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

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

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The Coldest Cabin

by Brian Mayberry - Compo Entry

You're alone in the mountains, a fierce cold is setting in, and food stores in your one room cabin are dangerously low.

Venture out and you'll face the bitter winds, it's doubtful you'll make it far. There's cans of food dropped in from adventures long past, if you can reach them.

Somewhere in the distance... it seems like the snow has come to life... A quiet voice calls out on the radio...

This must be some kind of Coldest Cabin.

How to play:

First Person Controls using WADS.
Press "E" to use / eat.

Red Bar = Health
Green Bar = Hunger
Blue Bar = Cold/Exposure

Survive until you are rescued... remember to radio for help.

*** The WebGL Edition was broken, and is now removed ***

Requires a fairly beefy machine and video card to run as-is. I will re-publish with more options to increase FPS on older machines without dedicated graphics.

Downloads and Links




ambi says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:22pm

The atmosphere and the narrative was very engaging. There seems to be a couple of bugs. The shotgun stopped working after reloading the game (not restarting the .exe). Also the rescue copter came after even when I died and the screen turned to black. Overall, very entertaining little vertical slice.

Cody Hansen says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:58am

I like the way this game plays!
The sound had me laughing. It was definitely a unique way to make the sound for yourself!
I bought in to the quick plot and easy play-ability which makes this game fun.
I did, however, keep getting stuck in walls and would have liked a restart button on death.

Fun game!

liquidmedia says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:04am

I also get the black screen of death after a couple minutes, up to that point it's looking good. did you use the Unity Asset Store (Game Jam Menu Template)?

qzqxq says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:41am

I played the game three times and couldn't beat it, is there a fourth set of food boxes somewhere? (or are there things you can interact with other than the food boxes?)

Graphics look great and the winter setting is done very well. The sound effects were also quite funny, though it was a little jarring to hear the brrr every time I left the room.

The enemy snowballs were cool, but they were way too easy to kill and there's no negative repercussions to shooting, so it didn't feel like they had any impact on the game.

Overall, I really enjoyed the mood and the narrative, good job!

Cole Chittim says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:44am

I love the simple but intriguing plot and the stylized look of this game! Absolutely great! However, I got a little lost looking for food and didn't get to see the end cause I kept dying while the screen was white and I was waiting on the helicopter :/ Sidenote: SFX 11/10 ;)

Phil Strahl says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:11am

Very atmospheric and gorgeous graphics and style! The only thing that was a bit too harsh, in my opinion, was the hunger-meter and that it drains your health within seconds after depletion. But that aside, I almost felt the warmth of the fireplace :P

andyman404 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:15am

Great atmosphere and cold/severe mood in the game. The snowball people were a bit funny though. Great job for 48 hours.

MrEvilGuy says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:07am

Man those snowman head evil ball things are amazing! They're scary but don't move enough. I ended up freezing to death right before the chopper but I tried to survive. It was good. Setting reminded me a bit of Yeti Hunter.

Zarkonnen says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:09am

It's not capturing the cursor properly for me, sorry. (Linux Mint)

Mr.Chippy says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:53pm

The game looked really nice. The wind was a nice addition.
It was very challenging. For some reason the shotgun didn't work one time.

Pixtopher says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:58am

Good ol mouth shotgun xD

keravcin says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:01am

I was drawn in by the cover image, the graphics are awesome. Nice charming sound effects, and the shotgun was more like a sniper haha I was able to snipe the snowball dudes

keravcin says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 6:02am

Also, as mentioned before, the shotgun stops working after you die

Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Beautiful looking fps. I really enjoy how the sky complements the ground. I've noticed that a lot of these unity games have a fair amount of input lag for me. Is 100% on my end or is are others dealing with this as well? Anyway, nice work.

babyjeans says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 3:56pm

My machine wasn't quite up to snuff to run it at full FPS, but in the few bits I got out of it, I thought it was really fun and entertaining. Looks impressively great and I loved the atmosphere!

ceosol says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 5:42pm

Gameplay was kind of meh. The theme had nothing to do with the game, and it was generic FPS. However, you totally nailed it on sounds and ambience. If you were stuck in a larger room with the snow monsters busting it, this game would have been the best one I've seen.

Someone else mentioned that you might have used the unity asset store. The food and snowmonsters look like you made them. They totally look like they were assembled in less than 48 hours. Considering how much more detailed the sky, terrain and trees look than the enemies (the ones that SHOULD be the most detailed), I have a feeling that those assets were imported. This technically should be a jam entry with graphics taken off as a judging category.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 6:31pm

Awesome twist on a survival game. I loved the art and atmosphere. Trying to find all the hidden rations in order to survive promotes a little bit of replayability too. I was hoping to find some more enemy types, but in no way did that detract from the experience.

ato says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 9:17pm

Nice graphics, and atmosphere. I event started feeling a little cold maybe. Sound fx are funny. I didn't make it to da choppa, I had 9 seconds left. Good game!

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 22, 2016 @ 9:58pm

The little chopper that couldn't… even with the hidden stash of 2 extra rations, my white vision victory is rudely interrupted by me dying. Oh well, I earned my one achievement in this game I wanted: falling off the edge of the earth.

Good work for a compo entry, great style and visual setup, curious how far you would've come with one more day!

ValiaP says ...
Dec 23, 2016 @ 9:58am

Nice entry. Great way to make sound by yourself. The game play was engaging , reminds me of The Long Dark. The particle was decent.

NegInfinity says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 1:02pm

Nice audio ("mouth shotgun" :-) ), and great visuals in the forest. Death results in black screen. Bars seem to be moving a bit too quickly and restore too slowly. Amount of "hunger" restored by food items feels quite small, and cold bar fills up slowly as well. Main menu could use some sort of logo, it feels like it was placed at the last moment.

Visuals and audio are great, though.

PowerSpark says ...
Dec 25, 2016 @ 8:00am

Great models, I really wish the shotgun made a noise... would be much more juicy :D
I died and ran out of food, but I enjoyed walking around the cold area, such a nice atmosphere.

Dec 29, 2016 @ 10:24pm

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

Obvious_San says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 4:55pm

Is the name a reference to Darkest Dungeon? I like it! The game looks nice and sounds great, but I'm not really sure where to go after depleting the three obvious food stores. It seems like the cold doesn't leave you enough range to find whatever else might be out there, especially as warming up takes so long I think you only get one shot at it. Fun game though, it is very satisfying blasting the snow guys to bits.

- randomhuman

ocarson says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 7:21pm

Shotgun was really cool, nearly as cool as dying of hypothermia.
I've included it in a video with further comments here, which should be up very shortly here.

Ellian says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 11:51pm

I wish the warmness would go up faster while in the cabin, but this is pretty well done!
The sound design is hilarious, the shotgun sound is great. Good work overall, this was a pretty well made thing for a solo entry! It's nice to see a game that isn't confined to one room, yet stays in the theme. :)

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