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

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by Takadimi - Compo Entry

Malformed is pretty barebones shoot 'em up. There was an idea in there that had something to do with the theme, but it got lost over time :)

My main focus point for this ludum dare was to execute writing an "engine" (mostly just a renderer) from as scratch as I possibly could.

The game requires OpenGL 3.3 or higher. You'll need to specify a GPU on your computer that meets that minimum requirement.

The game is pretty straight-forward, survive as long as you can. Each second you live is 10 points, each enemy killed is 100. Watch out for the red guys ;)

Hold/Click left-mouse button to shoot
W/A/S/D to move

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

That's pretty impressive that you made the engine from scratch! The The graphics are okay, I guess you didn't think much about the "world" of the game, it seems very mixed. I like the controls, they're very responsive and the game felt fair. Very neat!

robb_blob says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:04am

The game is overall fun to playm and that's something you don't find in a lot of supposedly good games with super graphics and so. Also it runs very smoothly and you don't feel frustrated. I don't know why but I really like the sound effects. The only thing are the graphics: the colour elections are maybe not the best choice.

Takadimi says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:37pm

Appreciate the comments folks! Yeah, I'm not an artist sadly, though this experience has kickstarted my desire to sure that side of things up for the next time around!

Thanks again for playing!

Pixelaborate says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:53am

Even though the game doesn't really fit the theme, it's still a classic shooter - can't go wrong with that. Plus you accomplished creating the engine in the 48 hours? Impressive!

El Cabaro says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:53am

Pretty cool, I recognize the cool work that went behind making an engine. I too have been there!

Screen's a little jerky, but that might just be my cruddy graphics card.

qu2 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:19am

I'm afraid it crashes on load for me. No error message, just "ld35.exe has stopped working" :(

qu2 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:24am

Nicely done, and very impressive to do it straight in OpenGL.

On that note, you might want to tell people with laptops (like mine) with dual graphics (both integrated and dedicated) that they should tell their computer to explicitly use the dedicated graphics for this to avoid a crash on load. A lot of those integrated chips that get paired with dedicated cards don't have OpenGL support.

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

^Noted. I'll try and make it clearer in the description. Thanks!

Hempuli says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:46am

I was unable to get the game running via either run.bat or ld35.exe. Using Windows 8.1. Hopefully I'll get to test the game later!

sharrackor says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 2:22pm

I can't get the game to run. The command line log reads:
irrKlang sound library version 1.5.0
Loaded plugin: ikpflac.dll
Loaded plugin: ikpmp3.dll
Using DirectSound8 driver

and no window appears :( Seams like a good game from the screenshots and I would love to play it when it's fixed!

bentglasstube says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 10:32pm

Windows defender identified this game as a virus.

Omiya Games says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 11:35pm

Fun game but wished there was more room to move around.

Brightstar says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 11:36pm


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