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

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by Thought Reactor - Jam Entry

A very simple puzzle game with a unique visual style. A homage to Pegs by Detached Solutions. The goal is to eliminate all the blocks by moving them into one another in various ways. 6 Levels to complete, some with many solutions.

WASD/Arrows to Move & Select Blocks
SPACE/Left Click to select a Block
R to Reset the Level if you get Stuck
Escape will return you to the main menu; if you hit play game you'll go back to the last level you played (so long as you don't exit the game)

There is no sound! I ran out of time for that and visual FX...

Enjoy!

**For those who are having difficulty with the controls - my apologies. On the Windows and OSX versions of the game you can go to the 'Input' tab in the Intro window and swap your key bindings there. Your Horizontal (+) and (-) should be remapped to W & S/Up & Down. Your Vertical (+) and (-) should be mapped to A & D/Left & Right, respectively.**

I have an inverted brain so I guess I got used to the controls during development!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness88%
#276Overall(Jam)3.53
#362Graphics(Jam)3.66
#406Theme(Jam)3.52
#419Mood(Jam)3.26
#445Fun(Jam)3.25

Comments

Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:21am

Shapeshifting in more ways than one! Good job! Clever :)

HeliosStudio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:21am

The mechanics work, and while it might not be for me I think its neat, two minor nitpicks, 1. the movement felt a bit stilted, I'd prefer to be able to move more quickly.
2. the difficulty jump in level I think 5-6 was a bit too much for me, so many shapes I just felt overwhelmed, but thats understandable. Keep on jammin'!

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:24am

this is a pretty neat game.

blockdroppers says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:30am

Great game! Loved the look of it!

Moving around was confusing at first but I quickly got used to it. The only thing that bugged me was that my player moved too slow. Otherwise solving the puzzles was a lot of fun!

Chris Delta says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:37am

Very nice, made me think

serp says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:16am

Not bad. The UI and general appearance is very polished and nice.

Phaix says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:14pm

Nice one. Really good done.

Fierceshadow says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:21pm

Controls are a little weird because of the angle you view it at, but other than that, very interesting concept

Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:22pm

The concept of the mechanics is great but the controls made me lose my temper. Still a nice entry!

EstrelSteel says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:24pm

The controls were very difficult with the isometric display style.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:25pm

Great job. Loved the idea of it. I agree moving was a bit clunky but otherwise everything was pretty good.

devilqube says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:28pm

Nice, the controls felt a little odd to me but well done.

erikkire says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:29pm

Nice! Some things that I would like is faster movement, added sound effects and also I find this half-tilted perspective annoying when your directional keys are up,down,right,left. Helps some to tilt your keyboard 45°

nlbi21 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:29pm

I love how combine colors in the game, good presentation and excellent mechanics. successful entry, good job.

JALgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:31pm

I am not a huge fan of puzzle games, but I really like the way you used these simple mechanics in creative ways to create a set of very varied levels.
The game also looks really cool and feels quite polished.

kestrelgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:01pm

nice geometric visuals, I think the movement would feel better if it had less of a animation pause on it :) Love the isometric presentation though!

Jun & Pate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:38pm

The controls felt a little strange to me, but once I figured it out - great puzzle game. A little polish, and this could be really cool.

sftrabbit says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:47pm

The orientation of the controls was fine for me, just it was a bit slow moving. Neat puzzle ideas though.

GaryS says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:51pm

Very nice... Like how it looked and played. Only issue is the controls. I found it very difficult to remember which way the block was going to move when I pressed a button, which meant that I very often pushed two blocks together without meaning to!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:15am

Simple concept, well executed. Controls are a bit sluggish, but very good overall.

nikev says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:20am

Pretty fun when you get the hang of it.

schizoid2k says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:20am

Nice puzzle game, makes you think a bit before moving. Nice graphics. The controls did take a bit to get used to.

Llucile says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:29am

Nice level design !

tsedate says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:09am

Nice level designs - I really enjoyed the isometric perspective and the art style in general.

Geti says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:18am

Web version was a bit janky, and please provide a subfolder in your archive rather than having everything in the root :)

Game was ok. would have liked sounds. Really didn't love the controls :( Graphics were nice, if simple.

siryakko says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:22am

Good Job, would love to play that on mobile

Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:30am

Really like the way it looks, and the way different shapes combine makes the puzzles fun.

That said, wasn't a fan of the level design. I felt like level 3 had too many blocks too soon and I was frustrated when I fell down the hidden hole at the bottom of the screen!

aeveis says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:55am

beat it! puzzles were pretty good, there were some clever set ups.

controls took a bit getting used to, I had to rotate the arrow keys in my mind haha. could be cool as a touch game?

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