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

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Run Santa, run!

by bessdlan - Jam Entry

Theme chosed: Two button controls

"Run Santa, run" is a game where you have to help Santa reach his sledge and collect a maximum of gifts, try to avoid kids, and don't fall in manhole!

Game design: Dlan and Bess
Level design and programming: Dlan
Graphics: Bess
Sound design: riged5

Work on Firefox, Chrome and IE edge (minus some sound errors), not compatible with older IE version.

Post jam version is now available, it fix the most troublesome errors, and Santa can ride his sledge now :)

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marod says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:20am

Well, It's a nice game. It's quite simple but you have to think fast. I liked it!

murlsousa says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:27pm

I really enjoyed playing it! Very fun and the music is great, nice approach on the theme. Good job

x92rwzb says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:50pm

Nice game. I liked the puzzles but they were pretty easy. You should continue developing this.

Taldius says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:19pm

I like the concept and the game is well done but it lacks some effects to make the game a little more dynamic.
Good job.

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:20pm

Very tricky, interesting art,.

Crosstales says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:23pm

The game idea is good and simple. The sound and gameplay is a bit repetitive.
But overall, a nice game!

Dreyan says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:32am

Nice concept, music was fitting and the screaming children were a nice, humorous touch. Was a bit sad that when I accidentally caused Santa to run back towards his starting point in one of the levels, I had to close the game and restart as he just kept running into the edge of the map ): Overall, good job (:

Muel says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:20am

Ya know, I really don't like christmas. I mean, it was too many years seeing the same things: Santa, those bell sounds, the same musics...

But your game IS nice. The ingame music featured the little chimes and the "stage clear" music had a bit of a traditional season music, but it felt original and well made.

From something old and cliché that I'm fed up, you made something new and good.
The other game OST that achieved this was Ragnarok Online. That game approaches christmas like this too, taking some of the old stuff and mixing with something new that goes well together.

Nice job, grats!

Trizek35 says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:22pm

Very smart concept, I still don't like kids after playing this game ^^

Neil says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:20am

Nice clever little puzzle game. Good use of the two button mechanics!

scorched says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 1:26pm

Awesome job!
- I forgot that I had the right-click when I first encountered boys;
- Music is fun but annoying after a while;
- Candy counter not reset on level restart (at least when boys get Santa).

XenosNS says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 8:13pm

Very well done, enjoyed that a lot!

SayRafon says ...
Dec 23, 2015 @ 10:02pm

I really enjoyed this little christmas game :D

kmakai says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 3:23pm

This was cute, I like the puzzle design a lot -- it's always nice to have multiple solutions, and of course the optional added challenge of collecting extra gifts.

Great job making a complete entry that's lots of fun!

NirabazGAMES says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 9:24pm

Funny Santa :)) good work!

Xanjos says ...
Dec 26, 2015 @ 11:38pm

Pretty nice concept (those kids are pretty fast and greedy as well). Too bad there's no option to replay a level once you've completed it and I think it might be better if you were able to select any direction changer on the map rather than being locked to the one that's currently ahead.

Dec 27, 2015 @ 12:40am

Good use of the two button controls. They work really well to steer Santa through the kid infested neighborhoods.

Dec 27, 2015 @ 8:15am

pretty nice in most areas... I liked the child scream "Hey santa!" the animations and control explanation is really good too. very fun :)

Zener says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 9:03am

Good idea! I like Santa running with a thrilling music.

themadknights says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 4:01pm

The game looks pretty nice, congratulations! It has some potential but I think you may need to change the christmas art for another one :P

Tosic says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 4:55pm

Kinda hard to play but I enjoyed the graphics! :)

RevelBase says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 3:08pm

Using the mouse for it was quite tricky because the thing you needed to click "moved". I really enjoyed playing the game cool work :)

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