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

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Transform! The Three Natures

by cudabear - Jam Entry

In the world, there are three natures. To acclimate the youth to these natures, the shapes are put through extensive training. Use the three natures to shapeshift your way through the obstacle course and make it to the end.

CONTROLS:
- arrow keys to move left/right (or rotate left/right as a triangle)
- up to jump (or move forward, as a triangle)
- down to move backward as a triangle
- A or 1 to transform into a circle blob, good for jumping
- S or 2 to transform into a square blob, good for pushing
- D or 3 to transform into a triangle blob, good for swimming
- R to respawn (if stuck, or dead)

Fixed Bugs:
- Splash Screen no longer plays twice
- Music can no longer get played twice at the same time

Known Bugs:
- Possible to get stuck in a wall as Triangle in the water
- Possible to "wrap" around floating platforms and get stuck
- Boxes sometimes fall before the player gets to them

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#28Theme(Jam)4.26
#255Humor(Jam)3.08
#262Innovation(Jam)3.43
#269Mood(Jam)3.46
#304Overall(Jam)3.50
#306Fun(Jam)3.39
#472Graphics(Jam)3.46
#570Audio(Jam)2.74
#1160Coolness49%

Comments

Kirstine says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:26am

Game is fun! But I got stuck in a wall, don't know if it is a bug...

BitDare says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:49pm

Wow this game was great for so little time. The graphics were fun to look at and there was a nice overall feel.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:08pm

I like the bouncy physics nature of this game, but the gameplay is still a bit rough around the edges (as is to be expected). Ace stuff considering the time limit.

Stechas says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:38pm

Switching between different shapes to overcome obstacles is good idea but without proper execution it would not be so interesting. Luckily you have done it well, so it's hard to dislike this game :)

davisan says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:21am

Loved the level design. The soft-body is very cool also the expressions give a very cute touch.
Got a little of trouble in the last part, the boxes spawn was very random, so I needed to restart that part to get them in the right place. Very good game!

kahrzdn says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:36am

Fun game. Nice squishyness!

indieyp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:00pm

Great idea!!!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:59pm

I really enjoyed this game.
Cute graphics and mechanics :)

I think you got a bug on death, no idea how to restart.

Great job!

Cheers
-Morco (Omlette du Fromage team)

cudabear says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:15pm

Hi Morco.

To Respawn, press R. It's listed in the game but not on the description, I'll add it there.

Obvious_San says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:06pm

Really fun short game! Some points though:

Cons:
- triangle control is really weird under water; you get stuck on the walls fairly easy
- remembering the transformations was tough at the beginning -> introduce player to the shapes on the go
- framerate was kinda low

Pros:
- great humor
- tutorial was great
- SPEEDRUN STRATS (seriously, could be a good speedgame)
- I like platformers

Larzan says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:32pm

I love what you did with the shape changing, it looks awesom. The whole game should be polished a bit (better background gfx and such, maybe bezier curves for the blob version) but this is really nice and fun.
Well done, mechanics are great!
Great onboarding via the intro too btw :)

neontropics says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:38pm

Good mechanics! the tutorial could probably have been done as text as you moved through the first level though.

I did get stuck pretty early and couldn't figure out how to move forward (just after the spikes after the water...)

yoel1234 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:22am

wow the animations are amazing and the collision effects too.
would love to play a full paid version of this on android or laptop.
overall awsome.

JoseArias says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:03pm

Very fun! Nice game

Sir Magic says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:04pm

Really nice core idea hear, enjoyed it. I liked how the circle could float and how the triangle could dive. There were a few bugs; such as two layers of music being played at the same time and the game freezing when I die but it was a good concept.

cudabear says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:21pm

@Sir Magic

Were you able to press R to restart when you died, or did the game completely freeze up?

Chaoslab says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:03am

On point with the theme and that is some fun. Thanks!

redwizard says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:44pm

Nice game.

I really liked the introduction story.
Player animations are very pleasant.

Well done.

Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:29pm

The squishyness of the shapes is a really neat feature. Great job!

BloodJohn says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 3:05am

Smart physics. Perhaps this is the best realization to transformation. I liked the story and the characters. Very short pieces of learning at a time when you face difficulties. For many players this will be a problem: first, remember the rules, then learn to apply them.

Apr 27, 2016 @ 3:53pm

Fun game! Nice level design as well.

The only con, it was a little slow here.

Continue improving this game!! See ya ;)

abuzreq says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 8:57pm

I loved the bouncing look of the shapes.Using the circle and the triangle in combination where cool too.
The buttons function were not clear at the beginning.

graphical tutorials could help a lot.

Nice game !

fedmich says ...
Dec 9, 2016 @ 5:49pm

It looks good but its very slow and laggy :(

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