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

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Snow Day Tiles by Stipple3D

by stipple - Jam Entry

This is a pattern filling game where you take pieces from your tray on the top right and fit them into the play area to fill the marked pattern with the specified color for that level.

You work your way through the levels in order but you keep your score as you go.

Bonuses are awarded for filling more than one pattern tile with a single piece. The bonuses are exponential (1 pattern filled is 100, 2 filled is 400, 3 is 900, etc).

You get a penalty for changing the color of a pattern tile that has already been turned to the target color (-200)

There are about 12-13 levels and then they repeat (adding another color to the mix). Then a third set, adding yet another color to each level.

I hope to do some testing and tweaking and do a post-jam version of this, so any comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Enjoy :)

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Ratings

Coolness53%
#218Innovation(Jam)3.55
#329Theme(Jam)3.72
#367Overall(Jam)3.36
#430Fun(Jam)3.15
#554Audio(Jam)2.54
#557Mood(Jam)2.96
#590Graphics(Jam)3.09
#672Humor(Jam)2.25

Comments

devshawn says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:15am

Simple and fun. Good job!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:24am

One of the best games I have played so far. Crisp graphics and easy to grasp game play. Great job!

stray says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:36am

So simple, Unique idea. nice job

seraphki says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:41pm

Nice! Clean and simple. I like it =]

sharpcoder says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:26pm

Awesome game!! Very fun!

FerraWare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:51pm

Really nice mechanics, pretty innovative. Also, it looks pretty polished, good job!

Zwergesel says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:54pm

I don't feel like there's much strategy to this. Either a tile fits or it doesn't. Other than that, good job!

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:07pm

Really interesting idea. Started out seeming too simple since you could simply place unneeded tiles around the pattern (and since you can "stack" them, you never run out of space) but things changed as early as level 2 :) I'd say it's worth making a post-LD version of this.

Only suggestion I can make is some more polish: Sound effects when placing tiles (especially when you place tiles correctly to give positive feedback), visual feedback when placing tiles, maybe show the player how much points their last move gave them directly on the grid so they won't have to look over at the score section.

But I assume you'd have implemented most of that already had there been more time :P

Crosstales says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:54pm

Nice puzzle game and polished look!
Finish and sell it :-)

Good job!

blay09 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:25pm

Nice little puzzle game, well done!

magnontobi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:26pm

Nice concept. I like it. The only thing I don't really like is the sound effect... Good job!

NuSan says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:51pm

I like the idea, but its a bit difficult for me. I think maybe allowing rotating the pattern could be more interesting. Keep up the good work

BadPaul34 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:02pm

Nice little game !

BadPaul34 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:05pm

I agree with the first comment: simple and fun. I would have like more variety in the puzzle system, but it's jam i know :)

efux says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:22pm

Nice concept. It feels and looks very polished.

01rafael says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:21am

Well... This game logic is pretty starange to me. But, anyway, the game plays well. In this case I like it. ;)

Halleflux says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:55am

Simple, but very fun. Not much to suggest as far as improvements. I can see this being made into a mobile game.
Well done!

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