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

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Snowman Critter Control 2

by andrs - Compo Entry

One year have passed since a horde of critters raided your village and killed you and your family.
Now you have come back from the dead to take revenge on the evil bunnies.

The winter has come....

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Game Rules/Goal:
* Try to survive and kill as many bunnies as you can.
* You gain size by rolling over snow or blood.
* You loose size by rolling over bunnies or holes.
* When there is over 20 bunnies on the screen you will loose size from the "warmness of the critters".
* Holes spawn more frequently the more points/kills you got.
* You roll faster when smaller.
* You can boost your speed by pressing [Space].
* If you roll too fast you wont collect as much snow.
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Authors Comment:
A multiplayer game idea that turned into a solo survival game. This is my 2nd game jam(first ludum dare) and second time working in Unity.
Hope you like it and please rate and comment! Would really like some feedback:)

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Ratings

Coolness75%
#225Humor3.08
#375Fun3.28
#436Innovation3.28
#518Graphics3.14
#546Overall3.20
#582Audio2.66
#620Mood2.87
#626Theme3.55

Comments

EthanWebster says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:24pm

This game has a very good atmosphere to it. Good game!

kalugny says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:26pm

I liked it!
Evokes good memories from Katamari Damacy :)

trykondev says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:28pm

I really dig the visual style, I was a bit confused about what was causing me to die at first.

Maurogik says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:29pm

The idea is nice and the game enjoyable. Those frakin' rabbits reproduce a bit too fast for my taste so I gave up. But hey, nice work !

raincole says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:32pm

Don't know how to start playing?

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:32pm

Very interesting concept that was also fun to play. Having to balance gathering snow, killing bunnies, and outright stopping the bunnies from reaching 20 on the screen made for a enjoyable experience. Well done!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:34pm

Super fun and weird! It sort of felt like once my snowball got bigger the hit box for grabbing wood signs was still the same size, so a little tricky to get my center over those. Still a neat bloody little winter game : ]

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:43pm

If you kill too many bunnies at once you die, if you kill not enough bunnies you also die. It's still a pretty amusing game. Also the story is 5/5.

radmars says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:45pm

fun katarari-y game! I rather enjoyed murdering all those bunnies. The red tint when you roll up bloody snow is a nice touch too. :D

Alendro says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:11pm

Nice game. Doesn't need a whole tutorial, but just maybe state the goal. Overall nice job.

Diventurer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:12pm

Alright game. A bit too difficult, but it's nice.

andrs says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:07pm

Thanks everyone for your comments!:) I know the game is lacking a tutorial or a clear goal but hopefully you had the patience to learn how to play it. (There is a brief description in the entry).
The game is all about managing your ball size and rabbit spawns while also gathering points by killing the rabbits. Once you get a hang of it the game the mechanic snowballs(hehe) and it gets easier.

@raincole
What build are you trying to run?

MaesK says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:50pm

Funny game! Reminds me of Katamari too. Those damn bunnies multiply by the second, but it was nice being a snowball, great work!

whilefun says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:09am

Took me a sec to figure out how to play. The notes about controls on the side of the game board should probably be higher contrast (brown on brownish right now). Once I died, there didn't seem to be an option to restart. Interesting take on the theme. I liked how the snow got absorbed, revealing the grass :)

Ossi says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:56am

This game is hard! I really like the animation of the rolling and the bunnies hopping around and it kind of feels a bit like katamari. Pretty neat game, well done!

Dec 11, 2014 @ 4:48pm

Interesting concept, and I thought the dynamic texturing on the ground was a pretty neat idea. With a bit more polish, I could see this as a really amazing mobile game, perhaps with tilt controls (not to hard with unity). Awesome work!

Teesquared says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:54pm

Fun but it gets bloody and hard fast. Please mr. snowman, don't kill me, I'm just an innocent bunny. splat.

BSODDevTeam says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:33am

Nice atmosphere and graphics, good job.

TyrusPeace says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:10pm

I liked this game quite a bit! Cool concept, nice looking illusion of pixel-snow, and fun gameplay. It's definitely on the hard side, which is fine, but then it makes me want a faster way to restart the game.

d3garcia says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:56pm

Very cool game!

Cliff Lee(CL) says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:55am

Great concept and style!
But no restart and control introduction.

dieblume86 says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:01pm

Crush them all^^

calavera says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:49pm

Minus points for snowman theme..

Dec 23, 2014 @ 4:16am

Cool game! Poor bunnies. I Included it in part 17 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :) http://youtu.be/fGRz-9CpOIg

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