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

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by NPException - Jam Entry

Welcome to ShapeShifter!

You are a street racer and something messed with your gearbox.
Your gears are now marked by weird shapes...

ShapeShifter was created by ChaosChaot, spriteman and me, NPException.
Comments appreciated. Don't hesitate to leave a link to your own entry as well!

How does the game work:

Each round a new gear shape will be added to your shift sequence.
You have to remember the shapes or you will eventually lose the race.

Shift through your gear sequence as fast as you can, so that you stay ahead of your opponent!


All mouse. Use it to drag the stick your desired gear.

PS: Sorry for the weird sounds and lack of music, we did not have enough time for them. But we will add proper audio after the Jam.

PPS: As you might have guessed, we aimed this game to be suited for mobile devices. Please keep that in mind before you yell "What a stupid resolution!". If you still want to yell that afterwards, feel free to do so, :D

Downloads and Links




EdoCreate says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:48am

Well, good memory-trainer. Nice concept

OveRMolo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:51am

It's fantastic! What a great idea and a challenging game!

DiFFtY says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:55pm

My memory is so bad my brain almost melted. But I really loved it! :)
Great sprites, really nice concept, good execution.
Well done guys !

fb_holzbaum says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:07pm

Very nice :). I really like your menu graphics. Most unexpected concept I have seen till now.

dvdfu says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:16pm

Controls felt very fluid, also loved the play on "shift". It got surprisingly difficult to memorize after around 3 symbols for me!

DiFFtY says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:24pm

Oh and yeah the audio is not this good but it really didn't bothered me.

Mikaza says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:05pm

Very pretty and nice !

Crimson713 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:35pm

What a stupid resolution!
Just kidding. :P Very nice game, simple in concept but difficulty ramps up greatly. I fell in love with the visuals, nice of you to have driver selection. I also like the fact that races show you the actual cars running with speed relevant to the gear, and so little mistakes don't lose you the game immediately like you'd expect in conventional memory games. Overall nice work, it will look great on mobile.

cicanci says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:37am

Nice game!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:01pm

I like the concept, but i really love the use of the theme here.

nintendoeats says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:02pm

I actually considered doing something like this but I chickened out. It works pretty well, but I could never tell WHEN to shift. The engine sound didn't seem to have anything to do with it, and there is no rev counter. By the way, pressing space automatically wins the round.

(Oh, and granny shifting jokes? You know that double-clutching is only useful on gearboxes without syncromesh right? Or maybe that wasn't supposed to be a Fast & the Furious joke)

B0pt1K says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:03pm

I really, really enjoyed this game. I somehow managed to win 10 rounds.. only just lost 11. I seemed to get better over time, great game.

ziege says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:08pm

I shift like a granny :-(

DifferentName says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:46pm

Cool idea, and a pretty good play on words with the theme. I felt so comfortable on round 7, like I really mastered it, and then totally fell apart on round 8.

NPException says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:41pm

@nintendoeats: yeah, I used that for debugging purposes and forgot to remove it before submitting. ^^

Toonhawk says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:12pm

I liked the graphics, but the game was awkward to control for me (web version) and it's basically simon says, which isn't bad but also not new.

Pusty says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:12pm

Nice concept! Very innovative lol. Also I like the grapics!

matt beckett says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:23pm

Really cool concept!

TheCain says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:45pm

That was really fun.
Really clever memory puzzle.

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:15am

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

djfariel says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:33am

Clever use of theme lol

adsilcott says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 5:52pm

Really nice! Good concept and use of the theme.

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