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

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

by Schwiggy - Compo Entry

Of course you do, unless you're harboring a fear of your immense snow-bending powers. The real question is CAN you? You'll be limited to one screen and limited resources. There is a hidden hat someeewheerrree.

Use your mouse in this physics sandbox which actually simulates the building process for a snowman. Unfortunately I haven't had time to detect how well you did, so that's up to you. However, to make up for this you can post your snowman in the comments and I will rate it on a scale of 0-10 or doge like remarks.

To restart you can press "R". I usually consider it when a snow centipede creature is staring back at me.

Made with GameMaker: Studio ;)

Downloads and Links




SnoutUp says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:19pm

That was really fun! Could've had more random and weird items to spice things up.

Also, I couldn't get eyes to their positions... Here's my lovely creation:

bofink says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:42pm

My creation looked like anything except a snowman :) Nice, clean design! I liked how the snowballs grew as you rolled them in the snow.

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

Much eyes, so vision! Wow. Snow bug yum.

Translation: Ah yes, the solidity (in Box2D this is the sensor attribute of a fixture) of the buttons and carrot are supposed to change when clicked but for some reason it works on about 50% of them for me and 0% for you. Thanks a lot! Nice job on that large base snowball too.

OldPeculier says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:01pm

Cute. Fun. Clever. Theme fail, but nice game anyway.

AlSweigart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:01pm

Simple but silly. I liked it.

Absor says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:07pm

Was fun, here is mine:

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:28pm

What an excellent game!

I made a terrible job of making a snowman. He looked like the creature from the pit, but at least he stood upright.

My wife made a "Mum plays..." of this game:

(and it was one of her favourites so far)

Schwiggy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:54pm

@Absor, woah, 10/10 for the super smart snowman, I've never even managed such a big snowball myself. Must be because you're Finnish :P

@badlydrawnrod thank you both! I watched and clicked the thumbs up :P

Forge says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:13pm

Nice unique game, realy fun if not frustrating to play!

EthanWebster says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:57pm

I had fun building a snowman, even if it looked nothing like one. Good job :)

Hammers says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:10pm

Simple, nice idea done really well. I love the fact that you have to roll up the balls first :)

TheGreenTie says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:31pm

It lives!

6DownStudios says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:55am

So much fun! I love sandbox stuff like this; dynamic environments can make for some satisfying and/or hilarious results.
Here's one of my creations, in two stages of life:

Schwiggy says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:13pm

Thank you all for the kind words, and screenshots :) I'm planning on doing a little collage for Instagram & Twitter with your creations. Also just "ported" the game to be mobile friendly. You can now open the web link on your tablet/smartphone/iPod and it will resize and re-orient for just about any case. I also fixed some bugs and replaced the particles from shape to sprite as that's a major mobility issue in GameMaker.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:34am

This was fun and cute, nice job!

JavadocMD says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 6:18am

Definitely a fun little toy box! The physics are pretty fun, and who doesn't love snowmen? One thing I noticed is that the hats appear to respond to physics impulses backwards when they're upside-down. i.e., pull up on the right side and the hat spins clockwise. Maybe I'm missing something though.

peterthehe says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 1:54pm

Very simple but fun

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