Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Showcase : Santa's Sleigh

Santa's Sleigh is a game I made over a weekend for the One Game A Month website.  I wanted to make something small and simple, while keeping with a holiday theme (so I could maybe pass it off as a present to friends and family ;D )

The gameplay consists of reaction-jumping across rooftops in a randomly generated level.  There are several different 'patterns' of houses to give a varied experience.  On top of this, there are a few ways to get points.  The first is to just travel as far as possible!  The second is bonus points for every present delivered.  Santa will drop a present every time he lands on a roof, so this encourages the player to hit as many roofs as possible, instead of just skipping them and soaring over as large a distance as possible.  The third are small pickups that occur randomly.  These pickups (glasses of milk and cookies!) give a large amount of points when obtained, and occur in between houses.

All in all, this was a fun little project, and ended up being a game that's pretty enjoyable to play.  It can be found on the Windows 8 Store, as well as for standard desktop computers.