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

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SnowMelt

by JamesOfJames - Jam Entry

You play as a snowman, beset on all sides by vicious, destructive kids! Your only weapon - snowballs. But be careful - the more snowballs you make, the faster you melt! Luckily for you, someone's sliding blocks of ice through the streets; hopefully those can re-freeze you!

Left Click - throw snowball
Right Click - make snowball
Pause / Space - pause

The game ends if the bar at right hits the bottom
Keep those destructive kids from smashing you to bits!
Pelt ice blocks with snowballs to re-freeze yourself

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Ratings

#201Humor(Jam)3.24
#367Graphics(Jam)3.56
#430Mood(Jam)3.14
#464Theme(Jam)3.59
#530Fun(Jam)3.00
#561Overall(Jam)3.14
#683Innovation(Jam)2.76
#1783Coolness37%

Comments

Paperscraps says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:13am

#NOMAN. Haha. Simple concept. Great graphics.

sharp911 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:13am

Not bad. Easy the first little bit. and then harder. Doesnt help my mouse randomly does a double click :)

5you says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:14am

Those are RPG maker assets...

egos says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:15am

nice graphics. Maybe its better to refeal automaticly the ammo. The tuto repeat if you refresh the page

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:15am

Incredibly difficult, but fun!

Mincemeat says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:16am

Not bad! You don't see many RPG maker games.

Hicksk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:17am

The having to hold to refill snowballs is a nice twist on this type of game. Although I think the rate at what you refill compared to how quick the kids come could be balanced just a little bit better.

noahm says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:18am

Those pesky kids got me again!

ben_pxlplz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:18am

The art is fantastic. The game might be tuned a bit too difficult, but it's a pretty fun idea.

Groydis says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:20am

Controls felt a tad clunky, Art looks fantastic. No Sound?? Good Job.

dokidoki says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:22am

I don't know if it's something with my system, but fades (both the instructions, and the kids) were *very* slow.

stevehb says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:25am

Nice looking game! It's like a snowman tower defense. Making more snowballs is just about impossible on a trackpad though.

sam101 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:36am

Ahah the tutorial at the begining is a bit slow, it made me shoot way too many snowball before the game began :).

Simple concept, but the execution is nice (I won't rate the graphics for obvious reasons).

Wilou1428 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:21pm

Wow, you really have to hold that right mouse button. Difficult game but fun...

allanolivei says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:36pm

The game is good, but this very difficult.

ruthiepee says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:47am

Score: 36. SO FUN! I love this clever take on a shooter/tower-defense type game. The speed of the game feels really nice, with more and more kids coming at you (these kids are BRUTAL, by the way). Sometimes the kids get stuck on corner tiles and they spin around in a beautiful little ice dance. Those ice blocks are hard to catch! But yeah, the game seems really nicely balanced. Great job!

Alter says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:23pm

haha little children as antagonists! Funny! Well done!

Troilk says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:57pm

Seems like constantly holding RMB leads to best results, though at score ~40 I still loose balance between snowball recharge/consumption and fail. Some sounds could have improved the overall mood. Anyway, good game, but difficult :)

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:58am

Hi there. Nice idea. Could be more generous on snowballs... Ran out after three kids or something, so more of a puzzle/resource limited game. Like the look. Shame no music or sounds.

MiniBobbo says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:02am

This was tricky because once you get behind you can never catch back up. It seemed to me once one kid was close enough to touch you, your game was pretty much over. I think that the snowball refill rate could be turned way up.

Nice presentation and the tutorial at the start was a nice touch. I do wish that you refilled the players snowballs and ice levels after the tutorial ended though!

gre says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:24pm

Fun game.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 5:54am

aaaaahhhhh - thie children! keep them away - scary! - nice job - very tuff tho

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