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

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Shapeshifting Sorcery

by foxroxracer - Jam Entry

Hi!

This is my first participation in the LD game jam :)
Well, actually, it is my first mostly "finished" game!



Game Info:
You're a wizard with only one magic spell! Shapeshift enemies!

Cast your donut (hmmm donuts) shaped magic spell towards the evil enemies!
Cast, like you never casted before, until those evil bastards change into a good object shape and fly to heaven (really, this is not a bug)!

For those who like bugs, this is the game you need :D


Controls:
Aim & Shoot with mouse (to shoot further, aim higher)
Move player with Arrow keys

Download sizes:
Linux: 28,41MB
Windows: 26,93MB
OSX: 27,46MB

Timelapse:
https://youtu.be/1-aqK_AnrFA


***** For best performance, download offline version of the game *****

Have fun!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness60%
#257Humor(Jam)3.07
#406Theme(Jam)3.52
#870Graphics(Jam)2.73
#909Mood(Jam)2.55
#926Innovation(Jam)2.53
#1047Fun(Jam)2.37
#1109Overall(Jam)2.52

Comments

rahulparihar says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:25pm

nice game :)

Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:41pm

its very hard

Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:42pm

it's very hard

tompudding says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:07pm

That's pretty mental :) Once I figured out I could shoot high to make it go further it became easier, am I meant to be turning things into bananas or toilets? Makes sense I suppose

F4KETHIS says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:35pm

I think you set up the streaming player wrong? It's displaying weird, I have to scroll around to find the game. itch.io has a specific link for linking into the ludumdare site if you edit the game page.

Anyway! It's quite fun! I like how surreal turning the snakes and baddies into inanimate objects is.

foxroxracer says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:08am

@rahulparihar:
Thanks!

@DragonZBW:
Hi! Implementing a wave spawner was on my todo list ;) This should make the game easier I think :)

@tompudding:
Thanks! Yeah, once you get familiar with the spellcasting it becomes easier to play :)

@F4KETHIS:
Thanks for the tip! Should be fixed now :)
Thanks for the comment :)

Inateno says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:23am

was funny, and made me really laught :)

foxroxracer says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:32am

#Inateno Thanks! :D

JOK says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:42am

Quite hard, probably since I didn't figure out the aim high mechanic! Was fun and hectic!

Fumiko says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:22pm

Liked the enemy designs

Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:27pm

Game controls very hard especially when you bump into the enemy. I would also maybe suggest you keep the projectiles on the Y axis at one fixed height to make it easier to shoot enemies

Rakowu says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:22pm

interesting. Nice music and nice idea. Maybe make him walk a bit faster :D But a nice game.

LOSTALLOY says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:02am

The music is very fitting! It's a bit hard since there are lots of enemies that surround you very fast. Also, the font makes the score difficult to read. Good entry overall! :D

foxroxracer says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:57pm

Hi everyone!

Thanks for the great comments, learning allot on how to improve my game and other games in the future :)

Thank you all! :)

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:27pm

What a funny game!

foxroxracer says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:09pm

Thanks!:D

GGAlliance says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:02pm

The graphics have potential. Very hard to play, difficult to spin. Maybe the character could spin faster and shoot spells by a further range.

foxroxracer says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 9:20am

Thanks for the tips! :)

Louspirit says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:47am

Liked the gameplay and the models :P! A crossair and precise shooting would bring an even better experience I think !

foxroxracer says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 3:37pm

Thanks! Indeed, thanks for the tip :)

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