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

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Battle of Creatures

by JNI - Jam Entry

Battle of Creatures is a low poly top-down shooter where you control a small Robot with a gun. After enough kills you can transform into a golem, which can throw rocks at your enemies or a dragon which spout fire.
When you play the Golem, the Monster spawnrate is 4 times higher as normal and you can destroy trees and rocks when you walk over it.

The game features two types of maps: Forest, Desert
and different monsters: Running bombs, Skeletons, Robots with guns, Spiders and some Bosses.

The Robot Bombs are weak and quick cratures which explode when they are hit but do not any damage otherwise.
The Skeletons are balanced Monsters.
The Robots are strong and armored creatures which shoots bullets at the player.
The Spiders are big and slow creatures with normal damage.
The Skeleton King is one of the Bosses which is very slow and destroy trees and rocks. It dont make damage by itself but it throws many skeletons.
The Bomb Boss is a fast creature which throw Bombs.

-WASD = Move
-Left Mouse = Attack
-Space = Fly
-E = Switch Golem/Player
-Q = Switch Dragon/Player

The game becomes more difficult every 30 seconds.

How long can you survive?

18.04.2016, 20:38 day one balancing update

-Dragon more fire range
-Dragon increased health by 50%
-Fixed ep goes over 100 so you can always spawn enemys(Now you will only get ep if you have less than 100)
-Reduced golem health from 1000 to 750
-Changed Bomb-boss health from 200 to 350
-Increased weight from the dragon
-Added info in menu(How long you survived the last session and how many kills)
-Fixed camera startposition to see the player at start
-Improved menu

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hugheth says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:24pm

Amazing amount of work on the graphics in such a short amount of time. Classic arena with very well developed enemy classes. Top score.

MintArcade says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:30pm

Super cool. I like the audio - really put you in a mood. Great job!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:41pm

Game really complex and extremely addictive. Great job, one of the best ones here, I believe.

sbeif says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:01pm

Beautiful graphics. I love how things break apart when they are hit!
I kinda didn't feel the need to shapeshift though.
Oh and great audio too, very epic.

goffmog says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:02pm

Really good game, and pretty amazing that you were able to make so many assets and yet still get things so nicely balanced and playable in such a short time.

ChrisMingay says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:05pm

Love the colour style used, very vivid. Also like how the bullets can deflect off into the air, that's a nice touch!

Saladon says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:22pm

Great game. Love the art style and feel

JNI says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:30pm

Thanks for the positive feedback. My head is full of ideas for the concept and I will definitely develop a game like this one with more content soon.

uvwar says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:33pm

Pretty awesome, how did you do the crumbling physics effect, that was my favorite part!

TysonEX says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:35pm

Great game man! I love the art style and the models. Music is pretty good although I didn't like the one for the golem, but thats mostly personal preference. I had some issues where the projectiles did not properly register the hit, but otherwise very fun game.

Tutti Ankka says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:44pm

Very nice game. Graphics are amazing!

JNI says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:47pm

@uvwar There are two models, one is normal and and one is split into smaller parts. When an object is destroyed, it will spawn the destroyed version with custom physics.

@TysonEX Thanks for reporting, sometimes the projectiles don't hit the enemys, but it looks like. This is caused by the spawning position of the bullets. They doesn't spawn at the center of the player, so they doesn't fly to the mouse position, they fly forward from that position.
But I will look into the source, if I missed something.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:54pm

Very well executed! Throwing the rocks had a good feeling to it :)

Max Amaden says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:57pm

Very cool little game. Love the lighting and music, although the golem seems a bit overpowered and the dragon a little underpowered to me :P

Keep up the good work!

SantiHisteria says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:03pm

Good graphics and music, but I don't understand the "shapeshift" idea in this case. Anyway I like it!

WizzardMaker says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Nice graphics, and a neat little gameplay, I thin the dragon is to underpowered, those other two are fine.

badasskoala says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:53pm

Nice little game. I like the music and the light effects.Very amazing.

Mikaza says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:00pm

Nice work ! Like audio

Reyn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:49pm

I'm with everyone else, I loved the break apart effect :) Thanks for the comment.

lithorias says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:50pm

The fall apart thing is awesome. I love these robotron style games. I found the transformations to be really satisfying.

mitkus says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:38pm

Cool little game, I love the destruction effect of enemies and trees.

ThaRemo says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:54pm

Nice visuals! The crumbling effect is pretty sweet. Music was pretty good too, good job overall!
I was able to fall off the level though, not sure if that was intended.

pixzleone says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:31pm

Nice work!

TEAM-TIGER says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:42pm

Great stuff! The game looks nice, especially the enemies falling apart. I like the level select in the menu as well. The difficulty definitely starts to show when the robots show up. The music switch between forms is also a nice touch!

I stopped playing because my hand had had enough clicking (though the dragon relieves some of that) and because the kill/hit sound really got to me. I also didn't use the Golem often because I found his attack unreliable against the smaller enemies, perhaps that's a good thing though.

iossif says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:19pm

i liked the lightning a lot.

the only thing that felt a bit weird was the camera. when i moved around a lot it was too slow to follow me and my character ran off screen.

schw3de says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:01pm

I like the big bosses, gj! :)

Rock Eaters says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 7:41pm

Good gameplay, light and song make the mood; Maybe the music could be lightly less repetitiv

davalcordub says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:21pm

It looks really good but the controls doesn't work at all. I just move, The gun shoots occasionally and I can't change of shape

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