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Shifty Shape Challenge

by howardcs - Jam Entry

Fly a bird through a maze without getting killed. Left click to fly left, right click to fly right.

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Hankenstien says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:56am

Looks nice, but a bit frustrating to play.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:10am

Tough game but good idea!

OU GDA says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:12am

Fun game, but very difficult to play with a trackpad.

howardcs says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:22am

Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately there was only 3 minutes remaining when I uploaded it. With a little more time, it could have started easy and got more difficult later.

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:09am

You should have a voting button for the music!!!! I enjoyed it!! My daughter calls these types of games, RAGE GAMES! LOL because you have to keep playing it! Lots of fun and simple game play though very challenging to get through

ayewyn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:24am

Not bad, good iteration on the tappy bird model.

Rabbits... says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:46am

The controls are a bit wonky at times, I was flying all over the place, but I enjoy the wing flapping animation.

ginger9 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:53am

The bird bounds and bounds and .. difficult game.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:12am

This is really hard, yet I am having fun with it.

StaNov says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:09am

I like the graphics. The camera could be positioned better - the first obstacle is imposible to beat with skill! So I randomly tried it and succeeded for fifth time or such.

Next time try to polish the controls before adding graphics. Good luck :)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:47pm

Good idea, but I don't like the way mechanics works. However, good job!

muumeroinen says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:27pm

Cool concept. That challenge was too much for me.

Le_Sarus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:27pm

Tough game, very flappy bird inspired

pixel_maniacs says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:31pm

Oh yeah i remember throwing my phone on the floor playing a game similar to this. You had me with this entry! Nice game!

justacookie says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:47pm

The game was hard to control, the first tries were easier, because for some reason the bird keeps its speed after death and then starts bouncing all over the place. i even got stuck in the wall texture and one time i bounced around outside the level itself. it took many reloads to finish the level, but i couldnt get enough of the death animation of that poor bird, that was quite entertaining and well done. Overall i enjoyed it. Thank you for the entry :) i hope you had an awesome time and learned something on the way

howardcs says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 3:19pm

Thanks for all the feedback and good luck to you!

Regarding the various bugs, the main excuse is time. During development I found a fundamental problem with the engine that would prevent it from working for the original, more complex idea. At 5pm on the last day, the game was in a hopeless state so I shifted (see what I did there?) focus to a simpler idea using the existing code. This is my third attempt at LD and only the first one that I've managed to finish on time so I'm happy just to get something entered.

There's a whiteboard full of additional mazes and puzzles waiting to be played. If everything goes as planned, this will become a full game.

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