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

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Gingerbread Castle

by seledorn - Compo Entry

The elves are trying to eat you. Throw snowballs and build castles to stop them!

AUDIO IS AVAILABLE, turn it on in the settings menu. I noticed that the default setting was off during the submission hour, to late :(

If you don't wan't to wait for more elves, hit enter and they'll come in a sec I put it in for debugging but since it's still there, use it as you wish!

Please enjoy :)

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wandersenus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:05am

nice game!

paperweight says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:06am

Web version doesn't appear to load.

Alter says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:06am

Show, Cookie, Elves...
Thank you for the Christmas mood and good game!

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

Nastly little elves. I hate those buggers. :)
Good job.
Controls felt 'off' for me. I expected to move with WASD and shoot or build with the mouse.

ajopart says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:19am

Nice game. You shuld maybee give the plyaer more time to build his castle before sending an entire army (4) of elves ! But original. Keep going

indigofiz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:50am

It's a bit hard for me, but the concept is great. It really feels like a snowball fight!

Catwheel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:51am

Cool Game. Pun not intended :3. I didn't read the instructions at first and was really confused on the controls. Learning curve seemed a bit sharp, and not being able to attack someone already in your square was kind of aggravating.

hexagore says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:53am

Nice presentation on this. I'm afraid I couldn't build though, I got stuck throwing snowballs until I ran out of snow. When I picked up more snow it just started throwing them immediately! Would have been nice to see if I could actually build a snow fort, seems like a cool idea :)

seledorn says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:00am

@hexagore Weird, are you sure you didn't accidentally press wsad? Because the getKey event in unity should be quite solid.

reheated says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:11am

A clever arcade/strategy!

anokta says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:44pm

looks nice! seems like it needs more attractions for the gameplay though.

hectorhon says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:44pm

Good concept, but the controls are too "slow" - I can't even kill the first elf without losing hp if I idle for a moment.

lisac says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:47pm

Good idea the controls are a bit difficult though.

hadesfury says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:14pm

Thanks very much to warm me about categories I choose .. It was a mistake

I dit not really catch the commands

hadesfury says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:14pm

Thanks very much to warm me about categories I choose .. It was a mistake

I dit not really catch the commands of your game

fierysquirrel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:41pm

Love the animation of the gingerbread man xD

woodecker says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:09pm

Interesting mechanics, it would be more fun with better controls.

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:23pm

The whole game ran really slow here, not sure if that was intended. But I still found it rather difficult, and at times unresponsive or the controls just didn't work properly.
Other than that, a very nice idea, a lovely protagonist and the snow effect adds quite a bit to the atmosphere. :)

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:56pm

Pretty fun idea, I especially enjoy being able to put up a wall barrier and throw across it. Take that elves!

The movement/throwing/gathering felt a little too slow or unresponsive to actually stand a chance against the elves. In the future, it might be better to speed up these actions that the player is going to repeat a lot.

Overall, good job!

friken says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:56pm

seemed like a long time to wait for another elf. not much fun for first minute

gre says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:59pm

I would prefer keyboard controls over mouse.
interesting mecanism.

Crosstales says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 2:36am

Liked it, but it took some time to figure out the controls :) also it was pretty hard after the first wave. good job though!

MintArcade says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 11:07pm

Really nice game. Very naughty elves :)

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