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

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Flesh Mess

by radmars - Jam Entry

Flesh Mess!
You start as a wimpy skeleton, collect flesh to SHAPE SHIFT! Defeat 6 levels of horrific crimes against nature, to defeat the evil flesh lord.

WASD/Arrows: movement
SPACE: shoot
SHIFT: dash in direction

- Adhesion: noises
- Brendo: pictures
- spacemars: more pictures & text!
- tokken: further pictures
- steakzzz: subsequent pictures
- emarcotte: text files
- heckbringer: more text files

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Otixa says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:45am

Really fun. Liked it a lot!

trulyvile says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:26am

FANTASTIC interpretation of the theme. It's so gross!

Chase_of_Bass says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:29am

Love it! aweeeeesome! music feels like early sega genesis -art is really good -love the hud in the upper left corner -so much good art and animation here. More carnage than total carnage!

Sean says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:57pm

Really great pixel art in this one!

Definitely would've benefited from some balancing though. The initial form felt really underpowered, but as soon as you got an upgrade you could pretty much just breeze through the rest of the game up to the boss, at which point it became really challenging again.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:58pm

awesome game. cool gross art and a tun of fun. great interpretation of the theme

Saladon says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Great game. The progression is very satsfying

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:55pm

Love the pixel art, great take on the theme.

Fanatrick says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:58pm

Very cool, reminds me of Pocky and Rocky co-op game on SNES. A bit too hard at the beginning, hitboxes could've been a bit more forgiving.

ChummyWinds says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:04pm

Awesome. Such fun to play. Love the transformations of the player and the combat was just enough toughness + absolute chaos :P great game!!!

Joozey says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:06pm

Fantastic game. Very well done. Music, graphics, atmosphere, concept is great.

PowerSpark says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Amazing work... great graphics and music! The boss was much more challenging from the fights before, however.

Aaranos says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:13pm

Amazing, really reminds me of something you'd play on the super nintendo. Gameplay was pretty great too.

blob says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:15pm

Holy shmolly, art, monster design and animations are so freaking amazing. Make this a full game please.
So good how the music changes based on the transformation, very empowering. 5/5
Also reminded me a bit of pocky and rocky, one of my fave snes games, but with a grim twist. :)

thebrainfuse says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:32am

Great art and really fun gameplay (i suck at it though!)

Apr 24, 2016 @ 1:20pm

Beautiful graphics and music. And gameplay. And pretty much everything.

FBJazz says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:27pm

Super fun. The graphics were fantastic. I had a great time. Excellent work.

gurkenlabs says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:17am

nice art! but I think only being able to shoot in straight directions made the game a little harder than neccessary.

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Freank says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:18pm

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Cerno_b says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 7:19pm

I love the graphics style and PC classic gaming midi soundtrack. Awesome entry with lots of personality. Difficulty is quite brutal, so I couldn't finish the boss. A health bar would have been nice.

Personally I would have preferred a different control scheme for keyboard (arrows and x/z for instance), other than that it's awesome!

GFM says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 2:06am

Great game!

Audio and graphics are pretty rad! ;)
Also, the song kinda reminded me of the Sega Genesis' synthesizer... don't know, just felt like songs from that console.

I think that this game could have used automatic shooting, instead of having to mash the button. Shooting doesn't make you slower/stops you, so there's no real reason to stop shooting (though you are forced to stop when dashing). So, why not allow the player to just hold shoot all the time?

SteveSalmond says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 3:37am

Badassssss!!! So great how the music amps up as you reach each new form, I found my self concentrating really hard not to lose the badass guitar riff haha. I kinda liked that it didn't have checkpoints, although I lost on the final boss and couldn't be bothered going all the way back in order to defeat him. The blood splats were awesome :D

LeReveur says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 3:46pm

Ah, that's a good game ! Design is great, gameplay is fun, and... Oh, all that blood... :D

gnerkus says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 4:49pm

The initial form was a bit difficult to use at first.

I wish the power-ups were like organs: get a heart to increase your health or get skin to increase armor.

Is this game copyrighted? No? I'll be right back!

paquinn says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 8:06pm

Really good art, satisfying explosions.

pirate_shell says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 8:40pm

This was a neat little game. The graphics were very well made and so was the music - really reminded me of a SEGA Genesis/Megadrive game, which tickled my fancy. The gameplay was also quite reminisent of those types of games as well. I enjoyed it, as difficult as it was. I do have some slight issues with it, however. Mostly the controls could have been better. Either making it a mouse shooter/WASD shooter or maybe mapping the layouts a bit differently(both letting the player use the analog on the controller as well as using something else than space to shoot) would have made it more responsive and fun. Other than that, very solid entry!

medidog says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 4:05am

Nice take on the theme. I wish there was no permadeath though...

Rock Eaters says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 12:30am

really awesome pixels art and responsive,music is dope too , it's surprising we had many similar ideas :) great work !

Louspirit says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 9:16am

Very enjoyable game to play! The dash feature is a good point :)

pixelpotions says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 1:42pm

Awesome! Great fun and fantastic graphics! :D

MatMortatti says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 11:58pm

Wow! Really good game.

I loved the art style and the overall power-up mechanics. Made me feel like a badass after some time, but the enemies lived up for the challenge.

The only grip I have is with the automatic aim. It would be really appreciated if the aim and movement were independent, like in the Binding of Isaac (or any other twin-stick shooter).

Very well-made entry, congratulations!

fin_nolimit says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 12:27am

Okay, wow, how has it taken me nearly three weeks to find this gem!!! Fantastic game!!! I love the shapeshift concept where you get more powers and only lose those powers when you get hit (kind of like Mario lol) Again, EXCELLENT JOB!

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:17am

Normalize your audio next time -- had to turn my speakers wayyyy up! =P

TheCain says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 4:44am

Really great entry. You really captured the feel of the old arcade run and gun.
The only thing I didn't like was that after dying, you had to restart from the beginning, and then it was a toss up if you would find lumps or not.

01010111 says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:26pm

super cool! I loved the graphics, the colors felt especially squishy :D

Awesome job as usual!

Yann says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:10pm

Heh, I tried it when I saw it on facebook but forgot to vote :D
Nice one though I couldn't finish it =)

axoona says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:20pm

great music and graphics!
the shoot and move controls make it quite challenging though

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