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

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by Ludipe - Jam Entry


Dawning: Shape a new land and build a sustainable place to live in!

World-builder card-based game. Drag tiles to the grid to place them. Each type of tile has different placement restrictions and effects. Fill the board to end the game. Some advanced rules are included in the game.


Hints: Use your mouse for pretty much everything. Right click to zoom in/out and "R" to reset.

READ ME!: If playing from this page clicking fullscreen before leaving the menu will glitch it

Note: We ended up with just 12h to work on our Ludum Dare entry, so "Dawning" is probably way far from being well-balanced. Still had lots of fun working on it :-)



@ruben_oluwa - art
@celer_gut - music & sound
@ludipe - design & code

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kariamoss says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:46am

A really well-made game, graphics/sounds really stunning.
I personally had a little bug that prevent me to finish the game (Zoom in-out) outside of the window in Web app.
But a really good work!

APantaloni says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:05am

Relaxing and interesting puzzly game. I had a problem with the grid not being centered, the top left area seems to be always outside the screen in the Web build (Chrome on Windows, 1920x1080 maximized window)

Sloof says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:00pm

The gameplay and music make this game absolutely captivating. A few bugs here and there, but otherwise a great and soothing game to experience.

mitkus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:23pm

Nice! Lovely graphics and simple, relaxing gameplay. I ended up playing it without being too concerned about the score, but it was still nice. Not sure what was the use for zooming in.

ponywolf says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:55pm

Impressive for just 12 hours. Could use a tutorial to get players started....

ThommazK says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:35pm

Astonishing entry! Really enjoyed it.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:22pm

The music is wonderfull, good work to 12h! Amazing

Pestel Crew says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:25am

I think it will be great if you will work on this concept and it'll evolve in a full game.

DevelopTech says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:40pm

Lovely music and quite relaxing gameplay. It's incredible you guys have done this in only 12 hours.
Great work!

Oliver_MB says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:29pm

Fascinating game. I love it. The concept reminds me of Sim Earth.

vctr_seleucos says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:30pm

Relaxing game, and interesting gameplay concept. It's a shame you don't have more time for making the game!

Fonserbc says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:29pm

I liked the atmosphere! I was able to play the game the first time but once I zoomed it unzoomed wrongly and couldnt play anymore.

sndr says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:20pm

This is the nicest little game! I really enjoyed the soothing gameplay. And the art was amazing!

AnaGF says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:27am

Relaxing, neat and polished. It is a solid entry indeed.

sararyCow says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:51am

I love the relaxing pace of this game. I couldn't complete it because the uncentered grid bug I enjoyed the game as long as I could play it. Not bad at all for 12h :).

solkar says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:41pm

The game worked like a charm for me. Simple and straight forward in the good way.

JoseArias says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:42pm

Divertido y relajante (menos cuando el fuego me invadia jaja). Muy buen juego. Buena musica.

glitchu says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:19pm

Great graphics and sounds/music. Nice to see the random events occur into the world we make :)

Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:11pm

Very suiting game, looks cool!

suurin says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:19pm

Really nice and relaxing, thank you.

BloodJohn says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:43pm

I am fascinated by the magic of making the new earth

apalade says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:57pm

Just lovely. Really cool mechanic and the music is enchanting. One of my favorites.

Larzan says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:58pm

Wow, beautiful concept, enjoyed playing the game immensely!

josefnpat says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:12pm

I really liked this game, every decision had an impact and sound effect to reinforce your decision. The graphics seem nice and fitting as well. While a simple concept, it was very well done. @bytedesigning / ashley

Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:20pm

Getting 2 fires 2 turns before the last tile placement can really undo a lot of stuff, and there's not really any time to do anything or for the land to recover from that no matter how well surrounded it is by water.

But as you said, you only had a short time to work on it so bugs and balance issues are expected :) It's very impressive for 12 hours!

I love the concept, though! Very relaxing. Keep working on this, it's got potential! Nice work, thanks for sharing it. :)

GaryS says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:17pm

Very nice, and astounding for 12 hours!
I found it quite addictive, but also very random. The only rule for when fires should break out seemed to be 'whenever it looks like I'm doing well'. A lovely game though. Would very much like to see how this would play once you've had more time to work on it.

wavertron says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:36am

Neat little game. Music and sfx were spot on.

Ithildin says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:50am

The fire, the fire... T_T

Very interesting idea, and it's especially merit-worthy with so little development time. Great job!!

ijona says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:59am

it was quite pleasant to play

siryakko says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:17am

Cute and fun puzzle game. Some bugs that made me restart the game once or twice but overall it's really good

Idorrac says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:37am

It is a really nice game! It is relaxing to play, and graphics, music, and sound effects are really nice. Great work for only 12 hours!

macronoid says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:42am

It's a really polished game for a 12h entry. Very relaxing and straightforward.

But I couldn't figure out a good strategy before I was deep into the game. At first I tried to replicate a realistic landscape, but I doesn't seem to be the best approach :P

CoderJoe says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:02pm

Fun puzzle like game! Enjoyed it

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

Apr 25, 2016 @ 8:59am

Muy guapo! 12 horas? wow

May 2, 2016 @ 4:14pm

Really nice looking, well made game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :)

Andy_Voz says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 5:46pm

Wow! I had a great time playing your game)) Thank you so much! :)

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