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

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PaperFlap

by WetDesertRock - Jam Entry

A lesson on why we do not hand-draw, learn to animate, attempt to learn watercolors, all by yourself during a jam.

Gameplay wise, that was the last thing to come to this game. This is more of a visual experiment at this point. Also a test on how to do more "reactiveish" audio. Listen to the music as you progress.

Also it is really buggy.

Arrow keys to move, space to jump (or flap)
Go over the switching thing to make you switch into a flyer or roller. The levels do a decent job leading you into that.

One last note, the game doesn't really "end". The last level won't have a goal in it, you can just fly and roll around.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#6Audio(Jam)4.47
#9Graphics(Jam)4.65
#36Mood(Jam)4.12
#152Theme(Jam)3.88
#189Overall(Jam)3.65
#392Innovation(Jam)3.24
#403Fun(Jam)3.29
#2028Coolness22%

Comments

dcRfj15 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:47pm

I liked the art and audio for the game. The mood that was created felt interesting and immersive. Also, the movement for the ball and the plane felt really smooth, and was intuitive to control.
The ending felt a little abrupt. I got to one of the levels and there didn't appear to be a portal to the next level, was that the end of the game? The only other small issue I found is that you can phase through the ground if you are jumping while transforming into the plane.
Good job overall!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:18pm

I would like to play the game but I don't have Love2d installed.
You should make an .exe at least. From what I remember it should be pretty easy to do that :)

Cheers
-Morco (Omlette du Fromage team)

WetDesertRock says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:39pm

Alright, got a windows version up!

Karai17 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:21pm

Great job, wish the final level leveled. :D

ultravioleta says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:38am

This is beautiful, I want more levels!

nintendoeats says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:53am

Ok, the art and audio are fan-freaking-tastic. I can see a whole game being done like this easily. I think you know the gameplay limitations. Release space to jump is weird and I think the flying mechanics have it in for my keyboard.

Dmitrix says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:19am

I was looking at my first LD entry recently and I wrote "Sorry about how buggy everything is" ha! I did run into a bug in your game where I spawned under the platform when I shapeshifted into the butterfly thing. The art is really cool though! Especially the water color background.

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:43am

The graphics are a 5 alllllll the way! Paper Airplanes!!!! what!!! i love it!!! Excellent job!

Oliver_MB says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:33am

I love the graphics ^^

rnlf says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:42pm

Again you experimented with a new style and method and I love it. The watercolor art and the music are so beautiful! You should definitely make something bigger with it.

As you said yourself, gameplay-wise there's not much going on, and it's pretty buggy (sometimes after transforming, the plane spawned below the platform with the switch on it.

Tijn says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 3:36pm

This game looks & sounds fantastic. I wish it was longer, because I was just getting the hang of it!

Good job :)

lanestp says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 8:36pm

Really awesome concept and art. It was a bit on the massively buggy side but it was still really cool and I liked it a lot!

Brightstar says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 1:12am

Very nice look. Animation, sound effects and music are all nice.

dollarone says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 1:40am

I love the colours and the hand-drawn/painted style - really makes it stand out. The animation is really smooth and the music fits perfectly. I like the ending, it just needs a "the end ... or is it?" type banner.

The levels were good, start easy and grow from there. Levels are a massive time sink, so I think you've done well there.

Overall, a beautiful game!

voxel says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 1:27am

https://youtu.be/TuuwUHv3iSY baby and I played this and there was hardly any screaming. GG

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