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

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Jack Shift

by Marjie62 - Jam Entry

Super spy Jack Shift can shape shift into furniture. Infiltrate the mansion of an evil millionaire, and use your shape shifting to hide from guards. But make sure you become a piece of furniture that fits with the decor of the room!

Team:
Alex Klen (Programming)
Emma Breen (Programming)
Evan Chiu (Programming)
Marjie Volk (Programming, Music)
Sean Osman (Art)
Steven Weiss (Music and Sound)
Taylor Bergquist (Programming)

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Ratings

#71Audio(Jam)3.91
#115Theme(Jam)3.96
#117Fun(Jam)3.71
#193Humor(Jam)3.27
#228Innovation(Jam)3.50
#229Overall(Jam)3.60
#287Graphics(Jam)3.79
#293Mood(Jam)3.43
#1248Coolness47%

Comments

mennchen22 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:16pm

Rly nice game! Like the tiny Graphics and all the Features. Also greate Music! Well done ^^

ronniepedra says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:35pm

This is a great concept! The guard were a bit too easy but still, great entry!

rjhelms says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:25pm

Nice one! This a fun take on the theme, and I like the visual style. Being able to pick up new things to shift into was a nice mechanic, though it could have been developed a bit more.

Imperial Unit says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:05am

Pretty nice game and the shapeshifting as the stealth mechanic is clever. Would be interesting to see it expanded into a full game as this teaser has left me wanting more.

chriiis88 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:21am

Running the linux version produced the following log (ommited file paths in the beginning). I only have one screen, not two, btw:

[...]
displaymanager : xrandr version warning. 1.4
client has 2 screens
displaymanager screen (0)(VGA-0): 1280 x 1024
Using libudev for joystick management


Importing game controller configs
Aborted


The windows version did run in wine, didn't show any text though.

Dread_Lord369 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:24am

I really liked it. It has a certain charm to it.

I liked the fact that you could 'learn' knew things to shift into, and that it helped you if you got caught a fair bit.

Great game!

ginger9 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:13am

Too short as such a nice game :(

abuzreq says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:41am

That's a smart mechanic !
Would imagine how it would expand to more decors

although I see a challenge in the possible confusion
so maybe moving into other environments than houses
(where it's perfectly suitable for most cases to be either a chair or a sink)
and if you decided to stick with houses then then the decor style can be included (you can't put an aluminium chair in a Victorian classic study room)
but then again that might cause confusion (except for interior designers maybe )

Good game overall, it was short though .

caelanrp says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:15am

Very cute game. I liked it a lot, but I just wish it wasn't so short! Accumulating objects with the scanner would have been really cool to be expanded on. The time crunch gets to everyone though :) I enjoyed this a lot, even still.

Chaserbrown says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:17am

Good job! The shift button didn't seem to work for me, but I could turn into the default objects. I was also able to complete the game :)

Marjie62 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:29am

Hi Chaserbrown - thanks for playing the game!

As for your trouble with shift, I'd bet that you are not holding the shift button long enough. The sound effects for holding shift are a bit misleading, which has been confusing people. You need to keep holding it until a +1 appears.

namrog84 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:49am

yippee!! I <3 that! Also this is the game that I was hoping to play with this theme! Just great! 6/5!

siryakko says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:10am

Nice game, love the sound, entertaining. Thanks

Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:12am

Cool idea. I think there needs to be some additional feedback when scanning the items. Nice job, would've liked more!

Thomas Olsson says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:13am

I like the idea! It is funny because somebody had exactly the same at my game jam but we didn't do it. The music is nice!
It would be really nice to have keyboard shortcuts for transformations.

Green Soda says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:20am

haha PROP HUNT FEEEELZ!!! I have always fancied stealth type of games... I love it xD especially the great details on everything..

It could have been more awesome if the font used were also pixel-themed for consistency...

Level design and AI sophistication is dope!! NICEONE :D

Freank says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:45am

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:40am

too short but really nice graph

Tanton-H2X says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 6:30pm

nice work~ music's change built a great rhythm change,let the new level more vivid~ besides a little bit short + when i shifting the guards will look at other directions.other all done great!and these pixel items really built very wonderful and full of design.

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