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

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Line Square Tower

by dalbinblue - Compo Entry

This is a simple puzzle game, where you must collect all the keys in the level and get to the door by changing the shape of your character. The flat line can sneak through low gaps, the square can push blocks, and the tall line can slink up ledges and boxes.

Made using mono game.

Constructive criticism is always welcome

Arrow keys to move
Z - Squash player
X - Stretch player
Enter - Restart level
Escape - Quit Game

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htspencer88 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:39am

Holy moley.

This is one of those entries thats so good its almost painful!

From the game boy era stylings to the wonderfully elegant design to the brilliant use of theme, there is so much going on in this submission!

I personally love that the old trappings of jumping are done away with, making you feel at first vulnerable and at a loss as how to solve what should be a simple problem. Then to have that replaced with the wonderful feeling of accomplishment as you grasp the mechanics. Its just awesome!

Really great job! Will definitely keep playing it! :D

tauntButtered says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:55am

Nice cohesive art style, absolutely FANTASTIC level design, fits the theme well. Only thing that keeps it from a perfect score was the lack of music. I'd like to see this on Steam with more levels, you're really good at it!

dalbinblue says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:09pm

@tauntButtered I did want to put music in, but I was traveling most of the weekend, so something had to be cut unfortunately.

lightsoda says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:49pm

Great mechanics, and good use of them. The ramp in difficulty was a bit much for me, but hey. Well done.

plko says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:22pm

Great puzzle

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:50pm

Funny puzzle game with a unusual aesthetic. Well done ++

SonnyBone says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:47am

Whoa this is really clever! Too bad you didn't have time to polish up the audio side of things more, though. That AHA moment when you first slinky up the stairs is great! :D

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:58pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

torcado says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:19am

this was really cool! the puzzles were great, though i did get stuck for a bit at the second to last (?) one. very polished though, except for the boxes landing on the character

SengiG says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 11:41am

Very solid entry! I think theme is well played, also should I mention the art? It's great. Would be even better if you could add some music, but its not a big deal.

thedashdude says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:10am

Really fun, would have been nice to let the player know how to restart.

luquio says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:41am

Nice puzzle game!

BluShine says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:55am

Really great work! The step-climbing animation is so adorable, it made me smile when I first saw it. I love the character's faces, too. The art is perfect.

The puzzle difficulty really surprised me. It ramped up really fast, and the levels demanded a lot of very precise planning or else you could easily get stuck. You're really forced to plan out your moves, unlike some other puzzle games where you only ever have to think 1 or 2 steps ahead and can just trial-and-error your way through. I enjoyed it, and managed to reach the end.

As other comments have mentioned, the only issue is the lack of music.

Anyways, fun game! I'd love to see this released as a mobile game with a bunch of different levels.

guoboism says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:01am

Best game played so far! Best part is how the tall form move up in steps!

curtamyth says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:21am

Very good entry, solid and unique mechanics. Like others have said some music would be nice but otherwise this is a great game.

blob says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 7:33am

Funny, you found my game while i was actually browsing your game ^^
Man, you made me use all my smarts! I ran out. Very nice puzzle design, it was very fun and the concept is super cool. Perfect use of the theme. :)

Chaoslab says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:42am

Nice Game Boy like Art. Fun entry! :-)

Crimson713 says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:26pm

Very nice game. Fantastic GameBoy-like graphics. Puzzles are interesting and they get challenging fast. The only thing that could make this game better would be the addition of music. Great job.

SHLFStudios says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:49pm

well done. a little music would be a nice rug, but overall its a great look, and well thought out puzzle game

flummox3d says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 5:15pm

Love the gameboy palette and the really solid mechanics. Awesome entry! :)

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 5:25am

Love the game boy style, i definitly have to try it one time

Sabina Lis says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 2:48am

Great game! I played three games here of this sort and it's really cool to see the diferent things each added, well done!

drentsoft says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 4:42pm

Very nice idea, cool graphics.

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