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

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Get Yo' Baby Swole

by Cosrnos - Jam Entry

Alright listen up bro. You're going nowhere in life. You gotta get your shit together and I got the perfect way to do it. You gotta enter the swole baby market as a personal baby trainer. Get those babies swole and make some mad bank dude.

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We interpreted the theme loosely and thought of body building as a form of shape shifting.

Without a dedicated artist we had to make do with the graphics :/

UPDATE 4-24-2016 - I just noticed our final build failed to deploy so the last week you've been playing an early demo of the game. I went ahead and triggered a rebuild. I'm not gonna count this as extra work after the deadline since all commits still happened before the deadline, we're just dealing with a bad server c:

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness61%
#26Humor(Jam)4.09
#441Innovation(Jam)3.18
#657Audio(Jam)2.35
#858Overall(Jam)2.91
#862Mood(Jam)2.63
#904Fun(Jam)2.65
#972Theme(Jam)2.62
#1065Graphics(Jam)2.03

Comments

Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:14am

im not sure what to think its definitly a new idea o_o

Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:37am

That was definitely an experience.

Hankenstien says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:40am

Lol, Kung-Fu baby says "Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction. Cry constantly"

mooncalf says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:42am

Fun idea! The humor is great, but some of the text goes on too long. It would be nice if there were more to it than just clicking. Also, I kept missing the tournaments clicking through the training.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:46am

So this game immediately struck me as hilarious (mainly because I have several body-builders in my family) but I really think it would have benefited from some sort of graphics. More than anything I wanted to see my swole baby that I trained. If you had that, and made them out of the park ridiculous I really think this could work.

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Just read in the description about the dedicated artist - I get that. All in all though you still made a game for LD, so that's awesome.

ChronoCrab says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:28am

It had a very fun vibe, but I think some graphics or some indicator of where you are in baby space/muscle space might be useful.

Cosrnos says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:35am

Yeah, we would have loved to have graphical indicators of your baby's swoleness. Unfortunately neither of us are artists, and we could only squeeze two images out of our friends who have any artistic abilities.

SeaMonsterGD says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:33am

Very funny idea. I was afraid the gameplay would be very lacking but in the end having to alternate between stats brought a bit more depth.

Texts were a bit long and maybe having more varying venues of progrss would have been nice.

domrein says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 3:04pm

Rank B baby. I really liked this game. Good job :)

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:14pm

Its great fun playing it.Really so funny it is. Nice concept

FBJazz says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:19pm

Games like this aren't really my style, but that being said, I enjoyed it. It's pretty funny, too.

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:23pm

Hilarious concept, kept me entertained to the very end. I loved all the flavor you've added to it, with the writing and baby sounds to really sell how ridiculous this game is. Awesome game!

Ironhead says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Kung Fu baby says this game was hilarious.

medidog says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 5:24am

Very tiring but fun(ny) game. I was able to go on tournaments past 52 weeks :)

tomlum says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 6:34pm

Very cool. I got a little more obsessed with a fake muscly internet baby than I had planned to today.

curtamyth says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 3:59am

Lol this was...unique. I actually really like it though! Props for trying something different, it paid off :)

TheCain says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 4:06am

This was very funny

rodobodolfo says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 10:43pm

Hilarious! Texts could be shorter though...

dcolgan says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 12:11am

Somehow I found myself caring some about the outcome of this game. Maybe I should just leave it at that.

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