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

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Shift-Faced

by tweedle - Jam Entry

Once upon a time... in a land far far away, there lived a mustachioed man who would shapeshift into various awesome battle animals in hopes of making it to work less late to appease the robot overlords. Maneuver your way around traffic or battle to death! Good luck, Have Fun!

Thanks for playing!

Controls:
Space Bar / Enter = Select / Continue
Arrow Keys = Movement

By: Taylor Dunn, Stephen Roper & Josh Watson.

Follow us on Twitter @ZamboniMacaroni

Tech:
Game Maker
Adobe Illustrator
Ableton Live 9
Spriter Pro
Sfxr
GitHub
Windows & Mac OS X
Google Fiber (KCMO)

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BUGS - We've exported another "most compatible" version (includes installer & runs better on systems), hoping that helps with those having issues! It's probably a good idea to close all other open things... and let Shift-Faced shine bright in the spotlight.

IF YOU ENCOUNTER THE DEMON THAT IS "THE FLASHING WHITE BOXES" EXIT AND RELAUNCH. ALSO CALL YOUR MOTHER AND TELL HER YOU LOVE HER.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness67%
#163Humor(Jam)3.38
#386Graphics(Jam)3.61
#411Audio(Jam)3.12
#524Overall(Jam)3.26
#579Mood(Jam)3.06
#649Theme(Jam)3.21
#754Fun(Jam)2.85

Comments

Dawdawdo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:50am

This got stuck on the "Use Arrow Keys and Spacebar" screen. I heard sounds effects, but just saw the clock forzen. Windows 10 laptop.

aucguy says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:52am

Good game. Interesting art style. You should add a transition between lanes inside of just abruptly jumping. "Greatness is a daily choice."

toastedgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:54am

I liked it but there should be less obstacles, and more variation between fights. I understand that you were on a schedule but I got really bored after a bit.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:56am

Every texture kept flashing white every second on my screen

dcolgan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:57am

I had a great time laughing about how goofy this was. Pretty funny and clever. I kind of appreciate in a way, games that combine genres like this. It is refreshing, but I wish there could have been differences between the dangers you would encounter as different animals.

LordKawaii says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:02am

Pretty fun. Really love the art its super silly!

serp says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:09am

The game seems really really laggy for me. That I wasn't even able to really play it :(

norseware says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:11am

I also experienced white flashing textures... I liked the music! And the art style looks great from the screenshots. Please fix this, I was really excited to play this! :)

olkeencole says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:15am

Ha! Very cool. I like the art style.

zaywolfe says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:40am

Absolutely loved it! So fun. But I wish I got healed when going to the next day.

Ryusui says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:51am

I don't know what your game is doing but it made my computer freeze for five minutes before it'd let me close, and it's STILL freezing intermittently several minutes afterward.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:53pm

Very cool. Runner-style game/jrpg turns out to be great mix! I had fun, thanks for making this game.

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:04am

Nice art.

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:07am

Was just getting into it (2nd encounter) and got an error "LaffyTaffy.exe stopped working". I don't think it's RAM, I've got like 15GB of those.

nlbi21 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:08am

I like it the art :D.

Ironhead says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:43am

Goofy but entertaining for a bit. I liked the feel and didnt expect the rpg style battle. Trippy

gurkenlabs says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:54am

I just got an orgy of flashing white rectangles on all textures, couldn't play the game.

fenwick says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:42am

The music and art were really incredible on this, I really loved the paper-mache style you had going. And I laugh every time I see that fish's face, lol. The RPG stuff was really unexpected but fun.

mahalis says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:28am

This is bizarre and wonderful. Great art, fun mix of gameplay elements. "GREATNESS IS A DAILY CHOICE" made me crack up. Love it. Great job!

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:21pm

Fun and nice art. Good luck!

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:21am

Nice art style! The final boss didn't seem to work for me though. She just stood there while i stared at her with my fish eyes.

Wefiends says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:28am

Really interesting art style, and cool character designs. Wish you had implemented the theme a little more, since really it doesn't determine a whole lot which character you choose.

Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:31am

This is reminiscent of "The Deer" ... but faaaaar more enjoyable

You used OSX in creation but share no playing love with other OSX users? :(

Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:05pm

Super cool entry you made there ! I had good time playing it, it's pretty fun ! I especially loved the artstyle, as everyone else said, it's unique and made the entry pretty memorable among the games I tried so far. Congrat to the team.

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