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

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by Inateno - Jam Entry

Last update: reduce circle range + display controls for keyboard if no gamepad detected

!!!!!!!!!! KEYBOARD INSTRUCTIONS !!!!!!!!!!
1-2-3 for change shape, X-Y-Z is for gamepad !
CTRL for next shape and shift for previous

Thanks :)

Shapeshipster is a shoot'em up game.
You can change you ship shape at any moment, between Square Circle and Triangle.

Each shape shoot different, also the Circle shape doesn't fear Circle bullets and will one shot Circles enemies. Use the good shape at the good moment !

It's done with HTML5 technologies and my own engine the "Dream-Engine" (on github)

Better with a gamepad ;)

Downloads and Links




VideoDog says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:34am

Great art and music!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:45am

A fairly unique game, good job!

Zgragselus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:56am

For me the first thing was unique graphics, apart from that you could distinguish shots shapes a bit more, but it is cool!

vethan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:59am

This is so fun! Reminds me of Ikaruga but with shapes!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:00am

Well done.Not much I can criticize on because it is nicely balanced with graphics and gameplay.

ccglp says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:01am

Great game, circle is op. Feel a little bit short, make it a full game and try publishing it!

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:31am

It looks like it's a favorite! Great music and art! But diffirent shapes play as one. Hovewer, this is good game!

cornand34 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:26pm

The circle can win just by staying close to the top middle, you will never get hit that way aside of that nice game

Ivakha says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:38pm

Yes! I did it! Thank u 2:)

P.S.Awesome game!

iapc says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:40pm

Great graphics and audio, I really liked playing this game. Gameplay feels great. It's quite easy though.

Ithildin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:42pm

This is the best shoot-em-up I've played so far. Controls feel very polished, the psychedelic art style is incredibly trippy (I love it!!) and music is great as well.


glaze_96 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:49pm

Great game but imo it's way too easy.

Awesome graphics and soundtrack though!

CasualCat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:23pm

The game is really pretty and the audio is pretty well done. The game is fun but it got too laggy for me when things got hard, so I didn't get to experience and challenge. Also, the shape shifting didn't work, I could press space to shoot but I couldn't press x, y, or b to shape shift.

luquio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:13pm

i also pick an idea like that

shane1090 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:15pm

Got through to the end - enjoyed playing it a lot! It was kinda annoying having to go through the tutorial again when I died as it was quite long but it did a very good of explaining the game mechanics clearly. Nice job!

Robber says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:18pm

tres cool! great music, wish it had more stages...!

Inateno says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:46pm

Sorry guys !! It's CTRL or 1-2-3-4 on PC ! For shapeshift

sepharoth213 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:24pm

Nice game! I got 58265 points. Barring performance issues, I thought it was really fun figuring out this alternative bullet hell. I played it trying to find the one place I could sit with a certain weapon that would hit all the enemies on screen, which was a really fun puzzle.

Le_Sarus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:07pm

Cool game idea, the circle is a little too OP and you can win the whole game without ever changing from it. But really nice work overall

GaryS says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:18am

Love, love, LOVE this!
I couldn't figure it out at first, playing with the keyboard I was unable to shapeshift, but once I connected the gamepad it all made sense.
When I got to the end, I carried on flying around firing bullets everywhere, just because... pretty. ;)

Excellent. You should keep working on this!

RyanNielson says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:22am

Great little game, I love the graphics and sound. The concept is interesting as well, it reminds me a bit of Ikaruga.

ladybenko says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:18pm

Nice audio and atmosphere!

APantaloni says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:54pm

Nice graphics and music! The thing I don't like is having to repeat the "tutorial" part everytime (or maybe I missed something?), for the rest well done!

DSSiege11 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:29pm

The graphics and music is really well done! The game also plays well most of the time though it started lagging a bit with a lot of stuff on screen.

Still you did a great job, be proud! :D

goibon says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:31pm

The circle pattern is so mesmerizing that I kept playing around with it after the game had ended :D

mightymarcus says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:02pm


midgard says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:31pm

The game was confusing and laggy at times, but overall a good game that keeps you playing. I didn't understand anythig at first because of the bad instructions on screen. I didn't like the like of feedback (visual and audio) when you destroy things

Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:41pm

Fun 2D shooter. Good job

JohnnySix says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:50pm

I got wiped out several times before finishing the tutorial haha. Tough game. Cool concept. Very impressed with the bullet/enemy path movement!

webadev says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:20pm

Great art but hard to see, nice for the control pad :)

marmpa says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:31pm

NIce game and music.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 9:30pm

really great art style but the control are not really responsive, but is realy beautifull

vini60 says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 1:44am

Very interesting bullet hell game.
I like the art aswell.

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