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

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by jlouisB - Jam Entry

In this game, you play a snowball, and you become bigger and bigger in your fall.
The goal is simply to crush the skiers and to avoid the trees and the buildings.
We have tried to add a fun "avalanche" system where your ball is divided to controls more snowballs

Use the Arrows keys (right and left) to start and to move your snowballs.

The game has been made with Unity mainly during two full days

We are a team of students behind this game :
Game/level design : Simon-Pierre Mattei, Guillaume Laugé, Kamil Nahouri
Graphics : Kamil Nahouri
Programming : Jean-Louis Boudrand
Sound design : Antoine Tirmarche

Have fun !

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Dianouille says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:28am

136500, that's a good score ? Cute little game, I had a lot of fun playing it ! Good job guys !

suppi says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:11pm

very nice entry! I really like the polish at the start. the music is great too! good job!

Meta-link says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:49pm

Crushing squirrel with a giant snowball is just awesome ;)
Good job guys !

jlouisB says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:57pm

Thanks for your comments !

@Dianouille : Not bad... but with a bit of luck and practice, you can reach the 400000/500000 :)

monetai says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:27pm

Extra points for being able to crush both Santa Claus and Nicki Minaj ! Good job guys, it's a fun game.

Grahhhhh says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:28am

Adorable, can't lie though, I wish I could've gotten an even bigger snowball. OH! Thanks monetai, I heard the music in the background and thought I had Nicki playing somewhere, I was like "embarrassing"... That was her in the game! Solid extra!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:21am

i love the theme use and running over people is always special around xmas - great work

Rob Glen says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:05am

This was enjoyable, and nice use of both themes. And also appropriate setting for the time of year! I found the snowball splitting to be pretty clever, I wasn't expecting that. Great music and visuals as well!

Pantoufle says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 1:28pm

Great game! I really enjoyed the fact that I could split and control several snowballs :-)

tantumgames says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:54pm

Cheerful and fun game, nice graphics and sound, a good job

Dec 17, 2015 @ 2:59pm

Game is fun to play and great use of of both themes.

ohmmus says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:51pm

Awesome work, guys!

dx0ne says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:07pm

Santa is not coming to town no more.
Best part was following tracks - gave me killer tire vibe == fun.
Plus for Nicki - I was like "who's listening to... oh that's me".

Janacek says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 11:25pm

Faites une version WebGL les gars ! :(

beetracks says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:37am

Very beautiful graphics. I missed sound effects. It's kinda cruel to have to hit the people and animals to get points, but it's an avalanche after all. I enjoyed the smooth movement (and grow) of the snowball. Fun game. Nice job!

tompudding says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:30pm

Hah great idea, squishing snowboarders is wonderful!

Rex Peppers says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 1:32pm

Nice job - you incorporated both themes!

scorched says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 4:38pm

Quite fun, that's nearly identical to one of my ideas for this LD, but I couldn't make it better than you ;-)

denycetm says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 4:50pm

This was an ok entry. Until the snowball broke apart and made a multi ball thing. This made it an awesome entry. I know you were bound by the two button controls but taking control of the individual balls would have been cool. Still such a smooth transition from title screen to gameplay.

arzi says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 2:25pm

Yay, another snowball game :)

loxo says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 9:33am

I made a similar game, but you managed to add features I had on my list but not enough time for to implement them. Obviously you had a great idea ;)

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