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

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by Mirch - Compo Entry

This is my second Ludum Dare entry.

I had a pretty annoying start because I started in C++ but due to some...problems, I had to switch over to Java. I changed the idea a lot but I am pretty pleased with the result.

GhostShifter is a 2D game in which you control a ghost that can change its form and color according to the tiny little living dots that it eats. The dots that are the same color as you will try to kill you (by just catching you), but the other ones will run away.

Your goal is to eat all the dots on each level before the time runs out.

Known problems:
- Sounds might not play sometimes
- Collision might act funny sometimes, but I tried to design friendly levels
- The win level/win game/game over screens might freeze sometimes.

Hope you enjoy it :)

Downloads and Links




Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:39am

I had a fair amount of trouble playing this game, I'm afraid. The first level seems rather slow, but the second level gives me a game over in a split second. I'm concerned this may be a framerate issue, since the menu also seemed to scroll rapidly with anything but the briefest presses of up and down, so hopefully you can fix that.

Sanguine says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:48am

i also had some issues with the frame rate

Foxtacy says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:18pm

I like the way this is put togather, i enjoyed the mechanic of following when same color and avoiding when different colors. Good overall! :)

notime4games says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 5:14pm

Couldn't get the game, got messag from mega file upload: "File has been removed due to inactivity."

rjhelms says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Same issue as notime4games: "File has been removed due to inactivity."

methylenblub says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 11:12pm

it still has the inactivity error :( at least for windows

edve98 says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 9:30am

Unfortunately the Linux version seems to be removed too :/

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