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

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Corporate Espionage

by spacewarp - Compo Entry

Get in, steal secrets, and get out!
Use your powers of shapeshifting for some stealthy Corporate Espionage.

My first Ludum Dare entry!
Sadly, but not unexpectedly, ran out of time so while much of the core code works there is no win or lose conditions.

Press [Space] to enter action mode close to other people. Use [Tab] to choose between nearby individuals and [Enter] to knock him/her out and take his/her appearance.

Press [Esc] to pause.

Check the source for some neat code I made to import and work with Pyxel tilesets and tilemaps.

Made using Unity 5 and Pyxel.

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CrazyMatt says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:19am


Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:25am

Hmmm, I had too many witnesses to my little bit of identity theft ;) I think you've got something to work with here :)

JohnGalt says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:32am

The concept of this game is intriguing for me. The stop-motion by pressing SPACE works but breaks immersion for me.

Javabot says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:43am

Haha, I enjoyed nocking people out for a bit and seeing the exclamation points, but it wasn't really a game.

candlesan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:44am

I'm impressed you were able to implement full pathing! :)

MrMegawatts says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:11pm


knason says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:25pm

I think you have something good going on here, I like the feature when pressing space to stop and zoom into the "action". Congrats on your first LD entry :)

BloodJohn says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:29pm

it is unclear what to do, but the graphics are very nice. I figured out how to kill people, but why should I do that is unclear.

tanis says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:50pm

It reminds me of hotline miami. You've got something there. You should work a bit more on the controls as the movement isn't exactly responsive. Overall well done!

Conk says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:35pm

I knocked out everyone, no regrets.

eeely says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:09am

i don't Get it

sndr says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:16am

I managed to knock out a couple of guys on the bathrooms without anyone noticing, and after knocking out a third one, a man appeared out of nowhere and suddenly everyone was with the exclamation points. Hehe, it was kinda fun. :) I like the espionage concept.

On the other hand, once you have acquired someone else's appearance, it's not very clear what should you try to do then. I tried going to the servers and maybe stealing some information, but nothing happened. :/

KappaIX says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:29pm

A great start - hope you get the chance to work further on it!

Well done!

MiniBobbo says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:36pm

Some nice technical work here. Of course, there is no real game, but the work is impressive anyway!

medidog says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:36pm

I love how you implemented the mechanics. There's definitely room for improvement, however the game has very good potential. The only part I did not understand was why I needed to assume other people's identities, when I can already get into everywhere.

Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:04pm

I dont really get what this is about

Freank says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:21am

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

Apr 29, 2016 @ 8:30pm


TheCain says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 9:57pm

This has potential.
If you were to add a real stealth mechanic, some objectives, and multiple options for the [SPACE] screen, this could be really good.
Also, I liked the path-finding for when you moved by clicking.

Njinwezen says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 7:14pm


This concept could've been really interesting, but it's not very clear how this game should be played. I can switch to other NPC's but that's about it. I really like all the NPC's walking around. The game gets a nice mood because of that.

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