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

Back to Browse Entries


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

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).

Follow my articles to have a better understanding on what, where, how, why I did this.

Downloads and Links




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.

You must sign in to comment.

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate about 20 games to improve your visibility.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crash or win condition bugs after the deadline (in a sense, like “porting” to support more players). We also allow “typo” bugs. I.e. A true that should have been a false, a word that should have been a different word, very tiny changes that you would have caught if you had more sleep. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just things you messed up last minute. Typos.

[cache: storing page]