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

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Super Morphius

by RoboNebula - Jam Entry

An alien race has descended down on earth to extract 'resources'. They landed their alien mother ship in the middle of the city. You have been picked for a rescue mission: operation morphius. You will be equipped with the morphmobile 3000, a new type of vehicle that can transform on the fly. This shape shifting vehicle will be the key to succeeding, use it wisely!

Get into the alien spaceship and destroy the core!
(The colored thingy at the and of the space ship, requires 2 hits to be destroyed)

/// VEHICLE \\\

Tank form - can't fly, but resists projectiles 2x better then the jet form.
Jet form - can fly, but fragile. explodes on impact with ground/wall.

/// CONTROLS \\\

pitch down W / UpArrow
pitch up S / DownArrow

invert pitch T
restart R

speed up D / rightArrow
speed down A / LeftArrow

shoot P / X
shapeshift O / space

Exit game If 'escape' isn't working: alt + F4

/// tools \\\

Engine: Unity 5
Graphics: Photoshop
Sound: bfxr.net
music: Bosca Ceoil

/// Made by the robonebula team \\\

@StickyStamps - art
@Jeromwaarom - Programming
Raven - music

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#481Audio(Jam)2.97
#537Graphics(Jam)3.34
#552Mood(Jam)3.10
#610Humor(Jam)2.30
#628Theme(Jam)3.24
#763Innovation(Jam)2.79
#842Overall(Jam)2.93
#1015Fun(Jam)2.46

Comments

cameronpenner says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:08pm

Really difficult! if I had more time I'm sure I could get better at it. Cool game though.

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:17am

Don't know how cameronpenner got it working.
Every time I press O / Space the tank stops and goes into a spin. I've read the description several times now and not getting anything from it.
What am I doing wrong?

Bookmarking it and will check back later for an answer.

RoboNebula says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:36am

glaze_96 That is wierd, if you are transforming before the tank hits the ground that might be it, otherwise I don't know.

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:20am

There we go, now i can play it! Must have been because I had a controller connected.

So let's see..
Died 20 times on the first few enemies before I lost interest, sadly.. It's really hard! Not gonna score you on 'Fun' as I didn't get to *play* it :)

Otherwise, I like the graphics!

Hope you had a fun time making it =)

FloatingGhost says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:10pm

Really rather difficult, it's a nice idea, but if you hold space it tries to morph infinitely, which is a bit odd.

The music is nice though, good job on that :)

iapc says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:23pm

Nice game, really difficult though. I didn't manage to get very far :( Nice audio.

CalmKai says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:40pm

Good game!

applejam says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:42pm

I found this very hard and barely playable. I die every before getting to the next platform.

homeworld says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:46pm

Super hard, cant get to the end of the cave :D, nice concept on shifting between the forms.

eric777 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:57pm

There are lot of good things to say about this game. It feels well put together, not glitchy at all. Gfx are very good. I really like the vibe. A retro side-scrolling shooter with mech transformations - I really like that.

That said, there were some things that kept me from really enjoying this as much as I felt I should be. The precision needed to just take off from tank to plane at the very beginning seemed too tight - I wanted it to be easier at the start. I'm typically someone who likes inverted pitch controls, but for me it's a 1st-person thing only, and in this game it was a mental hurdle. I wonder if the transformations happened more quickly if it wouldn't make it easier in a good way.

I'm really impressed by the game though. Very good software, and I think all it needs is to make the outset a lot easier. With how nice this game looks, I expect there's a lot of wonderful level design that I missed out on seeing due to the initial difficulty.

ZeroFaction says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:06pm

Extremely difficult but fun! I wanted to keep trying but I got too frustrated with myself. Awesome graphics, awesome music, great gameplay! I really mean it is difficult, like, contra level difficult. I wish I could have beat it.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:34pm

the idea is not bad but the controls are pretty hard, i feel like they can be done in simplier ways, nice audio and i like the overall mood of the game.

RoboNebula says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:17pm

thanks for all of your comments!
but…
Is there anyone who managed to beat it?

kostik1337 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:38pm

Really hard. Looks nice and interesting

JOK says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:48pm

Nice idea, was a bit difficult so I didn't get that far, but seems it got potential!

Fabraz says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 3:35am

Tough but quite fun!

Apr 30, 2016 @ 3:25pm

Challenging, fun game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :) https://youtu.be/6jh8RTn7UxY

Tselmek says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 9:01am

Really cool idea. The controls scheme coupled with the control of the jet feel a little junky but that might be intentional design. The music loop feels a little repetitive over time.

alyphen says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 9:01am

Moody atmosphere. Interesting level design. Sadly controls felt very clunky and the game itself quite buggy.
I nosedived after the first group of enemies and was able to see the entirety of the level without actually being in it.
Neat graphical style, audio was very repetitive though and got annoying quickly.

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