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

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Secret Admirers of the Forest

by orion_black - Jam Entry

Secret Admirers of the Forest is a mini Coffeebreak roguelike focused on tactical positioning. I build it for both the Low Rez Jam(hence the 64x64 resolution) and Ludum Dare. The Ludum Dare version is a bit more polished, so don't get confused when downloading. It contains a readme with controls and some tips on how everything goes.

There are some abilities(5) that depend on you current shape, I think they are really OP.


- Uploaded a hotfix build that removes some debugging function that could result in some bugs.

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lkr says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:02pm

That was really fun!
I wish there was a key to skip your turn, as I'd often take the initial hit from an enemy diagonally away from me, and my powers would be on cooldown.

Didn't make it further than the 3rd room, but had a good time playing a handful of attempts :)

Love the pixel art and music also.

Chaserbrown says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:25pm

As short as it was, it was great! The shapeshifting mechanic confused me a little bit, but overall, great job!

Cowa says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:15pm

I didn't understand everything but that was a nice game to play :)
And great graphics!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:18pm

Very cute game, cozy art and fitting sound, I liked it :)

Good job with your entry!

El Cabaro says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:51am

A neat idea but a bit hard to figure out- such is the nature of LD games! I found the (debug?) feature of clicking to spawn enemies, so each turn I would just relocate all the enemies to a corner and (try to) waltz right for the exit. Unfortunately I kept getting stuck behind invisible walls.

Nice work for making a roguelike.

orion_black says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 1:07am

@El Cabaro Nice catch, I totally forgot to remove that function. It was precisely that what caused the invisible walls bug.

Freank says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:42am

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

Catwheel says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 7:14pm

I like that the game was really chill and fun to play. I also didn't expect it, but I liked that the game window was tiny. It really makes me want to make a game that you can kind of play in the background while your doing something.

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