I don't understand the low rating for this game... Gets 5 stars from me.
Obviously this is a demo as the title says, but I see a lot of potential for a great game. The animations are smooth, the game will offer much more and I will follow it closer.
Not bad, I really like the atmosphere the game has being dark, to me it seems like it takes place on a dark moon like planet, or maybe it takes place underground somewhere in outer space, and the stars are beautiful. The achievements aren't very good, I don't really like the jokes because it doesn't fit the games atmosphere in my opinion. I would like to see this worked on more, though asking for $12,000 for a game like this is a bit much in my opinion, my advice would be try and create 10 unique levels and put it on steam or something, start small and work your way up. Good luck.
Let me give you a little "lecture" on what a demo is: A demo is the final product - the game itself - with very reduced content.
What you presented here is not a demo - In the description, you assumed that there are bugs, several bugs, so this is an alpha version, which precedes beta version, because it has almost none of the features intended, and, more importantly, a lot of bugs and compat issues. So, in other words, a "Very early conceptual demo" is not a demo, but an alpha.
(This may look like cheap/unimportant semantics - I assure you it is not)
So, there's the problem: alphas aren't supposed to be tested by players, because most of the time, they'll get angry over all these game breaking bugs that will come up during gameplay. That's a missile hit to their experience - that's why only Beta onwards are distributed to some of them, but this is not really a law. Being a Jam game is no excuse either.
Talking about the Jam itself: What does this have to do with cold? Let's forget for a moment that this is not the final product, and consider it a short demo: Where is "cold" in the game? There's no mention anywhere, nor to ice nor to anything thermal at all.
Remember - jams aren't kids tests where you can put super heroes over anything physical. For example: If the theme was "cold" you are not supposed to just make the entire game on a snowy environment for kicks. That snowy environment has to affect gameplay in sensible ways: Negation of visual field, taking ol' plain damage, use as cover or camouflage, you decide. And truth is, there is NOTHING COLD in this game! Nothing, at all!!! How it was accepted in that jam is a mistery - as is it getting rated as 3rd place!
So, long story short: This game is not good, nor bad. It is just unfinished. If it were a game, it would award 1 star, if any, because it is heavily broken, and also it does not fit in the jam's theme. Lack of detail is okay, I guess, not gotna pick on the dark characters. A feature is completely useless - the drone's power bar goes negative, and there is no penalty for "quick fingers". And also, this game is very far from being a metroidvania too.
The "extra" star I believe is fair because sound choice is on spot. I really don't care if it is a free library, as long as people choose the right fx, it's good. period.
The big square mini-boss was above a force-field when i killed it. The green circle drop that came out fell into the force-field and rolled away from me so it was impossible to gather. I could see a few ways of fixing that but I will let you decide which fits best.
I was having fun up until that happened. Then I got bummed out cause I was thinking that was the power-up I needed to continue.
Well as you already said yourself, there are some bugs, but they did not trigger me at all.
I like your game! As i can judge you did put alot of effort in it, im sure that you will come up with a good concept to give the game a little more backround (i liek that i do not know anything, but at the same time it makes me feel extremly lonley. I think when you give it a story it will be great. it dosent have to be an explained one, a mysterious and very cryptic one is just fine. but as long as there is nothing, with no one talking to you, or something to finde or anything it will be hard to appeal to gamers.