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

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Wild West Canyon Crusher

by chocobyte - Compo Entry

Hi, this is my Ludum Dare 35 Entry. Thank you for playing!

CONTROLS: Hold SPACE to Jump with your train. Crazy, huh?

STORY: A train driver in wild west gets crazy about all those stones on the railway so he goes into rage mode (shapeshift!!) and jumps with his train over them. He discovers that there are tons of treasures on the lost way, so he collects them. - You are the train driver.

ABOUT: I used Unity and Blender to make this game and got too lazy to do sfx or further polish :/.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#138Humor3.15
#195Graphics3.64
#458Mood2.95
#467Fun3.13
#507Innovation3.05
#712Overall2.91
#922Theme1.95
#1448Coolness42%

Comments

HawkSandwich says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 10:27pm

It's buggy, kind of hard to see, and the camera rotates weird. Also sound would be nice. It's not a terrible game but it's not the best.

thnewlands says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:52am

Pretty! The rock arrangements make it really difficult. Managed to get the train to fly a bit by mashing the space bar.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:55am

Really nice to look at, love the style. It's hard to tell when the train is jumping, and it just feels weird that it still follows the tracks. With all the crazy twist and turns, it might be more fun to jump the tracks, so to speak.

MintArcade says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:09pm

Definitely one innovative and fun game. Learning curve is really curvy. Nice game, want to play more.

Gamescalation says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:05pm

Nice idea, but the camera behaves very weird... (maybe it should be relocated behind the train faster?)
Some sound would be nice, too - even it was just to feedback the player when taking damage.

Also, I started with less than full health several times and it is often hard to see which rocks are obstacles and which are just for decoration...

[I don't really know if "going into rage mode" does qualify as shapeshifting :P]

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:23am

The camera complicates a bit to see if I needed to jump or not, but nice idea, well done.

JALgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:05pm

This is a really simle game, but I still liked it. As the others have already siad, the camera is not really placed in a good way, but I still like the basic idea.

fakeyou says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:08pm

Funny idea but can be improved upon. The camera was too far away and too high. The game was also stuttering and I think it would be nice if the turns were more gradual.

But overall it was funny game and it looks very good!

siryakko says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:10pm

The Graphics are really cute and fun. But the mechanics needs some rethinking, especially the camera. Some great ideas that just need polish and testing.

andyman404 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:06pm

A jumping train!! Very cool. Congrats on finishing the compo!

mightymarcus says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:25pm

This train can jump around the curve. :)

Aaranos says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:46pm

Would of been nicer with a closer view point, it is extremely zoomed out.

Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:25am

There was a huuuge boulder I couldn't avoid ! Not sure how it fits the theme but I like trains so... :) Also sometimes I die and I don't know why

Jerre says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 4:10pm

Fun idea, but as said, not clear what was happening. Also the screenshots look nice, so I think you made some nice assets, but they're also hard too see. Nice little game!

BSODDevTeam says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 3:39pm

I can spam Space to pass through in air. Nice feature. Cool game.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 9:36pm

fun idea but i dont understand why sometime im dying

alsantour says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 7:45pm

Cool concept, but short game and the camera angle could use some improvement

tomlum says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 7:45pm

There's something about a train jumping that will never not be entertaining to me

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