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

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by swinestudios - Jam Entry

0-/-0, read as "Zero Does Not Equal Zero" or "Portal-no-Portal", is a game where you must navigate through levels while confined to a shape-shifting region that you control.

Movement - WASD
Resize region - click & drag corners

TheBlueGamer55 - Programming, Design, Sound
pigrocket - Art, Sound
jr1501 - Design
GenTel - Programming

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Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:18am

Great game! I've seen a bunch already and this is the first one that looks like a winner!

Pestel Crew says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:13am

Awesome game! I think it has a greate potential so I'd like to see a full version)

B0pt1K says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:42am

I really really enjoyed playing this game. The concept here is brilliant, and I would love to see a full development of this game. Playing this game is very soothing.

Efmi_ says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:05am

I loved that idea!

Jacksendary says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:00pm

Sad that there are no music or sound. That was how it was for me at least. But that is ok.
This game was actually a nice, quicky small puzzles.

Paulgami says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:17pm

This is a neat idea that I've never seen before. Loved the "ohhhh" moment in level 2 when I grokked the point of the mechanic.

JALgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:41pm

I really like the conecpt and while I am usually not a big fan of puzzle games, I enjoyed playing this one. I noticed that sometimes, the corners did not really react well (they did not follow the cursor), but it was only mildly annoying :)

Hyve says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:06pm

Very interesting, however I feel that the Mouse & Keyboard controls are a little disjointed and create gameplay still feels a little clunky, but I absolutely see why you've done with that design.

Best of luck!

mennchen22 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:47pm

I love the game play idea, but no audio ;/. Well u got sound. And the game itself is cool.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:07pm

Nice concept! Controls might get a bit frustrating but the overall sensation is good!!

johnbrynte says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:30pm

Nice to see a new and interesting mechanic! If you continue on this project I would suggest to add controls for moving a shape with the mouse, without resizing it step by step which got a bit tedious :)

Blobo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:46pm

This is a really cool game! I like the idea, and it definitely makes me wonder what happens if three portals are in range? anyway, great work!

GenTel says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:20pm

@Blobo If three portals are in range, priority goes to the two that were first in range, and the third one remains active for pairing but not connected to anything.


runvs says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 6:00pm

Very nice entry. I like the puzzles in this game. Well done!

DeltaNegative says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 8:56am

Really cool idea! ;)

Tselmek says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:37am

I love this game, the mechanic is really interesting. I wish there was more levels to chew on but it's a jam after all. The resizing of the shapeshifting region sometimes felt a little clunky but overall the game feels pretty nice. There's potential for an amazing postjam game!

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