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

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Don't Fall

by SeriousDeath - Jam Entry

Collect, fight, keep track of yourself and don't fall! (But do it anyway, it's fun...)

The goal is to survive as long as possible by avoiding disappearing rooms and collecting upgrades to fight off the never ending snowmen. Killing snowmen gives you a chance to find a teleportation scroll which can be VERY useful when you find yourself stranded on a slowly disappearing room.

As the game continues, it will be harder and harder to keep track of yourself. I guess that's why you shouldn't put everything on one screen eh?

This is a two-man project created by XekeDeath and SeriousCreeper. Both of us are programmers and not artists, so we are quite happy how the animations and overall look turned out!

All of this has been livestreamed on our channels:
twitch.tv/seriouscreeper
twitch.tv/xekedeath

Controls:
WASD/Arrow keys to move
R to check where you are
T to teleport if you have any teleportation scrolls
M to toggle Music
N to toggle SFX

Good luck and we hope you enjoy!
Post your highscores! (SeriousCreepers is about 8:30...)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness59%
#31Innovation(Jam)4.09
#54Overall(Jam)3.94
#60Fun(Jam)3.83
#68Theme(Jam)4.16
#98Humor(Jam)3.62
#135Graphics(Jam)4.09
#233Audio(Jam)3.36
#234Mood(Jam)3.43

Comments

Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:17am

I really like where you went with the theme!

brackeen says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:19am

Clever

Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:25am

Really cool world. The character and menu animations look awesome. I like the minimalist world design and the camera works really well. The r button is a nifty solution to getting oriented. At first I didn't realize I had to wait for the world to expand so I would die trying to explore. But exploring the world makes perfect sense as it gets larger.

Jhandsy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:46am

Super great! Very fun and cute! I wish the combat had been just a bit more actiony!

Snuux says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:16am

I like graphics and gameplay! Thanks!

sheigeno says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:54am

.awesome game..i enjoyed it :)

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

A nice game, but it keep me stuck in a room too often.

bazld says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:44am

Great idea and implementation. Love the graphics + audio too :)

otaviogood says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:17am

This is my new favorite so far. I got 10670. I wish there were a few more teleports for when you're totally stuck.

runvs says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:37am

This is fun! Perfect application of the theme!

folmerkelly says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:22pm

Well done, felt super polished and I dig the use of the theme

jelly says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:47pm

I really like your interpretation of the theme and the mood. It all works very well together. Cool game!

KunoNoOni says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:35pm

HAHA! I loved this! Great use of theme and music. Really cool idea.

PriorBlue says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 6:17am

Nice little dungeon crawler. :)

Neil says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:14pm

I really liked this! It fits the theme very well, looks great (that is better than programmer art!) and plays well! Excellent entry.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:23am

I see why you implemented a "over here" button, without that it would have been hard to navigate once you used the teleport function! Overall sweet game, clever implementation of the theme, and overall interesting gameplay. great entry!

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:28am

Good game all around, I found some of the sound effects cute but some like the death sound was a bit... kitsch. In general though good use of the theme, good music and mostly good sound effects, with original game mechanics.

Ossi says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:30am

Great use of the theme and really innovative! The art was very nice and the music was pretty silly haha! It was a lot of fun trying to escape the disappearing rooms and pretty tough to kill the snowmen. Great game with a lot of polish! Fantastic job!

Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:36am

I'm genuinely shocked that more entries don't have a button the player can press to locate their character like they can in this game. So many games this jam take place in a zoomed out perspective where it can be easy to loose track of where you are (this game being no exception), but this is the first I've seen somebody actually bothering to implement an easy locator function. Good work, team.

Integershift says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 11:00pm

There were some times where I would get trapped and teleport would not help me out. Liked the idea for the game and the combat with snowmen ☃.

thiaguera says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:54pm

Very creative! Simple and fun.

Riocide says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 5:40pm

dude. that was funnyy omg! nice sound design!! hahaha

hbocao says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 1:39pm

Pretty clever use o the theme, fun to play, well balanced, pretty graphics... Well, the whole package!
Amazing job, guys!
I want to play a full version of this. WORK ON IT.

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