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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by cjke.7777 - Compo Entry

Hit as many elves into the room as possible.
More elves = more gifts!

* Arrow keys to move

* A to hit the elves

* S to Jump

* You can hit in mid air
* Once in, elves can't back out
* You can hit multiple elves at one time
* You can bounce elves off the walls

General Repo:

Final Submission

Browser support
Tested in latest Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

CHANGELOG - Post submission
V1.1. Fixed instructions with incorrect letter for "jump". Previously read as "B", should have read as "S".
According to ludumdare rules its ok for small fixes/bugs - so I think changing the instructions is within this to indicate the correct button is ok.

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mpath says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 2:58am

it was s to jump on my keyboard

cjke.7777 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 8:02am

Whoops good pick up!

slimabob says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:32am

Great and unique twist on the theme! Love the art style, and the music is fantastic. It's pretty challenging, but after a while you get the hang of it. I could see this being a game commissioned by Adult Swim or something of the sort.

Great job on making a fun, challenging, and addictive game.

cjke.7777 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:34am

Thanks slimabob!

Zarkonnen says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:34am

An in-depth look into the brutal nature of capitalist labour relations.

KJB of IBwWG says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:34am

Fun game! Nice polish too, and music. One thing I would change is make the controls all on one hand--up for jump and down for encourage, at least optionally. I like the slapstick execution of Santa's "encouragement" and also the production animation.

batmanasb says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:38am

Nice graphics and backstory, but the gameplay is uncomfortable. The angle you throw them at is awkward.

MacDocBros says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:38am

That was very funt o play! Good job :)

Aliencargo says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:41am

Super impressed! Pretty graphics, plays great and sounds great. Fun level design and overall high polish!

Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:47am

Yes! I saw this on the blogs and wanted to play this! Love the artstyle and simple gameplay! Very nice with different levels as well. :-)

cjke.7777 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:50am

@Zarkonnen Haha - exactly my thinking, well almost (

Thanks KJB, batmanasb, MacDocBros, Aliencargo and SoerenBachNielsen!

JackDTaylor says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:59am

Amazing entry! Love the music, graphics and the whole idea of punching elves into the hut. This is solid 5/5.

JK5000 says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:26am

What a great christmas game. Give it more levels and I will be really super happy.

Sawtan says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:09am

This game is hilarious! Love it, kicking the elves around as they deserve, great overall feeling on this one! Good job!

Vadim Ivshin says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 11:38am

Nice graphics, it reminded me of good old Lemmings.

cr4zyt3rry says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 12:52pm

Really fun game to play! great gameplay, fantastic art and sound assets

xesenix says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 6:53pm

Really fun game i have noticed that it works a lot smoother on chrome than on firefox. I have checked your source code maybe you could use more sprite sheet instead of keeping all images separately? Good work!

TolMera says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 9:35pm

Audio really suited the game, really nice.

When I landed my first bunch of elves in the Workshop, and saw the explosion of Red, Green and White I thought I had killed my elves :)

Overall this is a really cool game! excellent entertainment.

panu says ...
Dec 12, 2016 @ 10:59pm

Lovely little xmas game with great graphics. I think it would have benefited if the shareholders were to set a minimum production quota for each level.

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:25pm

Smth really new and interesting

arhpositive says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:17pm

Great idea and a really polished game. Finished it. Love the way Santa "encourages".

leo_p_mahon says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:13pm

Press A to encourage hahaha.

Fun game, excellent pixel art, I love how santa waddles its really satisfying.

gontzalve says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 4:51pm

Love your game very addictive and polished! if you can please play and rate my game thank you!

alfadur says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:53am

Nice blend of lemmings with action, feels both familiar and novel :)

BoltKey says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 10:30pm

Loved the theme and execution. Great graphics and audio for a compo entry. But what is up with the controls? It is very counter intuitive. Why not just assign up arrow to jumping and space to hit?

cjke.7777 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:36am

Fair point about the controls. Initially "up" was going to be a "look up", similar to sonic/mario of last snes/genesis days, to help pan around the environment - hence keeping the action keys keeps seperate. "A"+"S" seem to be a common alternative for web games, emulators, etc. It definitely doesn't account for alternate keyboard layouts for example. But you do what you can in 4h hours ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

cjke.7777 says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 1:37am

*48 hours

Dege says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 1:15am

Lol, poor elves! Graphics and sounds are nice, good job. I particularly liked the gift fountain that comes from the room when the elves are working.

Dec 18, 2016 @ 10:06am

That was really fun compo entry, and pretty challenging ! The idea is lovely, really funny and pretty well executed and the pixel art is pretty eye-candy.

Pyrofoux says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 12:28pm

Took me a little while to understand the goal, but after that it was very funny !

Asturk says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 9:33pm

Great game with a very good pixel art and very fun and relaxing to play, the idea was really great for both one room theme and christmas theme as well, great job!

Dec 19, 2016 @ 1:25pm

This is awesome, really fun, game! I really like how simple yet challenging game it can be smacking all those elfs back to work. I love also how Santa wobbles when he walks. Overall fantastic stuff!

Almax27 says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 2:39pm

Awesome pixel art, and good use of theme. Hitting elves was a little unpredictable but that was part of the fun :D

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