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

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SHIELD Low

by crazya02 - Jam Entry

A collab between me and NotNewAnymore.

You are a small fighter in pursuit of THE DREADNOUGHT, a massive rogue military space robot. You have two forms: in addition to standard laser cannons, both you and THE DREADNOUGHT are armed with a secret weapon; the SHIELD ATTACK: an extremely powerful form-- that requires shield energy to use. In each moment, you must strategically choose to either play it safe with a weak laser or go all out with the SHIELD ATTACK. And perhaps you may even defeat THE DREADNOUGHT by forcing it to face this same dilemma...

Game by crazya02
Sprites by NotNewAnymore
Font: "SwissSans" by Format

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Ratings

#329Fun(Jam)3.37
#575Audio(Jam)2.71
#577Overall(Jam)3.21
#611Mood(Jam)3.00
#705Graphics(Jam)3.06
#731Innovation(Jam)2.83
#1061Theme(Jam)2.28
#1666Coolness36%

Comments

mrnannings says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:10pm

It is al functional and OK. but it is missing some hook maybe add something that has to do with the theme

Hankenstien says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:02am

I liked the graphics, but it needed some nackground music to make the mood better. All in all it was a fun play.

uprightpath says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:23am

I can't actually shoot anything! I feel like it was a weird interaction caused by some laptops not allowing keyboard input/mouse input at the same time. :\

Ilseroth says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:38am

Nothing really to do with the theme and the normal bullets are so piss weak that they feel useless since enemies come on and off screen so fast.

SoulBound says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:38am

It was interesting. I found it very hard. The graphics where good but I did not like the audio.

GrimGary says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:57am

Lack much of anything to do with the theme. Controls seemed a little funky trying to coordinate. I actually ended up figuring out that it was better to spend time dodging stuff rather than trying to fight until you get to the dreadnaught...at which point I couldn't figure out what to do.

Apr 24, 2016 @ 3:44pm

Neat game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :) https://youtu.be/Rc53wZClozM

jakass says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 4:08pm

Nice project!

zaywolfe says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 6:57pm

Really fun title. A bit hard though, also it seems some bullets hit you from off screen. Not too sure how this fits with the shapeshifting theme.

Apr 30, 2016 @ 7:15pm

Nice take on "bullet hell" genre! I see connection with one of theme candidates for LD35, something like "your health is your weapon" or something. Good game overall, nice graphics.

csanyk says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 3:01pm

Click to start doesn't work for me. Can't play :(

Oh wait, I literally have to click the WORDS "Click to start" not just click anywhere. Oh ok!

Pretty fun. I like the low res graphics, but it did feel like I was zoomed in a bit too close, and would have appreciated a wider view of the world so I could see threats coming sooner and have more room to maneuver.

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