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

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I'm Scree!

by Jimjam - Jam Entry

You are Scree, a highly-evolved alien life form who has been captured by nefarious humans! Imprisoned in the confines of a high-tech laboratory, you must use your tentacles to explore and wreak havoc on the pathetic humans studying you. Take care to not get seen though, as your presence may fluster your weak-minded captors, who will bring in more powerful foes.

Controls:
Left click and drag: Grow tentacle
Right click and hold while tentacle selected: Retract tentacle
Space: Attack when in range
WASD/Arrow keys: Pan camera
Mouse wheel: Zoom in and out
R: Restart level

Credits:
Art by Daoyi Liu (@jelligeth)
Code by Jem Smith (@jemmiwinks)
Audio by Ivo Sissolak (@mexicanopiumdog)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness56%
#51Innovation(Jam)4.00
#53Graphics(Jam)4.41
#69Fun(Jam)3.85
#72Overall(Jam)3.94
#122Humor(Jam)3.50
#148Audio(Jam)3.68
#150Mood(Jam)3.70
#600Theme(Jam)3.28

Comments

Adipson says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:52am

it 's the day of the tentacle ! lol nice work ! bravooo

PanicTheFirst says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:27am

Good job! I really like the graphics.

kostasvs says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:36am

Good job, love the art!

batmagus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:37am

Amazing! Cool idea and really well executed. The only thing that didn't feel great was the controls for retracting the tentacle, otherwise a really nicely polished game.

Raphael_ says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:46am

Very nice entry, the controls still feel a bit clunky but except that I loved it.
It would be great if you could check out my game as well.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:54pm

Graphics are very good, the doctors are crazy guys :D
Great entry.

VividReality says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:59pm

Very cool concept! I had fun playing it! The graphics look good and I liked the sound design.

Husky says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:59pm

I like the idea and the graphics style, the shape of tentacle is shifting pretty smooth, it bring up a different kind of challenge.

Swynfel says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:41pm

Cool game ! The graphics are especially good, and there's audio !

Interesting gameplay. I took some time to figure out that the tentacle can't overlap each other... Made trying to poke humans a little too hard sometimes.
The humans' movements are a bit strange sometimes (feels awkward), and maybe having there cone of vision not instantly flip could lower the frustration in some cases (by having smooth rotations for example).

It's a gameplay that could work very well on touch screen devices.

Sadly, there is no menu (I love menus). I wanted to replay some levels but couldn't. And no quit button... (Details)

Good job !

Wahooney says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:03am

I like the innocence of the monster. "Feel what it feels like." :D

Art and game design are top notch!

dammit says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:57am

I might be biased, but I love this so much. Day of the tentacle -esque. So much fun. Ridiculous humour :3 A few bugs here and there, but that's expected for LD :D

sndr says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:01pm

Great, great game! Loved the alien, the mechanic, the art, the music..! :) Awesome!

andyman404 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:19am

Great game! Well polished artwork & gameplay. Interesting premise and fun!

celia14 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:12pm

I love this idea! The art is fantastic. It was fun, thouh pretty tricky - I felt bad for poor Scree when his tentacles got shot. :D

Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:01pm

Excellent game. Great ramp up of levels, great humour. Really well done.

WERT Studio says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:25pm

Cool game but what mean sshapeshifting in this theme

May 3, 2016 @ 5:35pm

You are featured in today's LUDUM DARE TO BELIEVE! Check it out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmiRuxXuBqU

OddballDave says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 9:28pm

Nice fun entry. Really like the graphics. Had fun playing.

Good stuff.

francoisvn says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 11:10pm

Fun little game. It was difficult to play on a laptop trackpad, but still doable. Just a random idea, but what if you had different tentacles and some of them attracted the scientists because they're curious, and then you can set up traps to catch them all?

randomhuman says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 6:59pm

Really good, very satisfying to splat the humans and the art is amazing.

Marius says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 11:10am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! We're realizing a video with several winners 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

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