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

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Shape Runner

by ohi12 - Compo Entry

The game is an infinite runner in which you change shapes to get over obstacles. Nothing to complicated, for the sake of keeping it simple.

This is my entry for my first ludum dare. I tried to keep the game simple, somewhat minimalist, with a limited scope and tried so hard to tie all of the experience together. All done by my in 48 hours.
Hope you enjoy it!

I hear you people, now the game will be slower at the beginning and speed up at a slower pace too. Fixed some issues, and made it a little bit more clear(hopefully) which shape you should be to bypass each obstacle.

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tomdeal says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:44pm

Grats to your first LD :-) It's a nice idea. After a while, it's getting really fast, which is cool. Sometimes I got stuck because as the ball, I could not move backwards, but that may be my own fault :-)

stefvanschie says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:46pm

It's very challenging, I like that.

ohi12 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:48pm

Yep, I should make some fixes. It gets to a point where the platforms start moving faster than you, that's why you can't move backwards, because the platforms is moving backwards even faster. The speed, it just keeps increasing. Thanks!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:01pm

Cool idea. Very, very difficult though. Some of those structures are hard to get through.

Marsouin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:21pm

Cool game gg guys !

goffmog says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:29pm

Wow, this is brutally hard at first but really addictive once you get into a rhythm. Great use of the theme, lovely responsive controls and nice sounds. As someone who's woefully bad at reflex based games I'd love to see an easy mode added that either widened the field of play, or slowed things down a little bit, or both. I will definitely come back to this later! I'd also make it possible to skip the intro/instructions screens with a keypress.

FloatingGhost says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:01pm

Quite nicely implemented, the transitions between shapes look really nice :)

I keep getting stumped at that one wall where you have to change from horizontal to vertical real fast :c

IDidGame says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:59pm

sweet and simple, i think you achieved what you set out to do.
i like broad guy the best, tall guy is kinda arrogant and circle guy is just too easy going :)

Mordokay says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:19pm

Nice game and nice approach. Clean graphics and overall great and addictive gameplay. +1

distemp7 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:54pm

I didn't understood how to get through "corner" tunnels. I think game needs to have some sort of tutorial level (at the beggining of the gane) where player can learn mechanics without being punished.

But game itself is great.

varuns says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:44pm

Nice, but kinda hard :P I liked it.

Jin47 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:33pm

Really great game. I have just 2 things to say :
- I would like the game to be a little less fast at the beginning.
- I would like to have the

Jin47 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:35pm

Really great game. I just would like the game to be slower at the beginning.

ethankennerly says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:23am

When I barely transformed into the rectangles to fit through the doorways for a few seconds in a row, I felt exhilarated! If you continue to design this, it seemed like sometimes I could be a rectangle facing a direction in a corridor not quite wide enough for it but I slid through.

joemid says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:31pm

The first play through was pretty random in my favor. I was getting cocky- it got harder!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:37am

Great game, you need some difficulty curve or a tutorial. Also a high score of some sort would be cool.

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:57am

Interesting concept and cute visual!

dsmeathers says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:04pm

Once I'd survived long enough to figure out what the hell was going on, it was good! A simple take on the theme, but it works well.

curtamyth says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 1:32am

This is a nice little game. I like the music! I just wish it would keep track of my score, that would make it pretty addicting :)

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