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

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The Quest for the Lindworm

by ZYXer - Jam Entry

YOUR QUEST:

Shapeshift until you are a Lindworm!


INSTRUCTIONS

Kill hostile mobs. They have a certain chance of dropping one of their body parts. Choose if you want to keep your current body part or shapeshift to the new one. The goal of the game is to shapeshift into a full Lindworm.


CONTROLS

Arrow keys or WASD - Moving
Space bar - Attack
M - Show Map
P - Pause


FUN FACTS

- The map is entirely procedurally generated.
- There is no sound/music because I ran out of time. Sorry :(
- The game complies with Compo rules, just that I made it in 72 hours instead of 48 hours.


POST-JAM BUGFIXES/CHANGES

- Ent arms are less overpowered
- If a mob drops a body part you already have, you don't get the shapeshift screen
- Removed collision from corpses
- Fixed graphics glitch in shapeshift screen for arms and legs
- Fixed graphics glitch of houses
- Added star animation to picked-up body parts so that they are more visible
- Lindworms are a bit harder
- You now get a victory message when you are a full Lindworm.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#44Overall(Jam)4.00
#45Fun(Jam)3.97
#57Graphics(Jam)4.39
#59Theme(Jam)4.09
#171Innovation(Jam)3.61
#279Mood(Jam)3.45
#377Humor(Jam)2.75
#1248Coolness47%

Comments

kariamoss says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:36am

Your link is down...

RafaSKB says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:23am

Link is broken

olkeencole says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:17am

Link is down!!! This looks really cool!

sharrackor says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:34am

Game looks great, but please fix your link - I'll be playing this as soon as you do!

meisterfuu says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:44am

Link broken

bellum128 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:59am

Link is still down :(

ZeroFaction says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:41am

So far one of my favorite games of LD35! I found myself wanting to play it just to see what kinds of upgrades I could get from different monsters. It really appealed to the treasure seeker in me. Additionally, the art is fantastic and to see that you made this procedurally really blows my mind.

fafastudio says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:20pm

I loved art style, in particular the decors !

It lacked a bit of audio though

mitkus says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:31pm

Amazing visual style, I really dig it. Gameplay is not bad too, everything feels complete and balanced. Very enjoyable!

Arvydas says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:56pm

Really great game! go on developing this because is a really intresting game mechanics, dem op dragons :D

psychonull says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:07pm

sooo cool .. I'm dead score: 45600 :D

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

I love the graphical style of this game. The idea of swapping parts is cool. Well done!

smbe19 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:43pm

Amazing. 10/10 would play again.

Chaoslab says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:24pm

Fun game. Thanks

Freank says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 8:08am

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

markusfisch says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 5:23pm

Awesome graphics! Really fun game!

kestrelgames says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 8:48am

this is awesome! Although I think I almost broke my spacebar, haha. Please turn it into a full RPG. :)

Erkberg says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 11:50am

Looks great, plays great, has quite a bit of content. I love this game, it's pretty damn amazing!

FengeR says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 8:21pm

That's a really great game!

I really enjoy playing it. Procedurally generated map is awesome. Love your graphics too! Would have loved some audio with it but anyway that's a cool game!

Good job on this! :D

Madball says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 8:27pm

That was very fun. The game is balanced and it never gives you too big obstacles: you can always choose to skip a certain monster.
I liked the graphics a lot, especially going up/down slopes and rotating in 8 directions. And the different combinations of body parts can be very funny.
Great work. A game polished in every aspect.

Karlux says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 12:23am

Great Fun. Great graphics. Very original. Love the game.

Dialglex says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:44am

Challenging, but fun aswell. Good job!

chriiis88 says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:13am

Really cool idea and fun to play, too. Well done!

GodsBoss says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 12:44pm

Great game!

oxysoft says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 4:46pm

fucking cool, reminded me of RotMG a bit which I loved

gurkenlabs says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 12:42am

stunning visuals, clever mechanics and challenging fights!
This entry really used the shapeshifting theme well.

broknecho says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 12:50am

389400 and I'm now a Lindworm! That was great! Art style and shape shifting was done awesomely! Great Job!

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