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

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Court Mage

by urfbound - Compo Entry

The king has been imprisoned in the castle garden by an evil witch! Only you, the shapeshifting court mage, can help him! Navigate the maze and use your powers to win the day!

My first ever LD entry, so i wanted to enter it in the compo. Thank you for your time judging it!

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LavWa says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:01am

I like the dungeon explorer style of the game. The minimap is a very useful tool. Nice use of the theme.
Great work !

ThePaperPilot says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:48am

Arrows and WASD don't work. Couldn't play

Dooskington says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:53am

I liked the style, fun little game. I was confused by the movement though because the hallways were like, portals?

Daws says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:54am

I like the map!

urfbound says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:56am

@ThePaperPilot did you find the same thing if you clicked inside the game window? I find a lot of web games don't work if you don't; otherwise if you can tell me what platform/browser you were using I'd like to know so i can try to troubleshoot - thanks!

ChronoCrab says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:49am

Rally nice minimap!! Like the style too. Great job!

rantt says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:15pm

Grats on your first ludum dare. I like how the maze changes on replay. Fun little dungeon explorer and cute animals. Nicely done, great job!

David Cookie says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:17am

I was confused at first and then I saw the minimap ^^ A good take at the theme, and an ambitious game to do for a first LD. I hope you had fun making it too :)

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:42am

Haven't seen one of these in a while, good job!

TechXSoftware says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:15am

Nice game, but I see my self just looking at the mini map.

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

Movement seems pretty odd without the help of the mini map, and it could use a fullscreen mode. Otherwise it was interesting and fun to play.

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:38am

I couldn't play it either. It just loads a view of the maze with the instructions but nothing is happening. I clicked the game to give it focus but it doesn't work.

I'm on Windows 7 / Firefox

urfbound says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:39am

To anyone who can't get the controls to work - would you mind letting me know if you use a non-QWERTY keyboard? I think that this may be related. Also, please check the minimap to see whether you are moving as well - I noticed it can be somewhat confusing if you move into a new room with doors in the same places. Thanks for your comments everyone!

biscuitdough says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:36am

cool little wandering game, curious about how it was made, good first try!

Imperial Unit says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:46am

Was a bit overly reliant on the minimap, but a decent shapeshifting puzzle game nonetheless.

TheMightyTeam says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:07pm

nice game. The idea of the mini map saves it. Maybe you can turn it in a text based game...

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:07pm

I have a QWERTZ keyboard and cannot get the controls to work, but usually that's only because y and z are switched. Here, however, no keys seem to work. Mouse doesn't either.

urfbound says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:07pm

@Cerno_b thanks for the feedback! I take keyboard input as keycodes thru the javascript onkeyup event. So my immediate guess is that I didn't put in the right codes to cover all keyboards. Thanks for coming back to respond! Now to test it out myself w/a different layout! :D

kestrelgames says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:53pm

Nicely on theme. I like that the text in the locations changes depending what form you're in even if it's not the one that solves the puzzle. The navigation is confusing though, would be better if those circular doors were just hallways.

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:25pm

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

urfbound says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 2:30am

@Freank - of course you can! I'll upload it at your site.

mooncalf says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Well done. Found the minimap essential for navigation. The visuals were hard to track.

Green Soda says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:10am

nice game :D
it's rare to see something like this now... good one for a first! keep it up ^_^
excellent take on the minimap, good job

Cerno_b says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:09pm

Just letting you know that it still does not react to key presses (just in case you changed something and need some testing feedback)

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