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

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Destroy Snow Men

by elliottd - Compo Entry

Destroy Snow Men is a one screen battle arena where one or more players can beat up and destroy some snow men.

supports controllers as well as keyboard (up to 9 players maybe?)
keyboard controls: arrow keys, space, s, esc to drop out
gamepad controls: analog, A, X (button 1 and 3), stat or back to drop out

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness53%
#19Graphics4.38
#372Theme3.74
#427Humor2.68
#515Fun3.12
#608Audio2.61
#644Overall3.12
#739Mood2.72
#823Innovation2.73

Comments

justin35f says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:10am

Can't get past the menu, no keys do anything. (Tried the web build).

XenosNS says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:31am

Looks great! She really hates snowmen. I hope there's a prequel that explains that aggression someday.

elliottd says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:53am

Space will start the game from the title screen. If that's not working, it could be that the player doesn't have focus (might need to click into it after it loads). I'll do some tests to look for problems with the web player

roktom says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:49pm

Great graphics!

pixzleone says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:54pm

Cool! Awesome graphics and nice sound.
You should add a way to lose and maybe score or something to make it better.

MegaMasterX says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:30pm

For a brawler, this entry was really fantastic. Show those snowmen what-for!

Eponesh says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:31pm

Greate fight mechanics! Nice snowmans

Kim says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:34pm

Great graphics, I beat alot of snowmen but perhaps I had beaten more if there was music :/ What where the coins for?

sharpie656 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:37pm

Street Fighter x Snowman! The 3d models are awesome, and I think with a few more game elements this game would be amazing. Pretty addictive too

sputnik says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:39pm

Maybe too repetitive but great lowpoly art!

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

It's a lot of fun, in a stress-relieving way. It also looks /very/ nice; the art style comes together really well! I do feel like there's no real goal to keep me going however, which a shame, because apparently I have a penchant for beating up snowmen that I didn't know I had before!

purplelilgirl says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:39pm

I love the breaking effect of the snowmen! And they just keep spawning!
I was confused at first because there was no instructions on the screen, and everything just kept spinning, but all good once I read the game description.
Overall, great game! :)

swedishbacon says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:01pm

Nice graphics!

EthanWebster says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:03pm

Who would have thought destroying snowmen would be so fun? Great game.

TheMeorch says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:08am

The graphics are really nice -- almost like a physical diorama come to life. It could use some adversity from the poor snowmen though.

hazzahazzam says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:34am

I love any game where you can smash stuff! I love the menu screen and animations, I really like where this game went, good job!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:46pm

Hi there. Level 4 I think, about 20 appeared... OMG. Fun punching them all to bits... Looks really great. Nice one!

trykondev says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:10pm

This is so visually stunning! Gorgeous low poly art, perfect snowflakes, and those animations! Very very impressive :)

Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:28pm

Nice work, the visuals are great. Hope you keep working and polishing this. Is there any real use for the backflip, it's slow and punching seems to destroy snowmen faster

elliottd says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:15pm

AdventureIslands: Thanks! yes, this was all I could get in, there is more I am working on for the post jam version. The backflip doesn't do anything the punch doesn't and it's slower. It just looks cool. The plan is to have it and another kick do something special as well as do more damage than a punch. Thanks for the feedback.

thopis says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:41am

Cool graphics!Fun to play too.With some score would be greater.

Kitch says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:18pm

Really good look and feel, and great take on the theme. Would have liked a little more gameplay, but still was a really good time. Thanks!

igoramendola says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 7:14am

Really nice graphics! Also, good mechanics and sounds...
and I loved to see so many snowmen!! ☃ ☃ ☃ ☃ ☃

asobitech says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:37pm

Great 3D models, gets repetitive after a while.
Wasn't sure why I was collecting coins.
Or is that a beat em up thing. Killing things gives you coins ;)

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