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

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ShapeMania

by Doccrazy - Compo Entry

SHAPEshifting + trackMANIA = ... get it? well...

I did not really get where I wanted to within the 2 days, so this one is a little incomplete. I hope you enjoy the game anyway!

======== Controls ==========
Arrow keys - Move
Space - Jump **** Arrow + Space to walljump ****
1 / 2 / 3 - Change shape
Enter - Restart level
ESC - Back to menu

++++++++ Important hint I forgot to mention in-game ++++++++
The Glider (2) can be controlled in-flight using up and down arrows. Otherwise you won't make the first long jump!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#137Theme3.87
#282Fun3.39
#340Overall3.35
#345Innovation3.30
#570Mood2.76
#586Graphics2.78
#1350Coolness45%

Comments

tomdeal says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:28pm

Really hard game (even with glider controls), but I like the concept. It reminds me a bit of the old sonic games, where you also switch between ball and hedgehog :-)

FloatingGhost says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:40pm

Well implemented, aside from the wall-jumping - I don't know if I was just being stupid, but I found it pretty difficult to pull off.

The different abilities of shapes was well thought out, and they all worked as required. All in all, pretty nice :)

Tharky says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:19pm

It was hard man, but cool concept. Couldn't get fast enough to do the spin so I quit :(

jessiexjquine says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:48pm

One of my favorite games I've played! The switching mechanic to be able to glide to complete jumps to such an awesome and creative idea. The level design definitely needs a bit of work (checkpoints would also be nice, and right now it requires getting a pretty hard number of things right in a row in some cases), but it's a game jam, so that's pretty understandable! While gliding and wall jumping could use a bit of tweaking, the mechanics are overall satisfying! I wish the ball mode had more uses. Great use of the theme!

KodingNights says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:55pm

Brilliant to use inkscape as a level editor. I'm stealing that idea for the next game jam.

cheesewhiz999 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:50pm

Fun game, but the physics are very slow, and it could use some sound/music.

Doccrazy says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:53pm

Thanks for the feedback! I know the game lacks a few easier levels and a lot of polish/sounds, but suddenly time was up ;)

The trick to walljumping is to press and hold the arrow key BEFORE you hit the wall, then space as you do. It takes a little practice ^^.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:15pm

I mastered the wall jump and can now jump to the third platform immediately. I love the challenge :)

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