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

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Metalmorphosis

by swimminginlava - Jam Entry

It's a game set in a post-apocalyptic universe overrun by semi-sentient robots. Accompanied by your semi-fluid metal pet, you must defeat your enemies and survive in this harsh junkyard wasteland.

We originally were planning on having more abilities like flight/double jump, shields, rockets, etc. All of these would have to be switched to and could be combined for more powerful attacks. Your pet would morph into the necessary item so you could use it. That would have been our "shapeshift" effect. Due to time constraints however, there is currently only the silver gauntlet punch ability.

Music courtesy of Punching Fish: https://soundcloud.com/kelync/hammerhead

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#109Mood(Jam)3.82
#140Graphics(Jam)4.11
#228Audio(Jam)3.47
#304Overall(Jam)3.50
#693Fun(Jam)2.94
#882Innovation(Jam)2.61
#1042Theme(Jam)2.38
#1579Coolness39%

Comments

ProjectX593 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:52am

Really nice music in this game!

Wisedawn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:52am

Despite the lack of the main shapeshifting feature, the game feels playable and I have had fun with it. Also, that background art looks really nice!

11Schotter says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:58am

you did a great job on the mood and graphics there! the dr who K9 dog matches perfectly and they have a cool "shape shift" attack, but i think you can improve the whole shapeshift theme.

Geti says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:04am

I honestly wasn't much of a fan of the music, but the graphics worked pretty well - would have liked to see less mixing/matching pixel sizes but it was immersive none-the-less.

TechXSoftware says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:16am

could add some more GUI elements, such as armor to make it a little more interesting.

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:50am

Nice music!

retrograze says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:20am

Looks great, sounds amazing...juuust a little bit of performance issues. I have a TERRIBLE setup, and it just couldn't run the game smoothly. And I get that the dog "shapeshifts", but it really wasn't a core mechanic, unfortunately. Still, amazing graphics and sound!

Saiodin says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:35pm

Great atmosphere all around. Good graphics and nice music, unfortunately I think there were no sound effects. The controls could have been a bit tighter I think. I didn't like the normal mobs, since your attack has a wind-up and its weird to calculate when the mobs are on you, but the bosses were neat.

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:47am

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

APantaloni says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:38pm

Enjoyable platformer with cool boss battles. I'd have gladly played more levels. Maybe it's a little too easy, but nice nonetheless.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:05am

wonderfull art style, some my fav graph for this jam

SpringCabal says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 5:12pm

Windows and norton together tell me this includes a trojan SONAR.Heur.RGC!g179, I forced it through anyway..


https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2016-040509-5229-99&tabid=3

I am mildly concerned though.

SpringCabal says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 5:14pm

Windows and norton together tell me this includes a trojan SONAR.Heur.RGC!g179, I forced it through anyway..

Kinda hard to play, pretty though. Now I am off to try and make sure I didn't install a trojan. Am I the only one who got an alter about this trojan:

https://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2016-040509-5229-99&tabid=3

I am mildly concerned though.

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