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

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Cold Snap (Vegas rules)

by mrspeaker - Compo Entry

A good ol' (Vegas standard rules*) game of Cold Snap™:

* Spot the snowmen to progress.
* Click the cloth to shuffle.
* Clear some space with bombs.

Findin' glyphs in a sea of unicode - just like your gramps used to play.

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mrspeaker says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:09am

*There's no such thing as "Cold Snap", and the rules have certainly not been standardized by any governing body

FerraWare says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:22am

Loved how the audio blended with the clicks!

bobylito says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:26am

Nice game :D

gre says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:16am

Very relaxing music.
The game graphics and effects are nicely well polished.

The game starts to be very hard after 40☃, cards expand on the whole screen and that's a real challenge to find the ☃ to progress to the next level.

The game mecanisms are various and interesting: the bomb (I wish they was more!), remove a card (useful to see under it but becomes long after ~40☃), swap the z-index of cards to maybe a chance to see ☃ (worth it after 40☃),...

mrspeaker says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:19pm

Thanks! (also, z-index changes when you click on the background, but costs you $$$ ;)

anokta says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:55pm

very polished game. simple but fun! :)

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:55pm

Cool "Where is Waldo"-esque game. Could be great with a bit more polish.

Fede3751 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:25pm

Cool concept! Damn, that snowman is everywhere in this Ludum Dare!! :DD
Liked this a lot anyway, it was really relaxing!^^

sputnik says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:26pm

Nice simple additive game.

Donutttt says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:26pm

Very cool, it was more fun than I thought it'd be

Aru Nyan says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:27pm

Simple enough, okayish for killing time. Not much else to say :D

Benjamin says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:41pm

Very fun game. It started to run very slow around 40.

mrspeaker says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:52pm

Yeah, this is secretly just a browser-based stress test: how goods your 'puter/browser? I get up to 50+ on my mac before slowdowns - interestingly, Firefox handles things better than Chrome... those guys are gettin' good recently.

jfreax says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:15am

I like the music + sound :)
Nice game idea. Not my type of game. But nonetheless good work :)

renatopp says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:20am

Very addictive game, I spent some time on it already. I love score games.

After 45 you start losing money, you must have luck. I got 50 snowmen with 2700 moneys.

Tonasz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:08am

I couldn't find more -
Anyway I really enjoyed the game. I appreciate things the other commentators listed. Game is really polished and even though it's just "find a wally", you put inside many additional mechanism (cash, bombs, etc). Only one thing I don't understand: why standard cards gives me mainly +1$, but sometimes I loose 20$. Which one does it?

Pete_H says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:39pm

I got that damn snowman! Simple and fun, good job :)

ElBatanony says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:50am

This a very nice game, simple and elegant. Nice soundtrack too. Goodjob!

thopis says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 10:24am

Very good!

Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:35pm

I started playing without reading any instructions and I thought it was just going to be as simple as finding the snowman but there was a lot more too it then I thought there was going to be and it was a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to playing it again in a second now I know all the rules. I like the strategy element I like the fact that you don't actually ever lose and it's up to you to quit when the going is good. Just like real gambling. The graphics and sound were good, and the whole thing was polished. The performance got bad after level 40 for me. You can cheat by clicking the cash out button just to pause it and still continue to look for the snowman.

billrizer says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:24pm

++ for easy to play JS game :)

Fun and innovative

billrizer says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:24pm

Fun and innovative ++ for using JS and making it easier to play :)

Dec 25, 2014 @ 5:09pm

Cool game, good job! :)

Dec 28, 2014 @ 3:32pm

Fun game! I Included it in part 19 of my Ludum Dare 31 compilation video series, if you would like to check it out :)

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