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

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The Biggest Snowman

by refreshcreations - Compo Entry

A quirky little single and multi-player arena shooter with multiple ways to win.

Will you skillfully hit your opponents or just collect enough items that kills don't even matter!

I'll be porting this to the OUYA over the week, which should be fun to release!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness51%
#163Fun3.58
#194Graphics3.73
#298Overall3.46
#304Humor2.90
#402Mood3.10
#444Theme3.68
#637Innovation3.03
#698Audio2.44

Comments

Elrobo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:02am

Very nice UI work.

jsspiegel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:22am

A fun idea, but it felt a bit not-tight, and the rules were also a bit confusing

Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:19am

Nice game! Enjoyed it!

ChronusZ says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:34am

Pretty fun. The controls were a little awkward and I would have liked the ability to rotate the camera.

jrap says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:51am

Here's one guaranteed OUYA purchase. Working on getting housemate to play this w me, I'll report back.

raincole says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:27am

Cool. Control is hard, but once you get used to it, it becomes pretty fun.

CoderDozer says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:45am

fun, controlling is a bit difficult but then again you are on ice.

Lynx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:00am

Great GUI and fun idea just felt like I moved at a direct rate than the CPUs but that could be in my head....I must say I like charging into an enemy, snowballs a-blazing, this physics did that justice!

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

Nice work on physics, controls and UI! Classic but fun to play.

gillenew says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:31am

Very nice arena game :)

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:35am

Nice entry :)

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:03am

Nice one, must be really fun with 4 players !

Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:13am

Thanks, yes, I'll be sure to post the OUYA Version up once it's ready :)

SelfishGenome says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:23pm

I'm terrible at this game but it's fun

mahu says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:46pm

Looks like someone was prepared for another theme.
A great game but the delay in the ball trowing is annoying.
Nice =)

Mopz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:23pm

Slippery but fun, you do get used to the controls :)

murilo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:40pm

Pretty solid gameplay. But maybe too slow? Especially when throwing the snow ball. Nice graphics too!

zulubo says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:35pm

Fun, but I couldn't figure out which one was me for a while and it's very slow to turn. With a few improvements, this would be great!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:36pm

Very polished look! I agree that the controls are perhaps a little too imprecise, but that is where some of the fun comes from. I had no problems winning against the bots, but I imagine this would be hectic with 4 human players!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:41pm

Ahh, you're better at my game than myself then Cake :) Nice playing!

Dejsan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:10pm

Like the game, ui reminds me on super smash bros.

zanenga says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:27pm

Cool arena game! As others have said, the controls are a bit too imprecise, but I can see how that is part of the games charm.

sputnik says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:51pm

Probably more fun with other people than just CPU. Nice visual and UI. Hard to control though.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:05pm

It's a really, really good idea and I would be interested to see a post-compo version with tighter controls.

Maurogik says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:02pm

Cool game, the controls are just uncontrolable enough to make it interesting, nicely done !

Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:12pm

Slick! Love the slip-slidey physics.

error031 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:22pm

Nice game, but i had problems mastering controls

Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:56pm

Very fun and polished!

rabbit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:38pm

Desperately hard to control.

Really good UI though.

Manderxan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:41am

Not my kind of game, but nice none the less. I could see my brother liking this.
Well made, but could have used some music. Controls felt a bit sluggish at first but feels better when you get used to it. I would have liked to have a bit longer projectile range, and a bit less throw delay.

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