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

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Noctem Shift

by olkeencole - Jam Entry

You are trapped in a dream.
The only way out is to explore through the dream world,
manipulate dream objects through the dream light,
find the 3 dreamcatchers
and escape from the illusion of the mind!

WASD: Move
LMB: Shoot dream light
Space: Jump

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Ratings

#99Mood(Jam)3.86
#379Theme(Jam)3.55
#474Graphics(Jam)3.45
#512Innovation(Jam)3.10
#711Overall(Jam)3.05
#940Fun(Jam)2.59
#1350Coolness45%

Comments

Ilseroth says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:30am

At first I was like "what?" but it's good stuff.

Dooskington says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:30am

Cool game! I liked the atmosphere.

SgtBursk says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:43am

Got the 3 dreamcatchers, but couldn't jump up the trunk after growing it :( Love the mood and the way the shapes deform!

ramza says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:07am

Yea I quickly found myself having fun with this one.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:50am

This was great! The mood was set very well.

And don't worry, it's just a nightmare!

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:53am

Awesome concept!!!! Out of all the 3D games I've played today this one has the best graphics!!! I would not even know where to start with 3D Art!! The mood was super cool and the sounds bouncing off the objects as you got closer was a nice touch! I did get lost (a lot) but I will come back to this one and see if I can't beat it! Nice job!

whilefun says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:58am

Super moody and kind of creepy, and very neat concept! I got so far, but the last brown morphing stair ramp thing did me in. I got 3 or 4 dream catchers, and saw that blue/white light shaft but couldn't get up on the top to drop in (i presume that was the goal). Nice work! :)

fprawn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:01am

Very moody, great atmosphere and sounds.

Picked up 3 dreamcatchers, but couldn't progress further, maybe I just missed something?

andyman404 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:27am

I like the aesthetics. Fantastic dream environment! Well done!

RafaSKB says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:27am

I see this game has a lot of originality and I really want to like it, but I can't get to enjoy the gameplay. I had some performance issues running the game as well.

distemp7 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:31am

This game is little confusing but still interesting because of good atmosphere.

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:11am

Very moody and atmospheric, and nice use of the 3d morphing system.

I think I would have preferred if you could hold down the shoot button to throw the balls more quickly, or some sort of "highlight and press a key to interact" system to interact with the puzzle elements.

OrangePop says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:21am

Aside from some technical issues, like weird occlusion culling. I liked this, strange dream like structures and simple ambient sounds bring this together. I like how the mechanic is taught using only contextual cues, even if it's not very complex. Doesn't need to be complicated. I did get lost after getting the third object.

tweedle says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:33am

Thanks for playing our game. You had me at "shoot dream light" - Great mood!

vctr_seleucos says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:41pm

Loving the ambient your game creates, it's really nice. The control are a bit off, but good job!

Arvydas says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:08pm

Pretty fun and decent progress game. Certainly needs sounds and music, and the level is too dark_I had to readjust my screen settings :/. I like the maze aspect to this game and you have to pay attention to detail. The balls throwing out was a bit random, but hey, it works xD

Lullaby says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:07am

You just set an awesome mood to your game! I'm not found of maze games, but this one works well on me.
Well done :)

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