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

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Snowman Lander 2014

by rincewind_cz - Compo Entry

Snowman Lander!
After long struggle snowmen finally learned how to fly! But they still need operator who will be controlling them from the Control Center!

Pick up a PC screen and enjoy the tour to the history of Snowmen landings!

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lion123 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:57am

I liked the ASCII terminal one :D Great graphics, no sounds unfortunately

maxyan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:58am

Brilliant game with stylish graphics but "easy" level isn't easy at all!

davidB says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:03am

it remember me an old game where I shoold land on moon. :-)
I like a lot the graphics, very beautiful.

wandersenus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:22am

what a good game!!!

Ekilibr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:11pm

Nice entry ! Graphics are nice. GUI a bit less, but anyway, I had fun !

ssheep says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:24pm

great game i loved the game play and i loved the different styles of screens

Wakka says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:39pm

Cool idea and great graphics. A must play :)

fauge says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:50am

Great Graphics! controls are a bit weird.

shanageek says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:49pm

nice game and with really good graphics!

ketura says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:44pm

Interesting difficulty screen. Kind of wish the ASCII level was actually gridlocked instead of just a reskin, though. The snowflakes blocking landing areas seems to ramp up the difficulty very quickly, as moving left and right is monstrously difficult, so you're left just waiting for a good spawn.

ENDESGA says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:44pm

awesome game :)

grid96 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:05am

Nice game, really cool looking, and cool difficulties.

phaze112 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:45am

The left and right controls were backwards from what I expected so I kept crashing.. Not a bad entry though.

aare says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:43am

The ascii version is the best :) Great work on this one

Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:18pm

Nice entry! Was quite fun and took some time to win each "level". The hard ASCII level felt a tad too hard at times, I had to use snowman corpses to actually win. Nice graphics and generally a cool idea! Merry Christmas!

Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:45pm

Lovely visuals (:

puppetmaster says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:17pm

Cool animations and graphics.
Love the idea of changing the level.

Normally i don't like lander games, but your one was funny to play. Well done!

Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:34am

That was really fun/funny. I've never killed so many snowmen.

leondryaso says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:36pm

Nice one! It's unfortunate it has no sounds :( Also, are you Czech too, assuming from your name?

rincewind_cz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 3:22pm

@leondryaso: Yep, unfortunately I couldn't use whole 48h for this, so there really wasn't time to make and polish some things which were planned (like sounds, better menu, real story mode).. And yes, your assumption is correct -- I'm Czech ;-)

leondryaso says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:43pm

Oh the menu is actually pretty good! You are the second Czech besides us here I know about :)

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:55pm

Classic gameplay with great visual twists! I appreciate the double interpretation of the theme and the inclusion of an ASCII display :P

Justin Mullin says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:25am

I'm a big lunar lander fan, and this was a fun little lander game with character. I loved the random level generation, but it did tend to give me a freebie every once in a while, where the terrain directly below a snowman was flat(ish). Didn't detract from the enjoyment though.

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:18pm

Really cute game, lovely graphics, but sometimes eventhough it landed straight and perfectly, it still wouldn't say I landed or gave me any feedback.

Headmade says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 3:13pm

Nice to see another LibGdx entry, more code to look at :)

The controls are a little bit weird. While W fires the bottom thruster and S the top thruster (opposite directions), A fires left and D fires right (same directions). It's still fun to play, good job!

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:22pm

Great use of Snowman.

JavadocMD says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:59am

An old concept, but doing it in different graphical treatments was a neat way to tie in the theme! I probably would have dialed back the force of the side thrusters a little, but it did add a lot of challenge. Good work!

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:36am

So delicious graphics!

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