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Dawn of the Shapeshifter

by Daukan - Jam Entry

This is a simple game with a high difficulty. You can shapeshift between three types of animals, bear gargoyle and yeti. The gargoyle can attack most enemies but only from behind. Bear moves quick and has better protection but can only attack some enemies. The yeti is defensive and moves slowly without attacking.

Goal is to have the highest score at the end of level 6.

Enjoy :D

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

It's quite simple but difficult, I liked it

teamross says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:39am

"The gargoyle can attack most enemies but only from behind."

But... what is behind? When an enemy is idle, you can't tell which side is which, because there are no visual indications of front/back.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:44am

i liked this game. keep working!

kostasvs says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:51am

I found it hard to understand the properties of each form (other than the speed difference), which form kills which monster, and how teleporters work. I think these should be described with more intuitive appearances (e.g. cross kills vampire, or something) or described in instructions.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:04pm

Needs further instructions, couldn't get that far.

unit684 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:11pm

Fairly simple little game with some good level design. I didn't really understand the combat though. Do you just attack monsters by walking into them or is there a button for it? I may have got the record for lowest score a the end of level 6 (-150) :P

Swynfel says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:21pm

Simple gameplay, but effective. The gameplay has some problem : You don't know what enemies your effective against, you can't see the back of enemies, enemies can change direction anytime (linked to the "can't see the back" problem), you spawn surrounded by enemies, the yeti feels useless (sorry yeti), etc...

The death is also visually strange (you keep on playing a little with negative life...)

But all of that can be improved by spending more time on the game.

I think this game has potential. With a little more work and polish it could be pretty cool.

PS : Good thing you're healed between stairs.

Wan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:25pm

I didn't rate the game because it freezes everytime I touch the stairs at level 2 unfortunately (I'm using Java 8)

To still give some feedback I agree with the others, in that we don't understand clearly when we're supposed to use each animal, or what are the specifics of each enemy. This makes the game a bit confusing.

Other than that the game looks and plays fine, it reminded me of Realm of the Mad God :P

brainstorm says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:18pm

I think that i have some potential, but there are some fails that don't let me find it enjoyable. With some work it can be a great game.

marmpa says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:59am

Nice game. It is REALLY difficult but i like it a lot!.

Daukan says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:40pm

I have fixed the bug that made the game lag and freeze. It was a simple typo that made the game load a new instance om the image for every tile of the floor. This made loading time much longer and made the game use much more ram then was necessary. The game runs very fast now so please try it. :D

Green Soda says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 6:04am

simple but effective! nice game :)

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