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

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Go Shape Yourself

by Elemental Zeal Games Studios - Jam Entry

‚ÄčOur entry for the 35th Ludum Dare Game Jam! This is our 13th entry in a row.
Go Shape Yourself is a twin stick/WASD and mouse top down shooter focusing on Shape Shifting between shapes of different colours. Whichever colour you are is safe to touch, while the others are lethal. Survive as long as you can and try to get a high score!

*Note*
Mac and Linux builds have not been tested. WebGL build on Itch.io and Embedded here has one or two visual oddities but is fine to rate for those that can't download the Windows version.

Keyboard Controls:
- WASD to Move
- Mouse to Aim and Shoot
- 1/2/3 (4 when unlocked) to Switch Shapes
- Q/E to Cycle Between Shapes
- Escape to Pause


Xbox 360 Controller Controls:
- Left Stick to Move
- RIght Stick to Aim and Shoot
- A/X/B (Y when unlocked) to Switch Shapes
- RB/LB to Cycle Between Shapes
- Start to Pause

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness93%
#514Theme(Jam)3.38
#629Fun(Jam)3.00
#652Overall(Jam)3.12
#654Audio(Jam)2.36
#661Humor(Jam)2.18
#763Innovation(Jam)2.79
#796Graphics(Jam)2.90
#849Mood(Jam)2.65

Comments

moose5555 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:11am

clever n' simple. it good

qikcik says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:11pm

Good Game :D

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:18pm

Wow crazy gameplay, but it is very too, good use of theme.

MintArcade says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:36pm

Fun, really fun

DRGY says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:54pm

You should enable fullscreen, but it's really nice game!

Max Amaden says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:03pm

Awesome and unique little game. Keep up the good work!

CasualCat says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:12pm

Nice and innovative mechanic, simple and good controls. It was kind of hard to see the projectiles but that may have been part of the challenge. I would maybe make the different shape/colors shoot in a different way or different projectile just to add some variation but still a great game!

redwizard says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:34pm

I just feel the bullets too slow. It is a good game at all. Good job.

Wevel says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:08pm

Nice game works well as its so simple

Mieeh says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:45pm

Fun little game, got a bit bored with it after round 4. Maybe having some faster bullets would've made it more fun. Other than that cool little use of theme

pjimmy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:51pm

Cool game, quite challenging

FerraWare says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:03pm

Really fun and polished, a little more fast-paced might have been better

rupazero says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:38pm

Whew this is tricky! A good challenge.

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:46pm

the mixture of slow bullets with fast movement make for an interesting gameplay challenge. Nice work!

thomz12 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:15pm

Fun game, would have liked if it was a bit more fast paced. Great job anyway!

AinoraZ says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:51pm

Pretty simple but at the same time fun! Not much to learn to just jump in and play after a few tries. Good job!

CMLSC says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:51pm

I could imagine this being an amazing online game. :P
(psst make it happen. :D)

justinooncx says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:36am

Good use of shapeshifter mechanics to make a bullet-hell game! The bullets are slow enough to build up and trap the player, at the same time giving them time to switch to the appropriate shape. Good job!

kenzierocks says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:56am

Overall nice, but not something I would play for a while. Additionally, enemy projectiles are a little hard to see. Good job though!

psychonull says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:37am

Nice game. Pretty hard to play. It takes some time to get used to the controls, but it's a fun game anyway. Good use of theme.

BrianSChung says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:41am

Bullets everywhere! I like that you were able to make an instructions-mode in the short timeframe of a game jam.

geeky_penguin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:59am

Confusing at first, but was fun, nice and smple

Gametery says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:45am

Unique concept. Simple but nice!

monaarc says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:24am

Fun and challenging, good job :D

Husky says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:26pm

I like the idea! it's pretty interesting when so many bullets flying on entire one screen, my strategy of attacking or dodging is changing all the time, quite exciting.

Good job :D

AlexLamarche says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:31pm

Nice :) Could have used some background music but it was nice and simple.

dunin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:50pm

It's strange, there is a slow feeling but the game is hard.
Maybe less bullets but faster bullets would be better?
Anyway, good job.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:37pm

Really interesting game.
Probably with some polishing effects would be really cool, especially multiplayer.
You should have displayed the shape options somewhere, at least for beginners.

Note: for Unity WebGL u need to set the viewport on build less than LudumDare limits (like 800x500 for example)

Cheers
-Morco (Banana Hammers team)

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:24pm

Hey they should add this mode to the next geometry dash !

LostViking says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:22pm

I like the old school vibes it givs, but with new cool mechanics. The controls are good and the enemies are challenging, thumbs up!

SojaBird says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:34pm

Ha this is very simple but quite fun!
Its hard how you can kill yourself by hitting your own bullets after shifting.

The audio is not high-tech but it fits the art style.
Good job!

luquio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:38pm

at some point it gets hard but has great gameplay, liked it a lot! :D

nextreality says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:17am

My main issue with this game was that it was really hard to see the bullets flying from the enemies. I know it was supposed to help with who was safe to touch, but thats what shapes and color are for! Not a bad game, just needs some polish, keep up the good work!

pixel_maniacs says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:45am

We had so much fun playing this, we dedicated a song to you: https://streamable.com/lfma

Gord10 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:36pm

I think the bullets could be much faster.

Tijn says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:28pm

The bullets are a bit slow, but otherwise this is a pretty cool game! It looks good and the Xbox controller support is a nice addition. I'm sad there isn't any music, but the awesome menu graphics make up a lot of it :)

Naca says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:45pm

Nice game, pretty challenging for me. I liked the visual part and the sound effects.

Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:22am

Nice! Love how your explosion blows away all enemies and bullets. But having to shapeshift with the number keys is awkward, because I can't use WASD at the same time. How about mapping the mouse wheel as well? Apart from that, the controls are pretty tight. Audio is a bit minimalist, but works fine and doesn't get annoying.

LinealGames says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:18pm

fun and simple but it was difficult because everything moved too slow

MementoGames says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:45pm

Nice entry!
Simple and fun.

medidog says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 9:51pm

Good job on the game, it was fun for me, but could not see the enemy's well with the current backgroundof the game.

garygreen says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 8:27pm

That was tricky, but fun. Nice to see an innovative shooter.

Kerdelos says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 1:34pm

Seems like there's is a simple technique to win, just stay in circle mode and destroy squares and triangles, and since the circles aren't able to destroy the circles, the game go on for quite some time.

May 2, 2016 @ 10:39am

Challenging game with a nice shape changing mechanic. Hard to see the enemy bullets at times but still fun to play.

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