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

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Shape Rave

by MintArcade - Compo Entry

SEIZURE WARNING! DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME IF YOU AFRAID YOU CAN GO BLIND!!!

This is fast-paced psychedelic rave hectically crazy arcade.
Navigate your way around by using [Left/A] and [Right/D] keys.
Goal of the game is to collect as many shapes as possible. You can do this only if you "are" the same shape. You can change your shape by using [Up/W] and [Down/S] buttons. Avoid collecting "wrong" shapes.
There are 4 bonuses to make your gameplay even more fun.
Good Luck - You'll need it.

Please feel free to give constructive feedback - I always listen to the feedback from my players and add good ideas to the finish project.

Mobile build is comming soon and will be announced via social media, so feel free to follow.
Standalone builds are available on itch.io and GameJolt

Search Keywords: Mac OSX, Linux, HTML5, Unity

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#96Audio3.60
#105Graphics3.91
#205Mood3.32
#250Theme3.69
#300Overall3.40
#374Fun3.27
#515Humor2.07
#585Innovation2.91

Comments

ceosol says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:28am

Love how psychedelic this is. Normally I hate games that are 3D with no reason to be. This one meshes 3D with simple mechanics. I think you did a great job bringing them together.

JNI says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:35pm

Really nice game.
I could imagin it on a mobiel platform

sirtetris says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:38pm

It's "The Missile Game 3D" in trippy! ^_^'

Took me a bit to get used to the inverted controls and was a bit hard to judge where my current position was (depth wise). But it definitely works as a game. Nice music and flashy visuals.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:51pm

I like the twist, good job, great ld game

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:11pm

Nice game, good visual and awesome effects!

goffmog says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:20pm

This game is gorgeous, a timeless classic of gameplay all tripped out. Had me reaching for the lasers. Oh alright then, I clearly don't have the rave vocabulary to do this justice. Audio and visuals set just the right mood to keep you entranced and the starting pace is just right for someone like me who rebounds pretty hard off of things like super hexagon. It's a delight to the senses.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:41pm

Took a little bit to get used to playing, but a nice idea. Well done!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:52pm

Great game with a cool mechanic. I like the aesthetic and mood. Well done. Thank you ++

Been says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:53pm

Tricky to learn how to play at first, but I think that's a given for me with this style of game. Enjoyed it once I got past the initial learning curve though, although I couldn't seem to pick up the power-ups for some reason? Not sure if that's a bug or if I'm just missing something.

Gemberkoekje says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:15pm

That was so flashy, I feel my eyes are popping out... (That's a compliment, i think :P)

Not really my kind of game, but pretty well executed. Because the shapes were black, it was sometimes a bit hard to see which kind of shape I was supposed to go to, but other than that, nice entry!

Hempuli says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:53pm

Very nice! I couldn't figure out the hitboxes of the powerups, but otherwise it was simple good fun. The shapeshifting didn't seem very integral to the experience but the visuals were top-notch!

02fc.exe says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:40am

Great game overall

RealityCheck says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:09am

It felt like the 70's came to a 90's rave party and made babies. Seriously, loved the graphics of the game, even though they messed up my head after a while. Gameplay was a little simlistic at times, and I didn't realize what killed me until after a couple of tries. Great little game, though.

Millefey says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:24pm

That was an interesting experience! I wasn't sure what to expect at first but after some grappling with the controls I managed to slowly get the hang of it and enjoy playing it. Still some trouble with getting the power ups but it's a great game!

ZeroFaction says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:30pm

I really enjoyed this game. The graphics are awesome and it reminded me of oldschool tempest! Great!

Matzigon says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:34pm

The style is not my cup of tea, but the game is well done. Visuals are nice. :)

Paploum says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:54am

Graphics are cool, it's a great game. Well done! :)

norseware says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:18am

Great visual effects! The controls (rotating around) took a bit to get used to. Eventually I broke 100 though! Good work :)

Jukepoks1 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:11pm

Wow :D that's trippy on fullscreen. My eyes, they burn from all the colors and effects. This one was fun to play! Funky song even!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:51pm

Trippy and fun.

Yumeito says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:12am

Nice game. Would have more fun if it was fast paced :)

APantaloni says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:46pm

Pretty colors! I love the tunnel. A little slow if you're used to games like Super Hexagon, but fun nonetheless.

Rakowu says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:52pm

Nice work. Like your graphics and music. Also the concept is nice. Good job

MementoGames says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:18pm

Ok... this is the trippiest game ever. Digital LSD, basically. haha
Super fun to play. Minor nitpicking is that I, sometimes, couldn't differentiate the square from the diamond shape.
Awesome entry!

Kuality Games says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:02am

Simple and challenging, it was cool to play with two players actually, it requires you to act fast together. Unfortunately couldn't get to 300 points but I'll still try!

bigbatardyt says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:40pm

Great game, just one thing frustrated me, the fact that the background was faster than me § Except this what a good work you've done congrats

Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:09pm

Really nice game loved the gameplay it is unique!

jonnopon3000 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:32pm

Really loved the art style, and the theme adherence really added something to the game. Nice work!

Hectigo says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:26pm

Love the graphics in all their colorful, psychedelic glory, though it was a little hard to tell how far the obstacles are. Some type of player shadow would help with this. Some indicator for which way to press to get each shape could also help (or maybe a dedicated button for each one?). The audio is perfect.

datadazer says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:28pm

Fun game. would be good fit for a mobile game. Nice visual effects.

Pickens Inc. says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:12pm

Great twitchy arcade game that I am clearly the best at. Beat 198! Really great graphics. Nice job!

m3games says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:49am

Super enjoyed the music and the game's pace. I will say though the screen shake was a bit extreme (caused me to lose a few times) :D

marmpa says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 2:05pm

Good game.Was really fun

Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:20pm

Memorable entry. The artstyle and VFX are very stylish, unique and perfectly fit with the mood : the experience feels like a psychedelic trip. It runs super smoothly on browser for me (bonus points for that because most of jam games are super slow on web). The gameplay is fun, challenging and take inspiration from the theme in a smart way. Oh... and I almost forgot to talk about the music which is especially great.

juaxix says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:29pm

This is a funny entry :) I like music hehe rave party!! 5/5

Apr 25, 2016 @ 5:18pm

Very fun game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :) https://youtu.be/_jtEhCyw5p8

SHLFStudios says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 4:54am

Cool game. Great concept!

TheCams says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 12:27pm

Really nice graphics and simple but effective gameplay, good job :)

Apr 28, 2016 @ 4:02pm

Cool, LSD-filled game. Also, the audio give the tone to the gameplay :)

I was expecting a more speedy start, but the slow velocity is good to test the shapeshifting and the movement control :)

Rock Eaters says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:12pm

i like this tempest 2000 like, could have been a lil faster

General says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 5:38pm

Video: https://youtu.be/OC2Isnqi0nY
Although, the idea of changing the hero's shape is rather obvious, you brought nice elements and now you have everything to release a successful game.

pirate_shell says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 9:16pm

This was a nice game. The graphics were quite busy, but worked well and the music was also quite good. The gameplay was classic, but well executed and I liked the leeway you left the player, when it came to hitting the shapes right. Overall, challenging but solid entry!

rnlf says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 9:28pm

The visual style is great :D
I really love it and the music and sound are perfect for it.

It also played pretty smoothly, after two tries I had understood the controls and meaning of the game elements.

Good game!

OddballDave says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 8:17pm

Starts very slow, but once it gets going is quite challenging and fun.

Good stuff.

AinoraZ says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 7:35pm

Pretty simple but really cool at the same time

Chaoslab says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 9:34pm

Psychedelic Pacman Gyruss. Thanks.

Satyre says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 1:54pm

Great game. The visual effects and music are awesome O.O ;) Love it!

Brickkid512 says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 10:59pm

The music sounds really good. This game also has some pretty nice mechanics

May 9, 2016 @ 3:24pm

I played many many games that were essentially the exact same, game play wise.

The difference in yours in audio and music feel great. Graphics are much better, it feels much more polished and complete and has tweaks to the gameplay the others dont have. Really enjoyable game here. Only thing I score low on is innovation, since I played 56 games and I encountered 4 games that were of this type of exact same game mechanics.

May 9, 2016 @ 6:28pm

Fun game, the sheer number of particles flying around made it a little tough to figure out what was happening at first but I enjoyed it.

Allorius says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 6:33pm

I almost got an epilepsy from this, but not bad.)

yuigoto says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Trippy! Gotta love colorful graphics like this, it's simple and effective, totally feels like a mobile game! :)

Great work on the soundtrack too, it has some nice punch and it's catchy too. Controls work nicely, on all versions, and the game's pretty easy to get into.

My criticism would only be for some "walls" with narrow spaces to pass through. It's kinda hard to "aim" properly for some and I'm finding it a bit hard to determine the distance between the shape and the walls. :P

Great entry tho! :)

Gravedrinker says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 9:36pm

Very nice. Love the music. The graphics remind me of the N64. (Not from the fidelity, but the style. Nicely done).

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