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

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Carl the shapeshifting penguin

by LostViking - Jam Entry

Help Carl the shapeshifting penguin get to the finish line. You need to jump on ice blocks and swing with your tentacle arm to avoid the humiliation of landing in the ice cold water. Do you have what it takes to become the fastest shapeshifting penguin in the world?

You can use your keyboard or a Xbox360 controller to play the game.

AD or left-stick for movement.
Spacebar, left bumper or right bumper to jump or activate a special ability when you're in the air.
arrow-keys or right-stick to shapeshift.
Pelican(up): double jump (resets when touching the ground)
Octopus(down): Hold jump button to swing when you are close to the circles.
Penguin(left): Hold s, left-stick down or right/left trigger down to move slower in the air.
Goat(right): Press the jump button and a direction when you're in the air to dash forward(resets when touching the ground).
Escape or start button to pause or restart the level.

This is the first game I've made for the Ludum dare challenge and I had fun programming and learnt a lot of new things.
Hope you like it and have fun!


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Fanatrick says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:23pm

Good programmering

UgiWithAKnife says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:26pm

Good job finishing on time, the idea is great. The powers different penguins have are nice but the graphics could better represent them. The movement is a bit slow at times but it fits the icy theme. :)

bazkur98 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:03pm

I like the idea but some instructions would have been nice. I played for a few minutes before figuring out how it worked The animations were really good, nice job on your first entry.

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:28pm

Lol, it was hard to figure out but otherwise pretty good.

ArcticPuffin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:50am

A little bit difficult to understand, but it was interesting enough to be worth figuring out. Good Work!

testzero says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:42am

Wanted to like it, but you need some instructions, or remove the penalty for death when you still haven't figured it out. Unplayable as is. What do each of the forms do? How do you use the hook form? What does the blue beak form do? How come you have to click to restart when you don't use the mouse for anything else?

LostViking says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:01pm

Thanks for the feedback everyone! i've added a better description of the controls now, so it gets easier to learn how to play. :)

Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:51pm

Congrats for complete the game!

adrianolobo says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:43pm

Octopus is OP . nerf. heheh. I finished the game only using octopus by superjumping to next circle.

Jungle says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:53pm

I really like this game, with some polish it will be a great game! Congratulations

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:40pm

Cute game! It was fun playing and discovering all the powers the penguin had. Simple concept but great execution. Great job!

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:24pm

its pretty cool game

Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:19pm

Congratulations on your first Ludum Dare! Of course, I had to give this one a shot! ; P

A fairly solid platformer (though I think the acceleration is a little slow), with a decent enough range of powers. It took me a while to get to the finish, but I eventually made it.

A fine, if simplistic game, with a cute penguin!

JefePapaya says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:50pm

I had fun comboing pelican -> octopus -> goat.

I'd like to be able to save some point in the game. I wasn't able to finish and gave up because I had to restart from the beginning.

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