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

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Timmys Winter Nightmare

by lapskaus - Jam Entry

Help Timmy and his family survive the cold harsh night by building snowmen to defend their house from monsters.

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Ratings

#115Mood(Jam)3.70
#144Innovation(Jam)3.68
#168Humor(Jam)3.33
#249Theme(Jam)3.84
#484Fun(Jam)3.06
#485Overall(Jam)3.23
#545Graphics(Jam)3.17
#1385Coolness49%

Comments

Zeypher says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:15pm

Great, fun game. I love the way that the snow refills the paths after a couple nights. Would love to see a fully polished post-comp game. :)

Mixer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:47am

I really loved this game and could tell alot of thought went into it! The only trouble I had was moving the snowballs once they were full size, but maybe I was doing somthing wrong. Great game though!

borgi says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:47am

Cool music and sound effects and mgaeplay! And great idea! Goodjob!

ChuiGum says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:51am

The webpage isn't available D:

Azlen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:52am

Really hard, I could not survive the first night

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:59am

Poor Timmy's family... always killed on the first night
But I had a great time making snow balls! Love the change between day and night: too dramatic. Well done!

LandoSystems says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:54pm

I had trouble making snow men my first play through. I love the concept though. Also love that you were able to get a snowman into the game!

karlipoppins says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:55pm

I wasn't able to create a snowman even though I had multiple snow balls. I tried just about everything lol.

Ranmara says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:59pm

I'm really stuck trying to build snowmen. I can get a snowball onto a bigger one but then I can't see how to push a third one on top because the green grooves I've left behind are blocking me?

Ranmara says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:23pm

I figured it out, I just wasn't making the head big enough! :)

TheMeorch says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 5:11am

This is a really lovely game! Once I got the hang of it, I got totally lost in it. The wide expanse of snow, details like grass getting covered with fresh snow, and the satisfaction that comes from building the snowmen make this a wonderful experience.

It was hard to figure out just how big the snowballs had to be in order to stack, though. And since grass blocks you from rolling snowballs, you only have a few chances to stack any one snowman. If snowballs could roll over grass, it might be a little more forgiving and help new players get used to the mechanics.

Also, a minor note -- you can pick up a carrot and coals by just tapping up at the start of each day. Maybe you should only be able to get those items after you've stacked 3 snowballs into a snowman.

All in all, I really enjoyed playing this. Thank you for making it and sharing it!

Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:44am

I wish there were some controls. I couldnt build a snow man. I Included it in part 7 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/bpNoFf0QyBM

01rafael says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:07pm

Well. Seems like I need to find some food, but sadly nothing is gonna happend :(

Dec 14, 2014 @ 9:50pm

Nice music, and nice game. I like building snowmen. :)

danidre14 says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:30pm

Really nice game! It's was just hard to build all these snowmen and stuff. XD

flouiz says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 9:30pm

Too hard for me, I tried to do 3 balls but they had to be too small, and then I couldn't make them be big and came to the right place :/ The music is very funny and the graphics are pretty funny :P

Poupi says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:50am

Nice concept, but a little bit too hard for me too.

Larry says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 1:00am

It's a neat concept. I find it too easy to mess up building a snowman. It would be nice if I can do something with the snowballs that are too small. Maybe allow the player to pick it up and move it somewhere.

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 1:38am

This needs to be expanded into a full game! Addictive like every good tower defense game but a lot more engaging since you have to do the building yourself. A bit hard at first but once you find a system that works for you it's a lot of fun! Love how the snow recovers the paths after a couple of nights.

Xanjos says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 10:58pm

Game is a bit hard but I like the concept a lot (I enjoyed rolling up snowballs to make snowman). Also I love it how in the day, the music is all happy and christmassy but when night falls, everything becomes all grim and menacing.

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 5:27am

nice

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