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

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The BladeShifter Tales

by DrZanuff - Jam Entry

Edit 02/09/2016 - Added Itch.IO Link

https://drzanuff.itch.io/the-bladeshifter-tales

Trail through ruins of previous civilizations in order to crush evil from these lands bearing the bladeshifter sword.

Arows move left and right
Z - Punch and Kick
C - Sword attack
Space - Jumps

Post Compo Soon!!

Made by a three men team:
DrZanuff (Ricardo Machado) - Programming and Art
Lord Daniev (Victor Malezon - Level Design and Game Desing
Daniel Machado - Music Design

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#448Overall(Jam)3.33
#483Fun(Jam)3.20
#654Graphics(Jam)3.13
#674Mood(Jam)2.93
#889Innovation(Jam)2.60
#1039Theme(Jam)2.40
#2207Coolness10%

Comments

dylanwolf says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:33pm

Nice platformer. Good job with the different enemy attacks. The weapon shifting mechanic was good, but since you lost it so quickly I don't feel like I had time to get the hang of them.

SoulCoder says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:42pm

GoodJob Sinhô!

Crafting4U says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:34am

I love the graphics, but the background felt bland/boring because it was simply just one colour. I like the music, but some sound effects for actions (e.g. jumping, attacking) would've been nice. I see how you tried to implement the shapeshift mechanic with the weapons, but it felt more like weapon switching than shapeshifting. The tutorial should've explained that the player can double jump, because I was stuck on a place for one minute trying to figure out how to get over. :P Overall nice game and no hate - just constructive feedback. :)

TEAM-TIGER says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:42pm

Nice, you guys got a lot of stuff in here. Good job.

nextreality says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:41am

I really enjoyed the platforming on this, nice and responsive, and the music was really really nice! I am very impressed with the amount that was done here, especially in so little time, good job!

Riftpoint says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:51pm

Nice game, but the controls are a little strange.

Geckoo1337 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 9:50pm

Nice platformer, but it lacks of action. Well done. Good aesthetic ++

LeReveur says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 8:05pm

I like the idea of gaining life with sword but sword changing shape if used. Not that the shape of sword change a lot the play. Appart that, so much levels for a game jam, good job ! :)

LeftRight92 says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 2:56pm

Nice submission, however I feel it has a few flaws.
The ability to kick/punch felt largely redundant and the fact that you gained health for every enemy you killed made you nearly invincible, given how trivial most enemies were to kill. Overall, good core concept on the design front, but I felt like more attention could've been paid to the nitty gritty stuff.
The animation for the character and enemies was nicely done, praise for that. However, the lack of environment art detracted from the overall experience, especially when you start the description of your game as 'Trail through ruins of previous civilizations'.
The levels themselves felt largely unstructured, although this may have been due to the lack of environment art. Some blocks or areas felt unnecessary or redundant.
Your composer really did a good job, it's not common for an LD game to feature multiple original tracks.
Overall, nice game and enjoyable to play, just need to tighten up on the design front. Good job, but I was hoping for more from someone, by the look of you account, with this much previous LD experience.

lanestp says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 3:13am

A platform with good platforming! That is a rarity in Game Jams! I really enjoyed the music as well!

Brightstar says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 4:04am

Cool game! Would like to see the weapon abilities taken advantage of a bit more. The dash from the spear would make a cool way to make a long distance jump. Keeping your weapon was difficult though because it changed each time you defeated a different enemy.

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