Brutally Shifty Dance Crewby Franklin's Ghost - Compo Entry
Another Ludum Dare and another game where I ran out of time. You'd think after having done a few of these I'd have learnt by now.
The entry is my attempt at a dancing game. My interpretation of the theme was that breakdancing is shapeshifting.
You have to keep dancing as long as you can by keeping your red energy bar across the bottom filled. If it runs out so does your time. The crowd will yell out shapes and you have to click the corresponding shapes to refill. You only have a small window to click the button so you have to be quick. Keyboard recommended for computer and icons are more for touch screens and mobile. It is meant to be a quick experience so you will lose to time eventually.
Keyboard will also work and the following buttons correspond with the shapes. Make sure game is in focus though or keys won't work.
1 or C = Circle
2 or V = Rectangle
3 or J = Triangle
4 or K = Square
Any button to skip screens.
UPDATE POST LUDUM DARE VERSION 28/04/2016
Thanks everyone for playing so far and sorry about confusion with controls. Feedback has been heard so I have updated with a post ludum dare version that has more moves, more little tweaks and makes it clearer that the buttons can only be pressed at specific times. You are only meant to be able to press the buttons/keys when the shapes are called out once. If you press the wrong button/key when it hasn't been called then you lose more energy.
Also new menu animations and ending.
Any questions feel free to ask me on twitter
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