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

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Give me Six

by SpiritJZL - Compo Entry

Hello there! I am SpiritJZL:)

Welcome to my 3rd LD. I have to say every time the theme is not fit to my preparation...but finally got it done, a six-in-a-row game. You may be familiar with five-in-a-row, but five is far too easy for my game, so I raised to 6

here is the instruction of my work:
1.This is a six-in-a-row game,who makes a row of six block with same color wins. All 4 direction count(↑↓,←→,↖↘,↙↗)
2.This is a 2-player game due to its very type, but 1 person play 2 roles is also kind of fun
3.Players will take turns to click the spheres around the map, then the sphere will change its color,1 in red, 1 in blue
4.The color of every block depends on 4 sphere of its corner,
if red>blue , show red,
if red<blue , show blue,
if red=blue , show yellow(yellow won't affect game resault)
5.Again,who makes a row of six block with same color wins.

You can find the instruction in game too, finally I have to say UE4 is not suitable for small games like this, for the file size is too large(105Mb uncompressed).What's in it?
15Mb for the game content I created,37Mb for the engine file, 38Mb for the system setup file, and 80Mb for the PhysX!!!!(luckily I found 70Mb of PhysX is pdb and deleted them)

That's all, in Chinese '6' could mean "good at". So, How 6 could you be in my game?
Source project is packed in the 7z file,you may need UE4.11.1 to open it

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Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:08am

I expected a much more basic game, but the way I capture four squares at once, and how overlapping squares become neutral was really original and made for a nice game dynamic. Nice work!

SgtBursk says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:14am

Thanks for the post-mortem on UE4. I like the color choice and ease of use. Also...

Geti says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:26am

concept was fun. The graphics (mostly text presentation) could have been nicer/more readable but its understandable for ld :) congrats on finishing

Would have loved to not download the source along with the game because I'm on AU internet ;)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:28am

Nice! This should be some kind of board game.

pixelgriffin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:31am

Reminds me of a game I used to play with my mom in restaurants haha. Me and my girlfriend had fun playing!

SpiritJZL says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:36am

Hi Geti, Actually the source is less than 2Mb, while the rest 100Mb is needed to run the game...

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:24am

Nice game

Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:02am

My fiancee kicked my butt every game. The rules are cleverer than they first appear. Well done!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:32am

Giving a try on UE4 for such game. Great!! The concept is good but could have been more towards the theme. But I like the game overall

SpiritJZL says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:22am

Hi mayank, Think about the shape of pattern shifts when color changes, that is how I deal with the theme:)

WASD says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:23am

I really like the ruleset, cool idea!

paquinn says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:42am

I thought this would be very similar to connect 4 but the way cells change each other adds a neat twist that leads to a lot more strategy.

abuzreq says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:27am

The game mechanics is really interesting , has some similarities with GO .
Hmmm for some reason I chose after playing normally for a couple of times to try and color all the dots without any one winning .
I did it , but I weren't told it's a draw :P
(A more interesting challenge would have been to color all the board in yellow :) )
Nice game for sure , I liked the symmetrical patterns that results too.

humble_ray says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:40pm

fun, I like it!

Pixelaborate says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:22am

Really struck me as one of those built in windows games for some reason - that's a compliment :P fun little game.

pixel_maniacs says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:05pm

I honestly didn't expect much but it's definitely a very interesting mechanic, I like it a lot! Obviously, you could improve the visuals. You could also play around with some more rules, but the simple rules also work really well. Great work!

I would also appreciate it if you have time to check out our game as well!

jk5000 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:20pm

Simple and fun game. Well done.

Hempuli says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:38am

Very cool concept! The idea is neat and it works flawlessly. It feels like the player who starts has a very noticeable advantage, though, because you can change four squares every turn instead of just one.

Marc F. says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:12pm

Neat game design, solid entry!

El Cabaro says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 12:52am

Really creative game. Reminds me of reversi/connect 4.

Louspirit says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 11:31am

Mecanics perfectly done. Couldnt you have make it more beautiful since you use Unreal ? An ambiant music can be nice too.

goffmog says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 12:16pm

Very cool mechanics, as always I give high ratings to anyone making up an original puzzle mechanic for Ludum Dare.

methylenblub says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 11:20pm

Really nice game! Pretty interesting concept

LudumAnthony says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 1:30am

Fun game, really nice mechanics.

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