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    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    Snow Globe Kerfuffle - j_peeba - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    A shoot-em-up game of snow globe warfare. Can you slay the pesky catapults and crown yourself as the king of snow globe?

    Tools used:
    Code: Actionscript/Flashdevelop + Flixel + Flixel power tools
    Art: Photoshop + Wacom tablet
    Audio & Music: Ableton Live 8 Suite + plugins (u-he Zebra, ValhallaRoom)

    View j_peeba's journal. | View all entries by j_peeba

    Ratings

    Coolness80%
    #20Theme4.16
    #80Innovation3.78
    #88Audio3.46
    #112Overall3.58
    #164Graphics3.55
    #174Mood3.16
    #207Humor2.75
    #225Fun3.20

    Comments

    TeamEpsilon says ...
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 7:17pm

    amazing game I like the concept and the fact that your shots also contribute to the destruction of the globe. Very well done

    orangepascal says ...
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 7:38pm

    nice game, like a reverse missile-command

    MadGnomeGamer says ...
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 8:04pm

    I like the concept! I'm just about to publish my entry (MY KID DROPPED THE PLANET! where you either play catch with Whoville/try to destroy Whoville) and then I'll play this.

    MadGnomeGamer says ...
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 8:55pm

    Hmmmm... won't load.

    binary_girl says ...
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 11:41pm

    well done man good game :)

    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:02am

    Nice game, like the punishment/reward system you got going.

    greg20man says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:05am

    Very nice use of the theme, the green head thing looked a little creepy but this game was really well done!

    Monomer says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:13am

    A lot of really unique ideas here; the snowglobe premise is clever, and the idea of being forced to move away from your target in order to aim at it turns things on their head a bit. Overall very well done and polished.

    Darkcoder says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:21am

    Very good! I especially liked the music and the snow globe glass breaking. My main gripe is that the gameplay and difficulty didn't really change during any of the 10 or so levels I played, so I got bored. The enemy, rock, and player graphics could also do with improvement.

    davidpeter says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:55am

    This game was fun! It was also hard -- your bullets also damaging you was a great idea, though it was definitely a contributing factor to the hardness. In the end it became a race between me destroying the catapult things before my HP bar went down.

    Daniel says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:53am

    Cool idea and system. I like how the catapult rocks break the glass.

    Daniel says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:05am

    Very nice take on a classic! Love the atmosphere; the little green alien guy is so serious. :D

    aaronsnoswell says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:07am

    This game is amazing! Love how you can't move past a smashed part of the globe - and how your own bullets contribute to the smash-ing. Humor really made it!

    yanmania says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:32am

    I really like the snow globe idea!

    steamgirl says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:53am

    Great game, easy to understand and play, but can get quite tricky! (It took me forever to complete level 15.) I like that the last level was really simple, make me feel like a winner. ^_^

    Job well done!

    oddgoo says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:56am

    Whoa There! This just gave me a massive Nostalgia burst.
    Where you by any chance inspired by this? http://hol.abime.net/2463

    In any case, good game! Nice and challenging. I'm giving you 5 stars on theme for the creative use of a snow globe =)

    Proch says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:53pm

    one of the best 'till now. grats!

    10WonXero10 says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:22pm

    Very cool concept and well put together. fun to play.

    the8donut says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 2:35pm

    Nice concept and challenging gameplay. Loved it!

    wibblymat says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 4:15pm

    Oh man, how embarrassing... your game has a similar mechanic to my own, but yours is clearly much better.

    matheus23 says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:08pm

    Really liked to be able to crush the Glass of the sphere :D

    Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:52pm

    Tough as nails. But once you learn where to do every level, it gets eaiser. Good graphics, nice music. Well made. The green dude is creepy looking.

    crazyheckman says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:42pm

    Really good game. Pretty simple and easy to get a hold on. A little difficult, the enemies shoot a little too fast, but otherwise a really solid game. Nice work.

    davidllanos22 says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:29pm

    Nice game!I really enjoyed it! I like the music:)

    Lacutis says ...
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:50pm

    Great game. I liked the concept and the execution. The only part I didnt like was on a level with tall buildings if the top of the snow globe gets damaged you are cut off from half the globe and they just wipe it out.

    vigrid says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:15am

    Simple and effective concept - I like this! I love the graphics and the music is great!

    Puzzlem00n says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:52pm

    I really like this one too! I thought the music was kind of a bizarre contrast to the rest of the game, but other than that, nice mechanic, nice difficulty curve, and good balance! Well done, sir!

    Catman says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:22am

    Cool game, nice effects and music! The graphics could have been a tad more consistent tho!

    Oreganik says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:48pm

    I loved how the broken glass stopped movement. That led to some pretty intense situations, where I was blasting through my own buildings TO SAVE MY WORLD. =D

    olkeencole says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 8:12pm

    Love how the theme is applied to the game ;) I like how the "space invaders" are trying to get out of the globe. Really like the curve effect. I thought it clever that you have to be careful with your ammo as you tend to do more damage to the globe then the enemies.

    blob says ...
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 10:17am

    Effin brilliant ! There is so many cool ideas in that game... AND its pretty long, well designed and funny and I'm sad for my friends. Definitely one of the very best of this LD.

    TenTonToon says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:14am

    Great little game! The control is tight and the visuals are very moody! I like the fact the gaps on the globe stop you.
    On the other hand, it was lacking a bit of a challenge, although the difficulty ramped up nicely.

    My game is somewhat similar to yours, in a way. I really should take notes! :D

    Congratulations!

    derrickdool says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 8:30pm

    Nice entry, fun to play. I got a good couple laughs from the writing as well.

    Tourgen says ...
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:35pm

    great game. fairly fun. cool concepts and really good music

    KhaoTom says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:45am

    Wow, very nice. Audio is great. Love how my world becomes smaller as holes are broken through the globe, and that sometimes it's my own damn fault. Also, 'Aliens' reference!

    trylle says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 7:06pm

    Surprisingly challenging and fun game. So easy to sabotage yourself, if you're not careful. :)

    deepnight says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 12:18pm

    Very good interpretation of the theme :) The catapult shots are maybe a little too fast to manage them properly, but the game tends to be both challenging and intense at the same time.

    Good point :)

    Please, add support for ARROW keys (foreign keyboards hate WASD)

    Apr 30, 2012 @ 4:06pm

    Very good game. Gameplay is fun! Could be enhanced with physics.

    Spiridios says ...
    May 1, 2012 @ 12:24am

    Not sure what to say that hasn't been said yet, great interpretation of the theme into a unique mechanic!

    You might consider changing the death/new level screens so they only advance when the player pushes a GUI button or so they have to be displayed for a minimum of .5 seconds before you can continue. This prevents those of us over here click spamming to save our globe from just flying past the intermission screens and wondering "what was that strange screen flicker?" =p

    ratboy2713 says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 3:12am

    I liked the destruction of the globe, but I didn't like that the peasants could shoot through obstructions when I couldn't. Also, on level 5 I had nearly fully health but it said I failed, I'm not sure why.

    machinas says ...
    May 3, 2012 @ 7:06am

    quite nice. clever idea, nice art, good sound. the game is a bit flat as far as ramp goes, but really strong core. i love the way the building blocks of the houses react to your shots. very tactile.

    Sodaware says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 5:53pm

    Took the first try to figure out that shooting willy-nilly was not a good plan. Really well polished, and even though the main character is a bit freaky looking it was fun to play. Nice sense of humour too :)

    dr_soda says ...
    May 11, 2012 @ 7:22am

    Surprisingly rich game for such a small concept, but at the same time the levels get hard very quickly. Perhaps it would help if there were powerups, or strategically placed targets such as explosives to help you out?

    Thotep says ...
    May 11, 2012 @ 10:30pm

    Interesting gameplay. I missed more feedback on collisions though, like explosions.
    P.S. All your friends played my game too.

    May 13, 2012 @ 7:37am

    Well done and polished. :)

    BubuIIC says ...
    May 13, 2012 @ 12:11pm

    Nice concept. The fact that your shoots also destroy the globe makes it quite interesting to play. There's definitely more depth to it than I noticed at the first glance :-)

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