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

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Chocolate box factory

by BoltKey - Compo Entry

Before I entered this LD, I decided I wanted to make a grid puzzle with possibly random generated levels, as I made some already and knew they can be done fast. Which I did. It actually took me just about 18 hours, or one day. I feel like it is finished though.

UPDATE: I just made a very slight change of defaulting the music to muted and decreasing volume of the win sound. I hope that can still go into the compo version and doesn't break the rules.

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Ratings

Coolness73%
#241Fun3.45
#259Overall3.45
#389Innovation3.22
#463Theme3.36
#518Graphics2.91
#569Humor1.89
#605Audio2.00
#688Mood2.54

Comments

Apr 17, 2016 @ 12:17pm

Nice randomly generated puzzle code. Sound is atmospheric but a bit irratating. Good work completing something so quick!

basstian11 says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 1:32pm

omg this is very nice logic game with random generator. This game is very nice.

Saladon says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:21am

Puzzles were good. Music was a bit irritating after a short while. Good job none the less!

mrnannings says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:02am

Good presentation of the game with the rolling box. Music is bad but it doesnt matter because there are mute options. The level generator is a big bonus!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:19am

Ha ha, puzzle 6 is a trap ;)

The music is pretty awful, but the graphics are not at all what I expected after your blog post. It's likely that simpler, stylistic graphics would ultimately work better, but these are by no means awful. Just perhaps a bit noisy for your puzzles with the candy pictures. You weren't at all wrong to experiment with graphics, even if they don't ultimately fit this game as well as they might a different kind of game. :)

The puzzles themselves are very good! The mechanic of having some switch to squares works nicely. We have to work out if it's necessary, and if so, on what piece or pieces. Full marks for Fun :)

Thanks for sharing this! I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:28am

Er, at least, my level 6 was a trap ;) I didn't mess with the generation. But yeah, I had fun. Solid puzzles. Even more impressive if they're generated randomly, wow.

TLansdale says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:31pm

Good interpretation of the theme, well done on implementing procedural level generation!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:48pm

I really like the take on the theme, as well as the concept of your game. I included it in my video compliation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :) https://youtu.be/NUKW4hicpYU

JoeManaco says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:08pm

Tetris with choclate. Sweet ;)

sez says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:16pm

Nice puzzle game! I really like procedural stuff and I think this is a good showcase. Well done!

dunin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:29pm

simple but solid puzzle game.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:43pm

I like these kind of puzzle games. Well done!

owyoow says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:44pm

Nice simple but good game

Jod says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:02pm

Wow. I am impressed! Very good level design and solid animation. Cute chocolates, too! Very well done! Very cool take on the tetris theme of fitting odd blocks somewhere.

LandoSystems says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:54am

Took me a bit to figure out it was just swapping between squares and the original shape, after that it was challenging enough. Great job!

Gyfis says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:47am

I'm impressed by random levels. The graphics is pretty :)

ALobker says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:16pm

Big fan of the game, not a big fan of the music.

arzi says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:44pm

I like the idea of randomly generated puzzles. There's a lot more that could be done with these mechanics.

Horsed says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:53pm

Nice addition of the theme to an existing puzzle mechanic. I had a hard time at some levels. Couldn't remember the second shape long enough :-)

Blobby101 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:19pm

Nice idea, very different, and the random generation seems pretty clever too. As others have said, the music got very tiring quickly though!

Gromek999 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:23pm

very cool

JiiHoo says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:33pm

Nice Game, but the fact that you can only make one shape in addition to the original shape feels boring. Perhaps more shapes, but it's more about how they are placed in relation to each other (more of the same type that are connected, more points you get)

Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:03pm

Nice puzzle game man! Didn't have the patience to play so much, but I am gonna come back to this!

g12345 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:18pm

Great puzzle game.

This is a game I'd like to keep playing later on.

Sometimes it's hard to select the pieces, but I like this game a lot.

neontropics says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:24pm

I like it a lot! It's like Tetris meets Mahjong. Impressive random generation!

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:11am

Great job with the random level generator, and a solid puzzle foundation to build it on.

With some polish (more exciting sound effects, flashier art) you would have a pretty nice little puzzle game you could probably sell on an app store.

luquio says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:33pm

nice twist in this game! challenging and enjoyable!

Gord10 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:42pm

Nice work!

rjhelms says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:55pm

Nice puzzle game. I like seeing LD games that are challenging for reasons other than janky controls. :p

Random puzzle generation is an awesome bit of polish for a compo entry.

euske says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:48am

This is my kind of game. Finished in 1.5 hours. Good job!

sorceress says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:21pm

This is my kind of game. Finished in 1.0 hours. Good job!

markusfisch says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:29pm

Nice game!

matt beckett says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:35pm

Fantastic!

GuillaumeGwi says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:01pm

Great puzzle mechanics, becomme a bit too "try everything" after a while. Keep up the good work.

Ludipe says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:44pm

Nice puzzle generator, works pretty well. Adding some nice graphics and sounds would turn this into a pretty solid game. Good job! :-)

broknecho says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:58pm

The shape fitting games are super neat! I like how you made each piece be able to change shape which allowed for more combinations. Overall an awesome entry!

Sep 10, 2016 @ 6:29pm

Found this through Feedback Friends after LD36.

Great game! I love puzzle games like this. The biggest problem is that the control to switch between normal and boxed shape is really hard to use.

Also the music doesn't loop perfectly, which makes my hair stand on end. But the mute options make that not an issue.

I love that it's randomly generated and that the puzzles are still reasonable. Great work!

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