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

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Silver Bullet

by pavel_insight - Compo Entry

Your beloved woman or a shapeshifter? Try to figure out the truth.
A point and click adventure.

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Ratings

#27Mood3.98
#28Theme4.24
#118Overall3.73
#130Humor3.19
#142Fun3.62
#235Innovation3.50
#242Graphics3.54
#1448Coolness42%

Comments

pjimmy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:37am

Clever game, nice use of the theme

Tygrak says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:38pm

Nice quick story game. I'd like to know somehow if I picked correctly but maybe that's part of the game.

pavel_insight says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:45pm

@Tygrak, yes, it's how the game is designed, you make your own decision. But there is a way to find a very solid clue. ;)

sol_hsa says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:46pm

Nice game, good graphics. Played it a couple of times and maybe I'm just thick but I can't figure out what should tip off what the solution is. Maybe it's unclear what the rules of a shapeshifter in this game's lore is.
Really calls for some kind of audio (played the compo version).

FaeDine says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:23pm

Definitely enjoyed the use of the theme. I sort of got the impression there is not right answer after exhausting everything and that you just try to make your own choice. Though I did notice one part where one Mary copied the other, which.. I think means they're the imposter?

Anyhow, I spared the Mary who liked cakes. Imposter or no, she seemed fun.

Ogniok says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:03am

Very interesting idea!

Adipson says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:34am

cool , point and click are so rare in ldjam ! nice works !

Mekuri says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:29pm

Short, but fun! I liked it. I tried all three (unless there's more?) solutions. Great fun!

PulsorHD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:30pm

Fun game, nice music, liked it overall.

Flygamer101 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:31pm

I am just in awe. That was an amazing game. Lasted prettty short but great. Good take on the theme, and that ending just blew me away. No spoilers, but just saying i was like :O

Falak says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:43pm

Why you can not shoot before reading all the dialogue options? I asked a question about the book and have already guessed. I was right, it was correct

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:43pm

Nice game. It was hard to reveal the truth on the first playthrough, but after 3 games it became clear that the 1st Mary is the real one. Good job!

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:46pm

Wow... WOW! This... is... real COOL!

tmpxyz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:52pm

Interesting story

Aurel Bílý says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:53pm

Interesting. Reading your comments makes me wonder what the 'solid clue' was. Good use of the theme, somewhat simplistic graphically though.
Nice job. :)

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

Great game, I liked it really much! The setting was nice and you used the theme nicely, maybe I did not get something but ending seemed strange for me.

LandoSystems says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:02pm

Very cool take on the theme. I like that you don't ever say which is which.

MAN JO TEAM says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:14pm

I was expecting the riddle of Mary the sincere vs Mary the liar.

dunin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:25pm

Cool adventure game.
Good mood and good dialogues!

fafastudio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:28pm

Good scenario, the pixel art is smooth and beautiful, and the music is great ! I enjoyed playing this :)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:30pm

I think the solid clue is in the UI feedback, in a way. Some actions are more difficult to take than others....

Allorius says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:36pm

Clever game, i like it.

zephyel says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:39pm

Nice game but I can't rate it on humor, i all other matters it was really good.

axoona says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:55pm

It's very funny, short but funny!

JOK says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:53pm

Loved the concept! Would be nice to have the option to skip through parts that you've already read. Still super fun! Great use of the theme!

Big Cow says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Very nice story scenario with enjoyable choices. Nice touch with the breathing animation. Enjoyed it! :)

PaulJs says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:37pm

Nice !

celia14 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:03pm

Nice! The simple graphics work well and it was an interesting puzzle to try to figure it out. I feel confident that Mary 1 is the real Mary, but is there a way to get a good ending? I want the main character and the real Mary to both survive... :)

Naca says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:14pm

Great conversational game, the dialogue has goes on well in every branch, it's fun and has an unpredictable ending :D

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:07pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

pavel_insight says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:35pm

Thanks for the invitation, Freank!

May 7, 2016 @ 8:45am

Nice art, the answers to the questions changed depending on who you asked first and what you responded with, pretty cool. I think that the Mary 2 is the imposter.

arhpositive says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:47am

I got it right on the first try, but I can't say I wasn't a bit lucky. Nice entry!

RealityCheck says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:50am

I enjoyed this game. Didn't really get the ending, though. Doesn't quite make sense to me... and nor could I find the elusive clue I've been hearing about. Still it was a nice entry, and I liked it.

adam says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 9:17am

I like the idea but it's strange to have to guess at what I myself am supposed to remember. Presumably I should know if Mary is telling the truth. I found the "twist" a bit puzzling - is that supposed to be the reason for the first comment? Then who is the fourth character?

I assume the "solid clue" is the part where the player character says "I smell a lie!"?

SamJam says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 9:24am

Alright, so I have no clue what is actually the answer. Heres what I'm thinking, however it might just be speculation:
Mary #2 is the shapeshifter.

-Mary #2 Refuses to answer the fetish question on her own.
When #1 answers first, #2 says that #1 heard it from her because #2 didn't know that #1 was a shapeshifter. This makes no sense since if Mary #2 was real, then she would know that #1 wasn't real. Mary #2 uses a flimsy excuse to try to shift the suspicion on Mary #1 and never gives a proper answer.

alyphen says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 10:05am

Very interesting. I think Mary #2 is the fake Mary, she refuses to answer about fetishes, and although she answers the same about where you met, she answers differently about the book every time. Mary #1 insists she has never read that book. Mary #2 also never states she is not the shapeshifter, merely accusing Mary #1 of being a shapeshifter, unlike Mary #1 who does.
Mary #2 comes out with a snarky comment after shooting yourself, as well, while Mary #1 is immediately angry at Mary #2.
Of course it's possible that the third Mary is the real Mary and everyone featured is actually a shapeshifter.

pavel_insight says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 10:54am

Thanks everyone for playing and for providing great feedback!

@adam, it's not just quessing, it's a bluff mechanics, so you can try to confuse a shapeshifter. And, yes, you are right, it's also interrelated with the twist. Both interpretations are possible.
"I smell a lie" - yes, that's the clue. Congrats!

@SamJam, her answer makes sense, if the shapeshifter heard about fetish in her normal form - and actually changed into Mary *after that*. So Mary didn't know about shapeshifter's abilities when they were talking earlier. )

@alyphen, that's great version about the third Mary. I was hoping that players would note it. :)

Tanton-H2X says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 2:48pm

amazing game! played it so many tiems~ very nice! (worth high votes ) and these comments above also worth to read,so logic so fun and very Cool! congratulations~

abuzreq says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 5:51pm

Nice work..
Could have used more questions and maybe a backstory that can hint to the player the real Marry.
Also the questions can be put in a way that leads the shape-shifter to a trap if asked in the right sequence
I didn't like the ending much .. the tension built through out the game(of not killing your beloved) ended being unjustified and unworthy when the man turned out to be a shape-shifter.

PixlWalkr says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 12:25am

Great game and idea, I enjoyed playing it!

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