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

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Zorg's Crash Landing

by ScottP - Jam Entry

Zorg crash landed next to the Tri-City Animal Shelter. Help him move through the shelter to gather ship parts by transforming into Earthican animal shapes

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Ratings

#338Theme(Jam)3.60
#418Humor(Jam)2.67
#738Fun(Jam)2.87
#756Innovation(Jam)2.80
#882Mood(Jam)2.60
#889Overall(Jam)2.87
#1010Graphics(Jam)2.33
#2028Coolness22%

Comments

Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:55am

haha, i love how the game works, i think this concept could be expanded quite easily in so many genres, obviously could have been picked up allot with audio but good work none the less, especially on making it available on web. A+ for that.

ScottP says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:32am

Thanks David! This is my first LD submission ever. Sounds would definitely make it better. I'm intimidated by audio so I knew if I dived (dove?) into that rabbit hole I wouldn't have made it out in time.

MudFarmers says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:27am

Nice idea of transforming into and avoiding the animals. Funny scenario for the game, would have liked to see that expanded a bit more.

If you accidentally go back a room, it breaks the game where the ship part is there again and you can get more than 2 parts but it won't let you win. Having some audio and maybe a win screen would be nice.

Ironhead says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:03pm

Great concept for a puzzle game! I like the way you did the animals, simple but effective.

jcsirron says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:18pm

Fun idea! It had a quick and easy to understand interface and had a few intriguing possibilities. I would have liked to have seen a few interesting interactions between the other animals, though.

PixelStuff says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 6:42pm

what a hard game ^^
in my playthrough the animals wasn't chasing eachother, maybe i miss something ?
Good work anyway for a first ludum dare :)

terryg says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 10:49am

This is a fantastic game, especially for your first one. I loved the simplicity. It would have been more fun for the mice/dog/cat interplay to have developed more, but good job keeping in scope to have a playable game..with an ENDING!! I look forward to seeing you in the next dare.

lanestp says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 2:22am

Fun game! Pretty basic but I finished it and had a good time doing it. Really good job!

Gamepopper says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 12:35pm

I like the different behaviours depending on what animal you transform into, not only ones that chase you but ones that evade you.

kvanderlaag says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 3:20pm

My fellow Earthicans!

This is hilarious. Thank you!

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