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

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The Ooze

by Danman9914 - Compo Entry

In an ageless temple at the corner of the earth, a primordial Ooze sits waiting... Shift its shape to (gleefully) eliminate all trespassers.

The game should take around 5-15 minutes to complete. There is an ending so hang in there!

The controls of The Ooze are intended to be self evident when playing. If they aren't:
* Mouse - Select ooze sections
* WASD/Arrow Keys - Expand ooze section
* R - Reset level

Tools Used:
* Unity3D
* Photoshop
* Audacity
* Garage Band

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Downloads and Links




AnotherZero says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:38am

11/10 IGN
5/7 PC Gamer
10/10 my Mom

It's good

Crown Games says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:19am

Great game!

Broxxar says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:21am

That spooky laugh is too spooky. I gave you a 1 on audio because it spooked me so good.

rosden shadow says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:24am

awesome game! good job!

Vantaug says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:50am

That was a lot of fun. Love how gleeful the monster is, the puzzle solving was fun.
The ending was really cool.
Good stuff man! :D

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:16am

Really really well done. Not only did you motivate me to stick with it til the end, but you also threw in a story, incorporated it in the game design and finished with a nice ending. One of the best entries I've seen so far.

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:31am

Nice game, that black smoke reminds me of the black smoke from lost.

candlesan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:42am

Original gameplay! Well done.

tauntButtered says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:33am

It's perfect. My only complaint is that I have nothing to complain about. That was fun.

stephenhaney says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:57am

Whoa – totally blown away. This should top the leaderboards for sure. 5 stars across the board. It's all great, but I particularly enjoyed:
- the difficulty level was perfect (so hard to get right)
- awesome polish, graphics, audio all fit together
- fresh take and skin on a fun puzzle

Nailed it!

Robber says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:02pm

The Ooze takes all..dreadfully good game! new mechanics constantly introduced, great idea and execution (pun intended)!

goffmog says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:03pm

This game is too good for words. Fortunately I'm so verbose I *transcend* mere words. Sound stopped working at one point but that could have been my PC's fault. This is an absolute genius puzzle mechanic and deserves to be on everybody's smart phone, laptop, iwatch, etc. I'm always in awe of people who invent original puzzle mechanics in LD entries but to do that and then go on and manage to design as many levels as you did is even more impressive. This is a potential winner for me.

Rakowu says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:02pm

wt.... xDDDD ok it's funny. Nice one. good idea, and good artwork.

sbeif says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Definitely the best so far. Well done!

Crimson713 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:41pm

Great game! I loved the graphics and the art style in general.

TLansdale says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:49pm

Great work - succeeding on all fronts. Really good entry, well done!

Trasevol_Dog says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:06pm

Very nice idea. Good LD puzzle games always amaze me. Well done!!

OU GDA says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:26am


dvdfu says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:18am

DEFINITELY a favourite! The concept and puzzle design is very good, and it's immensely satisfying to complete levels. Plus, the ending and theme incorporation are fantastic. Good job!

Ithildin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:05am

Awesome entry! You made a great job with the puzzles on each level, and the sound effects were really creepy, they did a great job setting the mood.

Well done! :)

APantaloni says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:11pm

Really good entry! The puzzles are maybe a little on the easy side, but still interesting. Showing the ooze conquering the world through the ages is a cool idea.

ChummyWinds says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:51am

Boom. Solid gameplay. Great setting/mood. Challenging puzzles. Rewarding kills. Fantastic. Thats how its done, great job

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:03am

10/10. Nice art style, well-designed mechanic.

jacklehamster says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:24am

I gotta say, this is an excellent entry in every areas. Innovative and fun, and the graphics and audio are pretty adequate. Good job!

dunin says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:18am

First, I didn't understand that it was turn-based but after I played a really cool puzzle game!

Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:31pm

I beat it ! Thanks for fulfilling my old dream of becoming the black mist in Lost :)
I loved the simple puzzle/turn based strategy. The difficulty ramps up just enough to keep the player interested. The audio kept me in the mood and focused till the end of the game. Good job !

Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:54pm

Really neat game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :)

Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:50pm

Easily ma favorite Compo Entry, dat Polish ! Theme-related in an awesome way, clever puzzles mechanics with nice level design and good innovation. Graphics, mood, sound design and aesthetics adds also a lot to the engagement. Well done.

Wan says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 9:31am

One of the best games I've played from this jam. Amazing 48 hours entry with interesting puzzles, solid graphics and animations, fitting audio, and an actual ending on top of that. Humbling!

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 8:10pm

Very cool concept, the shadow made me think to Aku in samurai jack cartoon

Logun says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 12:22pm

More subtle than I though at start ! nice one :)

Acuity says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 12:32am

This was a really cool puzzle concept! I liked the different mechanics that were put in.

My screen turned white at the end, I think that might mean I beat the game? Overall really good!

Tex Killer says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 7:24pm

This game is amazing! I can't believe it was done by a single person in 48 hours! Congratulations!

The only comment I have is that I don't get if there are differences in behaviour between different enemy types. All of them seem to behave the same. That is not necessarily a problem, though! Great puzzles, very well done!

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