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

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Morpherhead

by kostasvs - Jam Entry

You have a weird ability: you can reform your head at will.
You can also cut the formed pieces off.

Use these abilities to traverse obstacles and dangerous environments.

Only a short stage in this version, hopefully will make more and design more varied traps and environments if people like the idea.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#7Innovation(Jam)4.41
#14Theme(Jam)4.34
#87Fun(Jam)3.79
#93Humor(Jam)3.63
#163Overall(Jam)3.69
#564Graphics(Jam)3.28
#680Mood(Jam)2.92

Comments

calzep says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:19am

Loved it :D Very funny and unexpected. I like how cute he is when he blinks!

varuns says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:51am

I hope you plan to expand on these mechanics, it could get through steam green-light!

OveRMolo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:21am

Very interesting and challenging.

Daukan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:35am

Cool mechanic. I like the progression of the level. Very nice and simple.

Jimjam says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:15pm

Awesome little mechanic, well done!

PulsorHD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:38pm

Very original idea, I liked it, lacked music, but was fun overall.

remiv says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:45pm

The linux link failed because there is no data folder. Copying the data folder from the windows archive is not enough to make it work.

That said, wine work on the windows executable. A very inovative point of view on shapeshipting, I love it!

kostasvs says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:53pm

Thanks for the positive feedback guys, it is really appreciated!

Linux build is indeed messed up, I am really sorry! This build should work:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ypa4295tnl8p631/morpherhead_linux2.zip?dl=0

siryakko says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:16pm

Cute and gore. Nice take on the theme and pretty enjoyful. Please continue working on.

jollyserpent says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:41pm

Very interesting use of the theme, well done! There's potentially so much stuff to do with this mechanic.

PanicTheFirst says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:01am

Very nice mechanic! Had fun playing around with it.

xandy says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:44am

once i jump/move in the linux build my character won't stop running/jumping and i have to tab in/out to fix it. the head mechanic works fine though. this is a nice and innovative concept and i hope you keep improving and building more levels for it. and the eyes are a nice touch

kostasvs says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:59am

@xandy I am really sorry about the linux issues, I didn't have time to test the game on linux!

I didn't get this problem on my (virtualboxed) Ubuntu, however I uploaded another version of the game which just might fix your controls issue (uses GetAxisRaw instead of GetAxis). Otherwise I will need more info to pinpoint the problem, or perhaps update my Unity (maybe 5.4beta has better linux support).

goffmog says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:12pm

Really fun mechanic that works surprisingly well and must have been tricky to get to work! Really good job, totally original and I liked the presentation too. I did find the jumping controls a little bit tricky and ended up doing an extra jump a few times unintentionally.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:16pm

Wow, this game is really innovating! Really great idea and fun to play! There's lot's of potential humor here as well with the shapes you can create lol. Great work! Oh and the graphics are good as well. Needs sounds and music though!

andyman404 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:03pm

Awesome game! This takes the shapeshifting theme to a new level! Very innovative. I appreciate the lovely mesh manipulation/cutting techniques you used for the head growing/cutting. Well done!

JOK says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Awesome shapeshift theme. I was really amused when I realised how to get up to the high platforms the first time. Great, would be cool to see the concept evolve!

CaptainPilot says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 12:51pm

Awesome idea and a really unique twist on the theme. I think I had some issues as I needed to be kinda 2 inches off to the left of where I wanted to be clicking, which made it a bit tricky to play! But I could definitely see a great idea shining through!

Satyre says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 12:26pm

Funny mechanics. Really great idea and use of the theme :)

Molpe says ...
May 11, 2016 @ 5:29pm

Hello, hi, congratulations on the results, I liked this game a lot, it really is innovative x)

I've made a short let's play, if you want to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RlnK5fDdqU

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