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

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Block Shift

by starvingindie - Jam Entry

Block Shift is a tiny puzzle game where you shift and swap blocks to make matches before time runs out.

It's a calming puzzle game meant to be played in one sitting. There are no scores or much replayability. Enjoy the mechanic and then move on to all other awesome Ludum Dare entries.

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Ratings

#34Innovation(Jam)4.13
#80Audio(Jam)3.87
#356Graphics(Jam)3.67
#415Theme(Jam)3.50
#423Fun(Jam)3.27
#507Overall(Jam)3.27
#1808Coolness32%

Comments

thomz12 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:57pm

Intresting idea, and very well executed. Well done!

DifferentName says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:57pm

I read the instructions, but didn't understand what it meant to match a block color until I succeeded at it. Once I understood I could pick up the dots by touching them with the matching block, and that the objective was to pick up the dot that matched the flashing block, I enjoyed the game more. It's pretty tricky figuring out how to get around the area using the crosshair colors.

In the end, I lost by having green blink 3 times in a row. I wonder if it's a bug that getting the same color twice in a row makes it so the timer on that block doesn't reset.

Jimbly says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:59pm

Interesting little game! A couple times I got stuck where two colors were almost on the same line - I would switch to the first color, move through it, stick a pixel later on the second. Switch to the second color, try to move, and it would pop me back behind the first. Eventually I got through though, not sure how =).

Blobo says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:01pm

A score system would be nice. other than that, it was a really interesting concept, and a great take on the theme.

StianTheDark says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:01pm

No Linux version, can't judge.

LudumAnthony says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:02pm

Adding a score would have been a good choice in order to create a sort of replayability. The mechanic was very interesting and fun but I might have played longer if I could see a score / some sort of progress happening. Great music though.

Crimson713 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:37pm

Very interesting idea, and much deeper than it looks on the first sight.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:30pm

Really cute graphics! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :) https://youtu.be/F-G7DKrQW4g

cmayhem says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:55pm

Kind of harder than it seems at first. Very nice puzzler and very well done! Great music and sounds too!

TheCain says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:15pm

Very polished, but it seems to be lacking something

MintArcade says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:26am

Nicely done.

Yumeito says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:11pm

Good Game:)

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