Thursday, January 3, 2013
A new update for Snow Angels is live at:
New Level Layouts
In this update I added 70 new level layouts. Most of the layouts are for the more difficult stages. They have more bad guys on them but also a lot more pickles and stars.
These are the levels you get to play only if you consistently defeat all of the bad guys quickly, don't get hurt and score really high (usually by getting all the pickles). Don't worry if you are not very good at the game you will probably never see these more challenging layouts. They are mostly designed for players who have unlocked all of the character upgrades.
Coins and Points
If you have unlocked all the upgrades, then you no longer need coins. Now all unneeded coins turn to points at the end of each level you complete. Each coin is worth 100 points. Now you can get an even higher score! Even if you don't think you want all the upgrades, it is worth unlocking them so you can start getting points for your coins.
To enter Pacifist mode simply do not knock down any of the enemies. Just dodge the enemy fire and try to hit the Christmas Pickles. Once you knock down an enemy you will hear a negative sound and exit Pacifist Mode for remainder of the game. This is a alternative (non-violent) way of playing the game.
Now there are more ways to score points in Pacifist Mode. When you make it to the end of a level you now score 300 points. Star multipliers are now worth x3 each in Pacifist Mode instead of x2 each. Rabbits are worth 2000 points each if you can keep them safe up to the end of the level.
A few bug fixes were made.
Now go try the game!
Monday, December 24, 2012
Some people may prefer not to knock their fellow man senseless with balls of packed snow and ice. If you are such a person then Snow Angels has a secret mode just for you. You can play Snow Angels without having to defeat your enemies with snowballs if you are in Pacifist Mode.
To enter Pacifist Mode simply do not knock down any of the enemies with snowballs on level one. Normally if time runs out and there are still enemies standing, you run away sacred yelling "RUN!"and loose a heart. In Pacifist Mode you yell "Bye!" at the end of the level and you do not loose any health. As soon as you knock down an enemy you will exit Pacifist mode.
You can still score points in Pacifist Mode. You can knock down trees and snowmen to gain a few points, but your main source of points will come from hitting the hidden Christmas Pickles for 2000 points. Look out for the star multiplies and with a careful shot you can turn that 2000 points into 4000 or 6000. Just hit the star and the pickle with the same snowball.
Hopefully Pacifist Mode will give players a fun friendly alternative way to play the game.
In the future I plan on adding some game achievements to Snow Angels that will include some achievements for Pacifist mode. I will also add in a few more ways to score points, new sound effects and new cut scenes made specifically for Pacifist Mode.
You can play Snow Angels by clicking this link: Play Snow Angels
Friday, December 21, 2012
My new game Christmas game Snow Angels is finished and can be played at:
It's a snowball fight! Defeat all the enemies on a level to pass the level. When you beat a level the time left on the clock will be turned into bonus points. If time runs out you will loose one heart and run away scared to the next level. If you get hit too many times and loose all your hearts it's game over.
- Click below the dotted line to move to that spot
- Click above the dotted line to throw a snowball
- Stand still to dig for new snowballs (refill your ammo)
To aim, wait for the arrow to point at the object you want to hit. The arrow moves back and forth on its own. When it is lined up with your target click to throw a snowball in that direction. You can also bounce snowballs off the edge of the screen to perform some tricky shots.
On each level there is at least one hidden Christmas Pickle. Hit it to score a cheery 2000 points! It's worth a look!
You can get point multipliers if you hit a star and then a target with the same snowball. Lining up the shot can be tricky but you can score massive points.
On some levels your little sister will tag along with you. If you keep her safe and beat the level, she will give you a heart to refill some of your lost health. If you beat a level and keep the woodland creatures safe, they will give you some bonus points.
When you defeat another snowballer, coins will pop out of them. Grab them quick before they disappear. At the end of your game you can use these coins to upgrade your character. Become stronger, faster, and throw different snowballs.
The better you play the game the more interesting and challenging things you will see.
You can play the game free at:
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
I made my first custom flash add on CartoonDan. It is for my wife's new Etsy business Lavender Peach. Here are a few screens from the flash ad. The whole ad is under 50k and has a lot of animation in it.
You can check out the add in action to see the animations here:
Here are the gift tags the add links to:
Lavender Peach - Christmas Tags