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

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Shapezoid

by Lucario12k - Jam Entry

Welcome to Shapezoid, a platformer about shapes! Made in under 48 hours for Ludum Dare 35.

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Ratings

#91Theme(Jam)4.00
#104Fun(Jam)3.75
#108Overall(Jam)3.81
#111Innovation(Jam)3.75
#377Mood(Jam)3.31
#533Graphics(Jam)3.35
#1626Coolness37%

Comments

Monklet80 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:55pm

Enjoyable, and really hard. I love the visual design, too. My favourite so far.

kleinzach says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 4:03am

Controls felt good, and I really liked the way each shape felt. Good job!

Apr 28, 2016 @ 4:16am

Awesome. Very well thought out and intuitive.

SigmanZero says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 4:40am

My favorite platformer from this Ludum Dare until now. Very well thought out stages. Great job!

Insality says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 5:22am

a very good, funny game
The mechanic is unique and levels expand that well ;) good job!

Steven Pinto says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:31am

Started off well but then it got too challenging.. :/ The player is always sliding - control is not accurate. But overall there is a lot of possibilities in the game. All the best :D

schizoid2k says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 1:08am

Love it! Great job, fun to play. Love the grayscale style.

Brightstar says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 1:44am

Brutal to control. Nice otherwise.

May 4, 2016 @ 3:21am

This was great! It's a game with a simple mechanic, and you hit every note you could with those. Levels where you make changing into the wrong shape a hazard, checkpoints where you can change back into the right shape, levels where fitting your shape into a certain place like a keyhole... Heck, you even made like a little font that's based on the look of your levels!

I think one thing I would change is the triangle's wall-jumping. The triangle spins a ton when it jumps anyway, so if you're holding W while in the air as a triangle, I would make it spin and show a little "whirlwind" circle, and fix the triangle's collisions with walls so they're based on a collision radius.

You also could've done something with the colors. Maybe make it so the shapes are random pastels, the walls random dark colors, and so on... But, I dunno, the overall aesthetic was kinda nice really.

Yet another contender for my fave in LD35. What an awesome LD we've been having!

3T3A says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 8:12pm

It's a very good platforming game. It was challenging and fun to play. Certainly one of the game i would play in a definitive edition ;)

APantaloni says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 10:44am

Really enjoyed this one. The shapes are not always easy to control, but I think that it's part of the appeal of the game. It gets really hard after a few levels. Music would have been nice. A great job overall!

Anachron says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 3:31pm

Pretty fun platformer with a clever puzzle mechanic. I like the minimalist art style

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