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

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Amelie the Amazing Amazon

by Matzigon - Jam Entry


This game is about a young girl, Amelie, who on one day notices that she has the power to turn into a fierce and powerful amazon. Not just an amazon, an Amazing Amazon! Her bad luck is that this day is when forces of evil attack earth, and she is the only one to defend it. (At least the weather is nice and sunny. Who wants apocalypse on a gloomy day?!) Collect the souls of the damned, to tap your limitless power, and fight for your life!

Yes I know: Best story EVER! :)

The game includes:
- Actual shape shifting
- Randomized weapons (all different!)
- Two enemy types
- Crazy oldschool side-locked combat (Golden Axe anyone?)
- Infinite enemies
- My hair and tears

The graphics are from the unity asset store, as well as the music. So no voting on those two. But feel free to rate on the rest. I'd say there is plenty other categories, but actually only three.


The controls are easy, WASD + Space, or configure it your way, it's made unity.
Collecting souls heal you a bit and even increases your max health. Also this is the way to turn into an amazon. Each set of souls give you 15 second of Amazing Amazon power and then you return to normal, unless another set is collected before. First a set is one soul, then two, then three... I thing you get it now, it's getting harder and harder. Not for the enemies though, they get stronger over time but only slightly.

The aim is to reach the highest score. Please if you try it, comment your best score. I'm curious. :) Also I'm more likely to rate your game if you rate and comment on mine. Just sayin'

One more thing: the game is big, I mean BIG. Like 260Mb zipped, even the the web version is like a 120Mb. The download version looks better with shadows and stuff.

Downloads and Links




jcmonkey says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:50pm

This is a start of an amazing game. this game really lacks sound effects. i want to feel when i hit them mobs, and when they hit me. other then that this will be an amazing game with more work.

hellojed says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:04am

A Pretty good beat em up.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:04am

Reminds of Castle Clashers a little

Hyden says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:06am

Overall it can be addicted but as one of the comments below mentions, it would be nice to have some sound effects of hitting the enemies but I guess I can't judge on sound since my game doesn't have any at all XD

murraya2 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:10am

Looks beautiful, but not much to do besides hold space and walk around.

divegato says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:12am

Got a dark souls vibe from those enemies.

Crimson713 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:13am

Nice game. Some sound effects would be great, i liked all the transformations with the different weapons.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:47am

Great "kickass" game! Definitely needs some epic sounds to go with that rockin Metal \m|^^

thomz12 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:02am

Music fits the game perfectly. Like everyone mentioned before, it needs sound effects.

mrnannings says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:05am

Nice game. Amazing this runs well in the browser.

MintArcade says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:19am

Nicely done!

nyaki says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:29am

It's a great start for a good hack'n'slash game.
Looks nice too.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:30am

This is a pretty good game. It is a simple and to the point beat em up.
Sometimes I had the feeling, though, that collecting souls made me shift into a weaker character (needing more hits to kill a mob).
I think the choice of music and graphics produces a nice overall atmosphere. Thanks for sharing :)

psychomonster says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:09pm

Wow. Cool beat em up... With sounds and some polishing at the controls it would be much better. But I like the artworks very much. Good job!

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:15pm

So it's like buffy vampire slayer but with demon in new york :D

AAGH Games says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:21pm

nice game very little sound effects music was cool though.all in all i liked this entry

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:30pm

Get 57 though killed myself after it got a bit too tedious :/
Beat em' up is not my kind of genre.

You could have done a better job on finding assets that fit together.

Otherwise, nice work!

Hope you had fun making it =)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:06pm

Good story haha! Nice game, just a bit too easy I guess. Would love to be able to jump.

aeai says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:56pm

Really fun game, I like the spear best, making corpse piles are awesome:)

PowerSpark says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:17am

I got 70 before getting trapped by a horde XD Nice game, it needs juice!

PanicTheFirst says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:25am

Pretty good game. I just missed some more feedback while hitting those enemies.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:27am

With some juicing, this could be a really great beat'em up! I got 57 and died on a mountain of bodies like a champion. It was awesome.

adsilcott says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:44am

That was a wild ride. You may have used stock assets, but what you did with them was quite awesome. I really enjoyed that!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:31am

Good beat em up. Only with a bit more of juice it'll be a must ludum dare game. :D

Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:45pm

The game was alright was definitely fun but didn't use theme that creatively and became a bit tedious over time. Over all its good.

Xanjos says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:27pm

This was pretty fun to play although it definitely needs some hit sound effects.

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

Whew, good thing you said about the game size, I thought it crashed, but it was still downloading :D

Nice work, if a bit on the short side :) It was a bit of a mystery to me when I was successfully hitting enemies (maybe add some flashes or sparks or something :) )

I liked that you had a few different transforms!

aemiliu5 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:17pm

Good work! I liked the gameplay, but I think sound effects would make this game truly shine.

josemwarrior says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:38pm

Get 65.:) I think the scenario is too big to not provide variety. You could have reduced and so save on MB. Anyway, I liked, and I miss a final boss :)

Wan says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:53am

Nice work! The game works fine, and having different weapons throughout it is a nice touch. I would have enjoyed better feedback on fighting, like particles/sound effects when we land a hit or take damage, maybe some text indicating the damage we did...

The game looks good and the graphics are quite cohesive for a mashup of existing assets! And having metal music on top of that amazon fighting game reminded me a bit of Xena: Warrior Princess :P

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:18pm

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

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:59pm

Nice beat 'em up! Though it does lack feedback, I don't know when I'm hitting or when I'm hit.. I got 139 points, and at that point it was a bit repetitive... Anyways good work!

puppetmaster says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 1:43pm

Great game! I love beat em up style games. Missing sounds!
Congrats for you game!

ragnta says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:35pm

Great game, with awesome metal! :) Good job!

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:01pm

Fighting Force with Dark Souls enemies... I LOVED IT!
The graphics are damn cool and I would love to see it further developed!
Well done!

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:24am

jofra says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 10:24pm

Cool game! Love those big guys ( dark souls style)
Would like to see some animation/particules for feedback and some sounds effects for a better mood :S

medidog says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 10:32pm

Vaguely reminds me of vintage beat-em-up games. Needs improvements on animations and some variety in enemies and shapeshifting.

May 6, 2016 @ 6:43am

This is one of the best games I've played till now. Don't worry about the size, I would love to see this as a AAA game on Steam, it has got huge potential.

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