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

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by TijmenTio - Compo Entry

'Rudolph' is a game about Santa having a bad dream and his reindeer have turn against him. Or maybe it isn't a dream after all? Anyway, join in an epic snowball fight!

ASWD/Arrow keys - move around
Hold space or right mouse button - scoop snow
Left mouse button - throw snowball

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duon44 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:22pm

Very fun game :D for some reason the screen was very flickery though, loved that you used the disappearing world as a game mechanic

talecrafter says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:25pm

Nice game. Feels polished already.

Insality says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:25pm

OOh i so like this sweety animation of everything, its amazing man!
cant believe what it has been done in 48 hours ;] gj

Louisload says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:29pm

AWESOME! very nice work! music, graphics, gameplay, everything is awesome! except Rodolph, god damn he is a very annoying reindeer

bofink says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:30pm

Wow! Had a blast playing this wonderful game! Great job!

PeerPlay says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:36pm

Super awesome delicious game! Took me a while to figure out I had to run the reindeer off of the screen though. And I lost from the 2 reindeers, and then had to start over again :( Is there an ending where I find Rudolph? As always, you make such a cute game :)

Eddy93 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:17pm

Whahah those conversations where hilarious! Well done for the short amount of time!

Alex Rose says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:40am

Polished to fuck as usual, this category was always going to be perfect for you. Loved the dialogue, especially Rudolph's.

Rudolph was tough, but I hid round the fence and walked off while he was picking up snow.

I was only a medium santa :( . 47%.

5/5 for Festive Spirit too.

cyrixd says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:41am

Very fun little game! Those reindeer sure are pissed.

Sheepolution says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:11pm

Awesome game. The way the tiles (dis)appear is a really cool effect. Funny dialog, and of course the graphics and audio is great. Keep up the good work!

ajayajayaj says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:00am

One of the best games here!

EquipeJAM says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:03pm

good work(ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

Sh1rogane says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:01pm

This game is awesome. Great graphics (with amazing effects too) and fun gameplay and it feels really polished. Only thing I found little annoying was that the screen flashed quite much. (might just be me)

Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:08pm

Really polished, impressive art and how the world itself was used to defeat the reindeer. This was a blast to play.

I'm just wondering if Rudolf was invincible? Snowballs merely pushed him a little, never knocking him out. I only won by abusing the pathfinding and making him get stuck against the house, so he couldn't move and I could calmly just walk away and make him fall.

Magicolo says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:24pm

-Fun interpretation of the theme :)
-Liked the style of the contour of the screen :)
-Pretty repetitive gameplay :(

Grindstorm says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:33pm

A christmas game with no Snowman reference?! I'm ok with this!

Anyways, awesome game, loved the AI, even though Rudolph fell into its own death and made the game quite easy :(

TijmenTio says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:55pm

Spoiler, you turn into a snowman if you die :)

klianc09 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:22am

The controls don't work. :(
I wanted to play this so bad, the pixelart is really great.

He says he can create snowballs with space, then I can press space, or any other button but nothing happens... Well, except "R" which restarts the game... (On windows 7 64-bit)

qristofer says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:25am

So cute, I love it!

5k0d says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:32am

Amazing work, the sounds the graphics,
animation feels so smooth....

Chris M says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:43am

Any chance of an OSX build?

TijmenTio says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:48pm

can't get the osx compiler to work properly sorry :(

SuperDisk says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:34pm

Wouldn't start for me! D3d borked out while compiling a shader. Since this is Game Maker though I don't really know what you could do about it :\

Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:35pm

This was cute! Nice job. Seemed to flicker a bit as I played, though.

rfgpfeiffer says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:45pm

Santa is snow ball fighting with his reindeer. I like how snow on one square is a limited ressource, that does get replensihed by the snow fall. Fighting all the single reindeer feels a bit repetitive and it would be more fun if it was shorter. The conclusion of the story is good. Playing the game feels pretty good. - Tilman (from compo-account)

klianc09 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:54pm

Okay, I gave it another try, I found out, that when you have a gamepad connected, the keyboard controls don't work anymore and you have to play with the gamepad. Well, good to know.

Graphics and animation are really awesome, I had no audio though... The combat was at some times really easy, but sometimes really annoying when you get locked down and run out of snowballs.
But overall I liked it!

Wolve says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:11pm

lol, funny dialogs

csanyk says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:20pm

Brilliant and perfect.

NPException says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:32pm

Marvelous entry! Great job :)

Odefus says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:44pm

That was a blast. Turns out I am a medium santa.

pixelspirit says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 4:06pm

the generated world and actually using it in gameplay was awesome!! I loved the art too! and "Muscle Santa" - fantastic.

Sanguine says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:41pm

Wow! Super impressive! Really enjoyed all the cool fx you put in as always :) Nice one!

GFM says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 12:25am

Amazing game! It is really fun and polished!
The graphics were awesome, and I really liked all the little details you added, with the "warping world animation", the fact that after gathering some snow the tile will be bare... the fantastic throwing animation...
Also, the sounds and music really helped setting the mood!

I really liked this game. :)

But there's one thing bugging me... Was the controller support intentional? Keyboard and mouse controls get disabled if you have a controller connected, though I could play with it and it worked normally after I disconnected it...

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