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

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ShapaSort Recycling

by Yrasin - Compo Entry

Welcome to your new job!

My name is Dr. Mike Garbage and I am pleased to hire you as commander to sort items at the Great ShapaSort Recycle Facility.

Here at ShapaSort Recycle Facility we believe in reusability in all the leftover raffle, nothing here goes to waste! The work at ShapaSort Recycle Facility is VERY demanding and many commanders in the past have gotten fired for not being up to the task.

How long can you withstand the incredible challenging task?


Every day trucks will deliver items for you to sort and recycle. You will have to sort them correctly or you will lose rating and risk losing your new job!

Sort items:

Paper (Rectangle) = Left
Glass (Circle) = Up
Metal (Triangle) = Right

After a hard working day (about 20 sec) night will fall and storage trucks will come to pick up your correctly sorted items, and pay you accordingly.


The trucks will deliver more and more items for you to sort each day. To support the increase in items you will need to upgrade buildings with the money you earn. In this game your upgrades MAY make it more difficult for you to sort, but it's needed to handle the amount of items the trucks deliver.


To reach a higher Performance grade, you'll need to upgrade your Sorting Machine (The one you control, in the middle) to handle two items at once. After that upgrade, you'll gain the ability to have two "doors" open at once.


Click on buildings to open up their upgrade menu.

A (OR Left arrow key) - Sort items Left
W (OR Up arrow key) - Sort items Up
D (OR Right arrow key) - Sort items Right


Sorting items correctly increases your rating, and sorting items incorrectly decreases your rating.

You will lose your job when reaching a rating of 0 %. But you do however get a Performance Rating at the end, graded from F to A+++.


The sorting machine in the middle "shifts" shape to sort.


Hello! My name is Yrasin and this is my third Ludum Dare! During the last 48 hours I have worked on this game.

ShapaSort Recycling is developed in Unity, coded in C#. I made the graphics in Photoshop and Substance Designer.

I sadly had little time to do an in-game tutorial, so it's very lacking in the form of visual instructions. It's not a very hard game to understand and I hope you find the controls easy.

I hope you like it!

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JohnGalt says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:41am

I enjoy this game a lot! Great job.

FenyesJ says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:40pm


tomdeal says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:36pm

I was in a trance sorting trash the last 10 minutes :-) Really cool sounds and graphics.

whilefun says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:43pm

This game looks and sounds great! I found it hard at first to tell what the exact sort point was for the middle part, meaning I'd leave the door open too long and miss the next part of recycling. But I got it soon enough, and was in the groove. I liked this game. It's the guitar hero of recycling sorting station simulations :)

ito123456789 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:49pm

Excellent, takes a bit to get used to the controls but good game. Very good graphics and sound.

Marsouin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:13pm

Funny concept !

qu2 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:15pm

Fantastic job, though Dr. Garbage can't say the same for me...

ethankennerly says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:58pm

When I looked at the polished graphics and responses, I felt like I was playing a classic game. If you continue to design this, when a shape went into the box and I pressed a directional arrow, oftentimes I was disappointed at which direction the shape went. I didn't pick up at which moment the direction is selected.

KodingNights says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:07pm

Well executed. Nice graphics. Don't know if it was the intent but it is quite difficult to time the sorting games and also to remember what shape is inside the building. I sucked even at easy.

Goutye says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:18pm

Really cool! I enjoyed it a lot! The faster the hardest but really funny! Thanks for this

RoboNebula says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:36pm

Nice game!

iapc says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:02pm

After almost a hundred succesful ones in a row I lost my job. Fun game overall, but weird gameover state.

Gyfis says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:16pm

Neat game, it is getting more and more challenging. Good graphics

hijomo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:57pm

this is a really good game. I really like the sorting mechanic. the music was nice.

Faulkin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:04pm

A nice little game with neat graphics and sound.

hpearson2 says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 5:04pm

Best game I have seen so far!

3T3A says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 3:59pm

The game is fast, you check the upgrade really fast ect, i really like the concept, it's fun and original, great job ;)

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