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

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sHaPe

by Telzidar - Jam Entry

Flatland's wildlife is harsh. Some are predators, others are prey. And some are just very excited about company.

You, as a player, can choose your shape and thus influence how the other creatures react to you.

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Note: The Linux download is a .love file. You need the LÖVE game engine to run it (https://love2d.org/). The Windows download comes bundled with it.

We made this as a team of three and this was the first time we participated in a game jam. We weren't too familiar with the engine and tools, so it's still _very_ rough.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#608Theme(Jam)3.27
#1902Coolness28%

Comments

MalyTimi says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:33pm

Triangles seems very friendly :] Fan of Edwin A. Abbott Novel?

josefnpat says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:29am

Interesting prototype! This could have been a cool game! Hope you learned something with the framework!

Dreschler says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:46am

Nice game!

Populous90 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:49am

maybe a more catching cover page would give more justice to this game. I enjoyed it!

monetai says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:10pm

I was scared by the square !

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 7:57pm

A simple fun catchy game.

Venneque says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 6:47pm

It's a very nice concept that I find way better than the rock-scissors-paper games I've played in this jam.
I'm afraid there's not much to say about gameplay however I think you're revelant and efficient in providing information to the player (read good tip bar).
Don't lose this good habit and do better next time !

dringy says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 9:21pm

Those darn Squares!

May 5, 2016 @ 4:12am

i think i died playing it. my char paled. the square hated me.

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