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

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Portal Shifter

by PulsorHD - Jam Entry

My first time participating in a game jam, things got tough, but I managed to finish the game to the point where you can atleast play it. Source file is really messy, because at the end I was rushing to finish the game.

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varuns says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:24am

Reupload your build. The game starts with an unresponsive main menu, I can't start the actual game :(

batmagus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:46am

Congratulations on completing your first game jam! I'm not too sure what's going on with the different people jumping over things, but platform jumping is always good for a challenge. It would be good if you could look at improving the precision of the hit boxes for the player and objects, since that plays a pretty big part in making platform jumping feel good.

PelvicThruust says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:48am

For your first game, it's nice. Base mechanics work well.

Try making games outside of contests to have a better grasp on time management.

PulsorHD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:09am

Thank you for the nice words, the main menu is responsive, I have no idea why it didin't work for you. The the different people jumping over the things are the same man going trough different ages, he started as a monkey man thing and evolved over the levels, I mostly make 3D projects so this was new to me, will make the collision better next time.

taviandir says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:23am

I dont know if it was intentional or not, but i love that human characters are shaped like penguins and walk like penguins! :D
Good job!

JALgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:48pm

Congrats on having something that you can play. I think that the characters are quite well-drawn. I'd add to the list of reccomendations that you should not stretch the pixel art the way you sometimes did because it makes everything look quite blurry...

ocarson says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:52pm

Good first try, would like to see you do some more.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:55pm

The main menu is not 100% responsive, and I couldn't access the credits, but, this was pretty fun for how simple the mechanics and graphics are. However, for a first jam entry, this is really good c':
Also, the last (I believe it was supposed to be 'futuristic' )part of the game looks somewhat strange and confusing~

teamross says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:07pm

Really good to be a first attemp!

The menu started working for me after setting properly my resolution on launch, people!

Good job! And nice costumes!

PulsorHD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:28pm

The las part was very rushed, because of time. Thank you all for the tips and notices!

verzoto says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:45pm

You first game! Congratulations! Good job, keep working!

TeamKawaiiju says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:57pm

Congrats on finishing your first game jam! I noticed there was some kind of mechanic with jumping, where certain jumps were higher than others, regardless of how long I held down the spacebar. Might have been a glitch though, haha.

As far as level design goes, it's all pretty much one way. Would be nice to have a bit of directional variety. Overall, though, I had fun playing it! Nice work!

nlbi21 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:57pm

Congratulations on your first game and welcome to Ludum Dare, I hope that participate in the next, I remember my first LD 4 months ago was a great experience and learned a lot. Good game and good work ..

PulsorHD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:07pm

Actually I can't wait for the next one, and will definitely participate in it.

allstar602 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:52pm

I had a lot of fun. The jumping control was a bit confusing at first and I was trying to tap it to jump. Then I figured out you can hold it down. I loved how the character became more advanced as the levels progressed. (or at least thats what I got from it.) Congrats on your first game jam. It was my first time too :)

AceyT says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:21pm

Well done, it has everything to be a game, and I really enjoyed the last level with the tweak in the jump mechanics where the moving platform influence the height.
It surprised me the first time, especially at the finish, but it was well designed

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:06am

Nice job.

kariamoss says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:27am

The main menu isn't responsive, I can't play

SantiHisteria says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:45pm

The game mechanic is a bit simple but it work well. Congratulations ;)

jcsirron says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:25pm

This is a pretty solid first attempt. Sometimes the jumping had a variable effect, like jumping vertically versus horizontally. I liked the little stubby legs while walking.

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:02pm

Big congrats finally you entered up with your great game. Keep it up the spirit

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