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Pasowix's Magical Shapeshifting Workshop

by glaze_96 - Compo Entry

You'll ALWAYS get a play, rate and comment from me if you play, rate and comment my game. Not trying to get more people commenting, that's just the way it is! =)

In this short game you take on the role of Pasowix - the magical shapeshifter! If he can figure out a connection between objects, he can shapeshift them!

___How to play___
-Make the connection between objects, for example crow -> crowbar.
-Just drag and drop!
-The customers scroll goes in the middle slot at the bottom
-The item you want to shapeshift goes in the left slot at the bottom.
-Remember to give the final item to the customer!

-If you miss the customers requests, just READ THE SCROLL!
-If you can't figure something out, just try all the items. You'll loose points though.

Downloads and Links




yoel1234 says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:52pm

i liked it but i couldnt finish it. couldnt figure it out.

mountainstorm says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:52am

Simple, but brilliant; very funny - I love the quotes the people make

nopogo says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:50am

final score of 440. The flavor text is what got me. Like the humour :)

mutonizer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:58am

Nice little game, fits well with the theme and plays smooth from beginning to end.
Not much too say really, it does what it's supposed to for the concept of it. Just kudos I guess :)


akirassasin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:13pm


ruchirbapat says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:23pm

awesome game, it was funny humour 10/10. i didnt encounter any bugs so thats gud

hugheth says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:51pm

Really funny, great effort on all the graphics, must have taken a while :)

Husky says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:16pm

This is literately a cute game, I love the riddles lol.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:25pm

A cute little game, full of puns. Some fell a little flat, but there was enough there to make it enjoyable. The graphics and music helped sell the feel too.

jk5000 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:26pm

Great idea for a fun game. Well done.

RealityCheck says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:27pm

I quite enjoyed this little game. First customer had me stumped as I hadn't read his comment, and didn't know what to do. But after that, only the fish had me scratching my head... how obvious it was at the end though.

Didn't encounter any problems, and the game ran just fine. Nice little effort! Really liked some of the comments from the customers... "Hammer Time" ;)

Reisen says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:37pm

Clever puzzles, loved the jokes!

Though, I couldn't figure out what some of the items are beforehand, only after I trial-and-errored through them.

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:43pm

"Hammer Time!"

Dude I nearly spit out my drink! Some good wordplay and off-guard humor there.

Why no rating for fun? I had fun!

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:25pm

@SmilingCat Right! Fixed!

TLansdale says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:56pm

Great idea though some of the puns and the pixel art made it very hard to guess lots of them. Still, I made it through and I appreciated all the wordplay :)

MrDave says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:28pm

This is a great idea. You implemented it really well.

Its really funny but its actually harder at the start when there are more items to choose from.

sndr says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:19pm

Liked the quotes! Final score: 380

There were a couple of them that I couldn't figure out so I just kept trying until one of them matched. :P
It could be nice if difficulty scaled up. It seemed kinda random. But overall, nice game! I had a good time!

aegypticus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:30pm

For the saw, I thought it would be the eye. Haha, great game. Really funny.

axoona says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:56pm

Very nice game, enyojable and with an original concept, nice take on of the theme
I wish you would just add some description to the objects because I admit I had to do a lot of random clicking before I made it to the end ;)

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:33pm

@aegypticus Didn't think of that! Clever!

APantaloni says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:19pm

Neat and funny

Aaranos says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:37pm

Good game concept. I did note that the timer was ticking before you even hear the request though.

Tijn says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:52pm

Ha, this is an awesome entry. I love that you've made a whole soundtrack for the game, which is not something found in every compo game. The puzzles itself are cool, but what really makes it shine are the funny things the customers say. Very well done! I played it all the way to the end, so that's a good sign, right :)

RoboNebula says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:51am

Fun concept, but sometimes a bit confusing!

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:35am

Very cute little game. I chuckled on some of the jokes and I feel they were quite clever.

From a mechanics standpoint I didn't get why you needed the scrolls and the fact that there are only two of the menu fields active lets me guess that you had planned more for this game.

I like it and think the concept could be expanded. Good job.

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:19pm

Final score: 14 WHAT A LOSER'S SCORE ^^ I did have a wonderful time, your game is really good, nothing to add ! Well done !

Gord10 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:06pm

I loved the idea!

Rakowu says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:17pm

Really nice and good music. I taked a time until i figure it out :) But really nice

RoboNebula says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:24pm

I really like the concept, the audio is a bit weak, but the core gameplay is fun, though repetetive.

ekx says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:22pm

Really cute and funny. Had a good time.

Per says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:04pm

A very nice game with funny dialogue. I enjoyed the puzzle element of it although I didn't get a good score unfortunately :)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:17pm

The funniest game I played so far, and also challenging but not too much so you don't get frustrated. My only complaint is the countdown shouldn't start until they make the scroll available.

Crimson713 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:57pm

Pun-tastic game :P Many funny lines, the music went well with it, and I was trying to figure out what the rest of my items are gonna be needed for in the future. Kinda sad about the length, i thought there'd be as many jokes as items. :P Great job!

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:13am

Really great game, I stayed all the way to the end and felt like an idiot for not getting some of these. 5 star humor for sure.

teamross says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:05pm

Simple, clean, well executed and nice graphics!
Nice take on of the theme too.
Just a bit difficult at the start, for me.
Nice entry!:)

Diman says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:24pm

Very relaxing game. I liked music and humor.

pyokoanarogue says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:12pm

very good entry!

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:59pm

Loved the puns. Score was a couple of hundred in the minus though. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

pyokoanarogue says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:29pm

very good entry!

Ibzy says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:51pm

Absolute comedy genius! And the male chicken part got me at first haha!

Love the whole transforming logic with semi-tedious links to the items requested. Very good job.

Sir Magic says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:53pm

I loved this xD deaad after the "Hammer Time"

Rose says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:00pm

People's quotes were great! And I liked how the puzzles got harder and used different types of puns.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:40pm

Cute concept. I need to show this to my roommate. He makes cat-astrophal puns.

OttersDen says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:47pm

I got a final score of 382. It was an enjoyable experience. I love the cheeky quips the customers had to say; they added a nice flavor to the game. I found myself guessing for a few combinations, but afterwards I was like, "Doh! That should have been obvious!" Like the fish. I should have figured that out instantly.

ChatPion says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:43pm

I couldn't figure out some puns, but it's a funny game.

cakeknuckles says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:22pm

what a charming game!! i was surprised with the little quips, i wasn't expecting them at first, but they really upped my enjoyment of the game. i liked your interpretation of the theme, and had a good time figuring out the puns :)

fprawn says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:57pm

This shop must be setup in some kind of depraved criminal underground. Funny writing, nice job.

Sabina Lis says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:36am

Nice puzzle, very funny conversations

celia14 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:40am

Cute! I had a lot of fun trying to figure out the answers - it was engaging that there were different types of relationships between the words.

Gametery says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:56pm

Oh well i finished with a Score of -186. Some things were obvious and others i ended up trying every possible combination. Great little game, it was fun and made me laugh :) Nice work!

Fabraz says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:52pm

Gotta love that quirky dialogue!

WERT Studio says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:26pm

too stupid but neat idea but hard for not native english speaker.

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:49pm

Several funny moments in this charming awesome game. Great work. I also appreciate the final message :)

tanjent says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:09pm

score of 277 represent! Some of the word plays are a bit of a stretch, but quite fun game and I really like the mood and the bit of random conversation that pops up in the middle. I think that the floaty movement of the sprites make it a little less gritty/lowres, so could have been more lofi charm if they moved in pixel/grid steps instead!

Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:19pm

Finished it! This was good fun and definitely made me smile, I liked sending the male chicken guy away (we're just not that kind of shop). Also what exactly was that one guy going to do with that wrench? I can't even figure out the logistics of that one...

GrooveMan says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:14pm

I always appreciate some good wordplay; and this game really sells it.

Well, he seems to be transforming things for free, but still.

I would love to see a more advanced version of this game where you can also add a catalyst that changes the 'rule' of the shapeshift. The guy who wants a fish comes back, but you've already used up your gold ingot. Luckily you have some mold and some Rhyming Powder...

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:43am


Well... You haven't heard the full story yet!
Pasowix main income is actually from assisting hitmen in their missions and he takes a cut from every hit. He just helps the the goldfish guys because he's a nice guy! But it goes deeper than that... Have you ever wondered how he has so many items in his inventory? Pasowix is actually a VERY powerful shapeshifter if he uses his dark magic. If you would look into the dark mysterious back shed of his workshop. You wouldn't believe what you'd find.. Remember all those hits that the hitmen did, where do you think all the bodies go? Yeah... That's right C:<

Lol, anyways; about the advanced version - WOW! You're so freaking right! Thanks for the idea!
I was going to label this project as finished, but now I might expand it as a catalyst makes so much more combinations and tricks.

luvShape says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:11pm

Very nice game, no bugs in my case, great job

Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:51pm

Sweet 48 hours solo work ! It's surely hilarious and the execution is well done. I played until the end despite of my bad skills in english so I used Google Translate when I was stuck ^^. I'm also pretty impressed by the amount of pixel icons you had to do : most of them are immediatly
recognizable, which is great. I like how it rewards the players who play until the end with hilarious jokes and little references, it feels like super important for a jam game I think. Anyways, memorable entry.

Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:48pm

Fantastic! I absolutely loved your play on the English language, managed to finish it too! I was a little disappointed I couldn't use the cheese, but what you did was fantastic! The humour was great! There were a couple that stumped me, I was unaware of a Butterfly knife, and I didn't think gold when I was asked for a fish either, but I liked that I could attempt to use the incorrect items.

iceburg7 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:59pm

Excellent work! Your humor is on point!

Apr 25, 2016 @ 8:11am

Loved it! Funny game that I understood easily, and even the puzzles I had trouble with ended up being entertaining when I went, "Ahhh! Of course!"

You even had a little guy show up who didn't actually have a puzzle associated with him as a little joke, which was a nice touch.

Seriously: good job!

Matzigon says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:04am

Pun-tastic game. :) Well done.

Mieeh says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 3:04pm

Tja, David från LBS Linköping.
Roligt litet spel. Riktigt smart och enkel användning av temat!
5 stjärnor på humor xD
Bra jobbat!

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 4:27pm

Really simple yet totally funny and cool game!
Loved the idea, the references (I almost cried with the "HAMMER TIME").

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 4:42pm

I just have to say thanks for all the wonderful comments! I read them all... Multiple times!

puppetmaster says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 8:30pm

Love the bull shapeshift!! :-)
Great puzzle game! Keep up the good work!

Green Soda says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:58am

simple but intricate at the same time! interesting take onthe theme :)) THE JOKES THO xDD

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:18am

male chicken - ha - this was really well done - i loved the commentary - great game

AinoraZ says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:03pm

This game is just clever :D... STOP! What?.. HAMMER TIME! Good job!

csanyk says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 5:04am

Couldn't play the web version in Chrome, I guess you must have an older Unity? Lots of other Unity games from this compo were playable in Chrome... I downloaded and played the Windows version. Some of the word associations were pretty obvious, others not so, but I solved them all and beat the game. One thing that could improve is a way to get the clue again. There was one guy who my attention lapsed and I missed what he said, and so I had to guess the thing he needed, because I had no way to ask him to repeat himself.

MegaBrutal says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:15pm

This looks interesting, but I can't play it. :(
Could you export a Linux64 build from Unity?

MegaBrutal says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:54pm

Meanwhile it turned out the Web version worked for me. Even though I didn't hear any sound.

My final score is -1011. :D Nice game, liked the idea. Sad that I couldn't use all objects. Then the guy who wanted male chicken...

If you intend to work on this game post-compo, you could consider making it more complicated (like mixing more objects), but also to give a little more hints at the beginning.

zophon says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 2:58pm

Quite simple concept, well-made, nice graphics and music style that fits it. And on top of that, good quotes to add humor to it. I liked it!

Rock Eaters says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 8:47pm

Could be great if we can loose when there is a mistake.

TheCain says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 2:00am

Pretty funny. I liked the puzzles, you should add some more.

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