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

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Material Exchange

by ianb96 - Compo Entry

Swap two materials with each other to complete physics-based puzzles!

Use WASD to move and the mouse to Swap materials. Escape brings up the menu and M unlocks the mouse. Press Shift to run and Control to crouch.

I had plenty more features that I would liked to have added, and it needs more levels, but here is my submission for LD32!

Play this in a browser besides chrome for the latest version!

Thanks for all the great feedback! I might just do a post-comp version with tons more levels, more materials, enemies, and modifications to the mechanics.

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Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:36pm

Some swaps break the physics. The game was too easy. Even the highest mouse sensitivity felt too low. A material swapper is not really a weapon. I'm sure, that with a little more time you could have made much more interesting puzzles and none of the glitches were game-breaking. All in all not too bad. I'd love to see a post-compo version of this.

Simon says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:39pm

Very clever. It's a lot of fun :)

jhell says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:44pm

Extremely cool, I deeply enjoyed it. Maybe the puzzles are a bit too simple? But then again, cool concept!

Tijn says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:57pm

I like this game a lot! Very clever and fun to play, well done :)

YaaZ says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:47am

Nice idea, but puzzles were too easy and walking speed was too low.

dylanigan says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:51am

Alright. This has potential to be a great game. With harder puzzles, more mechanics, and a better first person controller it could have extreme post-LD potential. Keep it up!

ito123456789 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:43am

Lovet yur game!

rantt says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:44am

Cool, concept. It was fun to switch out the different materials. Very clever, I enjoyed it :)

RARoadkill says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:46am

I really liked this. would like to see a longer game with more materials and maybe some harder puzzles. Well done

SuperKid says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:50am

It's a really interesting unconventional weapon. Loved the idea!

tikilittle says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:31am

What an interesting idea. You hit the theme on the head. I found myself clearing the puzzles pretty quickly. In the future, I could see you adding enemies that you can material swap.

flwns says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:13am

This is a very cool concept. I enjoyed playing it. I think some things I would change about it though, I would make the player move faster, and I would make the surface that hurts you stand out more.

Chaoslab says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:31am

Enjoyed it! Nice concept! :-)

lochmann-apps says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:37pm

This is a really cool concept. We also made a first person puzzler, but this idea is really cool. Nice concept, the First Person controller needs a bit twering but I love it! Keep this game in progress!

rmc says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 7:48pm

I really like the concept.
The controls could be a lot better, the sounds too.
I don't know if it's on the spot of the theme, but anyway is a clever concept, and can be worked to a full game. Nice job.

dydx says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:23pm

Really cool game! Just wish there were more puzzles.

roving-stone says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:38am

A really interesting concept, but the puzzles weren't very thought provoking. Movement felt way too slow. The idea is great though.

diiq says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:47am

Cool idea! You did very well with the time allowed, given your ambitious concept.

As everyone has noted, there's plenty of room to expand and improve as you put more time into the project -- I'd love to see some cool physics for turning walls/enemies into way and have them actually splash around in a satisfying way.

edve98 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 4:17pm

Please make a port for Linux, because I can't play it

elpaulo says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 11:17am

Yeah! Keep making levels to this game, and add more materials.
Very nice entry.

murilo says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 7:47pm

That's truly an unconventional weapon!! Very good , sir! The gameplay and puzzles were fun too! But the movement could be a little faster. Great job!

MegaPonies says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 11:44am

That was some really good idea from a really simple concept. It even game me some ideas :3

chromebookbob says ...
May 6, 2015 @ 5:32pm

Really fun, great gameplay. I would definitly play more of this!

Interface says ...
May 8, 2015 @ 2:01am

Was able to get my stuck in the level with some swapping :-) Great concept, a bit easy though.

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