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

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Snowman Runner

by Pantelis Petsopoulos - Compo Entry

Clarity (in caps as requested): GO COUNTER-CLOCKWISE!

Snowman is drunk and is chasing your mouse! He is also dumb and can't see obstacles ahead, guide him through them.

Black: Dead Snowman
Grey: Slow Snowman
White: Very Fast Snowman

Go counter-clockwise and survive for as long as possible!

Have fun! :D

I am now also keeping scores! Post your score after voting and I will update this list regularly.


1. Vururia: 59 points
2. Alex: 45 points
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Downloads and Links




Dec 7, 2014 @ 10:09pm

Nice! Smooth, good controls. Love it!

Dec 7, 2014 @ 10:12pm

Thanks a lot :D

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:28am

Alcoholic snowman? Now, that's a new one :) Pretty nice game for 48 hours! For the post-comp version, you might want to add in a pop-up that says 'Game Over! Your Score: xx', or something like that.

Domicuc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:36pm

Good,good,good ! :)

acerunox says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:38pm

Nice, funny game. :)

hectorhon says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:40pm

That's odd, I keep dying even though I avoided the obstacles. How come? Doesn't seem to follow the mouse accurately. Or is it just my browser?

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:08pm

Do you go counter-clockwise?

MaesK says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:12pm

Nice music! And funny stick tutorial! I miss more goals or enemies, but it is great. Keep it up!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:14pm

Tried to keep it as simple as I could :)

Boehrsi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:17pm

Well done, simple, smooth and as I think very nice as mobile game with touch controls.

Zolkren says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:23pm

Cool game, but why is every single game in here is about snowmans.
Why is that.

edve98 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:27pm

Wow, awesome game, one of my favorites!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:40pm

@Zolkren It was a secret theme :P @edve98 Thanks a lot man :D

t4u says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:05pm

GO COUNTER-CLOCKWISE should be written in god damn big letters. I didn't really enjoy it. It seems most of your effortweas put into making a pretty title screen.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:35pm

@t4u haha okay, Ill change it to big letters. Menus didnt take more than 2 hours to do.

panda says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:36pm

21 points! Wow, the little snowman gains some serious speed!
This is a nice little game, good controls and clear game play (though at the beginning you could box us in so we have to go counter-clockwise, that would help). With music and everything, too! Well done!

Kim says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Simple and addicting. Good music too! Nice one :)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:36pm

Interesting game idea. Love the tutorial! Great work!

Groydis says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:34am

Love the tutorial screen! Lack of any indication on how to control the game stumped me at first, Once I figured that out I found it to be a fun challenging game.

ElBatanony says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:37am

It is really fun, did not get the fact that it should not be touching the mouse at first! I looove the tutorial screen! And a good game overall, with a cool soundtrack too!

drludos says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:07pm

Really hard game! But I love the humor and the tutorial, and the concept is interesting! Congrats! :)

ceosol says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:56pm

I still wish you had utilized your 3:2 screen dimensions to make an oval track. It might not seem like it, but I believe it would have made for even better gameplay. You would have had two types of navigation areas to play through.

The music is neat. What program did you make it with?

Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:41am

Used a lot but mainly magix music maker. I wish I had that idea when I made the game, oval would be nice. :D

xWarZonex says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:38pm

Nice solid entry! It was fun and the music was great.

thopis says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:25am

Cool Job Panteli!Keep up!

Michael Grand says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 8:59pm

It took me a while to figure out what the goal was, but I eventually got a score of 23 :D Once you figure the game out, it's actually really fun to just circle around and around, trying to keep up momentum and not hit anything.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Hi there. Great game, could maybe bit slightly more generous with death... have a rapidly depleting health bar ? instead of zap... but hey Really good fun... Got him doing some pretty quick circuits. Like the menu graphics... Good job!

davidB says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 10:23am

nice simple background music. Intro, tuto are better than the game ;-)

Rococoman says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 5:09pm

Once I figured it out, it was surprisingly fun. I thought the speed increase as it progresses is spot on, and the changing barriers make for neat little obstacles. My major piece of feedback is that the snowman's collision box, although not too big, is not very. Since he moves in all directions, maybe a circular or symmetric sprite would better suit the gameplay. Also, what if he turned red as an indicator that you are brushing close to a barrier? Otherwise, quite fun!

Rococoman says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 5:10pm

^* his collision box in not very CLEAR is what I meant to say.

Dec 18, 2014 @ 10:31pm

Ludum dare is not about polishing, but I would definetly do that in a future version.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:46pm

nice idea

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