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

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by meek - Jam Entry

Xenoshift Is classic top-down game, where 4 crew members have boarded a ship that's host to a Shapeshifting alien. The alien has the ability to morph into any inanimate object on the ship.

It's up to you to find the Alien before the ship self-destructs.



WASD = Move
Shift(Hold) = Walk
Left Click (Hold) = Charge/Shoot Laser

Art/Programming by Sonny Meek
Design/Programming by Dean Foster
Audio by Ben Ridge (

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RafaSKB says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:30am

By looking at the screenshots this is by far the best game I've seen today, but I'm on a mac so I can't play =/

norseware says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:36am

Pain in the ass.

I retried 5 times, and still couldn't kill the alien - even though he was always in the same room. At one point, I shot at it, it ran into a corner and disappeared, then I shot in the corner, and it attacked from behind me! It's too painful to be enjoyable, in my opinion.

I will acknowledge that the art and audio were both on point. Nice work too, putting this together in 3 days.

RanikoGames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:53pm

Simply Great. Really. This game is awesome: I really enjoy (and had fear xD) with the alien's hunter. Great great work, please continue with this.

Hyve says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:08pm

Very nice game. A tad tough, but really fun. I was a bit confused that I hate to destroy stuff to "lure" him out, but it was none the less cool for it.

The sounds also, really nice. Little "Where the hell is it" when you're near your crew made a difference!

Ithildin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:37pm

Graphics and sound are among the best I've seen so far this Ludum, brilliant job, it creates quite a tense mood. The game idea is also very interesting, but finding the alien felt a bit frustrating, perhaps I wasn't paying enough attention at the detector sounds.

Great job! :D

studdert249 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:56pm

Music created a tense mood as you stumble around almost blindly trying to find the alien and inadvertently get your face ripped off a few times in the process.

I enjoyed the game overall, though I felt that it may have made the game a little easier if you had a chance to shoot the alien when it charged at you, even if it was a slim one.

MrMordem says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:08am

Nice concept but some flaws, graphically, in terms of sound, and basic gameplay, it's really good.

However the mechanic with the motion tracker is a bit unclear, and sometimes the alien has kind of an unfair advantage, at one point i had found an object, thought its was the alien, but when i shot the alien was in fact another one separated by a wall and just passed through it to kill me :/

The game still has some great qualities, with a bit of tweaking it can be a awesome game, i really liked the Aliens feel and the marine squad representing your extra lives.

a good job overall :)

DeltaNegative says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:36pm

Totally freaked out when the alien jumped... but didn't manage to beat the game even once.

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:43pm

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

zaywolfe says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Really great graphics and audio. But the game is nearly impossible to win. I shot the alien several times and even destroyed the object it was hiding as only to have it continue to kill me. A few times it came out of empty corners and killed me were no objects were.

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