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

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Morpher---QWERTY, AZERTY and Devorak compatible

by Aree Vanier - Jam Entry

Morph into animals in order to complete this 2D side-scroller.

Issues:
-There is a lot of clipping due to my collision detection system.
-If you go off screen, the collision detection stops, and you will almost always die
-Return to menu not working on Game Complete screen
-Press ESCAPE at any time to quit

There are currently 3 levels, but I may add more after the deadline.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#560Humor(Jam)2.40
#684Theme(Jam)3.14
#984Mood(Jam)2.25
#1022Innovation(Jam)2.33
#1040Fun(Jam)2.38
#1062Graphics(Jam)2.05
#1109Overall(Jam)2.52
#1483Coolness41%

Comments

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:03pm

I think the game is a good idea and i think given the amount of time you had it was a good entry. Maybe specify that going off-screen actually kills you since i was killed this way a few times. Overall pretty fun game.

SgtBursk says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:11pm

Good old school feel to it. Reminded me of King's Quest 3 in graphics, toughness, and transformations.

CaptainPilot says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:17pm

Good fit for the theme and a nice idea! I found a fair bit of waiting for the ghosts to sidle up to me, and I got stuck in bird form, couldn't morph to anything else, and couldn't progress.

ManuSaiz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:22pm

I like the idea of the shapeshifting with skills, good luck!

Aree Vanier says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:34pm

@CaptainPilot You get stuck in a morph if you stay too long

ajayajayaj says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:40am

Awesome! I got stuck as the fish thouh right after switching to it accidentally and died from not being in water.

Srednuht says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:24pm

The games has an aceptable gameplay but graphics are not that good. Maybe it needs an engine! Btw,good work.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:26pm

Cool entry. Just wish it moved a little faster.

corupta says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:47am

For some reason it was very laggy in my pc. But anyways, the game has some innovative ideas and fits the theme. Liked the mario-flag reference.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:08am

This was a difficult game to progress in, partly by design and partly due to non-functioning game mechanics. I liked the puzzle aspect and trying to decide which form was best to use at any moment. The collisions definitely need work though before we can decide the true potential of your game!

Mordokay says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 1:34pm

It was a good idea put not that fun to play. Also it was running kinda slow on my PC so the overall experience wasn't so good because of that.

Szabin says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 3:21pm

The graphics, controls and performance could be improved.
I like the concept, tough!

LudumAnthony says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 1:25am

link is broken

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