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

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ShapeShiftSaurus Rex

by rhastapunk - Jam Entry

Defend your descendence from evil dinosaurs in the jungle.

Change your shape and repel each enemy with an unique ability.

How long will you resist?

¡Take the role of the most amazing prehistoric animals!

Check the spectacular SALTSHAKER, and fight versus the horrible snailosaur.


MOVEMENT: WASD or arrow keys
Shapeshift: Spacebar

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Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:49am

Nice game!!! Very Beautiful and funny

Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:54am

Here I am. The "Saltshakersaurus" number one fan! Nice game guys :)

Marc F. says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:03pm

Very nice, fun to play, cute graphics and audio. Solid entry!

jk5000 says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 10:11am

Super idea and super game.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:26am

good idea and nice to play :) damn i love dinosaures

May 1, 2016 @ 11:34am

I really loved the idea, the graphics and sound effects were really cute. But I found I kept switching past the form that I wanted to use :( and lost often as a result.

kopo says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:59am

Nice game ! Very original, I find it very hard though

Ristoretto says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 12:04pm

Very charming, not the forms you expect a dinosaur to change into :)

tbh I had some problems to remember what forms to use against what dinosaur (except the salt against snail... :)). Might work better to have the tutorial to be playable, or have smaller levels, first using only 2-3 different forms then adding more of them gradually.

also nice art and sound effects :)

Kerdelos says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 1:10pm

Nice little game. Very difficult to know which one to use but I remembered the wall to fight the red one.
Good idea!

thebrainfuse says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 1:32pm

Nice mechanics and art... although hard to remember what to do... i'd suggest a quick "cheatsheet" screen to help people along the way.

frogcheese says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 2:15pm

Awesome! Really cute sound and graphics. Switching between all the forms was challenging, especially when the skater dinosaurs came in. They were way too fast for me!

neilcorre2k6 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 3:38pm

nice game! :D

May 1, 2016 @ 3:43pm

Boy, sorry to say I found this way too hard. I needed more forewarning as to what's coming and maybe even fewer forms. Forms (and their respective enemies) could be introduced one at a time. Still, the art is absolutely wonderful and the concept is great. Congrats on finishing!

LeReveur says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:37pm

I really like the mood of this not-as-easy-at-it-seems game, and the cute graphics/sounds add a lot, well done ! :)

Louspirit says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:37am

5392! You end up with a very good idea of game ! Your strong at making gameplay rules, animation and sounds ! No wrong point :)

CheesyRamen says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 4:30pm

It was a little hard to remember which form works against the enemies, but a nice, funny, and cute entry! Loved the dinosaur art!

pixelpotions says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 6:06pm

Pretty cool, very very hard but at the same time very very cool!
I hat a lot of fun with it, and my brain is working faster now, I feel!

StrayCat says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:49pm

Fuin game! At first I thought the so many forms would make the game too hard, but after playing it feels perfectly balaced. You have a game with a lot of potential. Good job!

Aaranos says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 11:08am

With how fast things move it is difficult to play when you have to cycle through so many forms.

rodobodolfo says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 11:09am

Nice style! I found there was a lot to take in initially and it's easy to go past the form you need but once you get the hang of it it turns into a pretty fun little game. Great job on all the character designs too, they made me chuckle.

Xanjos says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 3:22pm

I like the concept a lot and the background music suits the game really well but changing forms is rather tedious as you have to press spacebar several times to get to the one you need considering how ridiculously fast the rollasauruses are (Would be more useful to assign each form to a number key).

vini60 says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 1:26am

Hard to remember everything, but great game.
I really like the style and mood.

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