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

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by RedPanda - Compo Entry

Town - A Game where you need to defend the town from Shapeshifting monster.

ATTENTION, please:
* Game is jittery by intention. May cause epilepsy! Please be careful.
* WebGL build resolution may be wanky, try fullscreen or standalone please. Also it may be really laggy, please remember that the Unity WebGL build is still beta. so it's not perfect. Standalones do not lag that much at all.
* Unity Web Player uses NPAPI, most browsers disabled those, so only WebGL build is present;
* Standalones link lists 3 zip archives (For Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X). Each archive contains both x86 and x64 version for their respective OSes;
* No audio voting because I haven't got time to do even basic SFX not to mention music.
* I uploaded 1 hour after the submission hour because while adding the main menu I accidentally broke the player prefab and all it linked stuff. Meaning an hour and then some of re-linking stuff.

Town is a game where you play as wizard (I’m a what? ?) hero Hayley that is trying to stop the evil Quazhooman shapeshifting beast from wrecking, otherwise, peaceful town of fine people into shreds. And of course pillage it along the way. You need to use your wizardy powers to target it weaknesses and stop it, before it can destroy the fine establishment of a town, or die trying.

The game place as a clicky-clicky game where you need to use best spells to target monster’s shape most effectively. Each shape has a set of attributes (Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Holy and Dark) that either provide a strong point against attacks of those natures, or weaknesses that let you exploit them, dealing more damage.

The player can also return stolen goods while fighting the monster, and use those resources to learn more powerful spells, upgrade oneself’s fortitude, and get more proficient in art of casting spells.

Rule set:
To buy new spells: 50 coins * spell level
To buy more health: 15 coins + 15% each next one
To buy faster cooldown 25 coins + 20% (? I forgot really...) each next one

Target boss's weakspots (negative numbers) with appropriate spells.

Don't let the town die!

I really wanted the One Huge Enemy Theme, so I just took it and made the enemy shapeshift. :P
Sadly because of poor management of myself I didn't complete a lot of stuff like: (a lot) more boss shapes, power ups, more deep combat system, animations, music, sfx, and more. But hey, it was a wild ride, I am sleep deprived, hungry and starting to get mad, but I guess it was worth it in the end!

Just mouse and clicks :)

Tools used:
* Unity Engine 5 Personal
* Paint.NET
* Visual Studio 2015 Community
* Audacity (But didn't have enough time to add sound fx)

3rd party resources:
* Font:

Other stuff:
* Design doc:
* Initial ideas:
* Code is horrible, only use it to show hot NOT to code.

Downloads and Links




chriiis88 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:54pm

What exactly is the intention of the jitter, apart from causing the occasional seizure? The game looks very nice on the screenshots, but this "effect" destroys the game completely I'm sad to say.

RedPanda says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:25pm

It's an art style

Saymon says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:59pm

Nice game, the art isn't my style but i find it cute.

ragnta says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:00pm

If I play in browser version, the game is very slow(big lagg). This issue kill the whole gameplay. :(

luquio says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:00pm

the game is good, and think has lot of potential if you upgrade the art

AngerFork says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Liked the art style, reminded me of old CD-i games. Quite cool!

ezombort says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:20pm

I liked the art style and the game :)

PanicTheFirst says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:20pm

Looks good and and the gameplay is fun. But maybe reduce the flickering effect a little.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:45am

the jitter... the jitter... anyways, a little hard to read what's actually happening in terms of gameplay feedback

Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:56pm

Maybe this takes "make it wiggle" a bit too far...

Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:24pm

I like the graphics! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :)

RealityCheck says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:16am

The artwork was nice, but the jitter didn't do it any good. I also felt that I didn't really get any feedback from what I was doing. It's a good attempt, but unfortunately - for me - it fell a little short.

Venneque says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 7:38pm

omg I can't stand this jitter q.q
I'm interested by this game and it was worth the pain to get to play with that.
My number 1 despair reason was the 1M HP bar which makes the game unbeatable imo.
Just saying, having to click coins is more than onerous (considering a twerking screen !).
The name change along the spell upgrade is very pleasant.
I've totally NOT understood how the reflecting system is operating, I've assumed the boxes on the right had something to do with it but I couldn't find a logic.
With better stats balance and a global clarification, I'm sure this game could make our day.

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