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

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Claudia's Exit

by ramza - Jam Entry

Claudia is a shape shifter who can transform into a bird at will. The evil sorcerer Aethon was entranced by her song and took her captive.

Now she must use her transformation ability to escape his magic labyrinth, a dangerous, dream-like world full of deadly traps and creatures. Take flight and find the exit! Beware the Stone Faces.

This is my first Ludum Dare and I have really enjoyed it.

Mouse = Look
Left Click = Transform
Right Click = Dive
Move = WASD, Arrow Keys
Space = Jump
Shift = Run
Quit Game = Alt + F4

Photoshop CC
Unity 5
Blender 2.7
Fruity Loops

Downloads and Links




Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:35am

I collided with another bird, and that was pretty cool lol. #LifeGoals

Squid says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:56am

The flying up is a bit sickening.

bigmangames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:05am

One like = one wing flap.

EthanBierlein says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:10am

I'm not completely sure what this game actually is, or what I'm supposed to do, but I had a good time walking around the world, getting absorbed in the almost surreal, and somewhat eerie, landscape that you can only really find in some older, smaller, games.

TeamKawaiiju says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:45am

Flying up is a bit janky, but the mechanic is very cool, and you utilize it in some pretty interesting ways.

The sound design is very atmospheric. It was interesting, as well. The overall gameplay got a bit repetitive after a while though, as there's a lot of exploring without much to do.

whilefun says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:08am

Wow, cool idea. I enjoyed running as the bird, and sort of gliding start into flying from hillsides. With some smoother "gain altitude"/"flap" motion, this could really be a neat thing to just play for relaxation. Neat! :)

toastedgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:35am

Cool experience! The game ran a bit choppily and the music was a little grating, but I enjoyed exploring the world!

PowerSpark says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:37am

Neat game, I suggest the making flight smoother.

ramza says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:44pm

Thank you everyone for the helpful comments! I would have liked to get a better "flapping" motion. One thing I had hoped to add was a jet stream mechanic that would carry you to the different regions of the map, which I thought would balance aspect of the game.

apalade says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:46pm

I was actually a little creeped out when I got to the bottom of the tower. Flight could be smoother but the game is very atmospheric. Eerie!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:10pm

Claudia Exist.
Watching a Rothko as a bird.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:54am

As others said the flapping was a little wierd but otherwise being both a bird and a human was a lot of fun. Interesting exploration aspect too :)

Hankenstien says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:57am

The background sounds are set to the click of your mouse so you can spam them, seems a bit odd.

morrilet says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:51am

Flight felt slow and I wasn't completely sure where to go. I spent about 15-20 minutes exploring and got a few of those eggs. Very eerie game.

Ironhead says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:59am

Wow. This game was eerie and creepy. Even with flight I felt trapped. Thank you for this experience.
The flight did feel more like levitation than bird flight. tapping space bar to flap wings was fine but the jarring motion of it was not so good. smooth it out a bit and make it more fluid and like the flight of a bird. Other than that, good job. I particularly liked the volcano pit.

Catwheel says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 4:37am

I REALLY Liked your game, but maybe that's because I really like exploration games. I really enjoyed moving around as a bird, but I honestly felt that the hawks were a bit unnecessary. The main joy I got out of the game was exploring the world while being able to turn into a bird, but when I see a hawk it pretty much broke up that play, but not in a fun or interesting way. Dieing after 2 hawks was rough, and not being able to restart in a close position really killed my fun. However, I really think that with a good theme and set of 3D art, some refined world gen, maybe some puzzles, I'd buy a game like this that was all about exploration.

Satyre says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 11:27am

Even though there is a lot of potential polishing that can be done, you managed to create a suprisingly interesting atmosphere that I liked a lot. This could be a very nice game when you use it to create a "shamanic" experience. I wished to see the the human and bird from 3rd perspective to feel the transformation more. Great work :)

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