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

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Mushroom Muncher

by Kuality Games - Jam Entry

Play as Mushroom Muncher as he sets out to have his daily feast of Shroomians. The more you eat the bigger you grow but be careful, Shroomians can change as they become poisonous and inedible, or larger and immobile.

Launch, catch, and munch as many Shroomians as you can.

***Initial loading time may take up to 45 seconds! It may seem that the game crashed but it is still loading. Restarting the game afterwards will be instantaneous.***

-Gameplay-
Slam the ground and eat mushrooms to gain points and grow in size.
Watch out for shape shifting mushrooms.
Try not to squash enemies, you don't get points for killing mushrooms!
Get the highest score.

-Controls-
WASD - Move
Mouse - Camera
Space - Jump, Double Jump
Left Shift - Slam

-Graphics Settings-
Fantastic - setting recommended for best gameplay experience.
Simple - or lower will disable Post Processing effects

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Luka Kvirikashvili - Kuality Games
Jenny Joosse - Kuality Games
Rafael Alejandro
Pavel Stoimenov - Ludo Games
Simon Abbou-Assi
Marco Donkers

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Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness70%
#20Graphics(Jam)4.59
#122Humor(Jam)3.50
#182Audio(Jam)3.59
#207Overall(Jam)3.63
#233Fun(Jam)3.49
#279Mood(Jam)3.45

Comments

mikeware says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:19am

Really high quality modeling and texturing to see for a competition game. It's great to see the seeds of where the game is headed with the larger enemies coming out. Just a few camera/control issues to work out.

Maybe try a Pikmin style more overhead view, so the player can always see the swarms and be oriented to where things are in the air.

bigbatardyt says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:10pm

3D is amazing, soundtrack is cool and gameplay mechanics and physics well handled

blockdroppers says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:38am

Gorgeous game

studdert249 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:40am

Fantastic art for the length of the jam!

AnaGF says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:49am

Art is amazing. Audio is good too.
Gameplay is nice, it is a funny mechanic, and the physics work good. Though maybe it could be worked a bit if you are going to develop it further (for a Ludum Dare is ok). Maybe seeing mushrooms when they are in air, or playing with how high you jump before smashing.
Really good work, very polished!

Pestel Crew says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:56am

Enjoyed so much!

So pity that Slam is bound to Shift key which is interrupting game with damn "Enable sticky keys?" dialog

Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:41am

I didn't quite get the connection to the LD35 theme, I guess the mushrooms that change...
Except from that, the game was really fun :)
The controls might need some adjustments, maybe make the frog run faster.
The graphics and music are awesome.
Great job!

Cheers
-Morco (Omlette du Fromage team)

PavelPooh says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:44am

Very funny!)

Manou says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:57am

Awesome!

Citsua says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:07am

Amazing graphics!

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:33pm

Got 217 kills!

Really nice graphics and gameplay on this one! The only problem I Have with it though, is that the controls are a bit too floaty for my taste. Otherwise, great game!

Pestel Crew says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:18pm

Awesome!! Got 383 kills :)

Horsed says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:16pm

The game looks weirdly cool. It doesn't feel responsive, though. I would make the movement faster and more arcade-like and add more smashiness overall.

WERT Studio says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:17pm

Wow neat game, really. The graphics are gorgeous with all the details. The Audio and Controls were just on point. Very good job

QuexD says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Wow, great models and a fun game!

ZeroFaction says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:39am

Awesome graphics. I love the little bits of detail that went into this game. I found the controls to be crisp and responsive and the gameplay to be very entertaining. I really enjoyed watching that multiplier skyrocket when I was having a good run. Amazing job!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:51am

WOW! Those graphics! I don't know much about working in 3D, but I didn't know you could DO something like that in only three days! Good job with the sounds and music too. This is practically a professional game already. O_O

It's a bit on the easy side, though. It gets especially boring when you're pretty much at the end of a wave, just trying to mop the last enemies up, and somewhere in Wave 3 I was like, "Eh, I'm not waiting for this to pick up anymore," and died trying to smash some big mushrooms.

I think the easiest way to fix that problem would be to make the field smaller. With a smaller field you'd run into patches of mushrooms you didn't expect more often, and you'd have to make use of the terrain for evasion a lot more.

I'd also fix it so that the damage from poison and the damage from being attacked do different things. Like maybe poison damage makes your health-bar smaller for a while, where getting punched and kicked actually reduces the health in your health-bar. And maybe make it so you *can* smash the big mushrooms, since you won't be able to avoid them with a smaller field, and you get some benefit for it like a bonus multiplier for a while. That way you're incentivized to risk jumping into a crowd of enemies just to smash a big one, send the others flying up, and leap out eating the others. Seems like a fun idea.

Seriously though: it's hard to believe you did those models and textures in the tiny amount of time we have. It's an inspiration. I'm amazed.

vapgames says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:44pm

Really fun.

MementoGames says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:32pm

Really impressive graphics, people. Damn. Beautiful art!
The game is simple and very fun. I loved the "tough mushrooms" look!

MintArcade says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:57pm

Really cool game.

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:36am

I like this game, it was fun eating those shrooms

pzeronow says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:14pm

Very nice graphics. Eating those mushrooms, stomping on them, the detailed highscore, all of it makes a very well tied and nice piece which is also quite enjoyable.

josefnpat says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:41pm

The game wouldn't run through wine, so I couldn't play it. Sorry! Please make a linux build or OpenGL build!

Chaoslab says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:58am

Munching mushrooms. Om nom nom nom.

Karai17 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:37am

Very pretty game! I feel like the poisonous shrooms should have given you an LSD effect instead of killing you. :)

Shide says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:42pm

Sorry. Can't download your game. It shows that it will take around 10 hours. Download speed is about 10 KB/s when my ISP speed is 100 Mb/s. (I'm located in Russia)

Ironhead says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:11pm

Awesome graphics and solid gameplay. Well done. A crazy lookin toad eating shrooms and growing bigger the more he eats, I like your style.

mooncalf says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 1:08am

Very well done.

Some control and camera issues I'm sure you would hammer out if you took it further. I did feel like it was very hard to avoid taking damage when trying to eat falling enemies.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 8:34pm

one of the best 3d game in the jam and its really fun, love the mushrooms :p

oparisy says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:58pm

Funny game mechanics, if perhaps a bit boring. Great modeling and use of depth of fields and other specials effects; vivid colors too. Sounds and music helped to get in the mood too.

May 9, 2016 @ 9:05pm

Graphics are fantastic and it was quite fun to play. It was a bit on the easy side though, in the end I let myself die to see what would happen :P Overall a great entry though, congrats!

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