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"ZuPs! - Snow in Summer"

Version 1.2.0 from last year's SAGE2021 now available over here.
Now includes an easy, normal and expert difficult, with 10 unique levels each.
A new level select screen with an difficulty selection up front.
7 hidden cameo-characters for the level select.
Now includes an endless mode... difficulty changes the board size.

Enjoy a lighthearted puzzle adventure through a a snow-covered world in "ZuPs! - Snow in Summer."

One summer morning the Fox-bat Daniel Fuchsermaus, noticed that the entirety of the surounding area was covered in snow. After a bit of convincing of his friends, he reluctantly started investigating who was behind all of this.

This Two-Button Puzzle Game will test your reflexes and decision making skill!

Press Z, Y or W to make Daniel pick up or drop an orb.
The Fox-bat can only hold one at a time, so he will decide the action!
Press SPACEBAR to get another row added to your playfield, to speed up the action!

Line up three or more Orbs horizonally, vertically or diagonally to make them disappear!
Repeat until you reach the clear line and remove all Orbs below it to win the stage!
Be careful! If any Orb escapes beyond the playfield you will have to restart!

Fully featured freeware, inspired by early 2000s PC games.

Read up on explanations, a previous adventure and character profiles in INFO.
Replay stages or revisit cutscenes with the help of the LEVEL SELECT.
Tweak the game's settings, like languages* and orb designs to your liking in the OPTIONS.

(currently only 6 of the 8 available languages are fully finished,
if you'd like to use these anyway, they are available from the options menu.)

Originally released at SAGE 2020


Titlescreen Artwork:   DialBM (twitter)
Cutscene Artwork:   Khayos (dA) (NSFW warning)
Background Artwork:   Zeta-Neubourn (carrd)
Soundeffect Design:   megawolf77
Game Story and Coding:   Daniel Rotwind
Sprites:   "Bituard Maus"
Background Music:   "Ace of Beats"
English Spellchecking:   AlexMagnei
German Translation:   Daniel Rotwind
Italian Translation:   Khayos
French Translation:  _DeeDraw
Spanish (latin american) Translation:   DialBM
Portuguese (latin american) Translation:   Lara ''Larokin'' Coelho
Dutch Translation:   DragonKai
Swedish Translation:   ArcaniaCQ

 Fonts used: Xolonium by Severin Meyer (Open Font License)
Oxanium by Severin Meyer  (Open Font License)

Programs used:
PhotoImpact X3 - Logo designing and photo editing
FL Studio 20 - Soundtrack composing
GameMaker Studio 1.4 - Coding and Sprites
Release date Sep 05, 2020
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorDaniel Rotwind
Made withFL Studio, GameMaker
TagsCute, Funny, GameMaker, High Score, one-button, Pixel Art, Relaxing, Short
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesGerman, English, Spanish; Latin America, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese (Brazil)
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, One button


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ZuPs (Snow in Summer) - version 1.2.0 (Thank you, Diego) 30 MB


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Super game!