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

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Shapeshift

by Mathias Olsson - Compo Entry

Shapeshift

Background:
NATO SHAPE http://www.shape.nato.int/
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

- Welcome. I am General Error. Your new job starts today.
- Every man and woman must do his or her part in this time of crisis.
- We appreciate what you are doing for your country.
- We use a three shift system. Time for your first shift at SHAPE.
- Your first shapeshift, as I like to call it!

Instructions:
Use arrow keys to move around.
Stop and press space to use your weapon.
See if you can get the rank General or even higher.

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I had a hard time coming up with ideas for this one,
but after Googling for a while on shape and shift,
I got the idea for this one.

* Tested on OSX with latest Chrome and Safari.
If there is no sound in Safari, please reload the page and it should work.

* Tested on Windows with latest Chrome and Edge.



Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness66%
#180Humor3.03
#339Audio2.97
#586Mood2.74
#614Innovation2.88
#793Theme2.76
#813Graphics2.30
#870Fun2.38
#884Overall2.53

Comments

Insality says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:03am

Great one! It'is very funny, rly :))
Nice theme interpolation and feels of the slave... :D

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

Cleaning up after soldiers is an idea that was not here since... well I can't remember.

pixzleone says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:07pm

Good job! :D

Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:18am

Found it very amusing and fun! Thanks

Sixteen says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:23am

Apart from "Shapeshifting" into a new rank, I couldn't see the theme at all. Maybe I didn't play properly, because as points don't do anything, I started to just walk to the end as quick as possible.

Cosrnos says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:23am

Well, I made it to General.

avinashd says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:36am

It's really fun to see unique interpretations of the theme. Great game!

dreadzilla says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:51pm

Great game! Who would think that cleaning is such fun! :)

jdeuce says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:36pm

Really fun. Only gripe is that it makes me use the arrows instead of WASD. Maybe you can support both? Also on the ludumdare website in chrome the space button is causing the page to scroll, so you can't really play the game. Works fine if I load the external page from the web link though.

DivineOmega says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:35pm

Brilliant. I honestly didn't understood what was going on at all initially. I had a good chuckle to myself once I realised I had to clean up after the other soldiers.

I'm not sure I've ever seen a concept like this one. An impressively unique idea! Good fun. :)

OrangePop says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:53am

Love the music. You should make more like this

01101101 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:18pm

Nice work on the music and interpretation of the theme :)
The game works well, but I feel like it's missing something that would make it more fun. Or maybe I just don't like cleaning up after others ;)

Erkberg says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:33pm

Well, the interpretation of the theme is very original. I was very amused at the beginning. Unfortunately the gameplay is rather boring. Some things that bothered me: It would've been nice if one could just clean while moving, having to stand still everytime really slowed everything down. Also, when scrolling up, the game seemed really laggy. Well, and I was really hoping that the shifts would change something gameplay-wise, which unfortunately didn't happen.
I still played until I got rank General, not sure why, maybe due to the slow gameplay it was kind of a meditative experience. :)

Louspirit says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:58pm

I can say that we cant forecast the story ! Funny :)

Jacic says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:18pm

Interesting take on the theme. :)

The collision is, uh, "interesting" as well.

AnaGF says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 12:10pm

I like how you approached the shapeshifting theme, it is pretty funny xD

runvs says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 1:05pm

Very nice Entry. The soundtrack is awesome! more of that please :)
The mechanics work and are quite well implemented.
Good job!

candlesan says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 11:16pm

Funny setting.

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