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

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Snow Invasion

by Zayron - Compo Entry

The snow realm is invading the fire realm. It is your job to stop the invasion and save your realm.

Game Controls:

Jump = W or Space bar
Right = D
Left = A
Fire = Left mouse button. Mouse cursor aims.

Hints:
- Snowballs are weak but they freeze the ground.
- Frozen ground will slowly hurt you if you stand on it.
- You can shoot frozen ground to thaw it.
- The flame shield will thaw ground you are standing on and keep you from being hurt from attacks.
- Ice spikes pass through platforms.
- 30 kills will draw out the Boss!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#641Mood2.85
#647Humor2.37
#657Overall3.10
#662Fun2.98
#726Theme3.47
#781Audio2.29
#823Innovation2.73
#971Graphics2.45

Comments

torcado194 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:08am

this is pretty fun! and hard. I like the powerups. good job!

cxsquared says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:21am

Good work. I like the frozen ground mechanic.

Fanttum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:51pm

on mac :/ can't play

Aden Manson says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:07pm

nice game!

inkeystring says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:10pm

controls feel good...good weight to jump and movement

CatOnMars says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:44pm

Wow, it's bullet hell lol. I feel it's a bit too hard for me. Nice work overall.

Coolway99 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:30pm

Darn frozen ground. Fun to play, though quite hard. the powerups were a nice touch

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:31pm

Ah, good old programmer art! :)
Pickups are cool and I like the idea of those elemental forces fighting each other.

chaosed0 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:31pm

The twist where you have to avoid the ground is a great mechanic. Nice use of powerups too. Just wish it had some music!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:48pm

Hard game! I like that! :D

Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:23am

The mechanics are there and totally make the game worth playing, but it reallly needs some aesthetics

Zi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:55am

Windows download link not working for me. =( Server not found.

Zayron says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:06pm

My web host randomly went offline. It looks like everything is back to normal now. Sorry for the trouble.

johnbrynte says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:11pm

Quite oddly this reminded me of the breakout games with power-ups, like DX Ball, but in a platform environment. I think it's a really good start! The power-ups arrived just as I started to get bored of the current mechanic which was very nice. Continue in that direction!

TriSquare says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:22pm

This game would be epic if there was some musica and better controls, everything else is their :)

Nitrodeus says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:07pm

cool game :)
great job for the compo !

wilpel1234 says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:17pm

Good job!

Zi says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 6:24pm

Really interesting and fun! A bit too hard for me personally though, hehe.

EthanWebster says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 7:22pm

It's certainly hard, but the implementation of powerups makes it addictive. Good work.

Hellequin says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:09pm

Fun and hard game! I like the concept well done!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 5:43am

interesting idea - no fair that the blue guys go thru walls - nice job

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 2:52am

really nice game

Piscythe says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:17pm

This was really fun. The frozen ground seemed more intimidating than it really was, and I almost felt relieved seeing the big enemies because, even though their shots did way more damage, they were easier to dodge and didn't freeze ground. Enemy health bars would have been nice, as would knowing beforehand that the healing powerup was a full heal. Overall, one of the better entries I've seen.

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