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

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by NightShadow0 - Compo Entry

Polygonal is a simple sidescroller where you must avoid walls by flying through gates. These gates are locked to one of three shapes that you can *shapeshift* into at any time. Survive as long as you can!

The basic features are complete but I didn't get to make many waves, so after a while it loops perpetually.

*Directional keys / WASD / ZQSD / Mouse: Move.
*123 / IOP / Spacebar / Mouse wheel: Shapeshift.

Game made in Unity; artwork made in Photoshop; music generated in cgMusic; sounds generated in Bfxr; minor audio edits in Audition.

Thanks for playing!

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Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:28pm

Very nice gameplay, simple but fun, good job.

nextreality says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:24pm

The game's graphics are simple yet effective, and the gameplay was rather fun, good job!

flummox3d says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:55am

Fun little game, and the music was really nice. For me, the responsiveness of the mouse was a bit weird, but it was controllable, so no problem there. Nice work! :)

teamross says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:05pm

Cool! This idea is more or less similar of ours.
The gameplay is simple and challenging!
Good job!

holgk says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:37pm

Nice simple game.

sausage_squad says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:06pm

Fun game

avinashd says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:02pm

Thought the game would get boring quickly but I was wrong! Liked that you kept the gameplay fresh by introducing small changes in the game.

Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:07pm

I really liked the music when it changed after a 20 seconds, so I had to keep playing to try and get better so I could hear it! It was cool when it switched directions, it's a small thing but I think it made it a lot more engaging that it wasn't just a linear runner

raffitz says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:53pm

Nice, simple! Very cool!

iossif says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:40pm

shapeshift flappy birds. without the flapping :D

i enjoyed that. great music and flow.

Udell Games says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:24pm

It's fun, simple to learn and difficult to master. Reminiscent of Super Hexagon and is nicely challenging, but not too brutal to start with. I don't like the lag between mouse position and character position though, I felt it was artificially restricting me and putting a ceiling on my skill, and would instead have preferred the cursor to go exactly where the mouse was and instead to have obstacles come much more frequently.

kabel says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:21pm


randomhuman says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:26pm

Mmmm, very moreish :) Those direction changes really messed with my head. Overall a very fun, stylish and well tied together game.

Apr 29, 2016 @ 8:19am

Great theme-related sidescroller with pretty innovative and simple but effective mechanics. I enjoyed playing it and found the minimalist artstyle and the audio pretty cool, I especially loved the rotation and color effect you put on the background and the fact that the direction of the camera change after a while. Nice "easy to learn, hard to master" game-balancing too, it kept me engaged a pretty long time.

csanyk says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 1:21am

Decent flappy bird-alike... The game seems to loose the mouse at times (Chrome), making it too easy to die because the controls stop working. I'd rather control up/down with keys than mouse. Good job.

Ellian says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 11:35am

Simple and effective, I really liked the music!

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