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

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Shapes Outdoor

by leffe108 - Compo Entry

1. Get the Android APK for your android phone or open the web-link in the browser of your phone or tablet

2. The game is about catching shapes outdoor. All shapes are within 600m from your start position. There are more shapes than you need as some may be unreachable in your environment. Of course obey normal IRL rules and don't go where you're not allowed to.

3. When you catch a shape, the other shapes will shift shape.

When you rate audio, only rate the music. Voice messages are from text-to-speech API and rendered by your browser. So how it sounds depends on what voices you have available. Since we are allowed to use fonts and textures as well as content generators, I believe text-to-speech is allowed too as long as I opt out to be rated on it.

Update (2016-04-24): Based on feedback from friends who tried my game, I've added an optional easy difficulty. When you create a new game you now can choose between original difficulty as this game was submitted or easy difficulty. The aim is to allow people to try the actual game mechanics without walking too far.

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CasualCat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:43pm

That's a cool idea, unfortunately, I doubt anyone will actually do it though. I didn't because I'm too lazy and I live in a desert and I live 40 floors up. Props to anyone who did though!

ketura says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Nope, not getting out of my chair to walk a third of a mile for a jam entry. Nice try. The voiceover on the menu options was kind of weird.

Linus123xbb says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Five star for innovation! I hope Jupiter plays this...

leffe108 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:14pm

Main purpose of the voice messages is so that you can put the phone in your pocket while you walking and still get notified when you are in range of a shape. The one on the about menu is mostly a gimmick, but appears to help getting text-to-speech work on iPhone/safari by going to about menu and then back to the game.

sepharoth213 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:46am

really interesting concept! getting games outside of our dingy rooms is definitely the way to go.

Kalm004 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:08am

Really interesting idea. It would be a good idea to a future version of this project to let the user put this points and maybe only see the points when you are near, it would be interesting for some kind or exploration game.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:54pm

Innovative, but I suspect you'll have trouble getting people to try it here. I'd love to see the concept become more fleshed out.

leffe108 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:57pm

Indeed, I don't expect people to rush to the game. But I already got more reviews of it than I would ever hope to get given it asks you to leave your comfortable chair.

hpearson2 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:10pm

text-to-speech was a great idea! but music was a bit rough.

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:18pm

Wow, absolutely the most innovative game I've seen in this Dare!!! GREAT GREAT GREAT JOB!!!!!!

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 5:51am

Great concept here, would love to see a game like this on the app store.

General says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 7:36pm

It's great that you made an outdoor game!

Yumeito says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 9:01pm

This is awesome :)

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