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

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Escape from the pit!

by Been - Compo Entry

My first Ludum Dare (and first Gamejam at that). There's a lot of things I'm not happy about with this game, but I'm glad I actually submitted something.

It started of as a reimagining of the 3 vikings with shapeshifting, but that didn't quite stick. Instead you get a tale of injustice and revenge, as portrayed by silent primitive shapes.

There's a couple of physics glitches that I haven't been able to figure out in the time I have left, mostly involving the ball. If you find yourself unable to jump, change to any shape, then change back to fix it.

Edit: Uploaded the wrong web format eariler, so the game wasn't embedded properly. It should be fixed now. The game itself hasn't changed.

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CJKinni says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:20am

Beat it! The boss was a little tricky, but I might have just got the colors mixed up. Enjoyed playing through it! Fun to have new mechanics every few seconds. Loved the bouncy bits. Thanks!

studdert249 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:08pm

Liked the pace that you introduced the mechanics into the game, gave just the right amount of time to work out the tools you had to beat the boss.

TLansdale says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:20pm

Nice idea, very easy to understand and cleanly executed. Well done :)

DivineOmega says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:25pm

Good game mechanics and clever puzzles!

I definitely had some problems the circle's physics (it doesn't seem to jump properly all the time), but it was nothing that caused too much of a problem. The physics engine overall was pretty impressive.

I like the fact you've put in checkpoint loading, as I had a few troubles with the big jump near the start and the near-end jump. I also like how the different shapes has different strengths and weakness and power ups were available to change these around a bit. It was good fun and quite a decent challenge!

Completed it in 384 seconds. :)

Husky says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:52pm

Good job!
I like the idea that it's not just transforming, but also use the visual specificity of the shapes to build this level, feels pretty nice.

Goutye says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:54pm

Oh. I found the trick to jump really high. So pretty happy until I fell in the pit again! Nice entry, good use of the mecanics.

MintArcade says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:17pm

Nice game idea and theme - you nailed it.

vootele says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:40pm

For some reason menu box got stuck on screen... but nice idea and cool game.

Ryusui says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:23pm

Interesting concept, but the physics were just too wonky for me to get past the slide.

sndr says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:28pm

Very nice and clever puzzles! I like how it wasn't needed any text to explain the mechanics. They explained by themselves. :)

chaosBrick says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:19pm

Nice little game. Solid physics, simple but nice graphics. nice gameplay. and real fun to play :D

knason says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:09am

Well done! I really liked the idea. Cool game!

serp says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:36am

An interesting idea and I liked how the abilities sort of corresponded to the shape appropriately.

Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:03pm

Nicely done, I like the game.

StaNov says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 1:09pm

Just loved it. The idea, the physics, the puzzles, the boss fight... The best compo I've played so far. Clap clap with my hands, sir!

shapemorph says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Nice Work!!!
The physics need balance, but's still very fun the game!!

Odyssey says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 11:11am

Beat it but the physics were a bit strange. Other than that great game

LeReveur says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:26pm

There where glitches, as you say, but it don't prevent me to win, so that's not so important. Well done. :)

rhastapunk says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 10:31am

Interesting entry, I found the controls a bit hard but I could play without problems. Good job!

Mandaaar says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 5:54pm

I really liked the character changing game mechanic, nice work! :)

Tater_hater says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 6:19pm

good job for a first submission!

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