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

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Snowman's Tropical Adventures

by chadheim - Compo Entry

While sitting in my nightly oatmeal bath, sipping a minty hot chocolate, I contemplated the theme. Snowman was so much better, but what is a proud new parent of a 3 month old to do?! Then it hit me! Smash them together!

You are Sammy the Snowman and you have decided to travel to the tropics. Why? Well, cause I don't particularly like winter.

Whilst Sammy the Snowman is in the tropics, he must find the magical Christmas tree to prevent him from melting. Wait what? How does a tree prevent a snow man from melting? Well it is magical... duh!

Along the way mysterious presents are strewn about... and since Sammy is a bit of a kleptomaniac, he desires to pick them all up during his travels!

Good luck!

WSAD = Moves Snowman
Left Mouse Click and Drag = Orbits Camera

Tools used: Unity, Blender, Paint.NET, cgMusic, Bfxr.

Due to popular demand (and I aim to please) the snowman now moves TWICE as fast! Not only that, a RUN button has been added (LShift or RShift) so you can cruise even faster throughout the levels!

Fantastic feedback everyone! Lets keep reviewing everyone's entries!

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Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:01pm

quite a good game.. good gfx/sound ...really wish the snowman would move abit quicker tho

maddogawl says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:01pm

Snowmen! Nice Job, I really like the background music. I kinda wish the snowman had a shadow under him so it's easier to determine where he is.

dekkuran says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:03pm

Cool. A lot of personality. Love the opening music as well. Though it's quite hard and the snowman is a bit slow.

Anti says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:05pm

Intresting idea. The game was fun but I think you move way to slow.

roktom says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:24pm

Like the atmosphere, bacground music and its 3D, what could be better ?

MegaMasterX says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:27pm

The fact that there are multiple levels shows a great deal of care and design. The snowman was a bit sluggish, I got owned several times, but ended up getting the hang of things. Also, oatmeal bath game designs are best designs.

edve98 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:43pm

For me the gameplay is a bit boring, but I'm not sure about others!
Anyway, graphics are really good-looking

mactinite says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:46pm

Really nice! Reminds me of Captain Toad!

Wevel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:48pm

Love the music and a really nice idea.

Kuupu says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:55pm

Nice game, wish it had a little more action in it

Is nice rotate the camera to analyze the path, it would be cool if i could analyze the path then go into a "burst", moving fast through the planned path

The music is really nice too! :D

Eponesh says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:22pm

Greate concept! But snowman so slooow

crazyrems says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:32pm

I saw snowmen in my life that would run faster than him !
I've see no bugs, it looks polished. nice entry.
The music sounds sometimes a bit weird to me.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:28pm

I liked what you pulled of in terms of visualization. Of course you could tweak the gameplay, make the avatar a bit faster etc, but what's there plays well.
If you have a solid foundation tech-wise you could work on improving your art for the next LD.

Good Job!

thopis says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 9:09am

cool concept!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 5:52pm

Hi there. Excellent. Like the level design level 1, graphics and sounds. Have bookmarked for a revisit. The level select UI at front is particularly slick. Good job!

GarethIW says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 3:14pm

Well done


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