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

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by CaptainPilot - Jam Entry

A little girl meets a magical cube that can shapeshift the world around them, helping her solve puzzles and find keys. But where are they travelling to, and why was she brought here?

- WASD or arrow keys to move around (you can push objects)
- SPACE to shift the cube to the other dimension. Nearby objects (including the player!) will travel with the cube
- SHIFT to grab objects and pull them. SHIFT again to release.

Remember to think about both dimensions, and good luck with the puzzles! This game was created by 3 members of the small UK indie studio XMPT Games - you can find us on Twitter and Facebook if you’d like to say “hi”!

------- (5/5/16) -------
We just added a web version (HTML5) of the game. There's no post jam work in there, it's just the same version but in a more accessible form now that our website is back up

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Aree Vanier says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:59pm

Great Fun, nice ending.

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:44pm

Very good, puzzle matches the theme perfectly. Amazing art btw :)

mkghoster says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:45pm

Wow, nice details in the game!

AceyT says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:16pm

Excellent game

With his creepy look when you shift, I thought the cube was evil, but hopefully he isn't

kostasvs says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:25pm

Absolutely loved it, great graphics, great puzzles, great use of theme. Congratulations!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:57pm

Pretty cute, nice use of the theme. Music sound and graphics were all good.

Alphish says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:04pm

I've only played a few games, so take it with a grain of salt, but it looks like it'll be one of my strong favourites. It's got great visuals for both worlds (I particularly like the other-world's regular box/cupboard), catchy soundtrack (with a nice switching-between-worlds effect), quite fun puzzles that use the world mechanics well and adorable ending that has nothing to do with the main character dying or whatever (come to think of it, the cat-themed doormats were dead giveaway). Great work. ^^

lkr says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:05pm

Very nice art and music along with good gameplay :)
Some puzzles were quite tricky, but were fun to solve. Love all the small details in the game!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:39pm

Loved it! Beautiful art and great puzzles.

Gtron says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:56am

Interesting puzzles and cool music. The ending got me a little misty eyed. I think the difficulty spiked a little bit in the early few levels. Toning one of them down would make the difficulty curve feel a little more natural.

tweedle says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:05pm

Nice job!

alsantour says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:38am

Great game, impressed by the number of puzzles and i found them mostly challenging but not too difficult!! Happy to have played it!

Freank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:13pm

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

teamross says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:11pm

Really fun! The background was cool!
Overall great game!

djfariel says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:45pm

I am so thoroughly impressed right now. This is the best entry I've played so far.
You more than earned a like/ follow/ sub on all your social media haha.
I feel like shifting dimensions kinda loosely fit the theme, but still. Incredible entry.
I finished this because it deserved to be finished.

Xanjos says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:35pm

Absolutely loved the dimension shifting concept. The art style was really nice and the puzzles were well designed and thought out.

Riftpoint says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:56pm

Beutiful game, the art is amazing

Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Very nice!
I love the doormats showing where doors are in both dimensions. The art is also very consistent and polished.
Nice touch having the box guy close his eyes when you where to far away from him for him to follow along.

That said the movement felt a bit unresponsive or perhaps just a bit too heavy, making minute changes slow to preform getting me stuck in doorways and dropping objects I was pushing.
Nonetheless really cool entry, high praise!

terop says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:36pm

looks amazing. Your graphics skills are top notch...

Aaranos says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:43pm

Very clever puzzle game with a nice story.

goost says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:15pm

Just loved it. And has *** in it. I love ***.
The last puzzle was actually pretty puzzling, awesome work!

Nexus64 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:29pm

Incredible for a ludum dare.
Great graphics, great music, interesting spin to the block and buttons puzzle.

WesternPlains says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:52pm

Interesting concept. Well polished. The switch in the moods with the artstyle is neat and lends itself really well to the overall game. Music as well, fits the atmosphere, giving it that nice and somber/creepy mix which meshes really well with the whole puzzle mechanic. Interesting level design, one issue however is that it is fairly easy to end up trapping yourself between barricades with no way out.

ryjcio says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:12pm

Great game, you have to polish it!

Apr 28, 2016 @ 11:47pm


Chris M says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 1:25pm

This is wonderful- great art, great mechanic, neat puzzles and a complete experience. The nuances of the mechanic were taught at a gentle pace, and once realised gave a wonderful 'a-ha' moment. The small use of narrative was also a neat touch to spur on the player. Great job!

tmpxyz says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 10:57am

I thought in the end the cube would consume the little girl, or the cat would turn a huge monster...

Zayron says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 3:19pm

I really liked this. If I had to give any constructive criticism I would say the pickup items and keys confused for me for a second. I was trying to pick up the key without knowing I already had picked it up. Other than that I loved it. :)

randomhuman says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Great puzzles, very satisfying. I had a lot of fun, and the art is great as well.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 10:34pm

Nice graphic, but the animation is really weak and we dont get any walking feeling.

Yumeito says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 10:53pm

Awesome Game :) Love it

Satyre says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 11:51am

Graphics and music were great. I like the puzzles a lot. Great work. Didn't encounter any bugs :D

Jolly Serpent says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 3:51pm

Lovely puzzle game. Pretty visuals combined with solid gameplay and strong atmosphere. Thanks! :)

Sabina Lis says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 4:53pm

Really complete game, fun to play, beautiful artwork, music, and tutorial levels, interesting concept, thanks!

syst3m_ERROR says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 6:40pm

Wow, just wow, this game is awesome, my only critique, is that you could have stuck to the theme a little more, other than that, awesome job!

APantaloni says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 9:38pm

Looks great, it's very polished and it's fun to play. Congrats!

scorched says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 10:07am

Cool! Graphics are outstanding! Controls are a bit clunky though.
Got black screen after completing this level:

TheCain says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 7:31am

I was expecting something far more sinister.
I had some graphical glitches, but good puzzle game.

JonathanG says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 8:17pm

Brilliant art and music (as ever), and fun and interesting puzzles! It did a good job of ramping up the difficulty. Pressing Shift to pick up the objects was a little tricky though, it didn't always seem to work. But the exertion animation gave enough feedback to know when it was working.

Great job guys!

Nomys_Tempar says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 9:28am

Very cool !

Ludipe says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:40pm

Puzzles are pretty well done and the graphics are cool. Well done, it's a pretty solid puzzle game :-)

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