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

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Get Bigger!

by admix - Jam Entry

Steer your snowball through the scenic winter landscape, collect obstacles and get BIGGER!

Use arrows to control, enter/space to restart after accident.

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Ratings

Coolness68%
#26Fun(Jam)3.99
#68Humor(Jam)3.78
#87Theme(Jam)4.11
#108Overall(Jam)3.78
#173Mood(Jam)3.55
#197Innovation(Jam)3.59
#282Graphics(Jam)3.72

Comments

psychomonster says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:42am

Yeah man. Nice game. Building the biggest snowball ever... like i did in my childhood :D Love it... haha yeah... haha if you leave the screen :D Good job!

rzuf says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:42am

Nice use of Katamari Damacy mechanics. Would love to see more.

Ossi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:45am

This is really great! Good art and very cute animations! Loving the Katamari inspiration as well. I found it quite funny, and the leaving the screen text is quite meta. Good job!

alabebop says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:11am

Very much fun! :DDD

Murchurl says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:40pm

Awesome Game! Love the art style and animation of the snowball :D

davidcollado says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:41pm

Cool! I like the idea! :D

hectorhon says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:59pm

Fun game! I like the part where the fellow covers his eyes, really good attention to detail. You managed to fit both snowman and one screen theme in the same game, haha!

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:00pm

Naaa na na na na na naa naaa na Katamari Damacy~~~

Really charming graphics mixed with fun gameplay make for an enjoyable destruction spree through the neighborhood :D I like the little details like the track that you leave behind. Great job, thank your for making this!

hissssssssss says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:22pm

I played this way more times than I thought I would! I enjoyed it a lot.

SwiftIllusion says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:46pm

Hahaha, the text when you go off screen "Sorry, the entire game is on one screen" made me laugh so much XD.
Cute idea really well executed with charming graphics, great job :D.

Mike Mezhenin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:02pm

Is it okay that I can go off scree- oh, nevermind. It's fun and nice-looking, too bad it's so short.

Pfilzweg says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:07pm

Love it! The ball looks very 3Dish, pretty cool. It even gets harder to control in the end. Good job!

Schwiggy says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:09pm

So. Good.

mactinite says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:09pm

It's like a more floaty, and snow-filled feeding frenzy! I love it!

theFireman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:14pm

Sweet game :)

indie4fun says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:18pm

I love when the character close the eyes jajajaj
Very fun!
I think i need a bigger screen for it! xD

Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:23pm

Ah I love this, simple but effective idea. It all fits together really nicely and it's satisfying to move about. High scores from me!

Alter says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:30pm

Nice idea! I like winter theme! Well done

nov1kk says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:31pm

Pretty cool game! I miss a score system or something like that to compare with my friends, but still the idea is great and very well executed. Congrats!

PlonkyDonkey says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:35pm

Great job, Fun yet challenging and love the character animations....

Nice work

Fede3751 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:39pm

Really liked this! Movement controls were really cool! ^^
Great game! :D

ponk says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:50pm

Really nice and fun !!
I love the hat and feet animations

rogberth says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:54pm

Top class game, really fun, yet I cant get all the snow =(

Aske says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:01pm

Nice idea really cute little game!

joppiesaus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:04pm

Really fun game. It's hard, but that's also a part of why it's fun. Nice work!

jepster says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:09pm

Woo, this was great! I had some trouble judging the sizes of the different objects, and having to restart every time was quite annoying, but I still loved it!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:12pm

Awesome Game! "Try to collect all the snow"? Ouch :)

Gins says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:19pm

I love the attention to detail in this. It looks really good and is fun to play, but I just couldn't clear the entire area :(

pancakecity says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:20pm

Had a lot of fun playing this one! I love how progressively harder it becomes to control the snowball as it gets bigger. And very satisfying when you can finally pick up the larger objects!

I want to see a version that is not stuck with one screen ;)

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:28pm

Really fun! Your artwork is perfect (I love those people around the snowman). Of course the first thing I did was run off the screen...and you had something for that. Well done! ☃

Gluklichman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:38pm

Your game is really nice

Night says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:45pm

Very cool. Simple and clear idea with nice graphics and lots of fun. I require bigger map or more levels :)

berareu says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:57pm

Great Katamari-like, good job! :)

bazld says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:04pm

Great fun, and excellent snow effect.

kingpirux says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:20pm

lol it's fun when the ball get's very big, but i lack of objective more than crush everything. I like the idea and the concept :D maybe starting in a place where you have to learn how to manipulate the ball could be more fun for the slow begining. :)

Rulrite says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:41pm

A very sweet little game! The simplicity of the mechanics makes it easy to play but difficult to master, and the movement is just spot on - it feels great to play. Definitely one of my favourites so far!

JamesOfJames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Great game - you can tell a lot of work was put into this; looks wonderful and plays excellently!

gladers says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:13pm

Brilliant! This would make a fantastic full game!

uvwar says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:37am

Very cool! Wish I could turn a little sharper or jump or something.

Binary Gambit says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:32am

Really enjoyed this game. Controls feel nice, and the graphics implimentation makes me jealous of your skill!

christopf says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:00pm

Oh yeah! We didn't get snow here yet but this definitly gave me a lot of fun and pleasant anticipation. It also is quite funny you can leave the screen when the whole setup wants to :D Made me laugh hard, thanks

Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:03pm

Funny game, it's like Katamari Damacy but with snowball. It's hilarious to just ram and get everything stuck on the snowball. Wish the turning was little faster though, when the ball is very big it gets very difficult to make it turn fast enough.

TeamEagle says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:19pm

I love the way he holds his hands in front of his face when he's about to crash possibly :D

SoulGame says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:50am

"Sorry the entire game is on one screen." Hahaha you got me => +Humor +Theme. The gameplay himself is pretty neat as well! I thought you would made me explode on house but I actually swallowed them ^^ Very unique, very well made, just miss audio.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:15am

well that was cool - great art, animations and gameplay - solid

MrBadIvan says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:26pm

Oh yeah, I erased this entire village =))

FrozenCow says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 11:57pm

Awesome game! The balls of snow somehow looks amazing, as does the rest of the game. I love the little details like covering up the face when things get close. Really good entry!

rainshapes says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:12am

Very fun and funny.

TheMeorch says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1:16am

This is a really nice implementation of Katamari in 2D. The controls and art really capture the motion of walking on the ball -- great work!

flyingbear says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 7:59pm

I love that the larger you get, the more out of control you get. That, and the goal of getting every object on the screen, kept me playing for longer than I thought I would! The little touches like how the civilians get sucked into the snowball were great. I had a lot of fun with this one!

voxel says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:55am

haa this is so detailed. The little elf flecks sticking out of the snowball <3

Florent says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:43pm

Very nice, especially the game over reason ! Most original take on the theme so far !

qristofer says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:47pm

Wow, a micro-katatmari. Nice idea and good graphics. Surprisingly tricky. I like it.

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