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

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VOTE SNOWMAN (ON ONE SCREEN)

by Ovidios - Compo Entry

You are playing the unicode snowman, who tries to avoid negative votes and to collect positive ones.

This is my first ever LD-Entry.
It's nothing special and I initially planned way more (e.g. collecting votes while crawling) but that's all I was able to do in time.
The game was made using the *awesome* Love2d (or LÖVE) framework. Sound effects were generated using bfxr (http://www.bfxr.net/), the music was generated at Fake Music Generator (http://www.fakemusicgenerator.com/).

Enjoy!

EDIT: A POST-COMPO-VERSION IS NOW AVAILABLE ON ITCH.IO! THE FEATURES INCLUDE:
• improved menu
• improved win/lose-screen
• improved positive sound pitch
• added timer
• added own font
• added optional speed limit
• added easy way to add you own enemies!
##- MINI TUTORIAL -
##STEP 1: Make positive, negative and neutral version sprites of your enemy
##STEP 2: Put the sprites in the games "sprites"-folder (C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\LOVE\voteSnowman\sprites on Windows, ~/.local/share/love/voteSnowman\sprites on Linux or /Users/user/Library/Application/Support/LOVE/voteSnowman/sprites on OSX)
##STEP 3: Make a new text file inside the games "enemies"-folder
##STEP 4: paste the code found here (http://pastebin.com/zjW6M5Zz) into it, edit and save it.
##STEP 5: Start your game and you're done!
• added sugar-cane-enemies
• and probably things I forgot to mention... :P

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#70Humor3.63
#83Graphics4.00
#140Theme4.03
#157Mood3.46
#505Fun3.13
#526Innovation3.17
#546Overall3.20

Comments

Domicuc says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:20pm

Love it ! XD i like concept/graphics! Check my project too!:)

sirival says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:22pm

Funny idea :) Nice

Tinimations says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:23pm

Haha I liked it. The music did it for me. Didn't seem like there was a way to avoid the bad votes after a while though?

Also liked how the screen was mega wide!

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:28pm

Snowman for 2016!

Love the style (and the screen size). The Hitbox on the hanging votes could be a bit smaller though, sometimes I picked up a negative vote when I thought it had already passed me.

eruditespirit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:56pm

Funny concept, lovely graphics, and nonstandard aspect ratio!

The sfx for the positive vote collection is a little too high pitched though.

pandamicro says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:45pm

The most crazy game about snow man ! Nice

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:15pm

Hail to the snowman! I like what he (or she!) does with his arms.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:59pm

Cute graphics. I wasn't sure about the controls at the start. The perspective irritates a bit, but this could be solved with a very small tutorial :)

dsilvers says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:23pm

Fun and cute! The aspect ratio is awesome. Why bother with screen space you don't need, right? Snowman 2016!

RougeRogue says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:41pm

I really liked the music and graphics style! The game was pretty unique and fun. You should probably have added a losing condition but I guess time constraints are evil.

Ovidios says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:31pm

The game actually ends when all the votes given in RL habe spawned. If your final results are better than the one "whole game in one screen" had there'll be a "you-win-screen". If they're worse a "you-lose-screen" will appear. I wanted to add a votes-left-bar but I ran out oft time... ^^

Ulydev says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:05pm

I LÖVE it ! Fun game !

klianc09 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:21pm

The graphics are nice also music fits perfectly, and I love how fast you can go isn't limited... that's one speedy snowman.
I quit it after a while, because nothing interesting was happening anymore and I was pretty far in the +, just read now, that there actually would have been a winning-condition.

Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:35pm

Loved the art style and the aspect ratio of the play area. Controls were pretty tight too.

Meta-link says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:59pm

Cool graphics, cool concept, cool game !
And bonus point for the non caped speed :D

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 1:40pm

perfect

GFM says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 9:20pm

Cute game. :)

Next time, don't forget to set a maximum speed! Though, it was funny going so fast that there were many snowmen on the screen.

hbocao says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 9:24pm

I could not hear the music :( (I'm on Windows 7). Praise the Snowman!

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:37pm

Agreeing with @Meta-link about the non-existing speed limit, I actually sat through a whole revolution (the snowman moving one screen each frame)... Simple concept that plays well!

gre says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 3:55pm

cool concept!

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 5:52pm

Hahhha The loved snowman!
Nice mechanic and funny gameplay.
I like the graphic style!
Well done!

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