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

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SHEEPSHIFT

by Secret Arts - Jam Entry

Every weekend Stew the were border collie gets out there in a field and shifts sheep. It's super authentic, kinda like making your own pickles. And Stew's ancestors were all about shifting sheep... well, at least on the were border collie side of his family.

So use WASD or the arrow keys (or a d-pad!) to shift that sheep around and get it onto the target. If you push the sheep up against the fence by accident, a handy RESET button will show up to help you fix that problem. Each time you get the sheep to the target you'll get a few extra seconds added to your time.

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This game was built using Adobe Flash for animations and Unity as the game engine. Music and sound design is by the amazingly talented Montgomery Word (https://montgomeryword.bandcamp.com/).

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Ratings

#105Humor(Jam)3.60
#486Audio(Jam)2.96
#564Graphics(Jam)3.28
#608Fun(Jam)3.04
#647Mood(Jam)2.96
#684Theme(Jam)3.14
#694Overall(Jam)3.07
#818Innovation(Jam)2.71
#1483Coolness41%

Comments

Lady Beardo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:59pm

Wereboarder Collies in their youth...would be the name of the Michael Chabon book about this game. This is awesome!

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:18pm

More fun than it probably should be ;)

Xanjos says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:07pm

Collision boxes were a bit funky as sometimes you would slip off whilst pushing the sheep but other than that this was pretty fun to play and I liked the bgm.

Roland M says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:21pm

You should improve the collision boxes. =]

LandoSystems says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:53am

Not baaaa d. I enjoyed this game. Ewe really managed to make something that has me on the fence of throwing a lamb party featuring this game. With all the gLOOMy games, or just spinning wheels in this challenge, this was a shear blast.

AngerFork says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:57am

Collision was weird, loved it otherwise!

Hankenstien says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:14am

I didn't think I would like it, but I couldn't stop pushing sheep into place, so maybe I did enjoy it.

Multiplexor says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:33am

Great game! Simple and yet fun! The music and the art on the character is quite good and it's great that you can play it with one hand!

Keep up the good work! :D

TheMeorch says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:31pm

This is somehow really addictive! It would be great to have enemies or some other form of obstacles or gameplay twists show up as you play. The sprite work is great. Nice work!

LinealGames says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:45am

The graphics are good but I thought it was boring and the sheep targets were messed up sometimes

ragnta says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:37pm

Nice game and cute dogman :) I hope you will continue this idea with barriers, unique sheeptypes etc. :)

Arnage says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 2:58pm

Nice title.

Maybe giving the player and the sheep round collision shapes would add some more challenge to the push mechanic?

Apr 30, 2016 @ 4:57pm

Great interpretation of the theme, you need to shift sheeps.

El Cabaro says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 10:50pm

It's a weird game with weird music. Not that there's anything wrong with that. The controls could be tuned up but hey, it's the Ludum.

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