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

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Law Claw

by quadtree - Compo Entry

NOTE: The HTML5 version is more performance intensive than the Windows version. If it runs slowly, please use the Windows version. It also uses asm.js and therefore runs best on 64-bit Firefox.

Bandits are attacking the royal customs outpost you are stationed at! Luckily, you are a weretiger and should be able to hold them off without difficulty. Less luckily, the other guards don't know this, so it is probably better if they don't see you transform.

Keep the bandits away from the strongbox and eliminate them. Regain your transformation energy at the ale barrel. Watch out for bandits with silver arrows.

Controls:
WASD/Arrow Keys - Move
Left Click - Attack
Right Click - Transform
Space - Jump
Enter - Start/Restart

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness55%
#357Humor2.52
#401Mood3.00
#457Audio2.73
#506Theme3.30
#515Graphics2.92
#663Fun2.84
#664Overall2.97
#723Innovation2.68

Comments

bwalter says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:09am

well done, although a bit hard to play.

jbasinger says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:41am

Getting a couple errors trying to run this:

The program can't start because XAPOFX1_5.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

The program can't start because X3DAudio1_7.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Do I need to install some redist somewhere?

quadtree says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:00am

That's odd, that does sound the like the redist is missing but it should install itself automatically when you run LD35.exe. If it doesn't, the redist can be found in the ZIP at "WindowsNoEditor/Engine/Extras/Redist/en-us/UE4PrereqSetup_x86.exe".

BrianSChung says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:39am

I like how different the 2 forms are, especially night vision.

Mase says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:43am

The crossbow is hard to aim; a reticle would be nice. For combat, it seems like transforming is always the better option.

The penalties for transforming are kind of vague and not an effective deterrent.

I enjoyed the relative vastness of the environment. Though, the need to defend the box discourages exploration.

The ragdoll physics produce some delightful break dances.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:52am

I really like night vision, a very entertaining game. A reticle for when you take the crossbow is very necessary.

Aaranos says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:30pm

A little hard to control but it is pretty good. I like how the player isn't necessarily bad but still has to hide the transform.

SHLFStudios says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:58pm

i had a hard time determining guard vs bandit. but this was pretty well done. and with the big environment i definitely strayed away from the game, and just attacked whoever i saw

Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:06pm

Excellent idea

m3games says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:44am

I liked the sound fxs of the claw swipe. It sounded like metal pans clanking together.

marmpa says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 1:24pm

Nice game but it took me a while to understand what i need to do but was really nice.Really loved the graphics(though it lagged on the html5 version)

11Schotter says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:46pm

Cool idea, matches the theme good! 3rd Person with werewolf would do even better. And better audio (atmo, music...).

Jun & Pate says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:03pm

ambitious! fun concept

ExSpecter says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 12:19pm

The HTML5 Version is a bit laggy but its a very nice Game and i like the shapeshift here! Really nice idea! Great job

shane1090 says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:42pm

Enjoyed the concept switching between the two characters. Found it quite hard to aim with the crossbow but the weretiger was fun to play as!

medidog says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 1:39am

I wish that bandits were a little differ from our teammates. Had a hard time playing it.

Joozey says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:39am

Cute little game. I like it!

May 1, 2016 @ 11:29pm

Only thing more badass than a werewolf is a weretiger.

Sir Magic says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 8:49pm

I got an ending! "Some guy had to be reasigned after talking about weretigers" I really loved the humor in this game and liked the audio.

DivineOmega says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 10:51pm

A crosshair would be useful for aiming. I love the idea of a were tiger. Very interesting game idea. :)

Rock Eaters says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 1:32am

THE CONCEPT IS GOOD AND I LIKE THE DESIGN OF THE CLAW BUT ITS HARD TO GET WHAT TO DO,

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