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

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Sculpt Master

by LimeniusTeam - Jam Entry

* Controls: you only need the mouse movement and left click.
* Instructions: shape the purple figure to look like the cyan model.

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How good is your spatial imagination? What about your memory? You will need those if you want to become a Sculpt Master.

You will have to turn a boring cube into a complex figure, using your polymorphic and shifting tool. Pay attention at the beginning of each level, memorizing those shifts will help!

Enjoy!

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#122Innovation(Jam)3.72
#186Theme(Jam)3.80
#423Fun(Jam)3.27
#431Overall(Jam)3.35
#743Mood(Jam)2.83
#827Graphics(Jam)2.84

Comments

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:19pm

Pretty nice!

BarkingCat says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:33pm

Awesome puzzle game, it took me while to understand it, but then I got to the fifth level without getting it wrong, cool game!

Swynfel says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:40pm

I really liked this game !

The concept is very innovative and it was very fun to play. It had a good game feel and all, too bad it was so short. Good difficulty peaks.

The art is simple and clean : no display problem or big pixels. The different displayed colour match each other pretty well. Those minimalist graphics might be a little dull sometimes, but I like it.

A music could have made it a little better.

The "pluses" and "minuses" are sometimes a little off-centered.

You're a little lost at the beginning (at least I was). A first scene where you can fiddle around could have been a good idea. You feel stupid when you lost half your lives on the first level.

Maybe add a little period of time before you can place shapes to understand what is happening. The hardest is always using the first shape, because you have to plan out all the other shapes. The following placements are easy.

But those are minor details.

Well-done !

zoeinfp says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:56am

It will be nice telling us wich are the controllers. I've just find the mouse click use and didn't understand how it works... But it runs! That's a good point.

Le_Sarus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:01am

Ok, i would suggest putting some instructions in the description so dummy's like me can work out whats going on quicker. Very cool idea once i finally figured it out!

Verz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:04am

Okay I got to level 7, and then I got a little crazy haha. It took me a while to get it, but once you do it's addictive. Definitely a very fun game!!

studdert249 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:23am

The lack of instructions held the game back a little, but once the learning curve had passed, it was a fun little puzzle game and had me going through the levels again until I completed it.

Nice work.

neondx says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:29am

simple but complex. Good Job.

Jin47 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:37am

Great Game. It took me a little time to understand but the instruction were after all clear enough and the carving/modeling is just a great Idea. The only thing I regret is the lack of a little ambient music and a restart button on game over. Good job !

JefePapaya says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:46am

Loved it.

The sound effects fit perfectly.

The interface is innovative and works. Maybe this was what I liked most.

Just miss having a way to select a level. I don't like having to play six levels just to retry level 7 :/

Amazing work.

Kudos

Lumicgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:54am

It's an awesome concept and It's fun but It was hard to figure out what to do.

A small tutorial would make me instantly rate this higher! Really innovative =)

euske says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:38am

I am a shape master! \o/

Tangram was one of my favorite puzzles. Well done.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:23pm

Cute puzzles. Took me a second to pick up. Literal shapeshifting can be fun :P

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:30pm

Awesome game! Very nice job!

pixel_maniacs says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:30pm

Good idea, solid mechanics. I like the fact that it is total easy to get into.

FrozenCow says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:25pm

Wow, simple concept while still very enjoyable. Thanks for the cool puzzle game :D

joemid says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:36pm

Great all around! Simple and effective design, easier to understand and implement the tools. Good job!!

CaptainPilot says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:37pm

Having lives is needless and means I would need to repeat a lot. Very enjoyable otherwise.

KaiClavier says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:39pm

At first I was a bit overwhelmed, but after I got what was going on I really enjoyed this!! Having a game over state is a bit cruel, and I wish I got infinite tries. Very nice puzzle tho!!

pogo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:51pm

This was fun. It took a few goes to understand how the clock worked and what it meant. Once I understood that, there was a cool few levels of playing. I typically don't like lives in puzzle style games, though.

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:06pm

Nice one, finished all ten levels.

Some instructions at the beginning would be nice.

Osaft says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:28pm

Really good

Remynfv says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:37pm

Couldn't beat level 2... Looks pretty fun though!

LRP says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:59pm

nice

avinashd says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:40pm

Could definitely use a bit of polish, but a really unique idea once you get the hang of it!

MementoGames says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 1:27am

Awesome idea!
I did miss some more further instructions and I don't think having lives/tries to retry is a good idea. The timer alone is punitive enough.
Really good entry!
Polish it and launch for mobile. ;)

LimeniusTeam says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:12am

Thank you all for the comments! :)

Regarding the two negative points that you mention more frequently:
- The absence of more explicit instructions at the beginning was kind of "intentioned". The game is short and levels are fairly simple. Having to figure out level 1 just with the instruction "Shape it" wanted to be part of the puzzle game. But probably it wouldn't harm to be a bit more explicit. :)
- Regarding the lives: yeap, totally agree. This was a last minute addition, also to make it a bit more complete / difficult; but they don't bring much to this kind of game. As soon as we added more levels, they would be definitely removed.

Thanks again to everyone! :)

TheBreakfast says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 1:42am

This is an awesome action puzzle game. Very good job, super impressive! The concept is neat, probably the best fit for the theme that I've seen so far. It's difficult, but fun. The sounds are charming.

Apr 30, 2016 @ 4:02pm

Great game about shape change and your memory :)

crucknuk says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 8:12am

Great game! Finally completed the last level :)

I'd have preferred having the possibility to switch between shapes and tool modes. That would have improved the feeling of being a scultptor. But I understand how it might have been difficult to keep things simple (especially for mobile purposes).

Besides that, it's a cool puzzle game I really enjoyed to play with. Well done !!

neilcorre2k6 says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 11:29am

Cool game! :D quite challenging :)

flummox3d says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 5:51am

An undo button would be nice, but an otherwise pretty enjoyable game. Nice work! :)

Aaranos says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 7:51pm

Neat idea for a game. I think making it time based limits the number of people that will enjoy it. Limiting number of actions would of worked better I feel.

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