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

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Dr. Phase

by NoTrueSpaceman - Jam Entry

After a freak industrial accident involving a quantum freezer, Dr. Phase can now only take the form of water, ice, or steam.

Guide him through the shattered remains of his lab to the drain on the right side of the map.

Credits:
Mike "Two Sheds" Giambalvo
* programming
* game design
Ed "Normally Doesn't Do Art" Paradis
* graphics
* ... all the missing sfx and music :(

Thanks for taking a look!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#15Theme(Jam)4.33
#72Innovation(Jam)3.87
#145Overall(Jam)3.73
#464Graphics(Jam)3.47
#1979Coolness24%

Comments

OU GDA says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:23am

Fun game! It could use some more levels.

dcolgan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:27am

Pretty cool mechanic!

iceburg7 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:44am

I like it! It was a bit unweildy, since only the water can be directly controlled, but it's a really cool idea, and some nice visuals.

rodobodolfo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:23am

Aw, only one level? I was enjoying that! A fun idea with a bunch of potential I think. Short but fun and works well.

lanestp says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:20pm

Great mechanic! I would love to see a few more levels but I think the game itself is really fun and unique! Awesome!

jdselsor says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:11am

I liked it but it could use some more levels.

MegaBrutal says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:48am

Great game, good idea, I pretty much upvoted it. ;)
As for now it is very short. Looking forward a post-compo sequel. Please somehow notify me if you ever make one. :)

alsantour says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:12pm

Really short but great idea and use of theme!! but the mechanic works great and the game is fun, just needs more levels.

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