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Snowman Invasion

by Jaloko - Compo Entry

Snowman Invasion is a tower defence game where your objective is to kill as many of the invading snowmen as you can. To play the game all you need is a mouse. Further instructions can be found in game on the help screen.

Left click to place and select turrets.
Right click to remove turrets.
Esc to pause/unpause the game.

The game should run on the following browser versions. Internet Explorer 10+, Firefox 31+, Chrome 31+, Safari 7+ and Opera 26+.

Made with HTML5 canvas and Javascript.
Graphics: Photoshop CC
Sound: Audacity, Bfxr and

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demtool5 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:36am

very fun!

devshawn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:51am

This is a lot of fun, I enjoyed it!! Great job.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:01am

Fun! It's a little easy and I would have liked some sort of score or time survived. Like the variation between turrets.

Fanttum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:58am

Snowman didn't win, get over it, haha jk, but kinda a basic game and slowed down a ton once i got only a few towers up.

rallebauz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:05am

I like it

sanojian says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:58am

Nice tower defense. It would have been nice to see a preview of the range before you placed the turret. Nice music.

Raptor85 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:34am

works ok but pretty easy to win, toxic turrets are pretty OP and honestly more "machine gun" than toxic, just stack them right at the start and snowmen never leave the first corner. could have used a little more enemy variety

PeerPlay says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:21am

Super much fun!

wandersenus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:21am

what a good game!!!

Boehrsi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:42am

Damn I really like tower defense ;)

lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:57am

Fun! Your snowmen remind me of daleks :)

Myyyvothrr says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:11am

Too easy, but surprisingly still fun! Nice work.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:50am

Fun game at the start but it didn't very long before the poor old snowmen didn't stand a chance.

GreenyUk says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:35pm

Solid implementation of a tower defense, all the elements are there although i agree it's very easy. It would be better if the frequency of enemies that spawn increased over time. I packed a few towers on the first corner and they never get past now. Good job though, solid entry. :)

woodecker says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:00pm

Fun tower defense. Yep, I loved the snowman theme too.

drludos says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:50pm

Very nice little game. I like how this infinite army of Snowmen get crushed by Magma turret! :)

Shivur says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:34am

Funny little game. Maybe more variations on the gameplay to break the monotony of the chain of snowman.

Germanunkol says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:26pm

Good game!

I think there should be a fire option (super power which you can only use every X seconds?) which melts down all snowmen in an area :D

Jaloko says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:42pm

Thanks for the feedback so far everyone.

madameberry says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:50pm

Pretty basic. There should either be "waves" of snowmen, or a time counter, that way the player has some sense of progression.

wavertron says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:43am

The basic elements of a Tower Defense game are all there. I think though some sort of funny twist or unique mechanic is needed. I bought an Ice Turret, it didnt seem to do anything. Was kinda hoping it would do something, even if it was silly. For a Jam I think you can take a risk and throw in something a bit crazy. Solid effort though.

RadStar says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:44am

nice TD, I like it ;)

asobitech says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:10am

Tower defence and Snowmen?

psychonull says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:50pm

Good job, I enjoyed playing. Making the game harder would improve it a lot.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:32pm

Really enjoyed this. Probably played for like 15 min :P I almost filled the map with guns :D So simple but so much fun!

Dec 14, 2014 @ 6:01am

This was a really decent start to a good tower defense game. It needs some balancing, better indication of tower range before placement, harder enemies, and things like that -- but you can play it and win/lose, depending on your general ability, and that's certainly enough for a LD compo entry.

I would probably suggest switching to Unity or the like to deal with many snowmen/turrets/bullets on screen. My browser locked up a few times while playing when I had an overflow of objects moving around. :(

Overall, it was quite fun, and I enjoyed myself! :) Tower defense is one of my favorite types of games, and this one is certainly playable as one!

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 8:05pm

Hi there. Like the presentation and operation. Be nice to have a floating turret or something when placing, also upgrades nice to have. Game was almost and idle-game once a reasonable bundle =of turrets put down. Nice and generous to player. Good job!

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 12:38pm

Solid and fun tower defence game. Graphics could use a little more polish I think.

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