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SnowFall

by FredericRP - Compo Entry

SnowFall is a game like TowerFall, but you are a snow man, and you throw snow balls !
You have a limited amount of them, but it refills after some time.
The unique level allows to teleport and has 4 shields that you can use to protect yourself against the other.

- Multiplayer : SnowFall is multiplayer only, that means you have to play with at least one friend (or your cat, or your dog..).
- X360 Controlers : the game supports currently only X360 controlers, I hope you have at least two of them !
- Unity 5 : I tried the beta of Unity 5 for this project, so I hope you will be able to play it on your computer.
- Snow flakes : If you don't enjoy the game, enjoy the snow flakes falling, following the wind, in the background

INPUTS
Left stick : move around and choose the shot direction
A : jump
B : throw a snow ball (you have 3 of them, each one respawn after 1.5sec)

You can stick to any platform and wall jump.
You can get one shield by landing on the red gifts : once you have one of them, you will open the other gifts but won't improve the shield (but you can take another one after losing your first one).

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Downloads and Links


Ratings

#233Humor3.06
#404Theme3.71
#405Fun3.24
#429Mood3.07
#533Graphics3.13
#749Overall3.00
#856Innovation2.69
#1987Coolness30%

Comments

Tinimations says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:19pm

Reminds me of towerfall indeed.

Fnkee says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:32pm

I have to controllers at home. I'll be sure to fetch them (as well as a buddy) and rate it later on. Looks fun! (:

louis.denizet says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:05am

Towerfall is a good idea and it works very well with the theme, always fun to play with friends ;)

Hempuli says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:15am

Sadly I don't have a controller :(

peterthehe says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 5:52pm

Inspired by towerfall? Nice game

SinistraGames says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:19pm

Nice! This is quite towerfall-ish, as you said. And I am a big fan of that game. I like that you were able to actually put in a charaxter select thing with multiple players, did that take a lot of time creating?

Two things that I would consider first fixes if you would work on it in post:

The force movement based on current speed for the double jump. (you cna jump really high if you double jump instantly after first jump).

And rather use a trigger button for attacking, so you could utilize the free fingers already on the controller! :)

freaknarf says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:27pm

I can't select any swnowmen it seems to get stuck when confirming :(

calavera says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:35am

Minus points for snow man >_>

FredericRP says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 10:00pm

Thanks for your comments !
I wish I would have more time to play more games, it seems there's a lot of good games here (ok, so now I've got more tabs opened on my browser..)

@SinistraGames > the jump was kind of buggy indeed. I've uploaded a new release post compo that change some behaviors so you can really double jump, hang on walls, and really choose your character.
I did not use a trigger to attack because one of my colleague has lost a phalanx and can not use them, so he wouldn't play it !

@freaknarf > can you tell me your configuration ? Also: you must at least confirm 2 players to be able to launch the game as it's multiplayer only. First time with controllers, sorry !

@calavera > there's 4 snowmen, do I have 4 minus points ? ;)

Sharky says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 3:25am

No controlers :(

Dec 18, 2014 @ 1:39pm

Would really like to play it, but only got one controller, so doesn't seem possible. :/

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 2:55am

nice game

Pepelumen says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:32pm

Nice! But it's hard to control, I can never land where I want.

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