Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting ldjam.com working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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Frosty Arena

by Benstar - Jam Entry

Imagine a turn based roguelike, yes you did? Well, welcome to Frosty Arena, where you have to defeat enemies to stay alive. Fight against hordes of enemies and try to stay alive as long as possible. Plan out every move and try to trick your enemies to win in the end.

Controls: You move with the arrow keys, if you move into an enemy, you'll attack it.

I'll plan to add more content in the coming weeks, like more enemy types,pickups,worlds, options and so on

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Ratings

#257Fun(Jam)3.47
#311Graphics(Jam)3.80
#366Humor(Jam)2.82
#401Mood(Jam)3.33
#456Overall(Jam)3.32
#496Innovation(Jam)3.00
#673Theme(Jam)3.11
#1003Coolness44%

Comments

kd7uiy says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:20pm

Pretty nice, I like it! The movement is a bit slow and annoying as such, a bit faster would help a lot.

Benstar says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:28pm

Do you mean the movement speed of the character or how long it takes till its your turn again?

zeoxo says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:35pm

Fun game play and great art style. One thing I noticed is that sometimes enemies wont spawn on certain waves. Still a good entry though!

sollinxp says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:03pm

fun but need more content

Quaternius says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:30pm

I really liked the idea and the graphics are awesome! tough the game sometimes crashed for some reason.

Benstar says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:49pm

if anybody finds crashes, pls tell me what the window says when it crashes, so I can fix it :D

Megalink says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:23pm

Movement is slow but everything else is very well made, good job :)

awesomerex says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 2:05am

I had fun with this game. Made it to wave 11.

Swingularity says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:55pm

Turns are slow as everyone said. The concept is very nice. I also got to wave eleven. Wish there was some kind of AOE attack I could use :)

blackbird806 says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:07pm

Nice game :D but too easy, I think you shuld add on or two features to make it more interesting.

Benstar says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:09pm

I want to add a lot of features in the future and even change the turn system to make it faster :D but sadly I couldnt do that for the ludum dare :/

Benstar says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:09pm

But thanks for all the feedback :D

harusame says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:21pm

Good game :) It's fun !

I love the pixel art ;)

Benstar says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:49pm

thank you ^^

pmarincak says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:26pm

I thought it was pretty good. I liked the visuals, especially for the little snowballs and the music was catchy and helped a lot with the setting.

Some suggestions:
- I feel like the wave shouldn't change or end until all the enemies for that wave are dealt with
- I didn't realize that some enemies move every other turn. Having a cool down indicator of some such above their head (ex. 1 turn till move) would help. I assumed they would move every turn.
- It would help if the room was smaller, I had to wander around trying to find the first enemy for wave 1.
- I'm not sure what setting the turns at the start of the game actually does.

Overall it was pretty fun :D

Benstar says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 11:30pm

The Turns setting changes how many turns each wave takes :D, maybe should have explained that ingame :/

Diplodino says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 10:41pm

Glad I didn't have to rate the music, because you have to cut it after 2 minutes if you don't want to go nuts!
Anyway, this game is good ! Real fun and original idea !

Jan 3, 2017 @ 12:33am

Lovely graphics! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/Dn1tVKlJpL8

ijzm says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 1:26am

I like the art style, but the implications of blood do not look appropriate for the deaths in the style you're going for. :P

Like others have said, the movement definitely feels very unresponsive, like there's a huge delay until you get to go again. If the controls were more fluid, they would definitely feel more fitting with the music you used.

~Random-storykeeper

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