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

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Monster Jumper

by panicq - Jam Entry

"In the year 3069, humans are finally living on Mars. This hot and dangerous planet hosts strange monsters, and because life is boring as hell, humans had to find a new sport : Shape shifting.
A shape shifter jumps into a monster’s mouth and reproduces the various shapes of the monsters' insides to get out alive. You are James Thrill-Seeker … and you jump to entertain the crowd ! And also because you're a fucking idiot !
"

And we did everything from scratch :)

Have a nice game !

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Ratings

#6Humor(Jam)4.37
#100Graphics(Jam)4.26
#181Mood(Jam)3.63
#262Fun(Jam)3.45
#266Innovation(Jam)3.42
#295Theme(Jam)3.65
#304Overall(Jam)3.50
#1808Coolness32%

Comments

Remdiky says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:52am

Very nice LOGO! :D

Excellion says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:11am

Thanks ! :)

GrooveMan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:34pm

I entirely love this game from the title art alone. Look at that jiggle! Daaaaaaymn.

When it comes to playing it, I find that changing shapes is really sluggish, but I can entirely believe that's my computer being not-very-good.

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:39pm

Pretty good game. im bad at keyboard agility games, but this was pretty fun to play nonetheless

Gamepopper says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:58pm

I liked the art style, definitely has some humour to it. But the button combinations you have to press are really awkward since there's no reminder or hint to pull them off unless you went into the tutorial.

Also not sure why, but I couldn't hear any audio.

fullmontis says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:25pm

The crotch bounce in the title screen was disturbing! The game is really fun, and I like how you used menmonic key combinations for the different shape. but I don't like the fact that there is a delay in the transformation, that makes the game almost unplayable.

ZeroFaction says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:30am

I really enjoyed playing this game. It was a bit difficult for me but overall I found myself wanting to keep playing just to try and get further. Great graphics, amazing sense of humor, and an interesting and unique take on the theme.

subpixel says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:22am

I unfortunately couldn't work out how to play the game. It looks like maybe the Windows(Update) link is actually AZERTY now? I'm on a QWERTY, and when I press Q, the bar on the left of the game screen is showing me A...

panicq says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:18pm

Subpixel: It's now fixed, It was a build error :p Thx for the bug report ;)

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:53pm

Ha, what a great funny game. xD

Everything works fine for me.

Hempuli says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:03pm

The idea is neat and the presentation is cool, but the delay between input and the character changing their posture makes it really hard to react quickly enough. Also it took me a lot of time to remember the cotrols; especially the square I nearly never managed to do in time. Still, a solid engine here.

AnaGF says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:04pm

That's a bouncy crouch!
Idea is nice, theme is hylarious and art is amazing, but gameplay is a bit hard (and sometimes you get stuck on large hallways). Maybe instead of key combinations, single keys would work good.
Keep on! You have a nice base.

JohnnySix says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:18pm

Bonus points for humour! Sounds were fun, could've done with some cheesy wrestling music to go with the spandex budgie smugglers. Could be good on mobile with gestures instead of keys, where you drew the shapes for him to change to.

pyokoanarogue says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:43pm

qead didn,t work for me ...still nice game.

Omiya Games says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:02am

To be honest, I'm not a fan of typing out the shape of the hole to pass through. While an interesting idea, the game fails to take into account the time necessary to type certain shapes out, leading to a lot of unnecessary frustration.

I do think the art is great, and the title animation is smooth. This tells me your team has a set of incredibly talented animators, so I was disappointed that the in-game animation mostly relied on physics. I'm curious how that came out to be.

Karai17 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:37am

Solid entry, one of the best we've seen yet! Absolutely hilarious, and quite fun. Great job!

Freank says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:54pm

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

derr says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 12:15pm

I like this game because the main character has the same fashion sense as I do.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:18am

very fun concept and nice graph :D

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