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

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An Errant Slime

by gnerkus - Compo Entry

Glob has refused to be used as sword fodder for fledgling heroes. His kind don't take kindly to this and seek to return him to his rightful place as a level 1 slime.

Escape the dungeon by evading the slimes on each level and reaching the level exit.

Use the arrow keys or W, S, A, D to move. Press 'SPACE' to transform to a cute slime ball that is ignored by other slimes.

Yellow slimes mimic your movement
Green slimes inverse mimic your movement
Red slimes move towards you.

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Ratings

Coolness77%
#192Audio3.31
#272Humor2.76
#448Graphics3.05
#499Mood2.89
#585Innovation2.91
#662Overall2.98
#686Fun2.80
#700Theme2.98

Comments

StianTheDark says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:57pm

Really fun game! Also, thanks for having a Linux version :D

tanis says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:58pm

How do you restart the level when you die? :-P

lanestp says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:05pm

Cute little game. I like the way the different slimes move. It takes some thinking. Good job!

owyoow says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:09pm

I like the game. Fun puzzle game. I did find a bug I think. If an enemy slime dies with a bomb and you move onto the place the enemy was before you die.

gnerkus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:57am

@tanis You have to quit the game. I didn't have enough time to fix the bug before submission

@owyoow Thanks for playing and finding the bug. I couldn't fix it in time.

@StianTheDark You're welcome

@lanestp Thank you very much!

Marjie62 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:57am

I keep dying and I don't know why. I'm not walking into a slime, a red tile, or a bomb. Is there some difference between the differently colored grey tiles?

gnerkus says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:42pm

@Marjie62 It's the result of an insidious bug (see @owyoow 's comment). I'll fix it as soon as I can. Thank you for playing the game.

sftrabbit says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:37pm

I think I found another little bug: if you use up all your turns exactly when you reach the end, you seem to end up in a weird state where you can see the next level but can't move any more.

Regardless, nice idea! It was sometimes quite tricky, and I like how you made moving as the slime ball more expensive than normal movement so that you couldn't use it all the time (the game would be broken!). A simple set of rules made for some nice level design. Also, good graphics and music! Nice work.

gnerkus says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:47pm

@sftrabbit Thank you very much! I have a ton of bug-fixing to do when the voting is over.

marmpa says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:37pm

Nice entry. I really like how the slime guy move. Like this kind of games :)

tomlum says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:31am

Would be great if I didn't have to restart the application every time I died. It's also really hard to see why it is that I die when I die. But the art and concept are really cool.

gnerkus says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:45am

@marmpa Thank you

@tomlum I'm truly sorry. I didn't have enough time to fix those bugs. I will after the voting ends.

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:25am

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

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:17am

Its really cool game.I wish I could play it more but its small.

gnerkus says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:40am

@MayanUnreal Thank you. I hope to polish it after once the voting ends.

KristophTG says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:56am

It would be useful if you could restart the game. Also there is a bug, where using up your moves and reaching the green tile at the same time makes you lose and win at the same time (Shows the screen saying you have been consumed, but moves you to the next level).

Apr 24, 2016 @ 1:13pm

Nice game, reminds me of MicRogue on Android.

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:04pm

i'm still waiting :D

gnerkus says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:11pm

@Freank I've added the game on indiexpo.net. You can include it in the video.

Apr 25, 2016 @ 3:36pm

Nice entry! Simple, funny and with an excellent background music, I played it a lot :D

Some thoughts: It could be good to have a way to restart, instead of closing/opening the game. Also, some tiles are confusing, maybe mixing them on a chess pattern could be nice ;)

bjorn says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 6:16am

That was fun

gnerkus says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 7:24am

@bjorn Thank you.

gelisam says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 12:50am

Very unclear, this game needs a tutorial. I kept dying without understanding why, and the fact that there's no restart button made it even worse.

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