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

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Snowman Escape

by Hatsome - Compo Entry

You're a snowman and you need to avoid the bad guys (robot snowmen) as long as possible.

Controls:
Move: W A S D
Restart: Space

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Ratings

Coolness74%
#411Humor2.71
#822Graphics2.68
#904Innovation2.59
#906Fun2.68
#952Mood2.45
#996Theme3.15
#1021Overall2.69

Comments

rincewind_cz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:11am

Pretty minimalistic. I think it needs something more to spice it up as it's get boring in this state quiet soon :-)

LexGear says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:02pm

HIGH SCORE: 31.

Actually I disagree with rincewind, not saying their wrong, but I like the minimalistic-ness and the game is actually quite fun, if you couldn't destroy the robots it would be boring, but because their is a method to fighting them it gives you hope to fight on. My only suggestion would be to make the levels either change after time or have moving obstacles to make it more interesting.

Anti says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:18pm

Pretty small game. Not so much going on.

jojocanard says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:18pm

Funny to make the robot snowmen hit each other.
score 114

chadheim says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:22pm

Nice Simple idea. Being able to move diagonally means you can forever out run the bad guys. Also about 16ish robots in, they all stopping moving and just started jittering.

Madball says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:27pm

The idea is pretty interesting, but it lacks content. It was fun running away from robots first few minutes, but then I figured out the best strategy and the game became doing the same thing over and over. You should add some variety. Different levels, for example, or different enemies.

Also, I managed to block the passage to the right of the central wall. I think, theoretically it's possible to block both of them.

bazld says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:40pm

A simple game, but rather enjoyable! It does what it set out to do. Path finding works well. I like the mechanic/strategy. varying the level layout would be good.

Leo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:12pm

I played it for a bit and stopped after it got repetitive.

I like the burning snowmen of evil. That was a nice touch.

furriKira says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:19pm

It's a decent enough game. I like when two snowbots hit each other. Heh.
At first I thought, you have to get to that spawner to actually escape really but then I notice its impossible.

bnmkt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:29pm

Good concept but a little minimalist

joppiesaus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:29pm

Somehow, this feels like a really good game. It's really small and minimalistic. You can't really win, but you can crash two evil snowmans into each other which is very fun to do. I see myself constantly trying to get a higher score, finding new strategies, and it keeps being fun unlike some other games.
It's really balanced. The fact that you could move diagonally, gives you the feeling you can actually outrun and beat those evil snowmans.
Sounds would have been a nice touch, other levels would have been nice too, but it's still a complete game without it.

Definetly one of my favorite games. Great submission.

rantt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:33pm

Fun game. I liked watching the evil snowmen crash and burn...lol.

elliottd says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:34pm

I like the robot snowmen and the colour scheme. the movement is a little stiff but responsive. I don't think snowman can escape.

raincole says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:39pm

A little repetitive, but good idea.

JNyknn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:36pm

Not bad, but maybe a bit too simple.

SneManden says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:41pm

Simple little game; the burning robot snowmen works especially nice. (Score: 52)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:46pm

Fun games, and the exploding robots are awesome. I do wish there was more ways to kill them.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:44pm

Nice

ramonparaiba says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:32am

very simple, but has potential.
I think trying to make less repetitive can improve it.

Paperscraps says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:34am

#NOMAN, haha. Simple game. Could use some more mechanics.

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:48pm

Small but nice. Maybe a little simple. Anyway, good job!!!

Harley77 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:57pm

Interesting twist getting them to collide with each other. Adds an nice level of strategy.

Rothens says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:47am

Minimalistic, but fun :) And robomans are pretty clever.

billrizer says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 11:51am

Quite cute - would love to see it turned into a puzzle with escape routes :)

benmcnelly says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 5:18am

I agree its simple, but I like simple and clean. Good work!

rjhunter says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 5:20am

Reminds me a little of the classic Unix game "robots" (except real-time and with graphics). Because of this, and because the fire stayed on the screen, I kept expecting the robots to crash into the burning wreckage of other robots.

I would have like a bit of audio, too.

Lovely graphics!

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:39am

nice game dude

mohammad says ...
Dec 30, 2014 @ 1:27am

Needs more to it, but nothing that wrong with it.

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