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

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by Reis Mahnic - Compo Entry

A paranoid scientist with a flair for the dramatic teaches a seminar on the existence of Shape Shifters who live among us.

A story driven visual novel. There are 5 endings.

An entirely solo project by Reis Mahnic, made in under 48 hours and entered into the Ludum Dare Compo.

If you are having problems running the game, try fiddling with the settings by running 'winsetup.exe'.

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mutonizer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:35am

More story than adventure, more telling than game but short, to the point, very nice presentation and branching choices & consequences.
Dialogs were between clever, funny and weird at times but other than that, I'm saving this one to try out more options later, which I guess is a good thing :)

Nice one.

cynicalmonkey says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:39am

I liked the overall idea but felt I needed a few more narrative choices, i would of preferred actually being randomly assigned species and not knowing my choice

Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:03am

It was nice. But seemed more like an interactive story than a game.

Souperstrawer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:04am

Really cool. I liked how the choice at the beginning affected the final outcome. Game looks very nice as well. It was a bit boring to replay the game after the first playthrough, since most of the dialogue was the same. Overall the game was enjoyable though

Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:21am

Nice story-driven game! I like your art style :) Going to replay this a few times.

amras0000 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:29am

This is one of the rare cases where I don't abandon a literary game after the first paragraph, and your writing pulled me through to the end of a couple arcs. Minor complaint is that the shapeshifters almost could've been replaced with any other monster/alien/android with a skinsuit. I feel like there's more potential in the theme. Good job, though.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:01am

A Storytell why not. Nice Story and Artwork.

shohs says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:18am

Pretty good story, and the artwork was very well done! It would be cool if the choices had more impact, but still, good game.

plaguespark says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:47am

I liked the story. For fully imersion the player's home/appartament scene would be totaly great addition.

Exit dialog text was damaged and did not fit buttons
//I remembered that still not finished "Shifters" on PS2 <_<

dylanwolf says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:20am

Interesting story, and nice use of branching choices for storytelling (I really like the first choice). The art style is great as well.

Saiodin says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:36pm

This reminded me of old Amiga games and the like. I actually quite enjoyed the story (I did one playthrough) and didnt know what to expect. Very good!

Gord10 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:51pm

I loved its story and how it has got different endings!

Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:28am

Interesting story,thank you!

jk5000 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:31am

Great idea and great game. Well done.

SeaDads says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:36pm


Green Soda says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:54am

it makes me wanna play it again out of curiosity of what will happen if i did differently :)) NICE GRAPHICS.. and NICE GAME
great job!

Apr 29, 2016 @ 7:35am


El Cabaro says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:12pm

Cool story game with a surprising amount of variations. It was a bit anticlimactic in some of the endings but oh well. Otherwise solid.

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