Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Soulseeker

by xandy - Jam Entry

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Your only weapon is an orb that swaps you with your target. Collect coins, solve puzzles and reach the end of the castle.
A level breaking bug was only discovered during the level design phase in the last half day and cost most of the time that was planned for designing quests and nicer levels. I am working on a post jam version with less bugs, more levels and a howto on designing own levels with tiled.


coding by @xAndy
nice artwork by @herrsch0r

Technology:
engine: phaser.io
level editor: tiled http://www.mapeditor.org/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness88%
#389Innovation(Jam)3.28
#462Theme(Jam)3.43
#514Fun(Jam)3.06
#644Audio(Jam)2.02
#675Overall(Jam)3.04
#832Graphics(Jam)2.56
#834Mood(Jam)2.58
#843Humor(Jam)2.13

Comments

Matt Tuttle says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:00am

Some of your json files won't load. They show a 503 forbidden error in the console.

Lyxilion says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:32am

Not working the console say "date is undefine"

xandy says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:08pm

sorry i linked & embedded the wrong version. should be all fine now

dyfer says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:30pm

not working

xandy says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:32pm

@dyfer it's hard to fix if you don't tell me more :(

Lovelace Lair says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:40pm

Nice idea, fits the theme really well. Needed more work on the graphics though, and for some reason it lagged a lot.

zakchaos says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:43pm

I couldnt get out of the first room, space said shoot projectiles but when i clicked it i jumped

xandy says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:46pm

oh will fix the description soon, shoot with left mouse button .

paulfysh says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:47pm

I enjoyed it, fun platform puzzler.

Leandrus says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:48pm

Very good game. I like it a lot. Shame i couldn't hear any sounds or music. it would be better to have them.
I played something similar but this one has something special :)
Thanks for sharing.

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:49pm

Love the teleport mechanic and the graphics had a moody style :) good work.

Gipzo says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:51pm

I liked this game. Beat it even if I had to restart 10 times on the penultimate level. The mecanics is simples, but solid and level disign is good, not that hard but at the same time not trivial. Good job!

xandy says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 8:52pm

@Leandrus there should be sound via webaudio or the audio tag. which browser/version are you using? you could check http://phaser.io/examples/v2/audio/audio-sprite as well if it doesn'T worke there it might be a phaser bug

DeadFragment says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:05pm

Great idea for an unconventional weapon. The sound effects sounded a bit harsh but the level design was well thought out.

-Neith

esayitch says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:48pm

Pretty cool concept and well-designed levels. Music would have been nice here. Only nits I have is regarding death and transition... they take too long xD

Graphics are okay, and I liked the position swapping mechanic...

Good luck!

LadyEnigma says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:51pm

It was pretty laggy to play but I really like the concept. Graphics were ok.

OberynMartell says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:00pm

Nice weapon! :)

someone says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:17am

Nice entry. I like the concept.
It was very laggy in places though.

Lancelot Gao says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:32am

Not running smoothly!but I like the art sytle!so cool

BroCade says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:05pm

This is a really great idea! Some polishing and you will have a real gem here.

Jakob37 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 3:31pm

Nice little game, well done :) As you said in the description, it was a quite heavy game for my computer. Didn't look like it needed to be very computationally intense, might be worthwhile to run a profiler, to localize what part of the code that is running heavily. Nevertheless, well done, and good luck with its further development :)

spin-down says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:39pm

As mentioned, it lagged for me but only during the screen scrolling. It's a shame because from what I played I enjoyed. Liked the concept and glad to hear your working on a post jam version!

sorlok says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:53am

Really cool take on the theme! Fun and decent puzzles, but some of the hit boxes were a little aggressive.

met44 says ...
Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:18pm

Oh man, it's a classic ! I use to play that kind of game forever ago, Great work man !

Apr 27, 2015 @ 11:04pm

That was really fun. It lagged a bit at some points and some of the collisions were a bit unfair, but the concept, puzzles and level design were great. Love the blood splatters on the wall.
I'd really like to play the post compo version.

cdgugler says ...
May 3, 2015 @ 2:59am

I like it, I'm always up for a fun platform puzzle game.

freeholdgames says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 4:33pm

Great entry. I thought the enemy swap mechanic was cleanly integrated into the puzzles and quite innovative. Nice job!

Menesetsu says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 2:00pm

This game has very good mechanic. I got very excited when I first time swapped with the soldier and he ran to the spikes!

Frozen Stick says ...
May 11, 2015 @ 2:31pm

Not bad but a little glitchy.

bossmojoman says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:48am

Love the concept, very fun platformer!

Borkleby says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:55am

Whoa, I can't believe I finished the whole game.... kind of had a medieval portal feel to it, especially with the checks and exes everywhere. Really really like this game.

MrShoestore says ...
May 12, 2015 @ 12:55am

Love the teleport and them look of the game. It is pretty laggy though. I played this game a lot longer than a lot of the others. Great job.

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