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!)

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

Press SPACE to start

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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


Ratings

#231Audio3.23
#304Fun3.36
#465Graphics3.00
#473Humor2.18
#601Mood2.72
#606Overall3.05
#801Theme2.73
#891Innovation2.18
#1350Coolness45%

Comments

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

MY EARS
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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