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

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wolf and the moon

by zillix - Compo Entry

learn the fable of the wolf who wanted to swallow the moon.

arrow keys: move
up: throw torch / jump
space: dash
+ / - : control volume

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Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:35am

I had a rough time getting at the tongue for the last hit, but it was absolutely worth it! Thank you for the great experience! :)

hildegarbage says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:37am

Beautiful game!

RttStudio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:39am

Really nice game, quite unique I love it! Really enjoyed the story part.

SgtBursk says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:41am

Loved everything about this. Way to take the theme and do something different with it as well.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:41am


biscuitdough says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:43am

Great art and music for a compo entry, loved the story telling

Baknik says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:43am

I wasn't sure what the game was expecting me to do. I did enjoy the surreal setting though.

tomlum says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:45am

WOW! Just wow. A really magical experience. Music, story, art, gameplay, it's impossible to pick a favorite they all were excellent and blended perfectly together. The only perfect 5 I've given so far. You have a new fan.

LordKawaii says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:08am

I rarely find any jam games that wonderfully atmospheric. Great job!

Ivakha says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:23am

Best game I have seen on this Jam!

psychomonster says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:24am

Damn.. this is such a cool piece of artwork... very cute! +1 for story!

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:50am

Nice! Like really nice!

The graphics and music really set the mood!

Hope you had fun making it =)

Fumiko says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:57am

Great title. As many commenters already said: the mood is astounding. The small little god-story is pretty neat and very well written. Graphics are on point and the music is amazing. I had some trouble figuring out how to get the pepper to wolfs tongue, because I was getting hit all the time and thus thought I was trying the wrong thing. Something like throwing the torch in an arc would've made things easier. However I liked that little puzzle-solving aspect. :)

ogre says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:59am

Wonderful! A little hard to figure how to reliably hit the tongue. But it's got so much style and hitting the tongue enough times meant the game was over, so now I'm sad it wasn't even harder to hit it.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:03pm

This was a very nice pleasing game :) reminded me of a great story book. This would be a nice game to play for a young one! Great work on mechanics, story, visuals and music.

PixelRetro says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:40pm

Wow, that was really interesting, I like it. I think the controls can be improved, I had a really hard time trying to hit the tongue.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:51am

Cool story!

SeaMonsterGD says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:11am

As others have said, great atmosphere. The "fable" narrative is really well done and drives the player forward. The second phase gets a bit confusing though the objective could have gained from being a bit more obvious. Parameters are good too and moving around feels nice even if the fox's jump is a bit "airy"

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:22pm

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

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:23pm

it's very very cool

ethankennerly says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:20pm

When I transformed into the fox on the moon, I was amazed! If you continue to design this, when I was teasing the wolf to bite, I didn't feel like I had a plan or wits to ensure its tongue was out and be in position to throw the torch.

Freank says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:24am

i'm still waiting it ! It's amazing ! >.<

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:18am

so cute and good game too :)

May 1, 2016 @ 10:55am

The writing in this was nicely done, also liked how you had the story play out with your actions. Did have trouble with the controls and getting to the wolf at times.

Aaranos says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 1:49am

I enjoyed it until the boss fight. Then it was just annoying trying to time it right over and over.

TheCain says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 3:15am

Wonderful story.

axoona says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 11:09am

wow, this is really different. I like how you integretad the story into game mechanics. The mood, audio and graphics are perfect.
Unfortunately I did't succed in touching the thongue nor throwing the torch at it (I don't know what I should do really..) maybe a little indication could help, or maybe just make this part a little easier
but overall great game

May 4, 2016 @ 7:46pm

Beautiful and very stylish

Naca says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 11:11pm

Beautiful game! Mechanics "play" with the fable literally. I think it's an awesome way to guide the player through the game (even though it took me some time to figure out what was I supposed to do :D). Music and graphics suit perfectly the general mood. You've made a fantastic piece :)

May 6, 2016 @ 10:31pm

Lovely, very interesting fable. I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :)

Sabina Lis says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 4:39am

The game and story are awesome, i loved the way it shifts from inside out, the graphics too, that last part was really hard, i got to hit the tongue two or three times but still didn't die, i love it anyways, thanks!

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