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

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by blubberquark - Compo Entry

Move through a maze, change your shape and collect shift symbols.


- WASD for movement
- Clicking on shapes for shape-shifting

I exported to HTML5, so you can play in the Browser. Tested in Firefox and Chrome, should run on Windows/Mac/Linux. (There are also native versions, mainly so you can use the app. If you try to get one of the native versions to run, please comment what platform and if it worked. The native Android version has a virtual joypad on the right, but you need 16:9 aspect ratio to use it, or arrow keys on your android device).


Made in Haxe with HaxeFlixel.
Graphics made with Gimp and Aseprite.
Sounds made with a Music21 script, Bfxr.
Music by autotracker-bu.

Thanks to Erik, Niko, Fabian, Tilman & Niels for playtesting.

Downloads and Links




Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:53am

Really good game, really like it

virgate says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:53am

Really nice use of the theme in this game. The music did get a little annoying after a while, but overall a well made game with puzzles!

makiki99 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:03am

Interesting idea, 3rd level seems impossible to pass, but the whole game is fun as hell.

Llucile says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:50pm

Really good idea and well executed ! Sounds and music are ok but I wouldn't listen them the whole night long ;)

LeReveur says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:40pm

I saw other Tetris shapes use on this competition, but this one really use this idea well. :)

luquio says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:09am

good idea! sometimes i couldt select the shape, but everything else worked perfect, cheers

wboqm says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:13am

Also wasn't able to finish the third level but did like the idea behind the game. One nitpick is that at times shifting shape was frustrating as you couldn't tell which way you needed to move in order to avoid intersecting with the geometry. Perhaps when putting mouse over a new shape, it could put a translucent version showing where you would appear, to remove that problem.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:21am

Very good game, level 3 impossible xD

BrianSChung says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:51pm

Like the concept and use of tetronimo puzzles! More levels please!

Sabina Lis says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:27pm

Entertaining game to play, music and art go well with the tetris theme, would have preferred movement to be made in 4 directions

Sabina Lis says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:28pm

Entertaining game to play, music and art go well with the tetris theme, would have preferred movement to be made in 4 directions with steps that go with the size of a square

Sir Magic says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:58pm

Interesting mechanic, I like the level design, especially level 2 and the first hurdle.

toastedgames says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:24pm

Cool game, pretty short though.

Roland M says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:25pm

Good game. =]

ragnta says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:57pm

Good Idea! I like it! Good Job!

APantaloni says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:24pm

Nice puzzle game!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:24pm

Nice concept, collisions are a little weird.

syst3m_ERROR says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:29pm

I love the graphics in the game! You're a very talented artist, the puzzle mechanic is fun as hell too.

webadev says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:25pm

didn't understand all the game, but it's ok, aha, sorry

GaryS says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:57pm

Really liked this... really nice take on the theme, difficult and fun.

sepharoth213 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:04pm

Fun game, +1 for Haxe :)

I got really frustrated with the rounded corners on edges.

josefnpat says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:31pm

Neat game! Some more continuity between screens and keyboard only controls would have probably helped. Perhaps a few more easier levels :) But I really liked the design and the graphics!

Reiv says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:37pm

Smooth mechanics. Great level design. Was fun to play.

g12345 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:39pm

Really nice game!

It's a bit short, and in the second level I didnt need to get the arrow on the top right corner, also it's hard to guess whether you can change shape at a location because you have no idea how it transforms.

I also had a problem with my mouse cursor not being visible in the HTML5 window, so I clicked randomly to see if I clicked on the correct shape.

But overall, a nice little fun game.

dj_pale says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:09pm

Nice implementation and original mechanic. Could probably have liked a little bit more coarse grid movement. Would have made it more "snappy".

Gamepopper says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:31pm

Managed to get through the first two levels fine, last level was really challenging. Great idea for a puzzle game, and very well made.

tomlum says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 1:37pm

A really clean look, and well thought out puzzles for such a new mechanic.

argowen says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 10:44pm

Little slow, could do with moving a touch faster I like the idea that you can only change shape if you get the pickup. I think it a game for 2 hands on the keyboards though rather than M&K, still I enjoyed it.

TheCams says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 12:18pm

Really nice game. I wish my entry had better puzzle mechanics as yours. Good job!

dollarone says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 2:29am

Looks great, plays great, levels were good and progressively harder. It wasn't obvious from the start that you could only change into each shape once, but that was a nice gameplay feature.

Really enjoyed it.

Tegu says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:25pm

I like that you really need to think ehat shapes to use because they cannot be reused. In theory, if multiple shapes would go through a hole, you still have to think about the rest of the level as well.

The controls on Android felt a bit clumsy with the virtual analog stick.i guess grid-based movement might have worked better. Great game anyways!

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