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

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by dtap - Compo Entry

You are a shapeshifter employed by a club to improve the atmosphere by getting people to socialise. Between the hours of 11pm and 1am you need to work your magic to get everyone in the venue talking together.


Arrow keys / WASD to move
Shift + click to transform into another clubgoer
Hold space to chat

The clubgoers all arrived in groups, and they will stick with their groups. However, if you chat to group B disguised as a member of group A, group B will become friendlier to group A. Be careful not to be spotted by the person you're impersonating! If they spot you they will leave the club, along with their group, killing the vibes. Maximise cohesion for a better score.

Good luck!

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stephenhaney says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:19am

I like the idea! A new take on the shapeshifter theme. I had a little trouble figuring out what I was doing – often times it seemed like as soon as I would shapeshift into someone their entire group would leave (even if I was all the way on the other side of the club). I think I'm getting the hang of the mechanics now, but more feedback to my actions would be good.

Nice entry! Kudos on the fresh, interesting concept.

neondx says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:00pm

it was quite hard to understand that game at first, but the concept is quite cool! come try ours! "NeonDX"

jdmazz says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:02pm

Very difficult to play game, but I think it's quite different than most games. Kind of more like the Sims. I'm glad you made something like this.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:18pm

my first five star overall, you deserve it. The idea is genius. I found it Hard at first but soon felt confident it really isnt that hard.
Good replay value, and that is rare.

thomz12 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:18pm

difficult to get going. Pretty well executed idea. Good job!

qu2 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:34pm

This is a really fun idea, and I like how you can just dance on your own once everybody starts to leave :P

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:40am

interesting idea - was had to figure out for me - i will try it again to see - nice job

Linver says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:22pm

It's not easy to understand, when did I a mistake in the game - no markers or text messages. And I spend some time to understand how it work.
The best part of this game is moving away from you guys! Really it make a scene. And nice humor and mood.. outside the game 0_o
Nice trick!

FatKarate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:30am

nice i liked the shimmy animation

Squatch says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:37am

Great concept. But it's hard to figure out what you're doing.

SeaMonsterGD says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:14am

Good idea, original approach to the them. Lacks in feedbacks though it's really hard to follow what you're actually doing and the effect it has on the clubgoers.

jhell says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:12pm

Like others said feedback is lacking. I had a hard time udnerstanding what I needed to do.

nhojrekrap says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 4:53pm

challenging, but great concept and great look. enjoyed a lot.

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