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

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BrainRequired

by Geckoo1337 - Jam Entry

Hello. Welcome. I hope that you enjoy this virtual prison which we built for creatures like you - shapeshifters. Take your chance and let the world know what you're capable of!

This is my entry for the 35th LudumDare session - an abstract puzzle game. As a shapeshifter with extra sensorial capabilities, you would escape from a jail - acting with logic, pattern recognition, sequence solving. The player has an unlimited time so as to solve each level, but a limited unit energy number. I guess that it is not always easy to solve the enigma. As a tutorial, the five first levels explain all about the elementary mechanics in order to progress in the game. I hope that you enjoy. I used some interesting material shaders in order to dissolve/recompose some colored artifacts. I focused on an aesthetic - something which is hypnotic, strange and pure. Please, try it and give me a feed back. I wish you the best ++

By developing this project, I used Unity 5 as usual, Gimp, SFXR, Balabolka and PowerSound (for FX on computer voice). Also I used LeanTween for smooth translation and alpha renderer...

PS : for a reason that I cannot explain, the webGL export doesn't work properly. Sorry. For a better experience, I recommand you to download the game as a standalone application for Windows.

I did today a video with all levels.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#88Overall(Jam)3.88
#133Audio(Jam)3.72
#141Innovation(Jam)3.68
#146Humor(Jam)3.43
#181Mood(Jam)3.63
#215Graphics(Jam)3.95
#245Fun(Jam)3.47
#338Theme(Jam)3.60

Comments

Kifuga says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:16pm

Great work! I really *love* the graphics and the voice :) The puzzles are quite challenging.

KodingNights says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:10pm

Windows version points to a web version I can't play. Can you upload the windows version also?

cgriff says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:18pm

Really solid entry. A little slow to get going, but fun and challenging.

MintArcade says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:40pm

Really nice game, unique take on theme. And like always - very enjoyable experience.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:24pm

KodingNights - take a look below on the Itch.io page.
There is a link to download the game as a Zip file ++

Idkfawin32 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:51pm

I really loved the visuals. Hilarious title too

masterkrepta says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:49pm

I will definitely come back to this game when i have more time. the puzzles seem very challenging for a jam game, I love it, it seems familiar ... Insert Mandatory Cake is a lie reference here. :)

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:08pm

Nice work. Cool dimension shifting concept. definitely some brain twisting puzzles!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:11pm

This game made me use my brain for a change. Aestetics are really nice and.. that faux GLaDOS :3. Great entry!

dwhiffing says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:55am

Great polish! Great art! Great sound! Great game!

Will have to finish the later levels some other time, but its terrific for a jam. Well done!

Geti says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:01am

Web player crashed but the game felt quite polished, other than the menu. Nice use of voice synth to get some more audio in the game, and pretty clever design.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:12am

Geti - I have no problem with WebPlayer. Please try again or download the standalone for Windows ++

hellojed says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:26am

Nice shader work!

Robber says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:25pm

I love it! but i can't get past tutorial E :( yet!

arhpositive says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:36pm

This was remarkable. I'm stuck on Level 3 and there's almost definitely an easier way than what I'm currently trying to do right now. The game has the highest amount of polish I've seen in this edition of Ludum Dare. It's a brilliant concept. Keep up the good work!

maartene says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:08am

hmmm. the movement seems to stick. I.e. I press "W" for a bit. I start moving after some time. But when I let go, I keep moving in the same direction, even after changing where I look. Basically, I move like a spaceship. This makes it very difficult to control (in a first person game). Is this intentional?

Too bad, because from the screenshots the game looks really REALLY good. And the audio is well executed too.

(I didn't rate this game, as I was unable to play enough of it).

Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:10am

Cool puzzle game. Clear portal influence. Definitely takes some thinking. Tons of little details that really go a long way like setting mouse sens. and "batvision" wireframe mode. Annoying that you have to wait for the voice to end its dialog to see the tutorial. Really satisfying gameplay though.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:18am

maartene - nobody told me something like what you said. I think that you could test the game one time again. I assume that it's a bug. No problem with the controls ++

gogo199432 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:30pm

Wonderfull little game and really nice graphics. *Thumbs up*

Goutye says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:46pm

Thanks to your video, I managed the pass the last tutorial level. Quite a cool game but it is running really slowly for some weird reason on my computer. But I really enjoyed it! Thank and well done!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:47pm

This game reminds me of AntiChamber.
Impressive aesthetics.
That voice was the main attraction (+ funny speeches) , I just enjoyed listening :))
Great job!

Cheers
-Morco (Omlette du Fromage team)

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:24pm

Goutye - maybe you should change resolution - try lower.
Omlette.du.fromage - AntiChamber is one of my favorite games. Thank you for these kind words ++

tayl1r says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:17pm

I like it! Web player kinda bugged out and let me move my mouse off the window after i tabbed... but i liked it enough to download it and complete it there instead :)

terop says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:43pm

nice 3d objects

Jukepoks1 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:16pm

Really nice puzzles. Simple clear visuals. good controls. Challenging puzzles. Great voice-acting! :D mouse sensitivity was too slow, but you got settings for it. Overall really well made game. I guess you had some testing to do for the puzzles to be beatable in a certain way. After a while the words though start repeating if you get stuck to a puzzle or say same lines after you've heard it already. it can get bit repeating and overheard. And it's bit too often talking and breaking my concentration on the actual puzzle. After you're started playing you can't change settings? also it would be nice to turn the voice off if wanted, same with sounds and music. But those are minor things for a game made in this time-limit. I do hope seeing this getting further development, different mechanics, other shapes etc.. storyline.

adsilcott says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:27pm

Great game. I like the graphics and the gameplay. The narration adds a lot to the experience, sort of portal-esque.

GaryS says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:28pm

Nice work! Felt a lot like Portal, but that's no bad thing. This could be fleshed out into something pretty substantial I think.
Only annoyance is that I have to hear the voiceover repeat the same thing again and again... but only because I can't figure out the damned puzzles!

djosef says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:03pm

Great game. I like the graphics and the gameplay. ^^

reheated says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:25pm

Marvelous. I enjoyed everything about this game! Great puzzles, great atmosphere and I really like the quirky character.

There was one level where, after solving it, I thought "hum, I wonder what that block there was for?", and then a later level was maybe the same thing without that block? So I guess I missed an easier solution, oops.

ajayajayaj says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:33pm

Aersome. Feels like antichamber mixed with portal. A little laggy (probably just my computer) and the mouse movement was glitched, but still a great 5 star entry!

rjhelms says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:58am

Having the option for mouse sensitivity was a nice touch. This is a really cool puzzle platformer, great job!

I think the visual style works well here - it's minimal, for sure, but engaging.

Xanjos says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:20pm

Loved the art style and the puzzles were really well thought out.

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:16am

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

Yetikatt says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:08pm

Nicely polished. I liked the narrator as you were solving the puzzles, it was a nice touch!

aucguy says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:48pm

A good game in one of my favorite game genres. The biggest problem with this game is that the other layer wasn't visible while pressing the control key. Other than that great puzzles.

01101101 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:00pm

Impressive amount of work and level design! Good puzzle game, a bit laggy on my computer, even windowed.
I'm not a huge fan of the colours but that's just personal preference.
Good job anyway! :)

xWarZonex says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 4:23pm

The graphics are amazing, the gameplay is fun. My only problem with it, was I had no clue what I was doing, there were no explained controls, and the tutorial was pretty much useless. Everything I did correctly, I did by pressing random things until it worked. Great game though!

puppetmaster says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 6:01pm

This game is fantastic!!
Found some cool short cut but got stuck on level 5.
Keep up the great work!

PowerSpark says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 12:15am

Oops, I closed the web version on accident while using the Ctrl vision
I think this has some good puzzles, and it's a solid game.

Khaoz_Fang says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 1:54am

Nice concept and graphics.

Danoli3 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:18pm

Really liked the voice :D Great work

luvShape says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:14pm

Antichamber's little brother! :) Enjoyed challenging puzzles and funny narration.

May 2, 2016 @ 1:48am

Interesting color puzzles and I love the visual style.

OnlySlightly says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 2:00am

Super cool aesthetic. The puzzles were really thought provoking and clever. the robot voice was cute, egging me on or knocking me down. Jumping from platform to platform while carefully changing colors mid jump was a fun mix of puzzle and twitch mechanics. Great job! Thanks for making this!

3T3A says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 4:25pm

The difficulty is growing progressly, the graphics are wonderful, the mechanic is original, everything like Portal. You get an good inspiration here, nice game ;)

Yumeito says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 10:52pm

Awesome Game :) Love it

Aaranos says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 11:53pm

Really good puzzles, it was not very obvious from the text to place the cube in the small box areas. I thought for a while there it was a powerup.

TheCain says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 3:41am

Good job. Many levels, very clever, good aesthetic, and it reminds me of portal.
I had a problem with the fact that once you pick up a block, you can't put it back where it was.

May 7, 2016 @ 5:16am

Nice polished puzzler. Impressed with the shader work you've incorporated into the graphics.

Tanton-H2X says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 5:20am

your game really wonderful, the robot(AI)sound hit me alot(i love these type sound effect all the time,robotlover!)
(in Scene4,i found the box's pickup may have some problem? because i can pickup it ,but can not release or do next step, really confused....ToT)
other aspect,the most thing impressed me is the neat-visual style,this is the first time i have played 3DpuzzleGame in LD which also have this type art-style.
these all let me feel this entry is super solid and have nice design.well done~ btw,the player's jump feeling let me have some ultra/urreality experience(also becasue these pure but good design color)

Kuupu says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 3:03pm

I had a strange time playing it...

First of all, the game is really cool :)

You really got a nice mechanics here, I really enjoyed changing the "world"

The graphics remembers me of Antichamber, nice! (I think you can use a little more psychodelia)

The performance was really laggy on my pc :(

Now about the gameplay, the idea is cool but a little confusing, it's not about the mechanics but about the way you teach it, nothing became clear on first sight
if you work on teaching the player you'll get a really improvement on your game ;)

cabezotta says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 3:45pm

Great work overall! :D

BrainSlugs83 says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Says it doesn't work in chrome. I tried it in Firefox, but it doesn't capture the mouse, so you end up with your mouse all up in other windows interacting with things it shouldn't (like email, etc.). -- So, only able to face one direction, I wasn't able to play or rate it. Sorry.

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