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

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SnacMan

by egooze - Jam Entry

SnacMan!

You are a snowman trying to save the world ...or well, at least trying to survive extremely dangerous and hot flames.

The game mechanics are quite simple to understand and the tutorial should provide you with all you need. - But just in case here's a very short recap:
White Walls - You can never (ever) walk through those. Believe me.
Colored Walls - You can walk through those if you have the matching color.
Colored Arrow-Circley Things - They change your color.
Green Fields with Questionmarks - Provide you with (sorta) random powerups (positive and negative).
Purple-Blackish Roundy Things - Think with portals™
Walking Red Flames - Evil! Don't touch. Never ever.

Update #1:
We've published our source code and fixed a few minor bugs. - A new build will be uploaded as soon as possible.

Update #2:
We're currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our upload.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#383Humor(Jam)2.81
#384Fun(Jam)3.21
#403Audio(Jam)2.97
#517Mood(Jam)3.00
#554Overall(Jam)3.15
#609Innovation(Jam)2.88
#776Theme(Jam)3.21
#783Graphics(Jam)2.66

Comments

GameQuester says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:30am

In the second level I spawned in the wall and then was off the screen. The music and graphics were quite nice.

egooze says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:34pm

Thanks for the feedback - we've fixed the spawn and will be uploading a new build soon.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:27pm

Smooth game that feels polished, though it didn't fit the theme particularly well. I especially liked the color mechanic.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:35pm

Interesting game.

Though I'd make it so you can't move when you hit a warp zone, I managed to skip half a level because of I was in a warp, hit the finish line and then teleported.

oh_andrej says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:40pm

More complex than I expected (which is a good thing!) The color puzzles especially were interesting, trying to make your way through a field of different tiles can be quite tricky.

wer2chosen says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:14pm

Cute game, enjoyed playing it. I didn't see the theme, at least not the pretending theme, but you did get the scared theme of the snowman. I liked how you taught the mechanics through game play. Good job.

LegacyCrono says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:47am

The collision detection is a bit frisky. Sometimes I get hit even though I'm not close of an enemy. The game isn't particularly innovative, but it's fun and simple. Overall, it's a pretty well made puzzle game. It reminds me of puzzle games from the early Windows 95 era, haha. Good job!

ben_pxlplz says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:07am

Pretty fun. Didn't really fit the theme though. Once the levels got a little longer, taking a single hit and starting at the beginning got a little irritating.

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:48pm

The snowman!!!
Nice game and good music, well done!

Tipyx says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:25pm

Love it :)

akhilnivarthi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:32pm

Interesting game, and nice music

Sh1rogane says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:58pm

Fun game. I like the mechanics. Got stuck in the "colour maze" :P

01rafael says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:47am

The gameplay is great. Pretty simple and addictive!

Budaniel says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 9:09am

I like the smooth controls (something that allot of times is done poorly on these kinds of games) and the concept was well thought out. I liked the color coded blocks, and the tutorial system eased me into the game mechanics very well.

SuperMsp10 says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 8:03pm

Very cool very powerful very fun. Only thing i suggest is making the snowman contrast, its a little bit hard to find it in the begining

Dec 21, 2014 @ 9:02pm

Nice overall game; you had some of the gameplay ideas I wanted to implement in my Pacman clone, but due to a lack of time, couldn't implement them (especially the color tiles).

Note that I was stuck in the second level, in the color labyrinth (see screen: http://imgur.com/IXYJAAB)

EvanEGibbs says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 4:19am

The level design in this game is very strong! Changing colors and the puzzles were very well done! Though I don't think there were supposed to be levels for this theme. :P

I had a bug where I could touch the teleporter and then finish the level, I would teleport in the next level.

It's a really good start though! Nice design. :)

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