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

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shapeshift beat

by Allov - Compo Entry

*** This is my first ever entry but not my first try! This is more a completion achievement than anything else!

shapeshift beat is a game where the song dictate what happens. Shapes will fall down comming from low, mid and high frenquencies and you have to grab them while shapeshifting to the correct shape!

Grabbing multiple shapes while avoiding bad shapes will get you combo for more points!

Have fun!

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Ratings

Coolness60%
#28Audio4.00
#374Fun3.27
#420Innovation3.17
#441Theme3.40
#476Overall3.20
#553Graphics2.83
#555Humor1.95
#624Mood2.68

Comments

Dasginger says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:02am

Interesting entry! The music is great, nice to see a game built around audio so much! The visuals are really cool too, but the gameplay gets a repetitive.

sepharoth213 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:07am

combo meter has a lot of potential! there are lots of cool tricks i found myself doing, trying to get as many shapes as i could without touching the ground or trying to thread needles. fun game

rynti says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:44am

nice mecanic!

wold've lked a way to drectly switc to a specifc shpe rther thn cycl throug tem.

Crowbeak says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:03am

This is quite solid. Movement feels really good. Grats on your first LD entry!

Halleflux says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:06am

Congratulations on your first completion!
It's a fun concept, with lots of potential.

A few things I would add: a way to select what shape you want to be, apart from cycling (as in a 1-2-3 for triangle-square-whateveritwas). Changing up the terrain from a flat line would work well too.

Apart from that, the graphics are minimalistic but solid, the songs are nice, and it's just a fun game to play. Well done!

On a side note: for my game, on the third level, you need to be the same 2D shape as the object you want to go to in order to swap to it. Please try again, once you get that the game is a lot more fun! =)

bigbatardyt says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:38am

Cool uses the them !

blinry says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:18am

Congrats on completing your first LD game! I like the music, and noticed there seem to be different pieces? Collecting mechanics are also always nice! :)

dwhiffing says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:19am

Fun concept! Liked the music and overall feel.

I could've used a bit more to ease me into the game and some more depth to keep me trying.

However, great game for a jam! Well done

CodeNMore says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:20am

This was fun to play, nice music, and looked quite nice, well done!

Asturk says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:12am

Nice Game with some cool music and fast thinkink, i like this kind of game that motivates you to get the best combo points as possible, without missing anything!

crazya02 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:40am

Would have preferred it if you could select a shape rather than cycling, but otherwise well-done!

bigbatardyt says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:23am

This is well rythmed and the audio is coool

Swynfel says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 9:24pm

Cool entry ! I also tried making games for previous ludumdares, but never succeed until this one, so congratulations !!! I know how you feel, good job !

Now the game :

Good minimalist graphics, the beating "volume-bar" contributes to the good feeling.
I didn't feel the link between the shape-spawning and the music itself...
The audio is good, once again it adds something.
There is a pause : ++
Good not invasive tutorial.
And finally : original concept !

Some details I don't like in the mechanics :
The horizontal speed is too high and the shape has too much "inertia". Once you pressed left or right, you have to travel at least a quarter of the screen.
The shapes disappear instantly. Having them fade out would remove the frustration of missing one by a split second.

Apart from that is a solid finished entry ! Once again : well done !

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