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

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by CoderJoe - Jam Entry

Platformer with a twist. Shapeshift into other creatures to complete the levels. Press 'R' to restart a level. There is an easter egg hidden in the title screen as well :). For my first LD I'm pretty happy. Everything was made over the 72 hours and all by myself. Have fun!

W A S D to move (S activates power)
Up, Down, Right, Left to shift creatures

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SetArray says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:17pm

Maybe I'm just not smart enough to figure it out, but I can't figure out what you are supposed to do after you shapeshift into a spider. The jump directly above you is too tall to make it onto that platform.

CoderJoe says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:18pm

Press S while under the platform. It should shoot a web up and you can walk upside down on the platform

SetArray says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:19pm

Yes I restarted the level and figured that out. I just didn't notice it, my bad. Although now I'm stuck inside of a triangular platform. :)

bigbuggames says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:20pm

I really enjoyed this one! Two in a row!

Really responsive control, interesting controls, cool transformations and specially...The water surface effect caught me. I also liked the jump animation and the control feedback as I said.

Keep it up!

SetArray says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:22pm

Played it through. I really enjoyed the plot behind it. The relation to the theme was simple but implemented extremely well. Nice game!

KappaIX says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:27pm

Like the coherent minimalist art style, found a few bits a bit unfair (I'm willing to admit I might have been being stupid), good interpretation of the theme.

Well done!

IvanFon says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:30pm

I really enjoyed this! The controls work very well, I really love those water physics, and there was a lot of polish to it. One thing that annoyed me was that the red text was a bit difficult to read, but other than that, great job!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:31pm

I found the controls to be a bit oversensitive, like every time I jumped over the spikes I landed in the water, which was awkward to get out of without landing in the spikes

dringy says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:37pm

I enjoyed it, well done.

CoderJoe says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Thanks guys! Glad I worked on that water effect. Sorry about the controls and glitches (mainly getting stuck in the wall). I had no time to tweak things but I might make a second "post-LD" version. p.s. press P (and + and -) to cheat

CoderJoe says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:05pm

Started a blog during the LD. Check it out! (it only has two posts currently)

AnaGF says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:44pm

Challenging but cool. When I reached the red statues the game lagged a bit, took it a while to charge next scene, but other than that is a really nice game

Ironhead says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:03pm

A great challenging platformer with a great implementation of the theme. Controls were solid and the level design was also. Well done!

Fabraz says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:26am

Easy to overshoot the intended movement, but otherwise solid platformer with shapeshifting powers.

ProjectX593 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:46am

Really freakin hard haha.

ProjectX593 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:47am

Really freaking hard haha.

Darenn says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:05pm

I had difficulties with controls, and I don't understand how I can finish the level... I am always out of energy :( But a very good game ! Congratulations !

CoderJoe says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:43pm

To save energy you have to change back into human form. Different forms use more energy.

Ibzy says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 6:45am

Nice simple graphics and the water physics is ace.
Shifting and movement was nice and smooth. The use of mana was a nice touch to limit how much you could use a form.

Skaz says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 12:53pm

Pretty close of my entry, liked the turtle! Great game.
You have a UK/US keyboard choice, I would suggest to either add an AZERTY keyboard option, or don't use letters to controls. Maybe a arrows to move / numbers to morph?

CoderJoe says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 7:14pm

Thanks! The UK board should be set up for AZERTY. I thought thats what UK style was. If not sorry about that, just got confused

MestreRothWP says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 11:10pm

Nice ideas!

CoderJoe says ...
May 13, 2016 @ 12:29am

Happy with my ratings! Thanks to all who played and voted!

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