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

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SnowTiles

by gamedevBear - Compo Entry

I wanted to fit the theme by maximizing the amount of "game" in one screen, so I made a simple puzzle game that rearranges itself.

Warning: puzzles get very difficult after the tutorial, without much in between.

WASD / Arrow keys = move

BONUS KEYS!
Spacebar - reset
0 - Skip tutorial

Edit: added a link to solutions (spoilers!)
Edit2: fixed the issue with resetting all the way back to level 1, as it was making the harder levels unplayable

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness66%
#106Innovation3.92
#204Overall3.59
#291Fun3.38
#399Audio2.97
#571Theme3.59
#962Graphics2.46

Comments

sharp911 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:09am

Very inventive. Love the unique gameplay. However, not much of an explanation or intro to the game. Could use a bit of an intro.

Vulture Tamer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:10am

awesome! :-)

PentaHelix says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:10am

Interesting Concept, would love to see a more polished version of this

ben_pxlplz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:11am

Great idea! I love really love this concept. I did get pretty stuck really quick though. I think a little more love to the level designs and you've got yourself a winner.

Xenolupus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:16am

I wish the puzzles weren't so difficult.

Croze says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:36am

Very very cool, I loved the movement of the tiles. Very fun too, well done!

victorafael says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:52am

Loved the game... My only wish was to hold the key and the snowman keep walking! :P

the best i've tried so far

Crafting4U says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:55am

Very fun game, but the levels are a bit too difficult.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:26am

Incredibly inventive gameplay, the sort of thing that can get out of hand incredibly quickly!

Quarterflip says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:31am

Love the idea of moving the blocks. Graphics could use a little work though.

sergilazaro says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:07pm

Very original gameplay, nice work! As you said, the curve is pretty steep, though.

khahem says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:57pm

Good, hard, puzzle and good use of the theme.

It's a bit annoying though when you end up locked in an island and can't move at all.

shubshub says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:47pm

It was alright.... Although I stopped playing after I realized restarting a level takes you back to the beginning

5T4MP5 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:48pm

It's a very good concept for a puzzle game, that def needs some polish. Good puzzles are hard to nail in a game jam, as they usually need time to design properly (I learned that one the hard way). But this is very cool. Well done.

Biliogadafr says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:03pm

Snowman:D
Excellent mechanic! I really like this gameplay. But, as was mentioned, its a hard :). I have not enough RAM in my brain to build correct chain of actions :). But idea is brilliant. Maybe you can make a version for mobile with smaller map, better graphics and a bit easier and more concentrated level design(without unused tiles).

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

Awesome puzzle game! The tutorial levels were set up nicely, and it was very unique! I really had to think to finish the puzzles.

There was a huge spike in difficulty which you already knew about, and I wish there was some indicator of how far along in the game I was. (Out of how many levels for instance)

Dudos on using the snowman. :)

Zolkren says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:31pm

Cool game, has a unit type of play.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:53pm

Hi there. Like the music and sounds, love the shuffle effect between levels. Would be good if spacebar reset just the current level not everything - or some other way to get out of stuck. Good job!

grid96 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:16pm

High difficulty but well made.

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:00pm

Very interesting puzzles!! Kudos! I think I completed the first 5 or 6 then it became tough and time consuming.

I wonder how'd you made them (individually or generated)?

OttersDen says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:33am

This is a very interesting puzzle mechanic. I like it. It creates some very interesting (and super difficult) puzzles. Couldn't finish it, but well done.

Ossi says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:41am

Really challenging and fun. Great use of the theme! The spinning blocks tile was a really mind bending mechanic and it really took me a while to get past some of the puzzles. Really great concept, fantastic work!

Valeour says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 1:27pm

The game idea and execution was great, graphics I'm torn between, very nice and arcade-y. The tile movements were fantastic. Audio very basic, but enjoyable. :)

pht59x says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 7:48am

Clever game concept that deserves a lot more votes. Well done!

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