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

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by Obvious Industries - Jam Entry

You are Shif-Ted.

Try to reach the Baby.
- As a Teddy you cannot be harmed but also not move.
- In you Monstershape you can crawl were ever you want, but also be killed.

Start / Restart: Space
Move: W up
ASD left right down
Camera left/right: J L
Shift Shape: Shift
Exit: ESC

The game was build with the XNA, so you need the Framework to get it run:

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varuns says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:27am

You should mention the controls. I figured out that arrow keys move you, space to restart, and shift to transform.
And how do I reach the baby? I move to the left, and off-screen, but the camera doesn't follow...And the monster controls are a bit unusual, is it meant to be a floaty ghost? Nice concept though :D

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:33am

Thanks for the feedback varuns. See for the controls right above, in the description of the game. You can move the camera itself (note how the background moves a little slower which is so cool :D) by pressing J or L ect.

Dreschler says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:59pm

Well, I enjoyed :D

pavel_insight says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:14am

Very funny title. )

SemiColon says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:41am

The controls should be explained in game, and should be less finicky. Instead of J and L, the camera could be controlled with the arrow keys or just autoscroll.
Restart should definitely not be on spacebar! I accidentally restarted a couple of times instead of shifting.

The wall/ceiling climbing mechanic was the best, and I liked the fact that the parents could not see you if you were above them.

clementd says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:00pm

This is a very cool game. Graphics are pretty and the game mechanics work. It also perfectly fits with the theme. There is a few physics bugs but it's totally playable. I'll try the second ending of the game !

Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:07pm

It's not a bug - it's a feature :D

Chaserbrown says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:43pm

The art was charming and nice, it had a nice sense of humor, and the gameplay was good. I might want to suggest a different control scheme however. It got a bit difficult to use...

Drkr says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:49pm

Whelp, looks like it's time to exorcise the house again.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:40pm

Nice idea, but couldn't finish because the dad got stuck on top of the stairs.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:28pm

An interesting idea but the camera & restart controls are a little awkward

ChrisMingay says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 1:57pm

That was lovely :) Skool Daze meets my worst nightmares

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