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

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The Mysterious Shapeshifter

by TheColorMan - Compo Entry

Play a band of nomads exploring a dangerous cave.

They meet a legendary creature known as the Balloon Shapeshifter that helps them in their journey to reach the surface.


-Arrows to move nomads
-Spacebar to shapeshift
-R to restart the level
-Exits must be crushed open with the boulder shape.

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LordHannu says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:27am

The screen is just blank after the strips.

Stokkie says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:37am

Mine also just blanks after the intro strips. Running windows 7 64 bit.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:50am

I also get a blank screen after the intro. Widnows 10, 64-bit. I tried a lot of graphic option combinations as well just in case. No go either windowed or fullscreen.

I'll write this down and check in on it again later to see if it's working :)

Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:02am

The screen is blank when the game starts.

TheColorMan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:15pm

Thanks for making me aware of the problem. There was an issue with Unity reading text files after being built. The newly uploaded builds should work.

sudorossy says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:47pm

Cute game! I love the little story it tells as you're playing it, and the graphic when you crush the little guys is awful :(

blinry says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:15pm

Yes, the Windows build is working now! Nice mechanic, I enjoyed it, thanks for making it :) The story images are very low-resolution.

Reis Mahnic says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:54pm

I really liked this!
I especially liked that you gave your game a little story. It was fun and didn't get in the way of the gameplay at all.
I also liked some of the small details, like the people having a parachute when they fell.
I wished the people moved a bit faster. Other than that, had a really great time.

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:23am

nice puzzle game, this one is pretty different. :D

Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:18am

Oh, yay, it's working now! Thanks for fixing it ^.^

Cute game. Reminds me in some ways of Lemmings, which is never a bad thing ;) Nice work.

HawkSandwich says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:40pm

This is the coolest idea ever, you need to make an improved, full version of this game.

Imperial Unit says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:41am

Some challenging puzzles that took a few attempts, and good work on putting an illustrated story in there. Had a small issue with the rock crushing people when they were pushing it along the ground.

SoulBound says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:48am

Very interesting. The level design was very creative.

vctr_seleucos says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:22pm

The game idea is pretty good, and puzzles and level design for teaching the mechanics pretty interesting. Loving the storyline and its sense of humor, but also missing some music/sfx for making the game more enjoyable. Good work!!

staircase27 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:47am

Can't run on windows 32bit.

bentglasstube says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 7:03pm

Loved the concept and a good number of levels. Destroying the brown blocks in the final level seemed a bit buggy.

scorched says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 10:43pm

Really cool! Beaten it to the end!

lanestp says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 2:16am

Really fun! I made it all the way to the end! And I enjoyed myself the whole way!

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