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

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OFFLOAD

by Anupam Coleman - Jam Entry

OFFLOAD is a pong game quite unlike anything you've ever seen because you could shapeshift! Also it has great colours, they're randomly generated by a program I wasted 4 hours on, but it was certainly worth it!

CONTROLS:
Player 1:
MOVEMENT: W and S
SHAPESHIFT: R
BACK TO NORMAL FORM: T

Player 2:
MOVEMENT: UP ARROW KEY and DOWN ARROW KEY
SHAPESHIFT: P
BACK TO NORMAL FORM: L

To make things interesting, you can't move while in your special form.

Credits:
Music: Snabisch
Everything else: Anupam Coleman

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Ratings

#325Audio(Jam)3.28
#895Mood(Jam)2.57
#931Fun(Jam)2.61
#983Theme(Jam)2.58
#994Graphics(Jam)2.39
#1036Overall(Jam)2.65
#1062Innovation(Jam)2.20
#1160Coolness49%

Comments

norseware says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:18am

I like this game! I didn't have anyone to play with, so I played by myself and tried to keep it going as long as possible. It's a new twist on Pong! Nice work :)

Reisen says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:30am

I wish it has an AI.

And cooldown. If you can't return to short form within x seconds after going to long form, that would add some strategic component. Right now you can go long just before hitting the ball then immediately go short, so it's as if you're playing with long form all the time.

seitnerk says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:36am

Cool Idea. The colors are really Great!

Przekop says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:52pm

I like the style, music, and that it is multiplayer. It lacks variety in gameplay.

Flygamer101 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:26pm

Was a nice game! I played by myself and got pretty far. I liked the transforming and how you couldn't move. Also, the music was awesome.

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:38pm

Didn't have anyone to play with, so I played with myself instead.
Wow, that came out wrong..

Anyway, at least I got the idea =)

The soundtrack is amazing! Do you have a soundcloud acc or something of the sort?
If so, email me a link @ gl4ze96@gmail.com

MrDave says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:13pm

This is a nice entry and I do love Pong. It’s a good take on an existing game.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:23pm

@glaze_96 Hey there! I didn't make the music, it was made by somebody called Snabisch.

TheCain says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:11am

The music is nice, and this does add an interesting twist to pong.

blackoptics8 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:12am

pretty fun ;3 just needs a little more spice it's got everything nice. Not every game is pacapong...

Zgragselus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:52am

Cool idea, it is missing AI or network multiplayer :D!

varuns says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:53am

Cool. Would appreciate AI though :D

ragnta says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:21am

Nice game. But I missed the player vs ai mode :( I think, the development of the AI cannot be hard. :) Good job!

justinooncx says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:10am

A little too simple, but I suppose it works. A bit odd that it extends downwards only.

siryakko says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:34am

Hey good idea to use an existing concept to make it your own, really nice production.

BrianSChung says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:15pm

Try adjusting the embed height, it doesn't fit for me (I get scrollbars). Good job

Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:23pm

Good pong clone I like the music and minimalist art work is true to pong. My problems with it are, first sometimes the pong paddles just disappear and I can't make them come back, and there is no ai, so I ended up playing with myself. Good effort.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:21pm

@BrianSChung Thanks for letting me know

Naca says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:24pm

Nice idea extending a classic, but I think it would be interesting to have more shapes to play with. Anyway, music is great, and congratulations for your random color picker, it's got really good taste :D.

Eshford says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:40pm

Wonderful music! :P

madmarcel says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:14am

Music is good, needs more shapes and some AI. (Pong AI is really simple BTW, can do it in a couple of lines of code)

Apr 27, 2016 @ 4:06pm

Nice pong game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :) https://youtu.be/1j0YT8wm6Kc

rhastapunk says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 12:31pm

Keep it simple worked!

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