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

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The Lab

by MayMakeGame - Jam Entry

The Lab is my first Ludum Dare project- and yes it's a Scratch project. Go ahead and press "See Inside" to see the code. Sorta short, and definitely a beginner's work, but you gotta start somewhere. Hope you have fun!

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mountainstorm says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:38pm

Good first effort; just getting all the bits together is a good accomplishment.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:12am

Well done! Strange. Definitely beginner work, but well done.

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:36pm

Really good for a first try!

sepharoth213 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:54pm

welcome to game development :)

SoulBound says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:41pm

Well done! The music is a bit repetitive but I like it.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:28am

Very nice music!

teamross says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:14pm

I like game-stories like this one!
Well done!

HunGARE says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:19am

Well done! I like the story and music, almost reminds me of Hotline Miami with that kind of creepy mysterious vibe. Great start, and keep on going!

Gyfis says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:59am

Not bad for a first entry!

rantt says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:33am

Fun game, nicely done.

medidog says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:04am

A weird but interesting game. It is so weird, I want to keep on playing, but got stuck in the scene where the dude is in the prison and I could not figure out how to press the red button.

MayMakeGame says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 12:07pm

@medidog you have to click it but I was confused on why I was stuck when I was making the game X3

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