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

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I've Never Seen Snow

by hogtrick - Jam Entry

Controls:
W A S D to move
Attack change direction
I J K L to attack(You can keept it pressed to attack faster)

We made the game in about 20 hours of development, me as a programmer and my wife asthe pixel artist.
We would loved to make more graphics and to program more systems, like feedback do damage, and upgrades, but the time was short and for a game like this we need to test too much, to make everything balanced, not to easy or hard etc


About the game:

This is a game about Christmas in Brazil.
We live in Brazil and grew up being encouraged to love and live with characters and situations that involve Christmas that are not ours!
Here in Brazil in December, all the big shops, streets and houses mimic a fake snow in the midst of a temperature of 40 degrees.
We celebrate a date that doesn't make sense for us and we call it tradition, this game shows the exhaustion of a child who doesn't understand why need to want things for Christmas and doesn't even understand where it's coming from the snow, because she never saw ...
at the same time she doesn't understand why her parents who are poor try to buy as much useless things that can in December.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#184Mood(Jam)3.52
#194Humor(Jam)3.27
#246Audio(Jam)3.33
#276Graphics(Jam)3.73
#326Fun(Jam)3.28
#393Overall(Jam)3.33
#687Theme(Jam)3.34
#748Innovation(Jam)2.64

Comments

C63Industries says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:59am

Silly little game that I had fun playing. The controls were really bad at first, but once I got used to them I enjoyed the game. ☃☃☃

Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:37am

Enjoyed the game! Thanks!

stigmawall says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:50pm

I saw the Monica's rabbit as a weapon. Heheheheh.
The criticism about christmas in Brazil is good. The game can be improved if the controls actually works more like Binding of Isaac. It's look right now like the controls of a first person shooter.

Brassawiking says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:46pm

The graphics are really nice and lively.

asobitech says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:25am

A game about questioning what the true meaning of Christmas is, in a twin stick style.

murilo says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:18pm

I agree with your rant haha and nice little game. I beat!

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:24pm

You should have had somewhere in the game to read the controls. Other than that, it's fun

hogtrick says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:57pm

But you can read the controls in the first line of description =p
thanks for the feedback though.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:35pm

Nice little game, the controls took some time to get used to and restarting could have used a button instead of having to click, but otherwise this was pretty fun. Perhaps her attack could have had larger sprite as it wasn't very clear at first how far her range is.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:19pm

overall a good game ,the controls are just not my cup of tea :)

farwyler says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:48am

This was a lot of fun, great game! A life bar would have served me well, cuz I paniced at the end ^^

Rocketship says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:35pm

I would've liked a bit more feedback on the damage you make and take. Now it was quite ambiguous as to when I hurt the enemy and when they hurt me. The attacking system was a cool change to the usual and the graphics were nice!

Pestel Crew says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:57pm

Need some tutorial for those who don't read descriptoins for any reason) Otherwise pretty fun game

Pixlexia says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:25pm

Adorable! I don't really mind the controls, I think it's okay. And I especially love the story behind the game.

Mr MadCat says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:24pm

Nice little game. An interesting way to see christmas. For some reason I neither could play nor download the game in firefox. In chrome it worked just fine.

zanenga says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 7:13pm

Nice entry!

As a Brazilian myself, I understand this sentiment. I have 24 years old and have never seen snow.

FrederickK says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:16pm

How not to love the characters? *-*
I would like beter feedback, but it is understandable for the time.
Overall I liked very much! Good job!!

orion_black says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 12:19am

It made me remember a while back when I used to live by the beach and people would dress like it was snowing for christmas related stuff. Just to go back to "normal" clothing as soon as the holiday ended. Which in a way made sense because the weather was really warm to begin with. Kind of a weird behavior.

On a more game design related note. The game could certainly benefit from a more varied arrange of enemy behaviors and/or player attacks. It would also be good for the hitbox to be smaller than the character(as in most shooters), that way you don't get hit by bullets that literally disappear in the air.

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