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

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Space Shapes

by CogComp - Compo Entry

Space shapes,

Protect you world from the invading space shapes!

You have 5 attempts to stop the incoming onslaught and
your spaceships shield can take 20 hits before you lose a life.

Good luck!
(PS. Look out for debris, it hurts as much as a aliens weapons!)

SPACE to shoot
A to move left
D to move right
ESC to exit game

Press SPACE to start

I only had 8 hours to spare this weekend, so this was all I had time for :-)
Space ships are shapes shifting along the rows,
and when an enemy space ship is hit
enough times it shapeshifts to a new form
until it's obliterated!

The game is written in C++ using my own engine.
Sound effects from bfxr.
Music was made with LMMS and Audacity.
Graphics were thrown together using Wings3D, Blender and Gimp.

Downloads and Links




MerriGrape says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:04am

I love the style and the bullet hell feel, gives a bit of something new and a bit of something old. A pretty interesting take on the subject.

Insederec says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:50am

I really like it but maybe default at a much lower volume if the music is going to be that loud...

TomaszHajas says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:36pm

Looks like Space Invaders!

marmpa says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:45pm

Nice game. It really reminded me of space invaders nice job.

timeshapers says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:28pm

Pretty neat, I enjoyed it.

guoboism says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 1:24am

Not rate: crash on execute, win7 64 with openAL 2.1 installed

curtamyth says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:44pm

Pretty fun, the debris as another thing to be avoided was a nice touch. Would be neat to have a score counter.

rjhelms says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 7:41pm

Not bad - the link to the theme is a bit tenuous, but all in all, pretty darn good for 8 hours!

I had to install OpenAL to get this to work - it might be helpful to either include the DLL in the zip, or mention it as a dependency in the game description.

Apr 28, 2016 @ 7:58pm

Sorry but the game doesn't launch on my computer. It stays open to a console window and doesn't do anything else.

Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:18pm

Nevermind, rebooted the computer, I could rate your game :).

Nice Space invader clone, and loved the music (even if too loud).

adam says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:27pm

I like the colourful graphics and the music! Would be nice to have a bit more of a sense of progress like a score counter, and it's a bit hard to keep track of how much damage you've taken (is there any significance to losing a life, or do you basically just have 100 hit points?). I felt like the dodging aspect of the game would have been a bit more fun if the enemy bullets moved a bit slower - the difference between those and the debris is jarring.

runvs says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 5:45pm

Very nice entry. The graphics and music are nice and well done!

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