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

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The Critter Within

by Adam Gould - Compo Entry

A 2D platformer (I know, how original) where you can shapeshift into two different animal forms!

It's a really short game, but I hope you'll enjoy it!

A fully original soundtrack comprising of three tracks
Home-made sound effects
Slightly crappy pixel art
A difficulty curve

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Lee1121 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:06am

Pretty funny game :)
I also like that the music changes depending on which form you play as

PinkIndian says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:05pm

Nice game and good music. But the hitboxes made me quit playing. Felt like the birds hitbox was 2 times larger than the sprite.

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:15pm

Very catchy music, cool sound effects. Controls/hitboxes make it a little bit frustrating sometimes.

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:59pm

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

Joror says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 8:04pm

Well executed and balanced shapeshifter platformer! :)
Each shape felt different enough, and the learning curve was good.
(did not finish because I am a crappy platformer player ;))

Yumeito says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 8:56pm

Nice little game :)

notime4games says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 4:30pm

Level 7 though grrrrrrrrrrrr that was hard! But finally made it! :D
Great controls, great graphics, great music! Loved how the music changed depending on what form I was in!
Only thing I would change is make the hitbox on the bird smaller, level 7 was only hard because of this.
Great game loop, auto restart on death was good

May 7, 2016 @ 5:26pm

Very well done. Nice puzzles, nice controls overall, hitbox issues as mentioned, but other than that I just wish there was more.

knason says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 6:10pm

great game, great puzzles I had a hard time get past the falling fireballs, I guess, practice makes perfect :) but overall it was great, nice graphics as well. Good job!

sftrabbit says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 6:26pm

Really nice work! Level design was good and taught the mechanics nicely. Graphics and musics were done well! I had a couple of minor issues: the movement was a bit too slippy, and I felt like the collision of the bird/fireballs was a little too unforgiving. Still, great work!

Faulkin says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Nice game. The change of music when you switch form is a nice touch! :)

aucguy says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 6:56pm

Short but sweet. The bird jumping controls was annoying though.

Njinwezen says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 7:01pm


Very interesting game. I like the changing controls when you change animal. I think it really serves the theme well. My hand got really tired on that last level though. Flying up took a long time.

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