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

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Rhytmic Thoughts

by Stending - Jam Entry

Simple music/rhythm/arcade game where you have to move in rhythm with the music to reach the best combo, the best score, and intensify the music!

Game by Stending
Music by F3LIZ
Art by Aleksa.


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You can watch the video and rate the game if you can't manage to launch the game
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I decided to use the theme at different levels. The game is separated in phases, and at each phase :
-The mood changes
-The caracater changes
-The patterns change
-The music changes
It's not really a "shapeshift", it's more like just an evolution.
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Please don't hesitate to comment! I'm not really proud of this game, it was made in pain, but I absolutly need feedback and critics! Tell me if you enjoyed it at least a beat! :/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#44Audio(Jam)4.00
#316Innovation(Jam)3.32
#363Humor(Jam)2.78
#423Fun(Jam)3.27
#507Overall(Jam)3.27
#511Mood(Jam)3.14
#722Graphics(Jam)3.04
#987Theme(Jam)2.57
#1350Coolness45%

Comments

ANTZtakeover says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:11pm

Really enjoyed the music! The game was a bit confusing at the start because of the lack of instructions. But after a bit, really enjoyable. Hoped to see a bit more use of the theme!

plko says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 3:10pm

Cool concept, but obstacles are appear too randomly that cause my combo always break by them (yes, I always unlucky), this a little annoying me. Music is good, but maybe next time you can try change music more smooth when change between phases.

11Schotter says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 3:19pm

Good music and concept!

jakass says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 3:58pm

The game was a bit confusing, but I liked a lot!

m3games says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 4:00pm

Fun music and nice integration of the music beats into the movements and pulsing of the game. Took a little be for me to figure out what was going on, but then it clicked and became pretty engaging.

Ardy says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 7:44pm

Really liked the concept. There is a few things that could be improved that would make the experience a lot better.
Make the menu controllable with the keyboard. it gets annoying when you have to keep switching between mouse and keyboard to restart the game.
Make the mines collision clearer - Sometimes I hit a mine that was just too clear for me to see and that's really annoying. It should be clearer that they are there already to avoid this.

But I really liked the idea. The music is nice, the graphics are simple but communicate what needed to be communicated. Keep on working and bring your ideas to life.

tomlum says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 8:20pm

Very interesting mechanic, I found myself really getting into the beat.

Apr 30, 2016 @ 8:49pm

Cool idea. I didn't like the mines just appearing without any warning though. Seems like one would spawn just where I land.

TheColorMan says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 9:15pm

Awesome take on a snake-style game. I loved how the music builds with the difficulty. good entry.

hyperscope says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 10:20pm

Really enjoyed the audio aspects of this game. A small issue but I'd like to see greater variety in the feedback methods.

Spiria says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:13am

This game is a treat. The music, mood and visual effects are excellent. Not having watched the video, I found the gameplay confusing at first but then got the hang of it.

SIN Gaiiden2 says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 2:27pm

interresting concept, I like the music.

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