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

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Slimon Sways

by Fanatrick - Jam Entry

Slimon Sways is a physics platformer. You move by slinging the slime. Slime can use power-up to shapeshift into a spiked ball, balloon or divide itself into more controllable parts. Levels are mostly simple puzzles, but the real challenge is using slime's physical properties to bounce, rotate, rotate into walls for momentum, walljump, resist forces, etc.

Enjoy the game and, who knows, maybe you can beat the boss ;)

Playthrough video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP6-Z4TXUQM

Credits:

Matej Kresic
-Producer, programming, pixel art, level design
Antonela Jurisa
-Lead pixel artist, background design, graphic design
Marko Pernarcic
-Lead music composer, sound effects
Josip Benko
-Music composer, level design
Sebastian Ujhazi
-Music composer, additional pixel art

Special thanks:
Vjekoslav Ranogajec - useful music knowledge
Ivan Ilishkov - help in sfx, funny guy in general
Dino Djukic - comedic obsession with swastika
Ema Petrak - level design


!NOTICE!
This game requires pixel shader model 2.0 and up, if your graphics card doesn't support it you'll definitely end up with crashes. Notebook and laptop users can right click -> run with graphics processor -> high-performance processor in order to force hardware rendering in case the game fails to load.

VirusTotal scan:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/43c36160e6798bb6fca6f87ba8d218750915501f20490e6f7a5bd76bacc79a8e/analysis/1461161434/

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Omitted:
Wow, what a blast this was. I'm off to sleep now for sure, I can barely type. I'll create a better description tomorrow with more matching screenshots.

Uploaded a fix which fixes crashing in level 4

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#180Fun(Jam)3.57
#192Audio(Jam)3.57
#199Overall(Jam)3.64
#214Innovation(Jam)3.53
#226Theme(Jam)3.74
#298Graphics(Jam)3.77
#315Mood(Jam)3.39
#330Humor(Jam)2.87

Comments

fafastudio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:36pm

Too bad, i can't play because i don't have such a computer !
Screenshots are very promising, and the fact that you have actually 3 musics composers makes me sad i can't test this !

tower07 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:38pm

Super good!!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:42pm

This was really fun! I loved the art style and music. The whole thing felt very finished and professional, can't believe it was made in just 72 hours.

agrdev says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:46pm

Wow, I was so surprised after discovery of "predicting the path" feature. It is implemented exceptionally well. Abilities are interesting. Level design is just awesome!

MoreRPG Team says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:01pm

You have really cool atmosphere in the game.
Especially I liked instruction's style and the cartoon in the beginning. Great job!

psychonull says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:35pm

illustrations at beginning are really nice. The movement plus prediction is awesome, really well executed theme, loved this entry

tybantarnusa says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:36am

This game is very awesome. Looks so polished and professional. Good job!

SengiG says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:06pm

Alright this is neat, love how this turned out! Personaly I had great time with it, seems very polished. Thumbs up from me =)
Are you rendering slime through the shader entirely?

SeaDads says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:50pm

Wow you guys crammed so much into this! Really impressive!

zetsumi says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:48pm

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taviandir says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:53pm

Cool game but very difficult, couldnt get far. Seemed to me like the player was independant on the boxes to click the buttons, but getting the boxes where you wanted was a complete nightmare.

bigbuggames says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:26pm

Good game, interesting idea even though the controls are quite hard... but that's how it is I guess, you have to master it.

Really nice to watch that retro intro :)

thegunmaster says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:00pm

damn man, that is some epic stuff! really fits the theme and is fun to play too, kinda amazed at all the things you managed to put in, even the 'where are the other blobs' indicator.

VividReality says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:56pm

Cool and original concept and fun to play! The art was 'rough around the edges' but I could see what you could have done if you would have had more time. I think it looked good!

Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:35pm

You've got a lot for the time limit. Nice work.

jakass says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:48am

Nice atmosphere!

pkenney says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:52am

This was awesome - very creative, it looks really nice, and the sound and music are great.

It was just a little too much repetition required on a retry given how much instant death there was. It made me feel like I didn't want to risk experimenting except at the very start of a level.

Definitely enjoyed playing though, strong entry!

DSSiege11 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:31am

Great entry! Really love the slime effect, it reminds me of Gish ;) Also really liked the music. Overall it was very polished, so good job!

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:04pm

Very nice game!

Btw, when I change zoom, it's not centered properly. I think, you should fix that.

Fanatrick says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:13pm

^ picking a little nit too much...

Rulrite says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:24pm

Wow, very well done with this entry. The art and music are both fantastic, and the intro sequence was very professional.

Oh, yes, and the game was fun, too! I really liked the shape powerups... It got tough very quickly, though! I feel it could have done with a bit more easing in (such as introducing crushing platforms a bit later on), but maybe that's just me.

Overall, a super-solid game that's very cleanly presented.

Obvious_San says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 4:32pm

Great game, really tough in the beginning though. Have to admit, I got stuck on the second level :P

derr says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:07am

Great job guys! Top notch entry.. blown away.

Adipson says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 8:42am

very fun ! bravo !

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:48am

nice and cool audio with a great game idea

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