Really? Front page while still under judgment? That's... kinda weird. Not that I'm complaining, though, since it's fairly well-made. A couple of gripes, though... the controls aren't nearly as precise as in the original SkiFree, a fact that is particularly glaring in the Slalom mode when I struggle to clear most of the gates. Also, humorous though it may be, it gets kinda frustrating whenever your character explodes for no reason at seemingly random times. But all in all, a good time-waster, kinda like the original SkiFree was.
Yeah, I don't know why it seemed to be Under Judgment for so long, but I was happy to have it on the front page regardless. As for the imprecise controls, have you tried the mouse? I think the motion is much smoother, which I prefer, though I guess that does kind of mean less precise. I'm glad you could waste time with it!
I liked a lot of the elements and gameplay that you provided. My only qualms with the game is how not in control you are. Getting some of the medals like hitting 5 snowmen or dogs were fun, but became too frustrating when death occurred too often to become enjoyable. I felt that I was dying too much to enjoy a lot that the game had to offer. While this made the game last longer, as it's not too large from what I could tell, it brought down how I felt about it overall. Very well done however, and perhaps by expanding upon this you can create a bigger sequel?
I think it's pretty big, have you explored everything? :) And yeah, there was a bunch of stuff that I wanted to put in this game, but it would never have been finished if I did, so I hope what's there is enough, and maybe you'll see more in a sequel some day :)
I like the tribute to SkiFree, but I really don't understand why I would randomly blow up when trying to jump (unless you're trying to make us less reliant on jumping and actually develop some skill at dodging). Also, using the psychedelic vision to dodge fridges (or just having it start randomly) might not sit well with people who are prone to seizures. Perhaps the fridges should show up as an off-white color: something that blends in with the snow WITHOUT being completely invisible.
The reason for the jump explosions is exactly what you pointed out, actually. As for the fridge thing, that's not a bad idea...
Hey man, I'm on to you! Think we wouldn't notice those trees sneaking around! Its a really good game that left me to waste a good hour and a half of my life on! I like the retro style, keep it up!
I'm glad that you liked it man! Please ignore the trees.
200 meter/second, let's see... That's about 900KM/hour or 400m/h. Sweet, I almost broke the sound barrier by sliding down a mountain!
I don't think this game takes itself too serious so I don't see any reason to be a tight-ass about the game. It's simple, crude and straight-forward. The limitations are obvious (cheap sound effects, no power-ups) but that's okay because I didn't expect those, considering the simple graphics.
Good luck on your next game!
Thanks man! Speed was really in pixels/second, even though a meter was ~4 pixels, relatively. I was gonna fix that, but, in my opinion, why ski at 40m/s, when you could do 200?