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

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Dance Dance Pathogen

by SnedHlepPls - Jam Entry

DON'T match the colours!

A game made my myself and AvinashD for Ludum Dare 35, with the theme of 'shapeshift'.

You play as a pathogen under attack by antibodies. Your objective is to keep them at bay for as long as possible by altering your antigens to the incorrect colour/shapes so that the antibodies can't latch on!

Windows executable and source code available from webpages below.

Demo video here:


Change antigens:

Triangle/Red: 'a' or 'j'

Square/Green: 's' or 'k'

Semicircle/Blue: 'd' or 'l'

Rotate antigens clockwise: spacebar

DON'T match the colours!

Downloads and Links




eeely says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:28am

don't really understand how it works :/

dylanwolf says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:29am

Nice variant on the rhythm game concept that I haven't seen before. Takes some getting used to, since you have to think opposite of DDR, and once you start failing it adds in the rotation mechanic.

GammaS says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:29am

The music is killing my ears...

TheCain says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:18am

Itch offers a an embed game link for Ludum Dare so the whole page doesn't show up

Somnium says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:25am

A very innovative concept, and the game is fun as well :-) I liked the music.

The game is hard too, especially once you have to use the rotation mechanics as well. I usually did not live long after losing my first antigens :-)

Seth_senpai says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:24am

Nice take on the standard rhythm game, took me a while to wrap my head around it but it plays nicely. The graphics aren't really my thing but match well with the mood that you want to create together with the music. Overall a job well done I would say!

VapeurTeam says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:29am

kinda wish i could move around, it plays nicely once you get the hang of it even though I believe it becomes quite hard quite fast! Nice job !

Allthebees says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:31pm

Very tricky but incredibly fun once I got the idea. I loved the music and pulsing HUD the most. Great work :D

mountainstorm says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:00pm

Funky retro beats

sndr says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:52pm

Nice concept! I quickly grasped the core mechanic and enjoyed the game!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:46am

That is quite a smart idea for a game. Visuals and audio might use some polishing.

I totally enjoyed it :)

Klaas says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:10pm

I love that it's the reverse of every rhythm I've played - Trying to avoid matches! I noticed the antibodies are timed to the beat, but I didn't feel it enough. It felt like the antibodies didn't have a pattern to them which matched the music. The bouncing HUD was an excellent effect: maybe it could have been applied to the antibodies too?

geekguy100 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:13pm

Surprisingly hard! Very fun overall. Great idea. I did notice that the UI does not scale properly when in full screen, at least for the How To Play Window.

LeftRight92 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:56pm

Good fun, but very difficult...I want a baby easy mode

Skruffye says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:02pm

So, my brain exploded... But otherwise, fun little game. Felt like it was almost a rhythm game but it doesn't seem to quite line up with the music. Maybe that's just me.
Anyway, good job! :)

avinashd says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:28pm

Yeah it is, Skruffye, but that's what we get for only testing our game inside Unity. Lesson learnt :P

leo_p_mahon says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:22pm

Fun once you get the hang of it, very very difficult though. Purposefully not matching the shape does not come naturally although I know the other way around would not be representative of how real anti-bodies work. I Enjoyed the music, sick riffs. And the facial expressions added massively to the mood, also it wouldn't be half as good without everything pulsating!

Folztarg says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:23pm

pretty cool game, and a fun fact, in the beginning of the jam me and my group thought something like this.

Apr 29, 2016 @ 3:55am

80 is maximum points to get
Innovation: 4/10
Fun: 2/10
Theme: 5/10
Graphics: 4/10
Audio: 8/10
Humor: 1/10
Mood: 2/10
Coolness: 2/10
Overall: 28/80
Good Game

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