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

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by giordanno92 - Compo Entry

Follow the beat and match the shape to progress.

I had a day and a half to create this. Scrapped the original idea and was very distractive through the day. But finally accomplished the desire of making a game for compo :D

W or Up arrow: move up the lane
S or Down arrow: move down the lane
Space: change shape

Music was made by me during the 48h.
Hope you enjoy. Send me bugfixes (as I'm sure there are many)

The source code is definitely not reusable, lots of stuff were hard coded (perception is deceiving). Don't even bother trying to read it...

Feel free to give your thoughts on this game as I really enjoyed making it.

==== EDIT ====
(v 1.010)
Small bugfixes and changed positions of notes

Downloads and Links




blinry says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:15pm

When I try to run it:

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at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.jarinjarloader.JarRsrcLoader.main(

Archimagus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:07pm

Really nice. The beat really had me hooked. Very hard, but in a good "I want to break my keyboard" way.

zondarg says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:18pm

Not too easy rythm game.. Really enjoyed it, even if I did not get very far ;) despite the checkpoint mechanism. The graphics are minimalistic, but fitting, with nice pulsing light effects. Good audio!
I think an "easy" setting would be nice..

giordanno92 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:49am

@blinry, I answered you on your page, just update your JRE to version 8 and you're good to go.

@Archimagus Thanks (I guess XD), a lot of effort went into making the beat cool enough to handle the repetitions.

@zondarg Yeah, I noticed a bug that was not letting the player get very far, I am working on a way to fix it. It should handle 7 mistakes made by the player. Also the final notes are practically impossible to beat, so I might rearrange that too. Thank you for playing.

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:10pm

Very hard game, but totally worth trying many times for the awesome beat! Congrats Fará!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:45pm

Best audio-based game I've played here so far. This one definitely goes to my favorites list. I love how it actually creates an immersive experience for the gamer, great work! Btw, love the music!

lanestp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:09pm

One of the best shape matching games this year. I really enjoyed the music a lot! Graphics made my eyeballs hurt but I had a lot of fun!

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:21am

Pretty impressive for only a day and a half's work. I really like the minimalist art style.

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:53pm

really nice game here, i love the music for this. and the beat matches up pretty good. :D

KhaoTom says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:16am

I like how simple it looks. It's cool!

suurin says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:36pm

Really cool game, got me hooked for a good couple of minutes.

qu2 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:54am

Looks and sounds gorgeous. I have to say I found it very hard though (but I've never really been one for rhythm games). Well done.

Big Cow says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 10:02pm

I'm not use to beat matching games so ramp up in difficulty was a bit fast for me. Having said that I loved the way you introduced more and more difficult ways of following he beat with shape and position. The music is thumping and you want to follow allow so you can nail it. Nice use of pauses too. Overall a really great entry so well done! -R

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