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

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Blue Moon

by Mark Smith - Compo Entry

Blue Moon is an exploration and collecting game where the player controls a shapeshifter who can swap between 3 forms; A wolf, a shark and a bird.

Each form gives different advantages that are needed to collect all the gems and avoid the evil Hunters.


W,S,A,D & Arrow Keys - Move your character

Spacebar - Jump/Swim Up

1 - Shapeshift into a Wolf

2 - Shapeshift into a Shark

3 - Shapeshift into a Bird

Mouse Scroll Wheel - adjust camera

* I apologise for a couple of movement bugs I didn't have time to fix *

Downloads and Links




qikcik says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:08pm

Nice :D

sand6r says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:54pm

Hey, man, looks like it doesnt run in web-mode

sand6r says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:54pm

or maybe it's just my laptop thats too outdated to play this

jacklehamster says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:12am

Nice work! It's pleasant to navigate into the round world.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:13am

Very creative, loved the calming music. Had some issues with controls and movement, and I thought there could be a little more direction about the motivation, but great work overall!

Tater_hater says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:23am

It is a very pretty game! 100 objective pts is a little much for a jam game..

egos says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:23am

nice visual aspect
But the control are really buggy with me

Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:25am

Great game! Only feedback is that it was a little tricky seeing the jump on the wolf when the camera is directly above. Maybe tilt it just a bit?

Docjekyll says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:13am

Great visual style :-D

chobrah says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:42am

This game is absolutely stunning. I am transported to a distant memory of Mario64 and love it. The controls and movement bugs detract a little bit, once you master the programming side you will be an unstoppable force. What you accomplished in LD conditions is unfathomable to me.

reheated says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:09am

It's gorgeous, and I like the little details like whizzing bullet sounds.

cornand34 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:19am

nice game

jk5000 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:12am

Simple, fun and beautiful.

TideS says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:32am

Cool graphics style, but too easy to play.

wumpus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:37am

Haha, I was going to say it was a bit pedestrian until I found my first hunter and crapped my pants. I got 49/100 before the swines shot me out of the sky.

Movement was a little ropey (this fish was painfully slow) but the objective and challenge seemed to be balanced just right. I like the touches like sound of the bullets zipping by you and it looks quite nice.

I really enjoyed it.

Przekop says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:38am

That was great experience. For me bird, and shark was bugged a little. Bird was trying to go somewhere without any input, and shark was very slow in water.

norseware says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:41am

Wow. This was awesome! I really liked playing this. It's creative, and engaging. The hunters are awesome! :)

nopogo says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:41am

Liked the perspective and controls. Also great level design.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:43am

I got 67 coins before I quit. A little glitchiness with movement, but on the whole pretty nice. I like your little planet :)

Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:02am

Nice Game, the shooting range is a little bit to high.
but good idea and music

Fatsheep says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:18am

Pretty nice game, some minor bugs, has an overall good feel.

NCBRdev says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:33pm

The only critique I have is that the game runs REALLY slow on some browsers/computers.

neilcorre2k6 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:10pm

Hi there! :)

This is a very interesting game! :D it can be used to raise awareness :D

just sayin' ;)

Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:19pm

An excellent entry :)
Despite the wobbly/glitchy controls, I loved playing it.

Jukepoks1 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:21pm

This is really nice! only problem is that when I shapeshift to a bird it starts below ground sometimes. Hard and fachinating game. I like the music. Audio of those bullets passing by is awesome! it makes the game so intense all of a sudden :D This game looks beautiful even though its lowpoly!

Dooskington says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:34pm

Cool game! I liked the whole "round world" thing.

RyanNielson says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:06pm

Great game, I love the music and the art. There was a bit of hitchiness on my laptop though for some reason. Overall, great effort though. It's quite unique.

wheerd says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:07pm

I love the graphics and the music, and the use of shape shifting is cool :)

bluszcz says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Nice (and it does run in the web mode - Chromium / Linux)

KunoNoOni says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:39am

What a wonderful little game. I really enjoyed not have to kill anything lol. Just need to run around and collect thinks. quite relaxing :)

Ogniok says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:36am

The game is pretty neat. I love the idea of changing into different types of animals :D

Spud says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:26am

I enjoyed the tiny planet

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:28pm

I like the graphics and feel of this game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :)

Patomkin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:40pm

A very pretty game! I've had some problems with controls, though - the shark (whale?) is very slow, making it really time consuming to collect coins underwater, and the bird sometimes freaks out and flies into the ground :/ don't know, why.
Tried a couple of times to eat those hunters. Raawr! :D

Ithildin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:09pm

Great entry! Navigation around the globe is smooth, and despite the hunters the experience is mostly relaxed, well done!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:46pm

I have always been a fan of planet games. I think the controls are bad, would be better if the character looks instantly into the direction I want to go or atleast much quicker. Keep it up

blockdroppers says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:46pm

Pretty fun game!

joaomosmann says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Beautiful! The graphics matches well with the audio. As expected, it needs some polishing. There is some bugs when shape-shifting between bird and shark. But you're in the right track. Could totally become a bigger game!

WojtaW says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:23pm

Nice game.

Uson Chen says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:24pm

Great style~ I like the natural stuffs.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:43pm

The art design and music is really nice. I think I would have enjoyed this more without the people shooting at me; it seems like it could be a nice relaxing puzzle/platformer thing.

Solifuge says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:53pm

I liked the atmosphere, the visuals, the water shader, and the sound quite a bit. Was fun juking and hopping around shots, though I wish I had a way to remove the threats from some areas; perhaps tricking poachers into shooting one another or something? Also, some cost or mechanic that limited how often you could shapeshift, or changed it in some other way, might have been neat. As it was, it was a bit slow, but I enjoyed playing it; my record was 65/100. Thanks for putting this together!

AnaGF says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:13am

Cute game, creative and original idea. Graphics and audio are nice too.

vini60 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:25am

Really great atmosphere. I love the mini-world.

fenwick says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:05am

Very nice and peaceful game. Good peaceful music too. Unfortunately I could only find 99 of the 100 coins :(. Also I think diagonal movement is faster than up/down...

Freank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:57pm

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

endel says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:15pm

Pretty cool. I can see a lot of potential on this core idea. The mood is really deep and relaxing. Keep it up! Congratulations.

drazil100 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:47pm

Those hunters are mean. how do you eat them?

MintArcade says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:35am

Fantastic game! Nice models, great visuals for compo entry. Wow!

Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:26am

NICE! great entry, a little bit difficult to die here, but amazing graphics.

Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:41am

This has a great feel to it. Sadly I kept hitting a bug where I'd be moved to sea-level every time I shifted to a bird.

medidog says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:59am

This game really has unique setting. Really lacks a balance of challenge though. Would improved if the collision of the coins would be wider. I also found the speed of the movement a little slow. Overall, nice entry!

Louspirit says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 9:28am

It is a relaxing game. I experimented some troubles with the bird that didnt want to fly sometimes.

smbe19 says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:26am

Good entry, the perspective was a little weird, though. The art style was cool, but the gameplay is lacking diversity. But that's understandable for a 72 hour game. Good job.

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