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

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A not-really-an-actual-game based on the theme "shapeshift"

by Michael Feeney - Jam Entry

So it ended up not really being even close to a complete game, but it looks sort of nice, I guess. And who doesn't like coding and modelling all weekend.

Ah Ludum Dare, you are a cruel mistress.

Idea was you are a fish, or a lizard(ish?), or a bird, able to change between the three, eating and avoiding enemy "bugs" (which eat your "poop"/waste, then you if there isn't enough food).

Windows (32-bit) OpenGL 4.x executable (written in C and C++)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness70%
#421Graphics(Jam)3.55
#895Mood(Jam)2.57
#898Innovation(Jam)2.59
#1051Theme(Jam)2.33
#1122Fun(Jam)2.11
#1155Overall(Jam)2.38

Comments

hellojed says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:00am

File leads to a 404 and I cannot seem to download it. But based on the screenshot it looks really cool.

Ganilder says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:58pm

404

Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:56pm

The website you used the link on doesn't curently exist, as all it says is "badmonster is almost here". You aalso have numerous other websites that have had coming soon on them for quite a while. Hopefully you can fix this, but I doubt it, as your ld34 project had the same problem. So far we have a picture of some red and yellow lines, and even I wouldn't call that a game.

Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:57pm

At least you do admit that your "game" is even a game in the title.

Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:57pm

Sorry. Link is fixed (was ".7z" not ".7zip". While it's not nearly a complete game, keep in mind I'm not using a game engine - like all the LDs, I started with this: http://openglbook.com/chapter-4-entering-the-third-dimension.html
(maybe I should re-think that...)

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 1:34am

Too bad you couldn't finished it... Modeling was very nice! Though I couldn't say if I was actually moving or not (besides rotation).

Although I also like making a game from "scratch" (I use at least a basic custom engine), using an engine sure helps with the time constraint (the last 2 LD I had to use Unity due to lack of time...), so I think you should at least consider using something, depending on your idea~

Anyways great work!

csanyk says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 4:42am

I liked the wireframe graphics :)

TheCain says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 1:40am

Well, no game here, as expected. But pretty. I won't vote anything except overall and graphics for you.

StrayCat says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 2:30am

Using an engine is not cheating, it's actually a good idea not reinventing the wheel during a jam ^^;

The graphics are nice though.

alyphen says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 6:25am

That's a very pretty fish you have there :)
A full game in this style could be really cool. Would like to see you finish it at some point.

hazzahazzam says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:46am

You had a good idea, and the game does run and the fact that you didn't use an engine probably lead to your demise. Unity is fairly beginner friendly.

Green Soda says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 5:55am

nice graphics! it's unique

Zeriver says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 1:50pm

Wow cool looking game, are you going to fisinh your game, i really would like to play a game set in this esthetics.

Reiv says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 2:07am

You should finish this. I like the concept and visuals a lot.

MayankUnreal says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:45am

Bit unique wireframed GAME :)

TriSquare says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:50pm

Sweet wire frame on game

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