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

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Shifty Shapey

by pixelguff - Compo Entry

A game of concentration, and not screwing up.

This is a sequel to a game I made in a few hours a couple of years ago. Simply move left and right and make sure you're the right shape for the portal you have to pass through. Get a high score! Try to beat it! Or don't! It's up to you, I can't tell you how to live your life.


XBox Pad:
Left Stick - Move about
A - Morph into a cube
B - Morph into a sphere

A and D - Move about
J - Morph into a cube
L - Morph into a sphere

1) The pad doesn't appear to work on the web version. No idea why.
2) I haven't tested the Mac or Linux versions (yet), so You're On Your Own!
3) The music is shit, but I did it in the last 20 minutes.

(Disclaimer Update: It seems to work OK on the Mac for me, but the pad inputs are all wrong, so it's keyboard only, I'm afraid.)

Thanks for reading and hopefully playing!

Downloads and Links




XAND says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:03am

Very very nice. It was much easier on a controller than keyboard and mouse.

RyanMan56 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:17am

Really fun! I got to 29 and then I fucked it!

ALobker says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:29am

Very cool game. I made a somewhat similar game, but I can see your arcade look fits better.

mazhem says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:15am

The music is not shit for something done in 20 minutes. I feel it could have gone a bit faster when it sped up, but overall an enjoyable experience.

grayhaze says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:19am

A fun variation on the endless runner. The controls felt a little too "floaty" for a precision game and the game over message was a little jarring, but it matches the theme well and I could see this being expanded with additional shapes and pickups. Good work! :)

pixelguff says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:23am

Cheers for the kind comments! I'll probably continue working on this and turn it into something more...more? (And definitely redo the soundtrack!)

SmallPhil says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:22am

This is cool! I got to 37 :)

tanis says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:56pm

I like the neon graphics :)
You could add more variation to the positions of the holes so that it's less predictable.
When you score over 30 it becomes hard to move in the correct position due to the high friction, I'd probably tune it down.
Nice work! :)

Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:08pm

Nice game, i got 25 points. I like the music.

tentacode says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:11pm

Simple game but well executed and polished.


KappaIX says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:15pm

Liked the shape-shifting action - liked the arcade look!

Well done!

karln says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:31pm

Very pretty, nice feel. Shame the music is on such a short loop.

Probably should have a the offensive content checkbox on for the 'game over' message.

ConorOD says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:31pm

High score: 37. Giving you an extra point for the game over message.

3rdChance says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:20pm

Nice game! Only the sound effects could be better ! =)

3T3A says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 9:39am

I played some game like it. but it's the easiest to control and the difficulty go progressely. Good job ;)

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