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

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Xeno Crisis

by savethejets1 - Jam Entry

Xeno Crisis is a platform shooter

All art- code - music was made in 72 hours by Kyle Reczek

The Xenos have been found on a nearby moon, and you've been sent there to exterminate them before the plague spreads to the rest of the Galaxy.

Xenos with red eyes can change their shape so watch out!

Arrow Keys to Move
Space Jumps
Shift Rolls
Z Shoots

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kivlor says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:28am

I couldn't get past the first room T__T

savethejets1 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:34am

Did the door not open or something? I've tested it and haven't had any issues

Peter1992t says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:37am

I dont know where the shape shifting is but i had a decent time. mechanics could be fine tuned more like jump height and camera.

Pierce_Z says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:46am

Incredible game, lots of fun

RafaSKB says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:50am

This is a fun game. I love the different power ups, although they're quite hard to get. Movement could use some polishing.

Pellanor says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:22am

I kept dying on the flying guys :'(
Still, had fun :)

RodneyWeis says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:26am

I enjoyed the progression of difficulty, and felt the urge to keep playing for the challenge of improving. Great job!

hijomo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:33pm

Cool game. I like the art. The power ups are not very clear. The camera jump down in the corner is a bit jarring. I like the level progression.

HylianEvil says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:48pm

Seriously fun game!! Pretty challenging, it'd be nice to have some more variation in types of rooms.

HylianEvil says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:48pm

Seriously fun game!! Pretty challenging, it'd be nice to have some more variation in types of rooms. Didn't seem too shapeshifty to me but maybe I missed it.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:11am

Great music as always and very cute graphics. Like the simplicity yet variety in enemies you achieved for the jam. I managed to get stuck in a wall at the end so lost all of my goodies saved up over 2 dozen rooms. Very nice.

BrainSlugs83 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:22am

Seemed fun. I really liked the way the bad guys shape shifted. The controls were a bit sluggish and kind of crazy (why not just Z, X, C -- or gasp, a gamepad?) -- I would have kept playing, but I jumped and rolled as I killed the last ceiling dude, to position myself to kill these floor guys, and then I got stuck in a wall. I was sooo disappointed!

bablawn says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:30am

Rapid fire made my screen shake really much.

But this is great for the JAM!! Love how well animated the the sprites are.

TEAM-TIGER says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:05pm

Man this one was fun. I was begging for up to be a jump option though. Great game, played very well

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:50pm

What if Metroid...had a low budget ! Good upgrade system which can take the player very far in the game !

Jolly Serpent says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:39am

Didn't quite catch the connection to the theme, but apart from that very enjoyable and polished! Very fun.

savethejets1 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:56pm

Hey everyone! Thanks for the feedback. If you're wondering about the theme tie in. The Zeno that have red eye will morph into other xeno. You may have just killed them before they do that. :( sorry if it's not clear.

broknecho says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 3:50am

Definitely really cool making an infinite runner metroidvania mash up. The controls were a little difficult as the second movement animation almost kept you moving when you let go of the controls. That threw me off a little. An indicator on the screen of the state of your weapon upgrades would be nice. I arg'ed when I replaced my triple shot with the rapid fire! How come you didn't put gamepad support in? I gasped at that.

Super great start here though. Really liked it!

Freank says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:17pm

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

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