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

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Perspective

by Jeasonfire - Compo Entry

Perspective is a minimalistic puzzle-platformer with 2D/3D perspective changing mechanics. You *shapeshift* your view of the world.

I recommend playing any of the downloadable standalone versions. Less problems with input, stability and pretty much just everything. Also the game will probably look better natively.

Controls:
- Movement: WASD or the Arrow Keys
- Interact (open door, pull lever): Left-click
- Change perspective (2D/3D): Right-click

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#63Innovation3.95
#278Mood3.21
#340Overall3.35
#391Fun3.25
#398Audio2.84
#448Graphics3.05
#577Theme3.20
#1666Coolness36%

Comments

blinry says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:47am

I beat it :) Thanks for making this! Nice game mechanic, would like to play a longer version of it. In the embedded version, it has some issues with losing mouse focus (Chrome): After switching to 3D you have to click the window again so your mouse does not leave the game window.

Jeasonfire says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:15pm

@blinry
Thanks for the comment! <3 I would've also liked to make the game longer, but I didn't come up with enough different kinds of puzzles with so few mechanics. Such is the nature of Ludum Dare.

Also yeah, the WebGL version was kind of an afterthought, mostly submitted it because it was an option in Unity. :)

zzapp says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:08pm

Really cool game, the perspective change was a clever take of the theme and the graphics while minimalist are really nice.
Good job.

Sean says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:31pm

Great little puzzler! It was fairly short, but I'm sure it was tough to come up with puzzles for an idea like this.

I would recommend taking down the web version though; I tried it initially, but it was very very broken and some people might not see your recommendation to play the standalone versions.

suurin says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:07pm

Cool idea and pretty nice execution, I enjoyed it.

Jeasonfire says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:39pm

@zzapp @suurin Thanks for the nice comments! <3

@Sean Thanks! <3

Yeah, I thought about it and ended up removing the web version. I initially thought that maybe more people would try the game if it was playable in the browser, but not much point in that if the version is bad.

sararyCow says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Interesting concept, this has potential for a longer level based puzzler. Good aesthetics with so few elements.

randomhuman says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:03pm

Really great concept and gameplay, and the graphics are impressively stylish for something so minimalistic.

ratking says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:37am

Nice and easy puzzle game. I like that it could easily be extended! Just add a bit of story for player motivation. :)

sftrabbit says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 6:12pm

Really nice mechanic. I was surprised by the variety of puzzles you managed to make out of it, although I'm not sure how much further you could go without repeating the same ideas. I feel like the theme connection is a bit of a stretch! But still, lots of points for having a great idea and a game that is actually fun. Nice work.

Jeasonfire says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 2:09pm

@ratking Thanks! <3 I was thinking of adding a story, but alas, there was not enough time. And it might've even made the game worse because of my writing skills, haha.

@sftrabbit Thank you! <3 Yeah, the theme connection was quite the stretch. It really just came down to the fact that I didn't come up with anything remotely interesting about "shapeshift", but I did come up with this idea. So I ended up making a better game, with less connection to the theme. I imagine that is a good thing considering the nature of LD.

@everyone-in-the-comments Thank you all! <3 For the first time I apparently succeeded in making an actually fun game, so thanks for pointing that out!

Ithildin says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 1:01am

Great idea! As others have said, the connection to the theme is a bit thin, but you've put out a very interesting concept, the perspective switching can open the door to some pretty cool level ideas.

Molpe says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 11:12pm

That's an amazing idea! Nice design!

I've made a short let's play if you want to check it out x) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4yON6bgLk4

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