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

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by Rise and Shine Games - Jam Entry

PolyMorphic has you nomming your way from tadpole to frog. Swim around collecting the right kind of food and increase your development. Will you be King of the Pond or a Grumpy Toad.

Eating the correct type of food increases your odds of becoming a cool frog in the end scene. This game is worth playing more than once to see the many different frogs you can become. Pro tip: some of the funnier frogs may require actively sabotaging your own goal.


The Polywag's foot may disappear.

You can now restart the game by going back to home or pressing W for Play

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Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:04pm

A solid entry, well done!

Kirstine says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:20am

I like it a lot!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:13am

I like the indicators showing where to go

edgeofcode says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:57pm

Fun game! I really liked the movement of the tadpoles.

MurderPunch says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:56pm

Really love the art and theme on this one! Definitely a great take on shapeshifting!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:22pm

I like the graphics and the concept of this game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:03pm

Thanks for all the love everyone. And Thanks Jupiter, we'll be sure to look at that and shar it with others.

Aaranos says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:06am

It took me a lot longer than it should of to realize the arrows were pointing to food, not things trying to kill me. That was on me haha. I liked it, the controls handle really well.

uvwar says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:01am

Fun little game! Wasn't sure what the switching food sources were doing or if I could actually lose or not, though...

Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:35am

Awesome job Rise and Shine! The controls are super smooth, and the food "radar" is really well implemented.
--David Kroakie

Chaoslab says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:08am

Nice well rounded entry. Thanks for that! :-)

Chaserbrown says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:58am

Good job! I enjoyed seeing all of the different frogs... audio could have made it even better though! :)

Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:51pm

Nice one!

MintArcade says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:58am

Very cool game. Love the transformations!

kabel says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:45pm

Nice, but I would much rather see an enemy than food to eat.

Jin47 says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:17pm

Great entry. I like the design of the different stage of evolution. Maybe adding some challenge by adding predators would have been great. Good game anyway good job

puppetmaster says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:20pm

Wow! What a cool game! Love the comic art and the animations! Keep up the great work!

Geckoo1337 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 9:22pm

Quiet mood and fun gameplay. Aesthetic is good. Well done ++

May 3, 2016 @ 1:52am

Love the overwhelmingly chill nature of this game. Very calm.

OnlySlightly says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 1:56am

Loved how smooth the movement felt. The music, audio, animation and art created a really cool relaxing vibe and an overall pleasant game experience. I was especially impressed with the tadpole animations, like the movement of the legs as it was swimming. Also the ending at the end was really cute and made replays enjoyable. Great job! Thank you so much for making this!

Rock Eaters says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 5:22pm

The limited vision and the marquor system give a good feeling to the game, it work fine, but not really fun.

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