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

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Paint Bug

by ciaodavinci - Jam Entry

Paint Bug is a lively painting game where creatures help you create works of art. Use your mouse to grab a creature and drag them across the canvas to release their painting powers.


ESC - Quit
F11 - Fullscreen
M - Mute Sound

F1 - Save Timelapse
F2 - Save Canvas
F3 - Save Screenshot
F4 - Gallery

A game by:

Paloma Dawkins @palomadawkins
Henk Boom @henkboom
Peter Rockwell @prockwell
Cody Walker @bhane

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pixzleone says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:31pm

Not a lot of hardcore gameplay, but really nice graphics and sounds. Cool idea too! Well done!

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:57am

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

Fabraz says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:38am

Very cute game, perhaps aimed for children which can be lovely.

Cosine says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:59am

Very well achieves what it looks like you're going for. A little more control would help to create what's in my mind, as it is I just sort of create colors. Maybe a way to make bugs not start painting immediately?

FloatingGhost says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:05am

This is adorable <3

I'm gonna save it, it'll really help with any anxiety because 2cute and 2relaxing

Good job :D

aeveis says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 5:14am

very relaxing, enjoyed it! liked all the little animations the creatures had.

here's a doodle I did:

One thing is sometimes they can go off screen and yoou have to wait for them to come back, but I guess that's fine.

Crowbeak says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 9:02am

<3 I really enjoyed this.

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:59am

High points for mood - this is a neat little painting game. I liked how there was a day/night cycle that affected somewhat what tools were available.

ciaodavinci says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:58pm

Thanks guys!

@Cosine Yes I agree with your suggestion, we've been working on a post-jam update that let's you lift the bug off of the page so you are not always painting with it.

@FloatingGhost awww, that's exactly what I like to hear.

@aeveis hey nice doodle! We've been posting our paintings to twitter with #paintbug (kind of an informal shared gallery)

Apr 27, 2016 @ 3:57am

This is really really neat. I had a lot of fun playing around with it and experimenting with all the different "tools" at my disposal.

starpixie says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 1:44am

Super fun coloring game! So pretty.

conno1234 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 2:08am

Trippy art style, and the sound complements the game perfectly. I made some nice images from it!

blackoptics8 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:37am

Graphics are beautiful ;w; don't really see how it fits with the theme but it's got a real groovy mood ;D

May 2, 2016 @ 6:26pm

Nice game!

ChrisMingay says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 1:35pm

Lovely graphics and animation in this one :)

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