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

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Escape CorpoLab

by duskpn - Jam Entry

Escape from Corpolab is a Metroidvania game where you play as a scientist trying to escape from a lab where he was forced to work.

As you explore the lab, you will gain access to FIVE different animal forms with different abilities. Each form lets you reach different parts of the lab. Try to escape!

This is my 4th LD entry. I challenged myself to go beyond any reasonable scope for a game made in 3 days by 1 programmer and 1 artist. It's lacking polish on many areas, but it's fully playable from beginning to end with almost everything I initially planned.

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Ratings

#308Theme(Jam)3.64
#502Humor(Jam)2.52
#826Fun(Jam)2.76
#915Mood(Jam)2.54
#957Overall(Jam)2.76
#994Innovation(Jam)2.40
#1014Graphics(Jam)2.32
#1201Coolness48%

Comments

Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:18pm

Well, first of all, I didn't like the fact that this game didn't tell me about the controls in the beginning- instead I have to actually find said controls, before finding an explanation about them xD
However, I really like the animation and the art style-
The climbing as cat part looks a little bit weird, and so does shooting- but it's a ludum dare entry so it's ok.
The level design was a bit confusing a first, but after a while I managed to progress-
Also, the music didn't loop, the cat is overpowered, and the switching is somewhat tedious- but the game is still engaging and interesting, even if it's just in order to see what's lying right behind the next corner.
Also, I like the fact that I can turn into a walrus.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:29pm

The music was really cool. Bullets were too big, and I would do some cleaning up woth the art. Gameplay was cool, with some fixing and making things prettier you could have a nice game in your hands.

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

Fun game. The music really added to the atmosphere but then it stopped :(. Overall good job!

AAGH Games says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:55pm

all in all i think this is a pretty fun entry

duskpn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:21pm

Thanks for the feedback! I uploaded a new version with some stupid sleep-deprivation-induced mistakes (such as the music not looping) fixed.

Crimson713 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:22pm

Today I learned cats are so dangerous they can defeat armed soldiers. :P
It's a great game, the mouse feels kinda useless and the elephant bugged out a bit after breaking boxes, but overall the game has a lot of content, both in stage size and in all the different transformations. Nice job.

dvdfu says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:45pm

Cool transformations and level! At one point, the game didn't register that I had left water as a walrus and let me fly through the air very quickly. Still fun.

Sean says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:31pm

There's a surprisingly large amount of content to this, though that also made it confusing since there was no map and the level is very visually repetitive.

I also ran into the bug which let me just fly around as the walrus after leaving the water area.

SgtBursk says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:10pm

Cool transformation game. The different abilities were clear and fun to use. Music was great. I really liked the duck animation. Got stuck in swim mode after leaving the water, but then again I always wanted to play a game as a flying walrus.

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:40pm

Decent graphics, great music. The bullets where huge.
Could use some instructions.

Steven Miller says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:05am

Fun game, I made it to the end. Really awesome use of the theme and good level design.

Raphael_ says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:53am

Controls are unresponsive and I couldn't really enjoy the game because of them.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:27am

Good idea! i love metroidvanias, but the controls... anyway good job

Beard says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:05am

I liked the overall premise of the game. Nice that you have to use the ability of each transformation to make it through the level. Music was pretty cool too.

tomlum says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 8:43pm

Very involved level design, and an interesting assortment of transformations!

Louspirit says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 9:17pm

Good job for the numerous forms! Experienced some lags but it is normal on a game made in 3 days. Concerning the script maybe you could explain why the man can transform into animals.

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