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

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Against the Blizzard

by alltimeemma1 - Jam Entry

Against the Blizzard is a simple game based around the theme of 'two button controls'. Play as a snowman trying to find his nose in a blizzard and battle against the wind with experiential controls.

- Repeatedly tap the right arrow key to push onwards through the storm.
- Press space to jump across gaps, making sure to time it right, when the wind is weak.
- A strong wind is signified by clouds and visual gusts of wind - avoid jumping when these are present or the wind will knock you backwards!

Though submitted as just a 'jam' entry, the game was developed entirely by myself within the first 48 hours of LD34.

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Piode says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:45am

Absolutely gorgeous game. The gameplay is really unique too; I really felt like I was battling the wind - it was quite tiring! Evidently a lot of work was put into this, with the cute character and premise.

colinator27 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:55pm

The game was great, but didn't use the growing theme, and I'm not sure about the two controls... I loved the art, and it sure was a task to push through the wind! The game felt too short to be completely enjoyable... otherwise the game was fun!

dcRfj15 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:57pm

The graphics are lovely. I loved all of the visual effects in the background. My only complaint there would be that the snowman was a little too hard to see because it blended in with the surroundings a lot.

My right index finger got a large workout :P. Nice job overall!

Komradus says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 10:59am

Solid graphics, though the blizzards could've used some more dynamics like particle effects.

NoWandStudios says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 11:04am

I like the art. I don't like press A button repeatedly. Overall the game passes.

Logicon says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:59am

Kinda hurt my hand to play

herniewise says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 1:47am

Really nailed the art style. Nice job!

AdamsMcCall says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 5:31pm

Somehow Microsoft onedrive doesn't work. I wasn't able to download it. Too bad, I feel like I'm missing a great game :/

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