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

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Rolling Snow

by ProgramYourFace - Compo Entry

This game is a day in the life of the snowball. Try not to die!
The game controls are as fallows.

A - Move left
D - Move right
(There is no escape button because I can only have 2 buttons. If you wan't to close press Alt+Tab and quit the application or press the escape button if you are in window mode.
Simple, I know ;).

For the game to end two things can happen.

1.) You can shrink to small.
2.) You can be engulfed in an avalanche!

If you are only counting the time I spent actually making the game, It was around 10 hours!

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ShadedVertex says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:23am

The graphics are fine, especially since it's in 3D. It fits the theme pretty well too. But I got bored pretty quickly because the concept is something I've seen in many games before. Still, great job putting this together within 48 hours!

Dooskington says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:26am

Love the art style. Fun game, nice job!

Dec 14, 2015 @ 4:46am

Pretty nice. The level gen is cool. could do some tweaking on the control and level design e.g. start off easy - with easier handling and more spacious ground, so players can get into the flow.

SketchyGalore says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:13am

A simple, well made idea! Good job!

Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:13am

Great game! A lot of fun! 10/10

paraboxx says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:15am

Nicely done, controls could be more influential though. It's very hard to stay clear of obstacles even with planning ahead.

TheFudster says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:17am

Solid game. Nicely done!

floppya says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:18am

Great job, I like the trees. Works pretty well.

freddyw9 says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 5:20am

I like that flat shaded low poly style, well done.

graceavery says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:00am

Solid game, lovely artwork. I found that the trees spawned a bit close together as things progressed, but overall nicely done! :)

irwatts says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:05am

A familiar concept but well executed and I had fun. It fits both themes too!

trueboolean says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:23am

Would be a lot better with some sound, but overall I like the game!

Crafting4U says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:24am

Nice graphics, simple (sort of overused) but fun concept. My only complaint is that the snowball was a little hard to control.

gkxd says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:36am

The graphics are nice, but the fog makes it hard to see what's coming. It's pretty difficult to control where you're going too.

danbolt says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 6:49am

Good game! I feel like with a bit of work, this could be packaged into a little iOS/Android app for being on the bus.

The controls felt a bit slow, but that's probably part of the challenge of it. If I was to change anything, I'd probably make the hitboxes of the obstacles smaller and more distinct.

Overall, I enjoyed the simplicity of it. Good use of theme!

mukult says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 7:03am

I am a big fan of lowly art and it looks awesome!!
Remind me of that adultswimgame... of rolling the ball from a mountain destroying everything! :)

gallerdude says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 1:52pm

Graphics are great! Fun gameplay. Meets the theme very well!

zebi24 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 6:06pm

Really impressive, fun to play. But a bit too much fog I think. :P Nice job.

Frenchie says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:38am

Hey! I decided to try out your game since you said it was so similar to mine :) (don't know why you think that's a bad thing!)

The avalanche is great - awesome way to build up tension when you can see it start looming up behind you. I would have preferred the snowball to be easier to control - right now it feels more like luck of not having something spawn in front of me rather than moving out of the way of things. I also really liked the ski jump but I never got off of it fast enough to be able to jump over trees, which would have been really cool.

Overall, great game! I like how even though our games are basically the same, they both feel really unique :) I guess that's the beauty of everyone creating games with the same themes!

Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:15pm

Thanks! I have changed a lot of things to make the controls more accurate. And now you can better use the jumps. Also made the trees have a smaller collier and I also added a min velocity to remove snow. Another thing, I made the generation get harder and harder rather then just starting out hard.

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