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

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by disease - Jam Entry

Move around with the arrow keys
Get Wizard Ability
Once you get it you can switch forms using the 1 and 2 keys
Wizard Can Shoot with Q

Despite this being a Jam entry, I followed the Compo rules all the way through - making all the sounds, graphics and game engine by hand from scratch. I didn't even even use a generator for the sounds, I used an analog synthesizer. I had a ton of more things I wanted to get in but I COMPLETELY RAN OUT OF TIME!

At least this game is web-based and short (30 seconds to win), so hopefully I am not inflicting too much pain on you.

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BitDare says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:48am

The game was simple but I understand the pain of so little time. Nice job on seeing it through. The graphics were quite enjoyable. Although the shape shifting was pretty limited. Nice job :)

state550 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:52am

Even though you didn't finish, I can still see the potential here!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:44am

Simple but a fun little game. Fun to blast bats as the wizard. Not bad considering.

CasualCat says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:04am

I'm sorry you ran out of time, although for me that's the funnest part. The fact that you still submitted what you have shows that you have the motivation despite being able to accomplish your initial goals. I respect that! I hope you have enough time to do everything you want in your next game!

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:40am

Nice animaitons, gotta love blasting animals.

DevelopTech says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:49am

Yes, it is a very short game, but o dont know, it was nice anyway. With more work, you could continue developing the idea and add more details, art o enemies, of course.

Good work

suppi says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 5:04pm

i thought was pretty nice! it works pretty smoothly and has sound and stuff, it just needs more direction :)

I didn't really like using the arrow keys. the game screen was a bit bigger than my screen so every touch on the arrows scrolled me away.

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