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

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Point Break

by MechanicalLife - Jam Entry

A simple Time-Attack game about shooting yourself trough the air and destroy targets before reaching the goal.

This game lacks in a tutorial so I'll write a few things here.
You need to hold the shift key to stay shifted, once you realise you turn back.
while shape-shifted you can spin in the direction you want.
if you hold a direction and shape-shift you will spin that way immediately, this can help get fast shoots off.

Good luck, have fun!

Keyboard
J:Jump
K:Shift
WASD:Move

Controller
A:Jump
RB:Shift
RS:Move

Escape to enter menu*
for restart and level select

Update*
Fix frame rate related hit-test issues

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#101Innovation(Jam)3.79
#223Theme(Jam)3.75
#246Audio(Jam)3.42
#332Humor(Jam)2.86
#365Fun(Jam)3.33
#404Mood(Jam)3.27
#445Graphics(Jam)3.50
#448Overall(Jam)3.33
#1350Coolness45%

Comments

EpiFouloux says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:45pm

The concept is great but the game is really hard to play and human-shaped movement is really buggy

EpiFouloux says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:23pm

on your gif it seems fluent, so maybe it just doesn't work on my computer

Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:07pm

sad to hear :( it might be a frame rate issue, I found some hit-detection getting weird at lower frame rates :/

jonnopon3000 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:36pm

I really enjoyed this - maybe it ran ok over here. The controls are a little odd, but once you get used to the shifting mechanic you can pull off some really interesting and fun jumps! Good work.

karln says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:17pm

Good fun but a bit too fiddly. Did you try having a third button for fire at any point? Very interesting mechanics anyway.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:33pm

Yes I did have a third button for firing at first but decided to change it since you mainly used the fire action to "Jump" in shifted mode. maybe it was the wrong choice tough :/ not sure :)

Rafos Games says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:48pm

woooow I like this concept, but It's consume a lote of my CPU D= I hope you fixe the game and continue adding more levels, good work =)

Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:05pm

Best game I ever played on ludum dare.

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