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

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by frondeus - Compo Entry

Very important note! Wow wow!
Plz use fullscreen.
And plz be careful - music and sounds can be loud!

Yeah, i made it!.

Flock - you are the leader of the group.
Lead your bird friends.
Give them food (bugs).
Use shelter (trees).
Avoid hunters! (trees).

And most important rule - STAY IN CIRCLE.

How long can you stay?

Ok. Many of you may ask - "Shape shift?" ... Well for me when I see birds outside (ok. Not right now. It's the middle of the night) I feel impresive how the flock is changing. It's constant movement! So.. I decided to make game about it.

Bugs and issues I know about:
* Performance.
* Some strange movement glitching.
* Performance.

Things I'm proud of:
* Music and sounds. Pure evil.
* Flock algorithm.
* Background.

Things I'm not:
* Flock algorithm, could be better
* It's not juicy, I could add explosions, and blood and other very important stuff.
* Performance - damn you javascript! (or my pour skills).

So.. Yeah... Good luck!.

Downloads and Links




HunGARE says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:38pm

I like the art style and your idea. The control did feel a little off and I was a little confused about the obstacles

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:26am

quite interesting - i liked the idea of the flock shifting in the air and you having to guide them - there were too many trres/hunters it was very diificult - nice job

Faulkin says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:02pm

A really interesting concept, but I didn't feel like i had much control over the flock. I think adding some extra controls could help, maybe something like I left click to form a tight ball and a right click to scatter.

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

158 points! it was fun playing with the bird shapes, but the fact that you have less of less gives your main mechanic less power -> more and more of them would be great as a reward for the player

Four Quarters says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 4:41pm

nice game!

May 4, 2016 @ 5:56pm

Fun idea. We did some flocking stuff with our game and it's weird to get right, you did a good job with yours. LOVED the sounds, they made me laugh.

Ellian says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Not sure about how much it fits the theme, but the idea was really innovative!
You can be proud, this was really surprising, in a good way. Kudos!

LeReveur says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 7:10pm

The bird animation is good, the sounds are... er... original. I was a little lost on what I had to do except stay into the circle. ^^

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