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

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by Danny Gallagher - Compo Entry

dröm is a daydream simulator.

You can use the mouse to move around the clouds and try to match them up with the shapes you will see.

Some people can't beat the first shape. You need around 85% coverage. Due to the rounded parts of the heart by nature there is going to be a lot of it uncovered. Patience etc is key. Hope you can enjoy it :) x

Press escape at any time to quit.

I am @ThatDannyGuy on twitter x

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Greytyphoon says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:13am

This game is breathtakingly beautiful, omg!
It's a nice way of thinking about the theme, too. It's a shame it's so short (unless I missed something?)
It can be hard to figure out what you need to do, but since you have all the time in the world, it's not a problem at all.

Very good work! =D

vrav says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:21am

Hmm... no luck without the web player. Any chance you could upload a WebGL version?

Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:26am

Sorry vrav, not sure why you are having trouble, I tested fine on Firefox, chrome and safari :(

I'll try do a webgl tomorrow if I can / allowed to

Sorry again!

Thankyou for the super kind words greytyphoon. I wish I did more but I got so tired!


vrav says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:30am

No worries Danny, I'm just out on the chromebook which can only play WebGL entries. Yours looked super interesting, so I thought I'd ask. :) I'll try it on another machine later!

siryakko says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:08am

Clever idea, nice graphics and concept, relaxing one

Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:12am

Is something supposed to happen when you match the shape? :)

Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:19am

yes Martin, but you may need to match it better :D sorry if it's a little tricky right now, there are 3 shapes in total

hunttis says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:30am

Nice twist on the theme. Liked the visuals and the ambience a lot :)

Autovelop says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:47am

Very beautiful! Good mood and relaxing :)

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:06am

thank you for the kind comments everyone :) feel free to follow/tweet me


CoderDozer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:28pm

Nice use of theme and love the art work.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:52pm

Thanks CoderDozer!

georgebatch says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:05pm

Played it in the bath with my waterproof laptop case and damn near DROWNED I was so relaxed.

Or should I say... dröwned.

Top notch.

Ted Brown says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:12am

How perfectly lovely.

Husky says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:59am

It's literally so gorgeous! I like the looks of grass skewing by breeze, it feels so comfortable.

Although I'm not sure how to match the shapes correctly, it's a bit pity to me.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:31am

Thanks guys

Sorry it's a little bit tricky Husky, I should have prioritised balancing it a bit more.

Jimjam says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:40am

Great looking entry! The cloud interaction could've been a bit more interesting and the drag less slow perhaps, and I wasn't sure when if and when I was getting the shape more correct (or how accurate I needed to be), so I never matched the first shape. Otherwise, great entry!

Daukan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:44am

Nice concept. Hard to understand what is suppose to happen.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:45am

Yep sorry, I didn't want to put too much feedback in as it was supposed to feel relaxed.

You need around 85% of the shapes to be covered to move onto the next shape which with the love heart is actually quite tough by nature of the shape because of the rounded parts.

Sorry if you didn't have as much fun but thankyou!

GertJohnny says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:49am

Interesting take on the theme, though it was a bit of a pain getting the game to accept my shape at times even if it looked right.

Citsua says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:03am

Nice moody game, was a bit hard to match the shapes but loved the graphics though :)

bodsey says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:18am

Great take on the theme (actually one of my ideas was to very close to that, so, yeah :p) I second the feedback about the heart shape being too complicated to fill. I love the idea of the cut drawing in the 3D world, it works great. Amazing compo work!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:07am

Thankyou guys! I'm really sorry the heart was hard to fill, I wish I changed that now or changed the order :( silly me but oh well!

fafastudio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:17am

Very nice idea ;) it's smooth and beautiful, good game :)

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:51am

I'm guessing by the title that you're from Sweden? If so; fun to see another Swede here on LD!

Anyways - Great take on the theme! I really like the graphics too; could use some anti aliasing though.

It's also hard to tell that when the game ended. A nice end/ credit screen would be nice :)

Hope you had fun making it =)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:16pm

I'm scottish haha! sorry to let you down, I just really liked the word :P

and thanks for the kind words

ayewyn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:41pm

Pretty chill game. Could see this being used for relaxation.

psychomonster says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:33pm

There is a lot of love insinde this game. I think it is one of those game for having a break ... after work .. Nice piece of art. I like it very much! I used the Windows version cause my chrome did not want to start the game... I think it is the plugin problem.-...

Drusilla says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:58am

The heart is difficult, but I didn't mind spending time on it, like it real life.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:21am

Drusilla you just blew my mind, gave me some great ideas for the actual production version too, thank you so much!

sndr says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:18pm

Whoa! I really like how you interpreted the theme! :) Loved this!!!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:32am

I had a quick skim through of some of the code for the first time since I uploaded this and realised that one of the shaders I was using to calculate the screen size made it nigh impossible to hit some of the shapes and actually impossible under certain (high) resolutions.

Uploading a fix for this today, hope it didn't ruin anyones experience too much :(

Thanks for all the love too!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:17am

Basically I had

if ( < targets [level]) {

with target pixels left over set around 5000-7000 but of course the higher the resolution this becomes a huge problem and actually impossible.

The fix was this:

float targ = ((Screen.width * Screen.height) / 100 )* targets [level];
if ( < targ) {

Sorry again and thanks for playing x

Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:18am

oh and of course the targets are now percentages

ohmaigawd says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:28am

This game is beautiful! I wish you added some ambience sounds though - I had my headphones turned all the way up and the sound effect when you complete a shape nearly gave me a heart attack because I didn't expect it :D

Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:48pm

haha yeh sorry, I will make abetter version post combo for itch but I didn't have time and sorry about those fudged noises lol

thank you!

Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:03pm

Lovely entry. The artstyle is super eye-candy and enhance the mood quite well, as everyone said, and the concept works great and is theme-related in an interesting way.

managore says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:58pm

A really beautiful take on the theme! It's lovely playing games as relaxing as this.

Naca says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 1:52am

Man, we had the exact same idea for this jam: clouds! Although mine is not very similar to yours in implementation terms, the core idea is pretty similar. So I encourage you to have a look at it. Regarding to yours, I think some more music or ambience audio would be better, but it is a lovely game anyway :) Clouds are so awesome things :D

Jolly Serpent says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 8:14am

A short meditative experience. Loved it, just wish there'd be some ambience in the background for the full immersion. Thanks anyway, this was great.

3rdChance says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 5:28pm

beautiful game. I like the idea =)

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