Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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Phase Shifter

by Sasurai - 48 Hour Compo Entry

The initial idea was to do a labyrinth kind of game playing with swapping between "connected worlds". I ended up making a runner, using the same idea, where you have to change which "world" or elemental plane or whatever your ship uses in order to go through the panels without dying.

P.S: I had no idea where to upload the game, first time participating. I hope it's ok to use Kongregate for that ^^".

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maxkm5st1 says ...
Aug 24, 2014 @ 7:09pm


donut345 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:00pm

cool concept but sometime four panels of not ur color show up :F also if hitting your color was more rewarding it would increase the replay value... particle explosion maybe?

Sasurai says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:59pm

@donut345 first off thanks for the feedback :). Panel color generation is random, and I'm aware it can lead to just dying, I'm not sure if I want to prevent that, so it was kind of a design decission.
About hitting your own color being more rewarding, I thought about it, but due to the way I implemented collision/going through (using layers) I had to do some additional coding to give points for going through, and I didn't have time. I will probably do it after the evaluation though, since I plan to keep working on the game a bit.
About particles and stuff, I want to add that at some point, as well as sounds, but again I didn't have time to tinker with the particle systems Unity has and I'm not familiar with them ^^"

JangoBrick says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:39pm

Solid idea, although graphics could've been better and sound would have been nice. Overall pretty good.

blindfox says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:41pm

I like the concept however I am a bit confused by the scoring system. It would go up extremely fast as long as I was strafing (even with no panels in range yet). Movement is super slippery and it takes time to know what colors map to what keys but other than that it is fine.

Aug 26, 2014 @ 9:25pm

That was a really fun game! I would've liked to see my score as the game was playing. Maybe I just didn't see it?

Naytron says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 1:30pm

Really unforgiving controls but the game play is quite rewarding, solid job!

Sasurai says ...
Aug 30, 2014 @ 1:32pm

Thanks all for the feedback!
Scoring was based on movement to force user to move instead of just standing there switching colors. I thought later to make it score for each panel you went through but that required some changes I didn't have time to make. As for the movement, it is intended that the ship is kind of hard to stabilize and control.

Seraphic Media, you can see the score in the upper right side of the screen :)

Nooner Bear says ...
Aug 31, 2014 @ 9:19pm

Neat idea, but the player moved too fast I thought. Good work though.

shashwat says ...
Sep 3, 2014 @ 2:26pm

Nice game. However, if I stay at the edge, it just becomes a colour spotter. Much easier, mainly because there's no incentive for me to dodge.

Sasurai says ...
Sep 14, 2014 @ 5:30pm

You don't get points unless you're moving, so if you stay at the edge and spot colors you get no points, unless I'm missing something ^^"

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