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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St. Nick's Defense

by Josh H - Compo Entry

After centuries of nipping noses, Jack Frost has finally snapped. He has built an army and has sent them to destroy Santa.

You are Christmas's only hope. Use the tools available to you to defend Santa.

St Nick's Defense is a simple tower defense game. Build a maze to try to prevent Jack Frost's minions from getting to Santa! Click the weapons button to buy weapons to place in Santa's workshop. You'll need to kill them all before they reach Santa. If even one slips through your defenses, Santa is a goner.


The game isn't as polished as I'd like it to be, but it's functional. I think if I took another 8 hours or so, I could polish it nicely and be really happy with it, but alas, I committed to doing the compo, not the jam. It would have been nice also to be able to spend more time balancing. I only had the last hour to put the waves together and test everything, so I'm sure it could be greatly improved.

If you play, let me know if you beat all the waves and what your score is at the end. Please feel free to leave constructive criticism in your comments. Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoy my game!

Downloads and Links




drakekin says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:53pm

The web link wants me to download something.

Zarkonnen says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:53pm

NB you should call the download link "Windows" not "Web".

Dec 12, 2016 @ 3:54pm

Web distribution is an executable?

Artsicle says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:10pm

The web link is download?

Josh H says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 4:26pm

Oops, sorry about that! I must have pasted into the wrong field. It's fixed now.

Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:16pm

It would be nice if you didn't need to go back to menu every time you need to place something. It, could for instance remember the last thing you picked and continue placing that item on click. Would be really useful when building walls of worktables.

timgarbos says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:12pm

Tower Defenese. Nothing super new, but also not anything super broken :)

Thijs Tak says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:45pm

Nice towerdefence game. Impresive for just 48 hours. Altough its not very innovative its still a solid tower defence. It does need some balancing though, the first few waves are decent in difficulty but after that it is way too easy. also would be nice if it rememberd which tower you placed last so you don`t have to select each time you want to build and sell functionality would have been nice. Still impressive for the short amount of time.

cicanci says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:07pm

Nice game! The gameplay is solid, but I think you should improve the interface to make it easier to add more defenses.

dominisz says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 9:30pm

Very good entry with good graphics and i especially like nice font :-)

nekoballs says ...
Jan 2, 2017 @ 10:06pm

Love TDs! It's decent. Would be nice with some range feedback on the towers

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