Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Dave from Bungie

by Dmitrix - Jam Entry

​Dave from Bungie is a simulated iPhone text based choose your own adventure game that is based on a true story. Explore the relationship of two friends who struggle to overcome a vast physical distance by using electronic forms of communication. Despite this, YOU can choose to use the power of iMessage to shapeshift into someone else. Play it now!

Technical Information:
​* Developed in Unity 5
* Scripted with C#
* Art drawn in Adobe Illustrator

Design Highlights:
* #nokill
* Story is King
* Non-fiction(ish)​

Downloads and Links




Steven Miller says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:28am

Very funny game, the story was very entertaining.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:00am

Fun little game.. :)

geeky_penguin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:11am

Sooooooooooo... boring .... JK!!

Loved the story really funny! :D

pixel_maniacs says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:39pm

This is a great idea and a great game! Thx for sharing

varuns says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:45pm

Entertaining little game :D You should centre the phone and add a little colour though. Didn't get much of the theme either.

Crosstales says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:45pm

The game has a nice idea but was a bit short and linear... I don't know what I could have done wrong ;-)

Anyway, good work!

Fabraz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:20pm

Clever dialogue and fun take on the visual novel genre. Linearity, as is often the case in this genre, is a bit of a downer and the theme is very hidden.

Danoli3 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:20pm

Wanna Play Destiny?

ciaodavinci says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:22pm

The interface was great. Clever interpretation of shapeshift. I hope you expand on this!

blinry says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:36pm

Enjoyed it, good work! :) When replaying, being able to skip the cutscenes would be awesome.

iendsl says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:58pm

well dan believed me.

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:59pm

So, wanna play destiny?

cakeknuckles says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:27am

this is definitely a unique take on the theme! it was a bit short and linear, but i did like how i never really knew what i was actually about to say after i clicked on an option, haha. keeps me on my toes :-0

Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:16am

3 weeks later... With the same set of text messages.

TeamScripta says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:57pm

I totally laughed at the end! Good job on the humor!

Flygamer101 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:11am

Nice little game. Loved the story :D

abcdef65g says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:53am

Very clever twist on the theme! Game is also quite out of the norm, even within the visual novel genre. I just wish it was a bit less linear.

On the other hand, dealing with all that text must have been a pain to set up using Unity Canvases. XD

Dmitrix says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:35am

Thank you to everyone who has played my game so far! I really appreciate the feed back. If I haven't played your game yet I will make sure to play it before the weekend is over.

@varuns Thanks for the suggestions, I am trying to think of ways to make the phones look more interesting.

@fabraz Yeah, I realize a lot of people get upset at linearity. If I expand on this I will definitely add more possible paths and endings.

@danoli3 HECK YES!

@ciodavinci Thank you! :D I am definitely considering expanding on this.

@blinry great suggestion, now I just have to figure out how to make that work.

@Red_Fan games Uhhh...

@cakeknuckles thank you!

@TeamScripta thank you! I'm glad to have made a game with some humor.

@Flygamer101 Thanks!

@abcdef65g Thank you. I haven't played very many visual novels so maybe that helped? Yes, the code for this is a NIGHTMARE! Starts out horrible in chapter 1 and gets slightly better for each chapter. Hopefully I can figure out a much more efficient way to do this.

tomlum says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:54am

Interesting concept, clever writing, hilarious sound bites.

UltraRat says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:19am

"Emily is Away" for the modern era. Made me laugh, good friends.

Kate Kligman says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:54am

Loved the concept. Very funny. :)

siryakko says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:21am

Don't know where is the theme, but the story and the text adventure feeling is good thanks

Dmitrix says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:08pm

@tomlum thank you! I knew this game had to have sound for it to be any fun.

@UltraRat Glad it made you laugh.

@katekligman Thank you! :D

@siryakko Did you get to Chapter 3 and did you lie and say you were Dave? The theme is meant to be you "shapeshift" into someone else when you switch phones and say that you are Dave from Bungie.

Green Soda says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:03am

WOW... excellent take on the theme... not generic/cliche at all :) kudos to that!
The story carried this game, sick!! i love it.. fun in its own way as u explore through the story ... solid entry!

MatMortatti says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:41am

So... the phone shapeshifts? Haha

Interesting experience. It's definitely unique.
It is kinda unpolished, but it probably helps in the humor aspect, so that's a plus.

Good job!

Jin47 says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 9:45am

Good story. I had fun GG

AnaGF says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:51am

Little funny game, I would love to see it developed further. Curious that this was a real story!

Bobsleigh says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:00pm

Interesting game, I didn't really get the story at first. More story paths would encourage multiple playthroughts. I'd also work to make the story a bit clearer.

V4lesti says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 8:20pm

Nice idea, reminded me a lot of Emily is Away... but I didn't get the story even after my second playthrough.

May 8, 2016 @ 6:11pm

Interesting game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :)

Tanton-H2X says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 2:46pm

unique and interesting! really not think that could use this viewpoint to expand/built this topic,so innovation,really think there need more game like this, short and sweet/pithy,also full of realistic meaning and the intension of the daily life >u< well done Dmitrix~!

Dmitrix says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 2:47pm

@Green Soda Thank you! :D

@MatMortatti it's meant to be that you the player shape shifts if you choose to pose as Dave from Bungie. You shape shift from "Todd" to "Dave". It's kind of meant to demonstrate how easy it is to use technology to be someone you're not. Anyways, thanks for playing! I hope to polish this game up for a postLD.

@AnaGF Yes, it's based off two friends of mine. I'm interested in non-fiction through games since there aren't many.

@Bobsleigh Yeah, I noticed after watching some people play that the story can be confusing. I will try to improve that.

@Jupiter_Hadley Thanks for playing Jupi! I really appreciate it. Since this is an online Jam I don't get to watch a whole lot of people play my games.

May 9, 2016 @ 3:02pm

That was strange in a good way, the sponge bob bits come out of nowhere, although I am not sure if it's against the rules to include them in there. And I didn't see the connection with the theme.

Dmitrix says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 3:10pm

@Digitaldude555 Thanks for playing! You must be the 50th. The Jam rules say it's not recommended but it's allowed. If I get the chance to make a postLD version of this I would probably take them out.

Allorius says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 6:46pm

Not really understund where is shapeshifing in this game, but still fun.

TheCain says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:10pm

Yeah, it's alright. Pretty funny. Solid except the 'cutscenes' should be skippable. when I replayed to get a new ending, the (albeit short) waiting annoyed me.

adsilcott says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:46pm

Very funny and clever!

smbe19 says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 9:20pm

This was really entertaining, but whaaaaaa?

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