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

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Sheep Shape Shift

by johnasebok - Jam Entry

Welcome To Sheep Shape Shift.

The Magical lands of Woolopia have fallen on dark times. The Evil Shape Shifter Shamus has landed and has been shape shifting sheep, surely there must be something a heroic person like you can do!? Well, I am glad you asked.

It so happens Woolopia grows magic crystal gems which sheep use for medicinal purposes. Set these gems out and give them time to grow and sprout new gems. These gems can cure shape shifted sheep and if you collect 100 of them you might even be able to defeat Shamus.

Tips: If you hold the left mouse button down without releasing it. You will hold a gem in front of you like a shield to protect you from infect sheep.

If you drop to gems in a row - the first gem will fire forward.

If you want to protect gems from sheep, you can safely push non-infected sheep away. If you are getting swarmed, it might be time to harvest the gems you have grown in that area and move to a an area with less sheep and plant again.

To beat Shamus, you must collect 100 gems and then run into Shamus.

A special thank you to a bunch of people who I have never met but have spent countless hours watching their tutorials on YouTube

Max Monroe ('Cooking with Unity' and Pushey Pixels)
Brackeys ('Brackeys')
Quill (quill18creates)
James (gamesplusjames)

Downloads and Links




johnasebok says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:33am

Music and sound are home made. The trees, terrain and character controller are all part of Unity Standard assets.


johnasebok says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:35am

Source code will be posted soon. Although the game is under 20 meg, the project folder is over 200 meg because of the 'bonus' material that ships with Unity's Standard assets.

johnasebok says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:16am

I set up a web based port. The Frame rate is janky because the just the way WebGL works (or I haven't worked out complete optimization yet). But feel free to download the Windows full version and play it in all its glory.


Crosstales says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:20am

Probably I'm using it wrong, but I was never really able to find more than a few of the crystals before I died...

Anyway, the music is nice and the graphic style looks funny.
Nice work!

johnasebok says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:53pm

Hi Crosstales. Thanks for playing.

It was briefly mentioned in the instructions but to gain more crystals you have to leave them out and they will multiply :).

Thanks again and have a great day!

nintendoeats says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:26pm

I thought that audio and video were great, especially the use of the sheep theme. The balance seems off though.

The problem is that shifted sheep chase you. This means that anywhere you drop diamonds, a sheep will immediately come along and eat it. Winning depends entirely upon no sheep coming after you until there is a good field going with well over 100 gems in it. Whether or not that happens appears to be pretty much random. I don't feel like I have any control over the outcome, because I am using a pencil to fight a tidal wave.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:56am

This was quite enjoyable. Especially liked the sheep textures :P

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:31am

The sheep looks nice, but it's really hard to collect gems.

Pestel Crew says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:54am

Didn't get how to defend my gems. But music is nice)

AnaGF says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:40pm

Audio is a bit repetitive and graphics ara a bit messy (but just a bit, I know they are the standard assets, and the home made are not bad)

However, there is something I think you must to see:

When I released that last bunch, they were 276, I don't know how many they were at the end because when I was collecting them back I accidentaly stepped on Shamus.

Objective of the game is to defeat Shamus. The game that way is good. But what I found the best of this game is farming jewels and protecting them on a large 3D environment. As you can see on the image, it is really really addictive. I think that you should develop it further, but focusing on the idea of farming and protecting, because it is funny as hell.

Good job!

luquio says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:06pm

i found it a Little slow in the browser but good work and dont stop working in your Project! i suggest u to not use to many standard assets cuz thats maybe what making the game going in the browser

johnasebok says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:34am

Woah, nice job AnaGF! Sorry its not mentioned in the instructions but once you get 100 gems you need to run into Shamus to defeat him. I will add that info to the instructions.

Thanks for playing :)

MintArcade says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:58am

Very innovative game, nice audio - never get old. Solid entry. Congratulation on first Ludum Dare game! And please finish it, maybe add different type of crystals with different grow rate and spawn quantity, buildable fences or something to that regards.

adsilcott says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 7:20pm

I really enjoyed this! Some unique game mechanics (protecting a resource from your own dumb team). I also like the sheep transformation when you change them back. Farming was fun. Good job!

johnasebok says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 3:17am

Thanks for the feedback MintArcade and adsilcott.

I do plan on adding some polish to the game soon and perhaps change the view from first person to third person so you can see if a sheep is sneaking up on you.

@MintArcade - BUILDABLE FENCES!!!!! Fantastic idea, perhaps add a Shepard to the field whom you can cash in crystals to purchase perks like fences or cattle prods :).

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