Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Tsurara Donna

by Thingo Studios - Jam Entry

Tsurara Donna is a woman born of the snow, whose sojourns through the harsh winters of Ancient Japan bring her face to face with streams of deadly yokai. She has neither blade nor magic charm, instead favoring an unconventional weapon: the icicles forming in the permafrost of her world.




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MiniBobbo says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:31am

This was fun! I totally missed the fact that you meant to double tap the keys to throw and stomp.

The music and graphics were nice too.

flwns says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:43am

I just wish the window was larger, I really like the game and the arcade style graphics.

Azure_Kyte says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:49am

A fun little game. Reminded me of Ice Climber (As I'm sure it was intended to do) with different mechanics. Good job :D

Jokerbomb says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:52am

Really fun game! The controls need to be a little tighter, but I liked the take on the classic Mario Bros style, including the title screen =)

Docjekyll says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:18am

This was a blast to play. I feel like this could be really fun if fleshed out into a full competitive/cooperative game.

It did take me a while to realize that you had to grab the ice in order to shoot it sideways. Overall, very nice!

cdrch says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:29am

A nice little game with unified aesthetic. I never got the hang of stomping, but I had a lot of fun. The limited amount of time you can hold the icicles before they melt was a great touch. Good job!

rogberth says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:10am

You sure like double tapping haha, nice little game. Love the art.

Zeriver says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:14am

Cute, fun game, my strategy was to "camp" on the lowest level, jump over enemies and throw "ice drills". The fact you stick to the ceiling for a moment when you touch it was really helpful, don't know if that was intended effect or not but i'm glad it is in the game :)

Stomping is pretty hard to perform successfully.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:09pm

I had a spot of bother double-jumping so I couldn't get off the bottom level, but I managed to throw a lot of icicles.

Great tune, and the graphics are spot on for the game. It has a nice aesthetic too. I liked the fact that everything was double-tap.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:09pm

too vaporwave for my style

elitegoliath says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 12:35am

I liked the nostalgic feel. The music fit too. One think about the controls is using only arrows is ok, but incorporating at least another key to help control the character would have been good, but no stars taken for that, just personal preference. I thought this was fairly innovative, had a Mario meets Mega Man feel.

One bug I noticed was that if I hold the up key when jumping and hit a brick, I can hang there in place until I release.

goblin says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:05am

Cool little game, the music and graphic are awesome
Check ours too

Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:03pm

The controls didn't feel really tight, but I like the idea and using the ice as a weapon felt satisfying.

MonoS says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 6:11pm

Cool art and sound, thought i'd preferred a bit more detail in the protagonist.

There is a little problem with the jump [when i hit the ceiling jumping i don't fall off] and with the spike that don't fall off when i press down twice.

Had some fun with the game in the end :)

ZYXer says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 1:15am

Great game! I like the arcade-style graphics and sounds. The ice spear mechanic is quite interesting. I wasn't able to ground pound, how exactly does that work?

May 1, 2015 @ 1:31pm

very very good game, love this style

JonathanG says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 9:50am

After I got over my fear of touching the spikes I enjoyed the frantic nature of running and dodging the enemies. A lovely retro feel to the graphics and sound. I think the controls should have been split onto other buttons though - just mashing the arrow keys made my hand cramp up!

Jakob37 says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 6:16am

I liked it! A small, polished game. The visuals, music, backstory and gameplay blends together nicely :)

Dejvo says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 7:29pm

pretty neat. i am not sure if you've copied from very popular game but still pretty neat

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