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

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Druid of the Catalyst

by SchrodingersCult - Jam Entry

You are the last living Druid. With your shapeshifting abilities and formation shifting allies, how long can you protect the Catalyst from the evil spawns that plan to destroy the balance of the world?

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I liked the theme and the hefty 72-hour duration didn't exactly pressure me so I really enjoyed my time working on this. Thank you so much for playing! #LDJAM

Featuring music by Eric Matyas
https://twitter.com/EricMatyas
http://soundimage.org/


Tools used:
GameMaker
GraphicsGale
Audacity

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#17Overall(Jam)4.22
#18Theme(Jam)4.32
#23Graphics(Jam)4.58
#26Fun(Jam)4.05
#63Mood(Jam)4.00
#88Innovation(Jam)3.82
#1294Coolness46%

Comments

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:56pm

The art looks great!

SengiG says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:08pm

Great entry my pixel fellow. Can't remember I've played something similar like this before. Surely it's sort of tower defense in its core, but with some unique decisions. Overaal I do recommend this entry, nice job!

jollyserpent says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:49am

Loved this submission. All of the shapeshift forms are useful, ally formations allow for various cool strategies, and it's overall a very polished experience.

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:52am

Cool game! And art, and sound, and changenig between shapes. But with the story mode would be better :P
Gameplay quickly exhausted.

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:52am

One of the best game here

Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:52am

Thank you! Yeah I actually spent time figuring out on how each shapeshift forms would affect your current strategy and use them based on what situation you are in. :)

Pomb says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:30am

This is amazing! most fun entry I've played, I loved everything. Great game.

neilcorre2k6 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:46am

The art style was great! :D love the challenge, made it to wave 13, haha, good gameplay, too! :D

Kudos! :)

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:29pm

very well made horde mode type game I got to wave 11 the first try and then not much further the second... is that good? leade boards would be awesome if they dont already exist

The Vall says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:48am

The graphics/audio were great. Good use of the theme. The gameplay was fun. Only issue I had was that you couldn't close the window without either using the in game quit button or ending the process. Overall solid entry.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:49pm

Thanks for the nice comments everyone! I have been informed that the game would somehow crash on some occasions. Please do mention if you ever experience it too.

yes says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:27am

Cute game, I really liked the style. Some decent ideas for a horde defense game.

VividReality says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:09am

I really liked the art and the game was fun to play!

Ironhead says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:11pm

This is excellent! The art is beautiful, mechanics are solid, transformations are really cool and useful. Made it to the 11th wave on my first go. This game is one of my favorite entries I've played so far. Awesome Job!

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:27pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

GGAlliance says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:30pm

Very nice art work. :D

Mr MadCat says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 5:12pm

Cool idea and well executed.
Regarding the melee-form I was sometimes a bit confused with the attack direction, since my avatar would always look my direction. Sime additional sprites showing him from behind would help with that.

Freank says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:48pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description
p.p.s. it's f**king cool !!

blob says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 11:15pm

Awesome art and very complete set of special attacks and powers!

BSODDevTeam says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 5:32pm

Really cool game! Nicely done!

DrPetter says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 6:49pm

Got 223 on my best run. Graphics and sounds are very good. Gameplay works ok, but my main issue is that the mouse cursor tends to pull the view around too much, which is unsettling. Makes me want to keep it closer to the character, but then it's hard to aim properly. Not quite sure how best to solve it. Probably a larger dead zone where you can only aim, so you must point further away to begin moving. Could also use RMB to move, I guess. Once the window just randomly closed while I was playing.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 11:05pm

dope graphics, and the mechanic is cool too. did 85 point :)

May 10, 2016 @ 11:10am

#17 Overall! I am so grateful for everyone who took the time to check it out. Cheers. :)

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