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

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Alone with Fear

by tjxx - Compo Entry

"Alone with Fear" is my submission for Ludum Dare 35. The objective is simple: to reach the destination without dying. You bring with you the ability to morph into one of 3 different vehicle types, each of which can assist you with every new obstacle that blocks your path.

Game controls:
Up/Down/Left/Right - Move
C - Car Mode
H - Helicopter Mode
S - Submarine Mode
F - Fire Bullets

Note:
This is very unfinished, sad to say. Gameplay is not yet fully implemented, and the collisions and enemy combat are still very lacking and buggy in certain (obvious) areas. I'm still proud of what I was able to create anyways and that's why I am submitting an incomplete game. I plan on updating the game in the meantime throughout the next week or so.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#506Theme3.30
#544Graphics2.85
#574Audio2.22
#578Humor1.87
#731Mood2.40
#762Innovation2.60
#788Fun2.60
#835Overall2.70
#1536Coolness40%

Comments

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:39am

It was a really fun game, but too small.

monkeybit29 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:51pm

way too short, but I think you have a solid start

ccollider says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:01am

What are the square green guys? Once I found out they didn't hurt I spent most of my time trying to herd them to the finish. Solid game, though!

TeamScripta says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:02am

I agree, its short and sweet

schizoid2k says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:05am

Yep, very short, but a good start. If you decide to continue work on it, I think it could be a good game.

tjxx says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:06am

Yes, the game is very short at the moment. I will be working on finishing it up in the meantime and plan on uploading a complete working version of this after judging ends.

The square green guys are just chilling at the moment and do not do anything yet. They were meant to, and eventually will be enemies that the player will fight off.

I appreciate the feedback! :)

RadMcCool says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:11am

Really good game, the camera could use some work (no idea what though, i just felt a bit disorientated). Great look to it though, its all shiney and nice which helps getting immersed in the puzzle

Drusilla says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:40am

I liked the helicopter movement a lot. You've got a good foundation.

GoudaGames says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:26am

A little bit short, but good.

dusho says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:36pm

somehow helicopter can go underwater...
idea would be cool.. maybe you can still finish it postmortem

psychomonster says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:51am

Neat little game. Way to short... But i enjoyed to play the game! Sorry I could not hear any sounds, cause my laptops soundcard is broken.. so i could not vote for sounds... sorry !

Freank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:47pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games 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

tjxx says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:58pm

Awesome, not a problem! I've already created an account and will upload the game tonight for you guys. Thank you for including my game in your video. I'll be looking forward to viewing it. :)

ogre says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:28am

Too short to judge this really, but controls work well and the idea is good. Off to a reasonable start!

plko says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 4:13pm

Wait for it complete :P

dollarone says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 2:08am

Very cool idea. I wasn't sure if I was to push the slime monster to the exit or avoid him, but either works:) The snake thing was annoying, but the submarine saves the day. I think there's a lot of potential here, although you might need to add some bits, for example, why would I choose the car over the helicopter? Oh maybe it has a better weapon or something.

Good stuff!

tjxx says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 8:10pm

Thanks, I appreciate the positive feedback! Yes, in this version of the game a lot of things are either unnecessary or non-functioning, including the snake which is unfortunate. It is still under active development and I have improved the game play in a number of areas already. I will be posting an up to date, and working version of the game here -> http://www.indiexpo.net/en/games/alone-with-fear. There is more to come. :)

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