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

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Blackula the Vampirate

by damrem - Compo Entry

You play as Blackula the Vampirate. Choose which form you wish to take to attack ships, recruit new ghuls, regerate life & plunder pieces O' eight.

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Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:27am

It feels entirely too random whether you'll win a fight or not and you always seem to have a chance to get gold and blood which ever form you take. The penalties were also so small I ended up just spamming the shark to see what happens next. I think the form choices need to be more meaningful.

sol_hsa says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:51am

Pretty nice graphics. The gameplay itself feels rather random, I gave up trying to figure out whether the ship descriptions have anything to do with which option I should choose, so I ended up spamming either zombie or shark depending on which stat seemed lower. The sound effects also seem totally random and have nothing to do with whether you win or lose a fight.

FenyesJ says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:53pm


dunin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:38pm

really cool graphics, need some works on the gameplay...
(remind me 1492: )

deepnight says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:43pm

Interesting idea, but the game feels very strange and random: I don't see much change based on my choice and the effects vary a LOT each time.

esayitch says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:21am

Art is very pretty and the concept is interesting. Could have used more clarification as to what shapes are better against which ships and so on (shark always seemed to lose for me :S)

Good luck!

markusfisch says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:55pm

Good idea and pretty graphics! Just wish the fighting would be visible in some form and that I could affect it in some way.

Freank says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:22am

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

Szabin says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 2:25pm

Lovely concept! :D

LeReveur says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 9:44pm

Yo ho ho and a pint of blood. A little too random win but still fun. :)

damrem says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 11:03am

Thx guys for the feeback and for your nice comments despite the obvious gameplay balance issue...

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