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

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by SuperPokeunicorn - Compo Entry

In 1800s Transylvania, the great hero, Simon Belmondo, ventures forth to destroy the evil Count Dracula.

But ill fate has befallen our hero, as he has been cursed with the plight of vampirism.

By killing monsters, Simon may use their life force to transform himself into a bat!

He must now use these vampiric powers to navigate Dracula's dungeon and escape.

His fate is in your hands.


Left/Right Arrow Keys: Move

Up/Down Arrow Keys: Duck/Climb

X: Jump

Z: Whip (You CAN whip while climbing)

Shift: Shape Shift


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LudumAnthony says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:24pm

This gave me the same feel as the original Castlevania. Extremely fun, and the skeletons are that perfect level of difficulty. Excellent job except for the music :P

I wish you could hit the blue blobs when they are a block above you without crouching (but they are too high)

blinry says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:45pm

Love the death melody :D Good job on the game! Music is indeed a bit annoying after a while :P

Brice says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:47pm

Pretty fun! Nice little gameboy soundtrack and SFX. I hate those blue blobs!

Easy to see how you could turn in other monsters in an expansion. I was hoping I'd turn into a skeleton if I killed skeletons.

Jordan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:00pm

With the font, it took me a moment to realize I had to press Z instead of 2. Otherwise, great game and fitting sound effects!

eeely says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:19pm

∠( ᐛ 」∠)_ this game is great. i love the minimalist graphics

adcrusher says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:25pm

Hahah awesome game man! Though the graphics aren't technically impressive, they go super well with the audio and the feel of the game. The mechanics feel really solid and like I'm in complete control of whats going on. The shape shifting twist is used really well, I like how you can get through the game without it but its there for those parts you just would rather not deal with. One of the few Ludum Dare games that I actually had fun playing and wanted to finish :D

Acorn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:07am

this game looks like something I really want to play, but how the hell do I play it? I have it all unzipped in a folder and maybe it's just the sleep deprivation but I can't for the life of me figure how to get the game to play. Can you post some download instructions?

zateamplay says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:12am

Oh, pixels. Really like this graphics.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:59am

I felt so nice playing this game. It was a perfect retro styled game. Graphics, sound, difficulty. Well done!

Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:34pm

This game is harder than you think. Great execution with the theme. A great entry!

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 1:59pm

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

Reyn says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 9:35am

Nicely done, made me think of rick dangerous :)

Apr 30, 2016 @ 12:38pm

Really interesting game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :)

frogcheese says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 8:47am

Good castlevania demake! It really had a similar feel. I liked the clean graphics, and the small death and level complete jingles were a nice touch.

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