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

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Boring Human Existence

by chunkybrewster - Compo Entry

Transform into animals to help you get to the portal!

Sorry for lack of gameplay (again!) I had a big excel spreadsheet full of the slaughter themes and ideas and shapeshift was one I had nothing for (was really hoping for upgrade or mutation). So the theme really threw me for a loop, spent the first day just writing down ideas. Then I was looking at progress shots and entries and saw everything I had written down was already being done in some form or another. Day 2 I was like alright I have to submit, original or not. While I am not pleased with the result, I am happier than if I had not submitted anything at all!

The good:
* Art was the thing I spent the least amount of time with, Aseprite is a pretty amazing tool. Was able to add stuff that didn't look too terrible quickly and make changes equally fast.
* Tiled2Unity is pretty great, too. I'm aching at the chance to use it again, really made making the level way easier (even though I only ended up with one, would have been very easy to add multiple).

The bad:
* Not settling on an idea faster.
* Doing multiple forms, should have really just focused on 1 shapeshift form.
* Really should have spent more time on gameplay, but I just had the worst case of writer's block for being creative this weekend.

Hope to redeem myself with the next Mini LD that comes up, this was my worst Jam performance, yet. :(

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#432Audio2.78
#470Theme3.35
#692Graphics2.58
#840Overall2.67
#848Fun2.45
#1626Coolness37%

Comments

Idkfawin32 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:21am

Well I gotta say I quite enjoy the morphing and the audio

jdselsor says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:34pm

I liked it I enjoyed the shape shifting. I really liked the you win ui thing.

iendsl says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:37pm

Very easy right now but it's really fun to switch between the forms!

mikedirl says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:01pm

I enjoyed your game, I found the graphics and sound had a nice retro feel.

This game has potential, its a pity you didn't add a couple of levels more, it looks you did most of the hard work with your game mechanic and sprites etc.

mutonizer says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:28am

Sadly not enough to really get into it but the basics here.

Controls are a bit too lose especially in human form. Tighter response/stop and more precise jumping would be an improvement.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:13pm

Its so difficult to play with that mini stick player.Boing sound is nice.

t4u says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:07pm

It isn't the best submission but:

1. It wasn't so bad. Seen worst. You can look up at my submission. This should lift your spirits.
2. You managed to create something. it works. It doesn't have bugs.
3. If you come up with idea and you see that someone else is doing it you shoudln't feel discouraged. It's not your fault that somebody else has good ideas and the happen to be similar with yours.

Overall: If it were your first LD I would say great job. Since you asipre for something more I will be hoenst saying it's average. More luck in next edition.

Syldarion says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:16pm

The graphics and audio were really nice, just needs some more content.

avinashd says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:57pm

Unfortunately really simple and overdone for this theme, but what worked for me was settling on the most unique sounding idea a few hours into the jam :P

Hope you do better next jam!

TheMightyTeam says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 8:40pm

I don't know if this is a bug but after a failed jump from the platform at the top, the human disappeared out of the screen.

May 2, 2016 @ 9:39pm

@TheMightyTeam yeah that is a bug! What happened is you fell so fast that you fell through the floor. Fix would be to cap fall speed, but didn't have enough time! Was hoping no one would notice ;)

aidanmarkham says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:34pm

You're itch.io page just says "sorry :|"

May 3, 2016 @ 3:22am

Good aesthetics! Need more levels so we can use well each form.

neontropics says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 6:51pm

Great audio effects and fun graphics. The jumping is actually pretty cool, I like how you really need to focus to nail the jumps - could be expanded nicely with more levels and mechanics!

madk says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 1:17pm

I feel like this could've been really fun if only there was more than the one level. I hope to see a post-compo version!

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