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

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Ascent of Light

by Rubel - Compo Entry

Try to attain enlightenment, to rise from below to the summit of spiritual realities, the highest point of the self-realization.
Get the necessary score as soon as possible! As more lights as more score.

A/D or Left/Right for moves
W/K/Up for jump
J/Space/Z for shoot

code - Flashdevelop/Haxe/Haxepunk
music/sounds - Famitracker/Audacity/Reaper
graphics - Aseprite/GraphiscGale

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Downloads and Links




Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:16am

Final time, 2:02.
I experimented some lags with Firefox, everything was fine with Chromium.
Good game !

Eshford says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:25pm

Third level is to difficult for me! :c
Very good entry! c:

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:33am

wow - what a fantastic game - super crate box meets shape shifters - great job

LeReveur says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:52pm

I like the take of the theme, and the mood of this game. It was fun and challenging to play, well done !

BitDare says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:32am

The game was difficult but had a great theme. Graphics were also amazing

mooncalf says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:29am

Liked the idea. I found the enemies very difficult to avoid at times.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:46pm

In the first level I thought that the game was a classic pixel art 2D platform, but the game surprise with every level. Great game!!
But I think that the music on the first level was kinda weird, and the difficult grows very quickly on the next levels.

Roland M says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:55pm

Awesome world shift. =]

Garris says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:42pm

I love the graphics of this game! It's super cute, and just challenging enough! Awesome game!

guoboism says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:57am

Nice pixel art! But what is the difference between stages other than graphics?

avocadojoe says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:55pm

nice game

Sabina Lis says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:42pm

Great game, i enjoyed it a lot!

Chaoslab says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:49am

Fun game, nice music, solid entry. Thanks for that.

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:53am

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

Tom says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 11:07pm

Seriously this is my favorite game of the compo. The atmosphere and feel of this game brings me back to the days of bubble bobble and dig dug and the other NES/Arcade cross over classics. It uses the shape shift in a unique way which is both awesome in it's own right but also allows for all the different characters which were awesome. Music is great. And the levels actually get harder is a very gradual but appropriate way. Great job. 5/5 in every category.

Javabot says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 11:20pm

What was that creepy thing at the beginning?
Anyways, love this game, but I hate the slide physics.

BSODDevTeam says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 6:00pm

Cool game!

scorder says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 7:55pm

Outstanding work.
Everything gets together to make one of the best experience of this LD : graphics, music, gameplay.
The use of the theme is immersive and very clever.

suppi says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:06pm

Love it! I really love the graphics, the audio, the mechanics, It was very well done overall. good job!

Rock Eaters says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 12:23am

I dont manage to go threw the one eye pyramid level, but its real fun with nice graphs !!!

May 4, 2016 @ 7:53am

Nice game!
I didn't see the timer and score at first, so I was quite surprised that the game stopped. A restart button would be nice. :) I think the game is hard and fun enough without the timer. After some tries I got a glimpse of the triangular alien, but then my time was up. ;) Cute graphics and music!

neondx says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 9:11am

beautiful game. Difficulty curve is really not on point

Sublustris says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 10:28am

Great pixelart!

Yetikatt says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 11:51am

Lovely game, loved the audio, but level 3 seemed a tad impossible. Good job

adrian09_01 says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 1:38pm

Prettygood good. Even though I hate flash games for their cheapness, I played this one for a long long time :-)

doombrowski says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 3:42pm

Very well put together game. Nice work.

May 8, 2016 @ 4:12pm

Really fun, but pretty hard to.

srakowski says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 4:29pm

Awesome game! Well polished all around and very challenging. Well done!

fanatiko says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 5:08pm

Very nice graphics and very smart way of re-using the characters.

mkghoster says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 5:23pm

Pretty cool execution of a fun little game!

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