Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Santavania

by andrewkennedy - Jam Entry

Hello, and thanks for playing Santavania!

I had very little time this weekend and couldn't do the compo as usual, but I wanted to make something at least.

I had the idea of doing a "Metroidvania-lite" kind of game, where you explore this massive workshop and look for a list of specified presents to bring back. It had to be cut back quite a bit due to scale, but I'm happy overall with what I got done in just a day and a half.

As always, I promise to play, rate, and comment your game if you leave a comment below letting me know what you think.


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Controls
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Movement: Arrow Keys
Jump: Space
Cycle items: A/D
Use Item: S
Respawn: R (Just in case you get stuck or something)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#189Overall(Jam)3.70
#214Fun(Jam)3.55
#233Humor(Jam)3.24
#354Innovation(Jam)3.35
#492Graphics(Jam)3.50
#583Theme(Jam)3.60
#679Mood(Jam)3.00
#1857Coolness36%

Comments

fergarram says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:54am

404 error on PC download link

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:40am

Thanks for the heads up, I had the file path wrong. It should be working now.

samreid says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:41am

Excellent game, very rich levels and nice player movement! Nice work!

carlsommer says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:54am

Great job! I definitely love how all the items are implemented into the game. I definitely don't love being slowed down by the bigger bag (but I know why it happens : )

Vladik_Plays says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:47pm

I can't go any furthur when I got the sled. But the game is nice.

vortex says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 8:58pm

It took me longer than I want to admit, but I did it...
Loved the comment about the last item not doing anything new XD.
Your game looks really nice, but the game took a little long to complete

Dry Tree says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 10:28pm

Great retro feel. Took me ages to realise I could sled over the green wall!

Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:43pm

Loved movement feels, really solid. I love the theme and the checkpoints being snow globes. Just wanted to mention the WebGL worked fine for me on Firefox as well!

g12345 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 7:32pm

This was really fun. My final item was the skates. This is also the first game I've given every category the same score, so it's pretty good.

andrewkennedy says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 9:50pm

Thanks everyone!

@Squid Blink Games, WebGL should run on everything, but Unity Player no longer works on Chrome.

MikeTsunami says ...
Dec 22, 2015 @ 10:55pm

I like how each of the items give a unique ability. Nice work!

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