Ludum Dare 35
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Shapeshift

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Thanks everyone for coming out! For the next 3 weeks, we’ll be Playing and Rating the games you created.
You NEED ratings to get a score at the end. Play and Rate games to help others find your game.
We’ll be announcing Ludum Dare 36’s August date alongside the results.

Rescue Chicken

Posted by (twitter: @LiamLimeGames)
4 days ago | May 1st, 2016 7:46 pm

My fellow LudumDarians! We may be the lucky ones, who got enough votes for our game to get a rating! But not everyone is quite so lucky – Sure, some may be lazy! Others may be busy! Their reasons matter not! What matters is that…

Every game deserves a rating!

Join me! Let’s make this happen!

To help, I made:

 -> Rescue Chicken <- 

Using this tool, you can see which games are close to receiving the required bare minimum of 17 votes. Let’s help our fellow participants get a rank. Let’s not judge why they have not yet voted for enough games to get a rating themselves, let’s just help them out.

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TVGS Rescues Ludum Dare 35 live stream starts now!

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
1 hour ago | May 6th, 2016 6:00 pm

Hey, everyone! Our last livestream is broadcasting now (from 7:00 PM EDT to midnight) on our Twitch channel at:
twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

This time, we will rescue Ludum Dare with low number of ratings.

Haven’t seen our stuff yet? Here’s an update to our always-up-to-date Ludum Dare Let’s Play playlist:

Our entry is called “Dovetail”

Posted by
1 hour ago | May 6th, 2016 5:53 pm

This was our third consecutive Ludum Dare! In all 3 we tried making diferent styles of games and in this one we wanted to make something resembling an app.

It is a challeging endless game and we hope you have fun playing it!

Feel free to share your highscore and try to beat our personal best of 103! ( that was really hard to set!)

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—-      Play here    —-

Have fun

We Want To Stream and Rate Your Games

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
1 hour ago | May 6th, 2016 5:38 pm

My friend Matt and I will be streaming Ludum Dare 35 games tomorrow (Saturday, May 6) around 12pm Eastern at twitch.tv/ryannielson. We’ll be rating and providing feedback live on stream so be sure to drop by. We’ll try to prioritize viewers who are in the chat. Below is a form that you can use to submit your games for us to play and rate. Make sure to leave your contact information so we can message you when we’re going to stream your game.

 

Submit or Recommend a Game

 
We hope to see you there tomorrow. Also don’t forget to check out our game MODE_SHIFT, we’d really appreciate it.

 

Reminder: TVGS Rescues Ludum Dare 35 live stream @ 7:00 PM EDT

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
1 hour ago | May 6th, 2016 5:22 pm

A reminder to everyone that our last livestream is tonight at 7:00 PM EDT on our Twitch channel at:
twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace

This time, we will rescue Ludum Dare with low number of ratings.

Haven’t seen our stuff yet? Here’s an update to our always-up-to-date Ludum Dare Let’s Play playlist:

Vote for Shifter!

Posted by
2 hours ago | May 6th, 2016 5:02 pm

Have you checked out my entry yet? It’s a shape-shifting platformer. Trying to get some last votes! This was my first LD and I had lots of fun!s4

Have You Been Wanting to Punch Some Dinosaurs Lately?

Posted by
2 hours ago | May 6th, 2016 4:42 pm

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Have you been wanting to punch some dinosaurs lately? I’m pretty sure you have (I know I do). Then check out my entry, Photagogue! Less than 3 people have beaten the whole game, and killed all the dinos. Can you?! Go check it out!

“Go on a journey” Post Mortem / HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME!

Posted by
3 hours ago | May 6th, 2016 3:58 pm

I will keep this post-mortem short because I don’t have much to say about my game…

 

Go on a Journey or something

What went right :

  • Nothing major went wrong
  • The bow and arrow mechanics turned out flawlessly
  • The music was turn out really well.
  • The gameplay was actually fun this time
  • Art wasn’t as horrid as usual

 

Want went Wrong :

  • For some reason, everybody didn’t quite understand the mechanics. Actually, the only person that said they didn’t was Jupiter Hadley, but she counts as everybody.
  • When voice acting, I was going for a annoying but funny voice acting… But it turned out just to be annoying.
  • The games difficulty curve was sorta sharp.
  • I ran out of Mt. Dew in like my first 2 hours.
  • And I just feel like the game was missing something.

Overview…

I don’t know what it was… But I just wasn’t feeling it this LD. I think it was the theme, I wasn’t particularly fond of it. Overall, it was a good LD. I got most of what I wanted done, done. Next Ludum Dare, I will crush it, I can just feel it.

 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME!!! In celebration of my birthday, I released a new track on my soundcloud. You can listen to it here…

Small Art Update on Formorph

Posted by
3 hours ago | May 6th, 2016 3:50 pm

SO Yeah…  I did finally make some art for Formorph

AllSmallPlatforms-Formorph

AllBigPlatforms-Formorph

AllLavaSpikes-Formorph

AllSpikesAndChristals-Formorph

AllPlantlife-Formorph

I used Inkscape for these Vector graphics (for the first time)

Here is the Formorph Entry(Without art)
And here is the latest playable version

PS: If someone wants to use some of these Graphics just hit me up in the comments or on Twitter(@solocov01)

 

 

 

new effects

Posted by
3 hours ago | May 6th, 2016 3:35 pm

heya, been working on a new lighting effect for a post-compo version of Ghost Bird. Check it out:

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This is mainly to address the headache complaints I’ve gotten. Let me know what you think! I think it’s pretty nice

And if you’d like, play the original LD game here. Thanks!

I have played 329 and here are some games I liked that needs more ratings.

Time Balls

A beautiful and fun puzzle/platformer game. You can find it here.

Bichux

A shapeshifting endless runner that is pretty fun to play. You can find it here.

Shapeshift Serena

A simple clay animation game. It is short, but it is really fun to play.  You can find it here.

SuperShape Me

A fun little game dieting game. You can find it here.

Shift Shapes

A super simple idea and a great little game. You can find it here.

Terrain Shifter

A super great puzzle game, you must play.  You can find it here.

 

One more weekend of games!

Posted by
4 hours ago | May 6th, 2016 2:44 pm

Thank you everyone for your feedback. You made ferret super happy! :3

ferret happy

 

If you haven’t already, please check out our entry The Skinmancer!

I also wanted to mention that I will play some more games this week end. Leave a comment with a link to your entry and I will check it out. 😀

Time is running out, and I’m still below 100

Posted by
4 hours ago | May 6th, 2016 2:42 pm

Get me to 100, Play here: An Abnormality

The reason i’ve been making these lists like mad, is because time is running out, and i’m still below 100 ratings. A quick play would be great.

Now back to the good part (and by that I mean some random games)

Honestly, I ran out of clever list themes, so here are some games. Just… games.


 

Sunday


It’s good. Nice mood, great build up. Pretty well done.
Oh yeah, there aren’t any jumpscares either.

Muoto the Geometry Wizard


This was a reasonably polished game that I liked, but couldn’t find the right category to put it in.
It has a solid mechanic, but lacks any further depth.

 

Galaxy Survivor


The game’s ok, but the description is very funny.

 

Soul Shifter


This game deserves to be expanded upon. It has a fantastic core mechanic of sword fighting, and I think it has great potential.

 

Unbecoming


A very witty game with very witty humor.

 

Get Yo’ Baby Swole


If I was the swearing type, I would do so to describe how Absolutely Hysterical this game is.
To give you a taste of their humor, JUST LOOK AT THE NAME.


 
No bonus game today, and sorry about the constant list making, but I really want 100 ratings. Go now, before it’s too late!

Only 3 Days Left…

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
4 hours ago | May 6th, 2016 2:33 pm

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We’re on the home stretch, and LD35 voting will be over soon. It’s been a great event, and a lot fantastic and unique games were created. I plan to play and rate a bunch of games this weekend, so if you’d like me to check out your game (or have any great recommendations) please leave them in the comments. If you could also let me know what you think about my game MODE_SHIFT I’d really appreciate it.

Thanks again everyone for a fantastic Ludum Dare once again! I hope to play all your new creations in a few months.

PLAY/RATE MODE_SHIFT

Let’s Rescue Ludum Dare 35 live stream tonight, 7:00 PM EDT

Posted by (twitter: @OmiyaGames)
4 hours ago | May 6th, 2016 2:28 pm

Hey, everyone. As mentioned earlier, our last livestream tonight at 7:00 PM EDT, on twitch.tv/techvalleygamespace will be a super-special stream: rescue Ludum Dare with low ratings! We hope you all look forward to it!

In the meantime, here’s an update to our always-up-to-date Ludum Dare Let’s Play playlist:

Our latest videos are:

Finally done it,and hope recommend me some similary games~

Posted by
5 hours ago | May 6th, 2016 1:48 pm

     (speed is too slow ToT just finished not a few days…orz)

                     my game ‘s name is <The Flower of Sphinx> ;  

  as the title,the topic is about [life-stage] and [flower] (also about some small critters :D) actually (of course) there are not any super-deeply admonition/sermonize at all~    just a simple and short game,I  hope  could to give player some relaxed feeling by this simple game.^-^

DemoLB


 

 Share some fun things:  

-at first ,i think if i hide the key word<sphinx> ,it may be more better?(for example use T.F.O.S as the title…  oh i really not only for cool haha :D)

-but recently ,i have relaized that it maybe not the best practice,(,Ծ‸Ծ,) :

—-one aspect  may becasue these tipes /inform/guide which  in my game was done not good enough ( ok ok… maybe very bad  i think…ಥoಥ)   —-    (L-A and L-B may aliitle confused you…so the tip is just . try to [find]  the flower(or leaves?/petals?)  …)

—– another aspect was the title  will be seen when player real in game  sooner or later! orz       sooo ,i  start to know , it seems like that i have nothing to be hide…(how  torn am i   before > < o) 

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Simple summarize :

my game’s elements’s build method was  partly  based on one of my old works which was built for a speed concept painting,

and the other parts (for example this game’s concpet ) was  inspired by @mizou ‘s artwork a lot  (Interestingly,that two image happened to  be set to our page’s banner.> < really fun!)

The TFOS ‘s inspiration source.

it  let me think about [流] [气] [韵]  preliminary,i even attempt to combine my game’s main rhythm to those feeling which i got from her artwork…]this is a little bit difficulty ( what i done was not considered to got the core at the finish …)

the inspiration of TFOS2

(btw, @mizou also participate in this LD and was team with , you must have seen the <LD Picked Volume> which biult by his collect and recoomand in homepage before.            their work < Mountain> this LD also really great !  i’ve always liked  their works )

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in addition,there are some design point was  inspired by  some sketches which from my 2013design-sketch note ,when this game just  at the brain-strom stage…

some sketches from my old design-note.

To a certain extent,these sketches also influenced  this game’s theme and some character’s design.

some sketches from my old design-note.

<—> for example this…..shy-boy( i called it prowler)

View post on imgur.com

i have  tried  to set it(he) as an emotion-toggle in the LevelB ,just to communicate the world rhythm’s  little shift,  also hope it could as an image for a type of disposition(temperament)

of course,he is also the only character which have eyes in this game….OvO    ( i think ,eyes is so impotrant key  espically when we want to build some emotion..)

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My Personal Favourite

Posted by
5 hours ago | May 6th, 2016 1:42 pm

Hey everyone!

Since it’s coming to the end of the judging period of yet another great LD, I just thought I’d quickly share my favourite entry of the ones that I got around to rating: Triangles Say Yip by sorceress.

Triangles Say Yip by sorceress

Triangles Say Yip by sorceress

To briefly reiterate what I said in my review, TSY is a touching and uncomfortable (in a good way) story about preconceptions, conformity and intolerance. It’s a great little title that I would recommend anyone who is interested in narrative told through exploration and interaction should find some time to play.

I hope that this game gets the score that it deserves by the end of judging (it’s a real shame that there’s no narrative category) and I hope that you guys find it as interesting as I did!

 

(Also, here’s a shameless plug for my own game “Sparrow & Flitt“. It’s a game about communicating with your shapeshifting bird by whistling tunes to it. If you haven’t played it yet, please feel free to take a look!)

Sparrow & Flitt by Skruffye

Sparrow & Flitt by Skruffye

Thanks everyone, and best of luck in the judging!

-Skruffye

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