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

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by vinull - Compo Entry

ShapeFlip is a game with simple rules, but they are not told to you - you must figure them out by solving puzzles.

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dylanwolf says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:24am

I like the mechanics--it's not something I've seen used a lot in puzzle games, the puzzles ease you into it, and it takes some thinking to work out even after you know the mechanics. I feel like there's a lot more potential puzzles in it.

recursor says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:56pm

A simple yet interesting idea. I finished all 10 levels and was disappointed there weren't more. I was just getting the hang of it. I like it. More puzzles please.

Levi D. Smith says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:10am

Really nice puzzle game! I got through all ten levels on my first playthrough by pressing random shapes. I played through again the second time to figure out the rules. Strangely enough, I did worse when I actually tried to figure out the rules, but I was able to figure out the rules by trial and error on the 9th and 10th stages. I actually had a Notepad++ open to jot down the effects of each shape/color combination. I won't share it here to keep from spoiling it for others. It would be nice to see this game expanded to a larger grid of shapes.

Inateno says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:16pm

Really loved your game this is simple intuitive, it's very cool.
Just missing a background music but for a compo entry it's really cool.

arzi says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:31pm

Really nice puzzle game. I'm not sure I entirely figured out the rules be the end though :)

zwrawr says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:09pm

I have no idea how the mechanics works , but i finished all ten levels quite quick. An explanation of them would help . I'd of played much longer if there were more levels

Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:25am

Great puzle, and nice mechanics, thanks ^^

SeaMonsterGD says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:18pm

Fun game, sadly it was too short for me to understand the mechanics, I played quite randomly and was starting to understand when the game stop. Still a nice concept

APantaloni says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:56pm

Interesting idea. I have to confess that, even if I completed all 10 levels, I'm not yet exactly sure of what the rules are.

GaryS says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:03pm

I like the idea, deliberately not explaining the rules is an interesting way to go and it has potential - but I found it too easy to just get through with gut feeling and trial and error. I got to the end without ever understanding how...

sepharoth213 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:31pm

Natural tutorials are definitely the way to go! If there were more levels people would enjoy this game a lot more I think.

guoboism says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:22am

Well, I played to level 9 yet still dont understand the rules...

wboqm says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:51am

Reminds me of the card game memory. I could get away with trial and error for most of the game - would be a better game if it forced you to learn what was happening.

themadknights says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:44pm

Interesting game mechanics. I like the idea of discovering the rules step by step. I miss some kind of background music :)

TheCams says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:50am

Nice puzzle game, fits perfectly the theme, good job!

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