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

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Polygon War

by SmallPhil - Compo Entry

Polygon War is a twin-stick shooter I made for Ludum Dare!

You can use the green things to transform in another shape with different abilities.

It turned out way cooler than I expected it to, so I'd say my ludum dare experience went well!


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sand6r says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:38pm

Nice game, well created, looks very smooth

norseware says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 9:17pm

This is a fantastic game! It's hard, but not too hard. The controls are tight as well. I like the animations of the objects, they're all very clean. Nice work! :)

w1n5t0n says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:17am

The game is really fun to play after you get the controls.

Crown Games says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:22am

Amazing game!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:22am

Love it. Could have used some music, though.

candlesan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:22am

Really good polish and execution. Well done! :)

Kano says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:00am

Nice game !

CodeNMore says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:26am

The controls take a bit of getting used to, but after that it looks nice and is a neat game!

EthanBierlein says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:26am

This is amazing. I'm reminded of classic games like Asteroids when I play it. It runs very smoothly as well, and the simplistic graphics are very pleasing.

srakowski says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:30am

Took a little bit to figure out the controls. Is there a way to fire with the keyboard? I hooked up an xbox controller and then things came together. Nice little twin stick shooter. Really liked the visual style. Well done :)

Ghust1995 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:36am

Very fun game =)

jofra says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:39am

Very cool! We got to 239 seconds before we died.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:41am

man, this felt great to play. The minimalist aesthetic made everything really easy to parse, so I could just focus on moving and shooting, which was delightfully satisfying. Great work!

RttStudio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:57am

Really good entry, simple yet good game. Really fun and entertaining !

huminaboz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:29am

Love the minimalism. The look and feel are pleasing and I love the behavior of the circle that slams into the wall. Would love an increasing difficulty version!

whilefun says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:03am

Fun game! I really like the visual style. I wasn't totally clear on what the green shape changing did for my advantage, but then it made my guns faster and spread more. The audio feels nice and punchy too. Good work! :)

local minimum says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:29pm

Neatly done! Reminded me of playing games on a Vic 20. I played it with keyboard, but I guess the controls would have been smoother with a controller or a classic joystick (if they even exist nowadays). It wasn't super obvious what the distinct abilities were so adding some text or icon UI somewhere to indicate what you just acquired would have been nice. Really good entry though.

Freank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:10pm

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

BrainSlugs83 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:40am

That was pretty solid. I really liked the crisp vector font, by the way. -- Way easier to play with a joystick than without, had some fun but the gameplay got a bit repetitive / actionless after a while. -- One hit kits with visual shields might have spiced things up...

M2tias says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:25pm

I really like what I get to see and hear. Alas, I can't play this because I don't have a arrow keys on my keyboard :(
My xbox360 controller works on the menu but not on the game itself...

Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:45pm

really fun

conno1234 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 9:42pm

Loved the art style! Very addicting :p

May 3, 2016 @ 7:50pm

Nice game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :)

Yumeito says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 9:29pm

Nice little Game:)

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