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

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The Profile

by MerriGrape - Compo Entry

Welcome to "The Profile"
This is a text based choice game, made using Twine 1.4.2.
The images are made in
The game was made in about 6-5 hours because I was a goof and decided to scrap my first project.

I really hope you'll enjoy it. Leave as much feedback as possible please! <3

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rupazero says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:23am

This is an interesting experience! It actually feels quite isolating to approach dating in a way that is so focused on the self. The end goal of a romantic relationship ends up feeling like a footnote, which is a pretty fascinating concept in comparison to the conventional way of approaching dating sims, where the focus is on the other and you perhaps understand the self in response to the other.

namrog84 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:29am

quite interesting!

Jordan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:43am

Quite a creative text based twist.

dammit says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:16am

I think this has a lot of potential, but perhaps a little more work is needed on conveying emotions or getting the person playing to really feel like they're the character. In this instance, I felt the options were very focuses on people who play video games or like writing - the options didn't feel broad or interesting enough.

Multiplexor says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:43pm

Alone and without my dream job... what a sad ending mine was... :) The game is quite nice, i love it that you have some visual support, it makes it easier to connect to the character!

Keep up the good work! :)

aegypticus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:45pm

I thought this was a solid game. Very interesting. I liked your interpretation of the theme, shaping yourself to fit others' expectations. Very cool game and a great storytelling experience.

Pellanor says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:55pm

I really like this take on the theme. There doesn't really seem to be any apparent relationship with how you fill out your profile and what ending you get. Not sure if that's supposed to be the point?

I played through twice, and noticed what I selected early (thinking about what to put for job) changed some of the options I had later. On one playthrough the options didn't really fit me, on the other they did.

bodsey says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:39am

Interesting take on the theme. I tried two times and I feel like some answers are "better" ;) I think it's good entry, but as a game I'm not driven enough into wanting more, imo. Great 6h job nonetheless :)

esayitch says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:29pm

This was really well-written and got me thinking about we present ourselves in online media, what image we cultivate and angles we draw ourselves from for other people to see.

Very neat.

Some calm/sombre tune would have helped it, but that's just personal preference I guess xD

Good luck!

luquio says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:29pm

haha the profile told me "You never ended up getting the work you wrote on your profile" so i guess ill never get any money from games, and will be single till my last days haha :D great work in such a short time! what was ur previous idea?

RNanoware says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:12am

I think that you're definitely on to something great with this unique interpretation of the theme! I only wish that you had more time to flesh it out a bit.

Kate Kligman says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:57am

I liked the concept! Would love to see a post-comp version of this.

kabel says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 5:39pm

I don't get this, this is a simple dating game, I understand the shapeshift metaphor, but it's just not enough, but it doesn't have that big of an impact.

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