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

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FriendShift Madness

by vini60 - Compo Entry

You are in possession of a shape-shifting device. The first and obvious thing you do, of course, knowing you suck at social interactions, is go to the streets and transform into other individuals so you can fit into groups around town. Do your best to be socially accepted. Good luck.

Warning: Social Rejection can kill you.

Instructions: Shapeshift into other people and join group that fit your... style.

Ps.: If web is too slow, download the game for MAC/PC (light file).

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Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:25am

This was fun. It took a little bit to figure out how to do the shapeshifting. Had to go back to the instructions and then try again a few times to understand it.
Cool game!

CarlosPidox says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:48am

Fun when understood the instructions!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:50am

Controls are pretty responsive, and the gameplay is snappy! It was a little confusing to figure out what to do, but after it clicked, it was pretty fun.

HawkSandwich says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:45am

Nice game, it's fun to play and addicting

aegypticus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:11am

Awesome game and great theme interpretation. I thought the spacebar picked up on the wrong people too many times, but overall, it was a fun game and quite funny.

Jordan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:28am

Cool mechanic! I survived for 73 seconds. The tiny people along with the cool walls look really nice.

redwizard says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:15pm

Space doesnt work to change my style. But very good game. Nice work!

WizzardMaker says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:23pm

Great game, it took me 10 seconds to understand that those unfriendly bastards only accept the exact match, but then it went off, I've got a score(?) of 200 seconds. Nice Graphics

dylanwolf says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:23am

Great use of the theme, and good level of difficulty.

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:19am

Very innovative concept, I had fun.

One thing that could improved is the accuracy of the collision check when shifting. I had to try an average of about three times until I transformed even though I was really close to the character.

iendsl says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:41am

Hey! We made similar games :D 239.4s I had a little difficulty shapeshifting sometimes but found the search/limited time mechanic rewarding. I think that something level based with clothing/accessory pick-ups could add another degree of challenge.

rodobodolfo says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:45am

fun game! the art and audio were solid also.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:55am

Pretty fun game to play! It took me awhile to understand how to play, but figured it out after realizing there's multiple skin and hair colored people lol This game could be really complex if more graphics are added. Nice concept and idea, though socially is not diverse haha. Good work

Foxtacy says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:00am

Hahahahahah curious mechanics and very fun! you did well :D

rayman1900 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:27pm

It was really fun trying to match your character with groups of people, it was just a little hard to know how do to do so ! But great game overall !

nopogo says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:37pm

Took me a bit to get the concept, but after that it was fun for a bit. Maybe add some more difficulty as time progresses, otherwise it is a bit too easy.

Marc F. says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 1:37am

Neat interpretation of the theme, and fun to play

PowerSpark says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 1:38am

Pretty funny game :) shapeshifting is hard to do, I have to find the right spot next to the person sometimes, but it's not a big deal. I also suggest maybe a timer showing when the groups/people will disappear? Good job!

mooncalf says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 4:13am

I had fun with this. I could see this mechanic used for puzzles as well as this more arcade style. Great entry overall.

egos says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 11:48am

fun concept and nice reallized
i like it
Maybe you should let instruction somewehee

GodsBoss says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 11:49am

Very funny! Creative interpretation of the theme.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:19pm

Really cool concept/twist on the theme without seeming like it was really reaching.

I dunno if you intended it but I love that you made what is essentially a game about matching patterns into something whose mechanics remind us of something profound about the human condition-- we do sort of die on the vine without other people, or go crazy. Calling the life bar a sanity meter and having you progressively get more disheveled would have been a nice touch but I can't complain. Seriously, simple as hell but Bravo!

vini60 says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 2:30am

That's the idea Rupee :) Human beings have this inherent desire to be accepted by others. We basically go mad if that doesn't happen. So I made it into a little game !

May 1, 2016 @ 10:01am

Nice! Shapeshifting is a bit tricky at times though.

rhastapunk says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 12:23pm

Haha its seems I wont be socially accepted even in videogames. Nice game, different and original concept

tomlum says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:27pm

Wonderful! Very unique gameplay mechanic that was executed super well, the AI always felt frantic and fresh.

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