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

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The Mind of Marlo

by rodobodolfo - Jam Entry

The Mind of Marlo

Marlo Davenport suffers from a condition known as severe polymorphic silly head syndrome. This causes him to randomly Shapeshift into different identities, which he finds quite inconvenient. The doctor suggests he finds things his identities don't like to scare them away.

The Mind of Marlo is a simple point and click adventure where you have to scare away his different identities.

How to play: Scare all identities to win. Have fun!
Full screen Recommended!

//post jam version adds an android build and clearer text and fixes sone typos

Created in 3 days using
*Sprite Something
*UnityAdventureFramework (

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Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:09am

I like it :D

Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:28am

Nice work in only tree days

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:34am

I lol'd as soon as the first shift happened.

fatsopanda says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:35am

Lot of great humour and an amazing amount of content for a jam game :)

Adipson says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:32am

pixel arts is good for us ! :) nice works

psychomonster says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:00am

Good content, nice story and a fine use of the theme. I enjoyed it :)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:03am

I absolutely love this game :) will be coming back to try and finish it tonight for sure!

Munchy2007 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:03am

Made me laugh, Marlo made a cute cat! I loved his backchat too! Good stuff :)

pavel_insight says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:06am

Nice to see a point&click adventure on LD. )

caporaltito says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:09am

Hilarious XD

Daukan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:14am

Nicely done. A lot of story to this game. The puzzles was a bit too hard for me but I rarely play these types of games,

brainybeard says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:49pm

Interesting game man, i'm not sure what I should be doing other than observing all of the amazing head :P crazy that you got so much done in just 48 hours. Super productive clearly xD

GrooveMan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:27pm

Really complete and well-executed! It took me a moment to get the 'logic' of the game down (why can't I get into the shower as the cat, or just dump the salt directly on the slug?) but once I got into your mindset it played really smoothly.

The music and graphics worked great together, but the jokes were sometimes hit and miss. The absurdity of the premise is hilarious; Marlo being really bitter about his wife (for seemingly no reason?) is less so.

Linus123xbb says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:25am

Great game, very humoristic and as soon as shape shift I lol

marod says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:30am

That point and click style made me. Nice work and graphics!

vethan says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:16am

This was fun! I ended up getting stuck with the shark though :(

Ithildin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:51pm

Brilliant take on the theme, well-rounded and funny game. Great job!! :D

Ayawaska says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:27am

Cool idea and great use of it!

SpiritJZL says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:10am

First full mark that I gave

fafastudio says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:25pm

Quite schyzophrenic but really nice game :) Love the pixel art ! simple and effective

JNI says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:26pm

Nice story and good content!

nintendoeats says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:17pm

I really enjoyed that. Very nicely polished and cute idea for an adventure game. I really enjoyed the writing. Couple of problems of the "frigging adventure games" variety:

Why can I only fill the spray bottle from the bathroom sink?
Why do I need to drink salt water to get rid of the slug instead of just dumping salt on myself?
Why doesn't smoking remove the ice guy?
Why can't I dump salt on the ice guy?
Do you know how hard it is to punch yourself in the face (but at least we had a good clue for that one)?

I still really enjoyed it.

rodobodolfo says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:44pm


Thanks for the nice review! Lemme try to answer your questions though most of the answers could easily be cause it's a fringing adventure game! Haha.

1) it was meant to be fillable from both taps, we forgot to change the hotspot for the kitchen.
2) because that would have been too easy :p
3) the cigarettes alone wouldn't melt him, maybe if he had a lighter too...
4) good point, I didn't think of that haha.
5) do you know how hard it is being a shark everyday? I'd punch myself in the face!

Thanks so much for playing and understanding the stupid logic that go hand and hand with these games.

vini60 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:53pm

Nice humorous content. I love the music too. Lovely submit.

ultravioleta says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:52am

Gran juego! genial la idea y el humor

madmarcel says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:36am

Love it, well done.

llc86 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:17pm

A nice and fun game, with a very well executed idea, considering the short time available for developing. Well done!

local minimum says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 1:41pm

To decide to make a point and click for LD and actually finishing it, is rather impressive. Nice work. I managed to get rid of one of personalities but the cat refused be afraid of water/I couldn't shower it off and ice wouldn't be hair-dried. But that's the sort of issues tend to be part of the point and click genre as a whole and not particular to your game.

Though the effect of how the text was written was cool it was really quite impossible to read while it was writing since the positions kept getting updated.

Other than that a really nice entry.

smbe19 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 2:51pm

Love the humor. Amazing game!

Freank says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 5:18pm

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

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:18am

this look really great !

in3orn says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 2:25pm

Such a great game! For me the best use of the theme so far. Well done!

And I finally did it :)

Gamepopper says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 12:51pm

Love the music and graphics, reminds me of the classic point 'n click games! Great job!

May 3, 2016 @ 2:23pm

Really liked the graphics. Good job.

puppetmaster says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 9:29pm

Wow!! What a great game. I really like the text appearing effect. The music makes the mood! Keep up the great work!

randomhuman says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 10:57am

Great writing, so funny! GOD DAMN YOU LINDA!!

Password is ROD. What do I win?

axoona says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 11:42am

I really liked it. nice graphics and audio. Good story and very nice integration of the theme.
I was blocked at some points but fortunately the hints in the comments helped to advance forward.
solid entry, congratulations!

rodobodolfo says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 4:16am

@randomhuman there is no password! or maybe you discovered just a half of it...

Satyre says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 2:46pm

Nice one I like the plopping and random transformation xD

randomhuman says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:13am

@rodobodolfo He said there was no last letter, but before that he said ROD. I think? Was a while ago I played it. You trying to make me play it through again? ;) I already gave you all of the stars, I have no more stars to give!

Sabina Lis says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 6:10pm

Great story, everything was really fun and well done, thanks!

in3orn says ...
Jun 8, 2016 @ 6:35pm

I know it's month after the event, but maybe you'll be happy to hear that you've won my top 10 LD35 summary list :)

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