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

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Wizard Quest

by mikedirl - Compo Entry

You must kill all the navigate your way through the haunted killing all the ghosts, zombies and skeletons. When you kill them they turn into kittens.

If you don't walk on the kittens and squish them to death within 10 seconds they will morph into a vampire bat and become much more dangerous.

Controls Arrow Keys and Space Bar to fire your wand.

Written using phaser.io JavaScript library.

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Ratings

#253Humor2.82
#484Audio2.64
#630Mood2.67
#669Theme3.04
#807Graphics2.32
#820Overall2.74
#829Fun2.52
#858Innovation2.32
#1201Coolness48%

Comments

bobismijnnaam says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:40am

Pretty fun game. Movement is smooth, but traps are maybe a bit hard to dodge. At some point I walked off the leap of faith, and when I respawned I fell through the map or something. Weird but fun.

mutonizer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:41am

Rough in more ways than one :)
- Controls felt too loose, especially jumping.
- Traps seemed "out of rythm", which made crossing more luck than skill (could be wrong).
- Major bug out mid way through, with death spawning me where I died, character wrapping/falling through floor and whatnot. Leap of faith at the end completely broke character through everything and ended up in death loop.

So yea, rough :)
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shohs says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:43am

Interesting that shapeshifting is used as the weapon, instead of the player's power. Not sure how I feel about squishing those poor innocent kittens though :P

There does seem to be a bug at the leap of faith section - if you miss, it doesn't reset your velocity and you fall through the floor with no way to escape except resetting.

mikedirl says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:49pm

The bug where you fall through the floor if you die after the leap of faith is resolved.

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

I liked it. Would be nice to support WASD controls as well as the arrows. Other idea might be to not to respawn to quickly, so I can see how I died for a few seconds. Great work!

ThaRemo says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:54pm

Suprisingly a lot of fun! I lol'd at the kitten sound effects. Music fits the weird mood of the game, and the graphics on their own aren't great but it adds to the mood. Good job overall!

grayhaze says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:11pm

A fun, quirky platformer which can be pretty punishing in places. There's a weird bug that sometimes teleports you further into the level when you die, as if you've reached a checkpoint that you haven't seen yet, but this helping hand is welcome at times! I liked the sound effects, especially the disappointed kittens. Well done. :)

BitDare says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:29pm

I liked the idea of the shape shifting. Nice work.

psyxose says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:41am

Very good game ! I liked it.

Larzan says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:58pm

Nice game, was fun to play, good usage of respawn points.
Couldn't go further as the leap of faith, afterwards the balls were always too fast.
You should add a bit more gravity and use circular hitboxes for the balls.
Well done :)

LoneStranger says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:22am

Loose adaption of the theme, but a fun reminder of some classic early 90's computer platformers. Music fits the game. Traps need some fine-tuning, but were interesting.

redwizard says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:39pm

Realy nice. Maybe the scenario could be more like the player in the aspect of size.
I just felt a little discomfort.
Anyway it's really fun to play.
Good work.

justacookie says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 1:43pm

You Won!
(it was pretty hard to get there but luckily defeated enemies didnt respawn. it took us 3 people and a lot of time to beat it, and then we only got a little sign saying you won.. but that made us laugh, so we give it a bonus point for humor too)

Overall it was fun to play through once, and some possible improvements could be making the jump height variable (like tapping for lower jump) and optimize framerate a little (it was hard to play on our laptop). Thanks for submitting this game :)

SantiHisteria says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:06am

Good audio and the "shapeshift" concept is funny! The graphics are a bit poor and I think the controls may be improved.

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