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

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Beyond Human

by Martin Enderleit - Compo Entry

You are a druid sent to the sacred temple to perform your initiation.
Use aspects of various animals to overcome obstacles.

Use ARROWKEYS to move, and SPACE to jump.

Tools used:
Photoshop CC
FL Studio

- Edited entry to add timelapse video. :)

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qikcik says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:08pm

Nice :D

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

I like it

Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:22am

Cool game, the last level shows that you have a solid concept. I guess you didn't had time to make more levels, too bad, i wanted to continue :).

bagface says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:36am

Nice concept. I can seems like you could make quite a few levels with the set of animals you have.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:42am

Yeah... I was quite tired at the end. So didn't have time for more levels or a proper ending. But was my first LD, so I'm just glad I got it submitted. Thanks for the comments guys. :)

GAFBlizzard says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:28am

Neat music! Very chill.

WASD would have been a nice movement option.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:40am

Your music is very good.

I like the wall jump a lot - though it took me a shamefully long time to realize that the lizard could do it. It was very much an "oh, duh" moment when it happened.

Good set of powers.

Controls felt slightly squishy, but not bad.

Good entry :)

Reis Mahnic says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:13am

Woah! Really solid platforming and I loved how you took the real-life animal abilities for inspiration as platforming mechanics.
Also had cool visuals and music. I would turn down the sound effects just a bit so we can hear more of that great music!

sez says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:24am

Nice! I really like how it started out simple, yet got a lot harder at the end. I also liked how you managed to make the puzzles more interest by combining pickups.

Well done!

ALobker says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:26am

Very cute game

Nomys_Tempar says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:52am

Pretty cool! nice overal feeling, definitly needs more levels and assets.

jollyserpent says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:34am

This is very good. I wish there'd be more levels, as the last one clearly shows that there's a lot you can do with the mechanics. Cool entry, good job!

crazyrems says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:32am

A great entry.
Graphics and sounds are nice and retro.
Physics are basic but OK.
There's no indication that you can wall jump, I though I missed something.
I liked it.

MrDave says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:35am

I really liked how you tutorialised each of the animals. It would have been cool to have one big level at the end that used all of the animals however I understand we only have a limited time to make these. I thought the game was really solid and I the variety of animals was very good with each one being unique. I could have played this for alot longer!

I only wish it could have used WASD.

mutonizer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:36am

Cool stuff, nice one.
Last level gave a good idea as to how "shapes" could all come together and was sad when it was the last level available. Talk about a tease! :)

Controls are too "loose" for me, which could be intended but really frustrates me usually when controls don't feel tight, especially on platformers.

In any case, it works, it does what it's meant to and it's not only fun in itself but shows that the idea could be expended further.

Nice one!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:39am

I really hate one-hand controls... it becomes difficult, which is why I chose arrowkeys + space. But next game I will add WASD controls for you guys. :)

Crowbeak says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:49am

The movement did not feel great, but I like the effects of the different shapes. Especially when you get the tiger in mid air and it speeds you up right away; that was fun.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:33pm

Nice Music and Graphics

justinooncx says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:57pm

A promising puzzle game. A bit too short and easy, but I'm sure the finished product will be better.

goffmog says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:22pm

Terrific little platformer. I enjoyed this so much I was sad when it was over so soon :( The music is lovely, and animations and mechanics feel great. Graphics are my kind of pixel art, representative without being stylized, low res, cute, and well animated. Good use of the theme, love the way you phased in the animal abilities over a few levels, great design. I'll be looking out for your next game!

Lancelot Gao says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:36am

Great work!Well done!

eymrich says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:58am

Well done! I'm not a fan of platformers but the game felt good. Graphics and audio was nicely done! Nice use of the theme!

My only real complains is about the acceleration/decel of the character, but it's just a matter of taste!

chrras says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:33am

I really like your game - good job!

Jimjam says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:41am

Really cool entry! The mechanics right now seem more like a proof of concept, in that there's only really one path in collecting the powerups that lets you complete the level. So it would be nice to see this expanded with larger levels in which the player has to pick which order to collect the powerups in.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:09pm

Nice! Become a bear to push crates, where have I seen that before? GMTA ;)

Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:20am

What's GMTA? :)

LeReveur says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:47pm

Controls are a little tricky, and jumping sound would have been better if less anoyingly loud, but appart that, it's a good entry, well played. :)

Patomkin says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:20am

Hey, a very good entry! Too bad that the levels end at the most interesting point, but the mechanics are pretty nice and the shapeshifting idea is there. Good job :)

KunoNoOni says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:44pm

Really nice platform game. Controls were a bit slippy but other wise it is a solid entry. Gratz on submitting your first game! Really love the pixel art and the music was pleasant to listen to.

wumpus says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:01pm

It's a simple concept that does the job quite well. I found the physics a bit slippery but I actually wanted more levels when it was done so it's certainly on the right tracks.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:02pm

Pretty decent and addicting game. The music was great, the sounds not so much. I like the shapeshift concept where the different animals make you progress through out the game. The movement is a bit sensitive, but not too difficult. Good work :)

Kep says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:11pm

Nice work. I would play more levels.

Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:48pm

Really nice music and enjoyable gameplay, graphics fitted the game perfectly.

ragnta says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 11:22pm

Nice game, but I was angry at the last level :) The control is not too easy. But at finally I complete your game, and I wait the continue :)

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