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

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Shift the shape

by DcrDro - Compo Entry

You are playing for a shape, but which?... There are three types of shapes you can play for, each of them has its own features, that you are to find!

(Unfortunally the game came out some crude, but I'll work on it.)

q - switch to square
w - switch to circle
e - switch to triangle

w/d - move circle
s - flip triangle
r - restart
platforms are bugged so you can get stuck, try to restart

ok, have fun, and shift the shape!


windows build is added!

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redwizard says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:40pm

The embed doesn't load anithing.. :(

KristophTG says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:11pm

You could maybe include some other options besides Unity Web Player as that doesn't work on Chrome and some other browsers.

Jordan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:58pm

Not working in Chrome or Firefox.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:43pm

Not bad! I would have definitely just included a Windows build as well at least, since the web player does not work in Chrome.

Controls feel pretty stiff, but I liked it overall. The elevator was kind of frustrating since you can't move fast enough. I didn't really know what the triangle was for. I beat the game!

Pellanor says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:49pm

Worked fine in Firefox for me.
Not a bad game. Could certainly use more polish. Hard to figure out what good the Triangle was.

Jin47 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:52pm

The concept is really great but the gameplay maybe needs some polish (as you said in your description)

Hempuli says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:15pm

I liked the surprise squid attacks and the fact that you can do little jumps at slopes with the circle. I wish the triangle was utilized a bit more, though.

DcrDro says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:33am

triangle is conceived to pierce falling enemies :)

Kalm004 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:24pm

Nice game! I liked the use of the theme.

Tsevion says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:52am

Heh, it's funny, you and I went with very similar concepts, it's interesting to see what you did differently. Good job.

CodeNMore says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:10pm

Nice concept, enjoyed.

Stending says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:02pm

Simple but fun interpretation of the theme!
Congratulations :)

methylenblub says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:20pm

really funny, i really enjoyed it! it's a shame that some of the platforms were bugged :(

Yakka says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:28pm

I like the idea of this game (especially when you have to be a triangle to float in the water: smart!), but a bug with a platform doesn't allow me to finish the game :-( The key mapping is kind of tricky, especially when you have an azerty keyboard :p

StrayCat says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 10:42pm

The game needs polish, and a more natural feeling. I couldn't find a good use for being other thing than a circle for the most part.

It would be nice to have other control options too, for those not used to wasd. The idea has potential, keep going!

radmars says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 9:59pm

Enjoyed the game. Never found the need for the triangle shape, though.

danielilett says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:57pm

I like the concept. It could certainly use more work - I found myself just using circle most of the time, although square has its uses, but triangle seems the most underused. Triangle did seem to make me bob in the water when pointing down though, which was a nice touch. It's a simple but effective use of the theme though. Good job.

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