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

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Winter is Nigh!

by MaesK - Compo Entry

Winter is coming! No! It's already here! Give those weird Christmas (and not-so-Christmas) monsters what they deserve by showing Summer is the best season. It's just you, your small but great island, and those evil invaders.

Press Z to Jump
Press X to Shoot
Arrow Keys to move.
ESC to exit.

Survive as long as you can! Enemies drop powerups randomly, so be ready to take them as soon as you can. Good luck!

EDIT: Linux build is not working as is, because of Dropbox download system. The entire folder downloaded as a zip does not follow its original structure. Some folders names miss their capital letters and they fall. As soon as I can, I'll upload these folders as a single zip to download :)
EDIT 2: Changed Linux and Windows to zip instead of a folder. Dropbox won't mess any more folders!

Downloads and Links




zanenga says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:13am

I wish I could control on WASD instead of the Arrow keys as I find it much better. Also, I think it would be better if the pistol fired automatically by holding the fire button.

Cool game. Good job!

Fonserbc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:44pm

The snowman are to over powered! when they are close your pistol just goes through them :P

Really neat pixel art!

Domicuc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:18pm

Round 9 is my max..xD lovely game :)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:20pm

I get "Failed to load mono" on Linux.

gallerdude says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:24pm

Very fun, fast and fluid. Beautiful graphics, and nails the theme.

wilpel1234 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:06pm

Awesome! like the 2d characters in the 3d world!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:06pm

Good game :)

Zolkren says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:06pm

Pretty addictive, nice game I liked it.

roktom says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:40pm

Like the style of 2D / 3D

MaesK says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:52pm

@minimumentropy Thank you for the info, I'll check Linux build as soon as I get to my laptop!

DevoNoel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:04pm

The enemies are little overly aggressive, and they're kinda bullet sponges, but neat game.

eruditespirit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:19pm

I got up to Round 7, and it's quite funny to see his gun shoot 3 bullets with the second powerup.

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

Good Job !

The bullets bouncing and falling instead of disappearing are a cool idea :)

MaesK says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:32pm

@khakehem Thanks! But they rebel sometimes and stay floating! Consider it a special glitch magic to protect yourselves :D

Hellequin says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:02pm

Really fun! I liked it!

egos says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:50pm

well realized but the round are very small too understant the command

Groydis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:43am

I like the art work and the concept is cool. I've never seen snow so If a snowman suddenly appeared on the tropical island I lived on, id probably assume they are monsters too. The only thing I didn't like was that my gun could go through monsters and the hit wouldn't detect when I fired. Good Job otherwise!

fireAndCoffee says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:41am

I like the combination of 3d worlds and pixel art. Round 4 is just terrifying too. Maybe turning down the movement speed on enemies could help? I found it hard to avoid them if they instantly charged.

alwaysinbeta says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:06pm

Fun game. Very hard to survive more than a few rounds though!

orion_black says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:11pm

I agree snowmen are op and auto-fire should be a thing.

Anshul Goyal says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:54pm

I like this game a lot but its very punishing. I really like that cool red/yellow dude standing next to the tree :D

Few things I have noticed that might help
- When the snowman or whatever spawns they rush towards you. When they are in close contact with you, its impossible to shoot because the origin of the bullet is after their face.
- The randomly appearing platforms blocks the upward jump thus making you stuck in the middle of two enemies.
- The health potion replenishes smaller health then expected.

These are the some things I noticed in my quick play through. But none the less, great work!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:06pm

Hi there. Looks great but impossible to play as mobs crowd on you immediately. Nice sounds!

Mopz says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:31pm

Made it to round 7. Even if it's not a beatemup, there was sort of a Smash Bro's feeling over it, and that can never be a bad thing! But it's annoying that the gun always ends up on the other side of what you're targeting. The chick in the background was hot :)

pjimmy says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:17pm

cute funny game, well done

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:24pm

Graphics are nice and simple, pixelart + 3d = style :)
game feels nice
not sure if it's on theme, but overall this game is good ;)

Gread72 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:26pm

Interesting... hard to survive.

AlSweigart says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 7:46am

Nice variety of enemies. WASD controls would be nice.

thatwhichis says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 9:50pm

Round 5 okay that yellow ball sucks

mohammad says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 3:05am

Pretty fun game, just wish I had more health

Dec 22, 2014 @ 8:56pm

Good shootin'. Some quality shootin'.

Krisjet says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 9:00pm

This game could really benefit from some more feedback, screenshake when you're hit, more hit effects when bullets hit the enemies etc, as well as more refined controls. The enemy behaviour is also pretty uninteresting, it seems like they are just moving straight towards you with different max velocities, some of them jumping at different intervals.

sweenist says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 2:40am

What a spastic array of characters. A snowman, a meatball and the sun? I'll score it high on humor for that. This is one of the more addicting games so I score high for fun. Some weird physics stuff happens and I jump higher than the screen if an enemy hops underneath me. Good job overall!

okkolobr says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 7:08pm

So hard ><
Maybe a "softer" level or two at the beginning would help get into it.

Dec 23, 2014 @ 8:09pm

Fun, but I find it very hard.

kipelovets says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 10:20pm

Amazingly very fun, when you get a hold with enemy movements

Scam says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 10:50pm

Looks cute but is too damn hard. The enemies are really fast and strong. I always seem to die in round 3...

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