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

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V for Virus

by fafastudio - Jam Entry

In a world ruled by machines, you're hosting a living organism, one of the "Human Machine" which now populate the world.

What if you used this opportunity to bring some REVOLUTION to this non-changing et insipid society ?

But please take care to not let the virus possess you, or at least, not entirely ...

W A S D : Movements, Menus
Space Bar : Shot, Select
=> The mouse does not work on the game

This game is a shooter based on the Main Character shapeshifting.
As you lose all of your health points, you are being more and more overtaken until you finally die.


Aydn : main menu music, pixel art
Hugo Bombail : pixel art, programming
Jean Claisse : programming, musics in game

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dvdfu says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:34am

LOVE this! I wasn't sure how shapeshifting applied at first but then I died - and I realized. It feels really cool transitioning. I also love the music!

andyman404 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:44am

Wow!! That virus is awesome. I love the music - I believe that it changes as the character changes? Very cool.

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:47am

this was an awesome game. i love the transforming into bigger monsters with bigger guns. nice job

VividReality says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:05am

I had a lot of fun playing this! It's addictive because I want to beat my own scores, haha. I liked the design of the monsters too! Cool game!

Arnage says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:18am

Nice twist on a familiar genre.

Minor nitpick: it's a little confusing that the menu can't be controlled with the mouse.

studdert249 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:43am

Love the music and the transition to new forms upon death!

Did think that the game was bugging out for me on the menu though, not having the buttons able to be mouse clicked was a little confusing

Mikaza says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:13pm

Funny, like audio !

SuperIzzo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:14pm

Really nice.
Great music and awesome art. The gameplay was also fun and challenging. The only problem I had is after palying for a while it starts lagging - something is probably not being destroyed off screen and accumulates over time.
But all in all it's a great game.

crucknuk says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:32pm

Good job for your game !

The empower feeling when shapeshifting is very cool, but since it happens when you start to lose it makes you wondering if you really wanted it ^^

Very cool graphics too, specially the hero transformations.

Only need some more different enemys and it would be really addicting.

Nice job !

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:11pm

Everytime you die, you become stronger.Maybe give mutants some disadvantage?

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:55pm

Nice work! Interesting mechanics and good presentation.

CalmKai says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:55pm

Good game!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:47pm

WOW WOW XD amazing music addictive gameplay! well done

Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:50pm

I was thinking where was the shapeshifting thingy... then IT HAPPENED! Nice concept, even though the controls are a bit tough.

Jungle says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:55pm

Nice concept. Simple and funny game. Fits theme as well. Congratulations.

chrras says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:02pm

Great idea, also good executed. Would also have gone excellent with the theme "Dying benefits you" or what that was called.

Music might be slightly annoying, but great job!

LudumAnthony says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:49pm

The mouse not controlling the menu confused me for a while, but after that the game was really fun.
It would have been better if enemies turned red / had some sort of hit indication though.

AceyT says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:35pm

Excellent game, I got totally hooked until the end and I tried to do my best

The music was perfect, it even sounded like a tune that danny baranowski would have made in the final stage of transformation.
And every time it has put the right mood !
The graphics were cool, my only problem was the menu that didn't seem to respond properly, but since I could play the game, I don't care that much (but it would be important if you planned to continue)

One of my favorite game so far

Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:49am

Wow, I loved the way as the music changed with the shape of the main character, great idea!

Curiously, I had the impression that I was controlling the final Boss of the game haha

At begin I was trying to use the mouse, before read about it doesn't work, but this doesn't affect the gameplay

Great game and job guys! ;D

Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:51am

Ah, I forgot to say, great context! Could begin to write some anime about this hehe

akirassasin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:55pm

Like the lasers and shapeshifting concept!
Somehow reminds me of Ultraman though.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:30pm

Very nice use of theme! Music was great, I loved the background graphics, and even the mutant forms of your player character were charmingly adorable :)

Almax27 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:37pm

This game reminded me of Dragon Ball, defeat only makes you stronger!

Tight controls, excellent music and perdy grfx. Nice one! :P

Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:02pm

Really cool game. Awesome idea. Loved this game. Well done!

JNI says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:53pm

A really nice game! I really like those graphics!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:26pm

The music is what really sells it I think! Really cool :)
Had some problem with the menu at first, it controllable with the mouse but you can't use the mouse buttons to confirm your choice :/

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:26pm

* Game starts *
"Well, this requires some serious skill. I guess it's ok."
"Looks like I'm pretty much dead."
* Shapeshifted *
"Wow, second chance? Nice idea."
* Shapeshifted again *
* Shapeshifted again *
"Seriously? Nope, I'm done"
* Finally died *

Jokes aside. The graphics was nice. Music is good to. Good job!

Reiv says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:32pm

Nice concept. Was fun to play :D I loved the music and all the mutations!

Nexus64 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:10pm

Really good, with a very good twist.
Maybe it will be a good idea to add levels, and diferent ending depending of how "monstruous" you become.

Dreschler says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:44pm

Niiiice game!

APantaloni says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:51pm

The idea of becoming stronger after after dying is great. Destroying everything with a big laser beam is fun :D Nice entry!

Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:12pm

Best low-rez action game I've played so far! Nice job!

jakass says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:25pm


Sabina Lis says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:50pm

Nice characters and music, it was fun

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:18am

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

leo_p_mahon says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:04pm

Great fun! Like the art and the music was pretty good too. You seriously need to fix the mouse thing though! Its very confusing.

joemid says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 4:59pm

"Kaneda!" Was all I was thinking, as I ravaged through the city until they shot me down like Kong.

Freank says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:15pm

i'm still waiting it :D

GFM says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 2:40am

It was pretty nice how the music changed to match the current state. :)

Rock Eaters says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 7:49pm

Nice Graph

blackoptics8 says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 6:22am

great entry ;D when I played it on gamejolt I got no audio but everyone else was sayin it's great so I'll believe 'em ;3

May 1, 2016 @ 9:31pm

Really fun entry and I liked the game play, turning into the more powerful monsters was great.

TheCain says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 2:28am

Nice death mechanic. Made me feel like the final boss.

seitnerk says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 6:46pm

Cool Idea! like the transformation a lot :D also very cool audio!

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