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

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Gifts Galore!

by Anachron - Jam Entry

It's Christmas time and presents are falling from the sky! Collect as many as possible for a high score, but don't let any hit the bottom of the screen or it's game over. OK, you get one continue, but that's it I mean it!

Gifts Galore is is a jam entry made for inclusion in my mobile game, Uncle Scotty's Arcade At The End Of The Universe. AATEOTU will be available for Android on Google Play soon, and will include at least three other games: Gravity Tubing, Forever Flappy, and Galactic Invaders. An early alpha version of AATEOTU is currently playable on GameJolt at: http://gamejolt.com/games/arcade/the-arcade-at-the-end-of-the-universe/40186/

Assets from AATEOTU used in this entry are game control systems like the pause, continue, and game over menus. I drew the 8-bit art myself using pixelartor.com. I also used several other Unity Asset store downloads:

Christmas Music Pack 2014 by John Leonard French
8 Bit Retro Rampage: Free Edition by Red Button Audio
InControl by Gallant Games
PoolManager by Path-o-logical Games LLC
HOTween by Daniele Giardini

The Press Start 2P Font by Codeman38 is used for text, and I am using the wonderful Screenshot Creator by DarkArts Studios for, you guessed it, screenshots!

This game was made over the course of about 4-5 hours. Development went relatively quickly because the basic game control systems were already in place from AATEOTU. Now that I have this base to work from, I'm looking forward to adding tons of new content to AATEOTU over the next few months and years. If time permits, I will add new holiday-themed mini games for this Ludum Dare Jam entry, and turn this it into Uncle Scotty's Holiday Arcade. Then I'll have an arcade inside an arcade and it will be like soooo meta omg!!!

Thanks for playing and please enjoy :)

P.S. -the back/escape button on the game over menu doesn't work at the moment because it's hooked up to the Main Menu for AATEOTU. I'll fix that if/when I have a chance to add another holiday game to this collection. In the meantime, sorry for the inconvenience.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness55%
#137Audio(Jam)3.60
#350Mood(Jam)3.26
#453Theme(Jam)3.60
#607Fun(Jam)2.91
#658Overall(Jam)3.03
#693Humor(Jam)2.21
#725Graphics(Jam)2.77
#971Innovation(Jam)1.97

Comments

Search says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:40am

Very simple, but I had fun playing it. Nice job.

mattpattie says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:00am

Loved this! made me smile. the music is amazing! i finally feel all christmassy now! thankyou
Good job

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:07am

Very minimalistic in terms of graphics and gameplay, but still fun. :)

gallerdude says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:38pm

Simple, fast, fun!

danielilett says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:44pm

This really put me in the Christmas mood, thanks for this! It actually gets a bit difficult around the 100 present mark, but that's a good thing. Before then, it's very calm. The graphics gel together well and are quite minimalist, but effective, and the audio works well together with the graphics. Everything fits, well done!

Eponesh says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:50pm

Exellent music! Simple game on start, but later is ok. 125 my score.

Wezley says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:42pm

Great audio! The game is pretty fun keep it up!

Jupitron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:01am

Really simple but great game! got 104 gift, i dont want to miss a gift anymore please dont do this addictive games anymore!
Put some leaderboards and this is a classic!

SilentNight says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:48am

Really simple. I feel like it needed more mechanics added. But the music is great and I'm digging the background snowfall! Nice work.

billrizer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:48am

Addictive little game

Could have done with it being a little harder tho :)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:52am

I love this :D
Especially beyond 100 gift count, sweating to wipe the whole screen out! Great game!

wilpel1234 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:27pm

Nice game!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:33am

Hi there. Very xmassy... nice. Difficulty spike around 65 much!

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:20pm

Haha I got to around 100 and then they started falling SO FAST! I liked the music choice. The game, as others have stated, was pretty simple but it worked well.

One suggestion I would make is to have some "bad" gifts that you have to avoid picking up. That way you would have to think about which ones you're grabbing. Could make the game a lot more engaging with just a simple change like that!

harley77 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:10am

Really nice, puts you in a Christmas mood :)

SuperDisk says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:20am

Nice music! It's pretty simple, but it does what it does right.

Backterria says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:29am

It's the first game that made me realise that christmas is coming!Cool game too :)

01rafael says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 9:46pm

Nothing but the gifts! Awesome concept!

OttersDen says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 9:48pm

Simple but fun. Difficulty ramps up super fast at one point!

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