder obstacles towards the end than at the start and I won on the first try. I couldn't really tell how near the tree was to being destroyed, how many hits does it take?

mr_mg says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:59am

A fun little game, would have been nice for it to ramp up either in variety or difficulty but still enjoyed it. good work.

Anti says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:08am

Fun game. The auido is not so good but the graphics is amazing. Cool game overall.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:46am

Cool animations on the lumberjack!

pandamicro says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:20pm

The art is nice, you guys are really obsessed by the snow man lol

Belvar says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:55pm

Nice game ! some variety in the enemies or increasing difficulty would enhance it. I like the rabbit animation :)

celeron55 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:10pm

Result after 10 carrots: 63 lumberjacks, 454 snowballs. Kept me busy, but wasn't very interesting.

Luckily snowmen can run indefinitely and are much faster than lumberjacks.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:15pm

nice game, plays smoothly and graphics are great, well done

TKF15H says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:33pm

Cool (no pun intended) game! I wish there was more variety or that the difficulty increased as you collected carrots.

madameberry says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:36am

Poor bunnies. Their digestive system must be bad if they're pooping whole carrots!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:18am

Hi there. Lovely game! Got victory, 73 LJ, 404 snowballs thrown. Really good job xmas game!

Raiyumi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:34am

I like the sounds the lumberjacks make. :)

pancakecity says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:04pm

Nice! I really like the sfx.

Larry says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 5:32pm

I like the art including the animation. It might have been a little on the easy side but there is definitely room to make things more interesting.

Teesquared says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 5:52pm

I really enjoyed this game. It was a simple theme but very hard at the same time. I'm a lumberjack and I don't carrot?

ghostonline says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:14pm

Initially, I thought it was just another top down shooter, but then I noticed the carrot collecting spin. Also really loved the graphics. Nice, well rounded game.

spotco says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 8:09am

Decently made one-screen shooter, not enough response or impact when hitting or killing enemies. I'd recommend (, a talk by the devs at vlambeer with some tips that would improve any action game (including yours!)

CoderDozer says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 1:02pm

great little game, nice tactic to draw the snowman away from tree.

redoxkun says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:40pm

Well done game, maybe a bit too easy. Good job!

Team Myopia says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 12:52am

Handles well and is very clear how to play, pretty simple though but a great start to what could be expanded to more.

ruerob says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:51am

Very nice game. I like the graphics very much. The carrot in the snowmans hand was my highlight. I've noticed it after the 5th carrot or so. Very well done. Thank you for your game.

Kyatric says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 4:59am

Cool graphics, sounds are OK but fit their role of warnings once the the player grasps the concept.
At first I thought the carrots were not enough noticeable, and in the first moment of play, you are not sure what exactly to do in the game.
The carrots disappear pretty quickly and are sometimes hidden by the trees.

From the moment you start to pay attention to their spawning sound, it becomes easier to go and fetch them right away.

Good job making a game in 48 hours.

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