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

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How I Rolled your Snowball: The Ultimate Simulator

by vetch - Jam Entry

A simple, yet very addictive game.
We aimed at both themes, yet the pause button may have ruined the "two button control".
You play as a snowball, rolling down the hill, absorbing everything smaller standing in your way. Don't hit things bigger than you, as they will stop your roll. Beware: the bigger your ball is, the less control you have over it.
Can you reach the avalanche at 500 meters?

moving: right/left arrows
pause: p


Made entirely in Phaser Framework:

Dev: Vetch & Chenkof
Gfx: A. Kraszewska, Kirill Krysov
Sfx: Johan Brodd

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dekart says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:53pm

The concept is actually very interesting and could be vey well suitable for a small mobile game. Collision detection, however, could be improved - trees seem to destroy the ball when visually they're now even closely touched.

I'd be glad to see this game polished and released as a small title - it has a great potential.

jcwelgemoed says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 7:08am

Nice entry. Personally I felt the snowball grew too slowly, making it grow faster would give more of an arcade feel I think. I also found it started getting "jerky" the further I got (maybe it was just lag I don't know). Overall cool concept. With some polish would make a nice little game.

Xeke_Death says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:18am

Fun little game...
Ran into trees that weren't touching me, I assume they have rectangle hitboxes...

kernel panic says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 5:43pm

Good game, but something really needs to be done about those hit boxes, because they are too big for the images.

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:14pm

Nice, but I've got low framerates in this games
Kind of reminded me old Skifree game on windows :)

x92rwzb says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 8:28pm

+ Nice music.
+ Good idea for a game.

- When you die and press "P" the score freaks out.
- Collision could have been better.
- Title screen freaks out after death.
- Small screen.

Aerohand says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:51am

awesome work! i love it!

daveh says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 7:41pm

"Misc" is a pretty vague term. It's not clear what it applies to at first. It was fun and used both themes well. I liked how it progressed. Later on the performance really took a dive which hindered playability quite a bit. Nice music!

Echo Team says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:27am

Nice concept, but it wasn't really playable for me.

Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:28am

The idea is good and it fits both themes. However, we think the collisions could be better. The audio, also, doesn't match it very well. We think it would be really fun if faster, but good entry anyways!!

JamesMowery says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 5:26am

No source code? :\

Decentsauce says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:05pm

The heaps of snow look a bit too similar to the ground so it's kinda hard to see. Game was also very laggy for me so it wasn't easy to play.

psychonull says ...
Dec 20, 2015 @ 8:24pm

Nice game. Cool idea and pretty adictive. There are some things that can be improve, like the collisions, but it's fun game overall. Good job!!

gallerdude says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 4:39pm

Simple and fun. Learned far too late that tress aren't misc :(

Larzan says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 11:59pm

Interesting concept and setting, you should try to polish it a bit more and publish it as a mobile game, that might be fun.

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