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

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Size Matters

by CelloCoder - Compo Entry

A short, simple, experimental puzzle game with simplistic art inspired by Antichamber but a little less bright. Your size can change and can affect what you can activate to progress.

Although it is really short, I hope to expand this concept in the future with more mechanics and puzzles and maybe make it into a full game one day.

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Ratings

#269Graphics3.47
#394Theme3.47
#423Fun3.20
#447Innovation3.13
#2028Coolness22%

Comments

CelloCoder says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:15am

I'm gonna have to expand this more one day. I really liked the way it was heading; if I add more mechanics besides pressure plates and maybe moving level parts/pieces, then set up ProBuilder I could make this into a better game. If not, I at least want to make it longer (pun possibly intended).

Crown Games says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:37am

Fun game :)

brandann says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:13pm

Pretty fun. took me a while to realize I needed to run through a door! This is a great concept, I hope you do make it into a fuller game!

purrpurr says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:12pm

The style and concept are there, and it was interesting. Additionally I think I like where this is heading! Other than that you kind of said the rest yourself. I do hope you find the time to expand and experiment with this further. =)

Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:12pm

Really cool! It really reminds me of antichamber, you nailed the art style. I would add a little more visual difference between the shrinker and the grower.

Fuchter says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:18pm

+ Nice concept
- Lack of more mechanics
+ Good name
- Lack of audio or graphics. It felt empty
- Akward movement
- Bad level design, some times i didn't know what to do, not because it wash challenging but because nobody explained to me the controls, how to sprint, what each button do, the lack of colors didn't help a lot with giving the user a clue.
- Annoying audio

Overall you were heading on the right direction, as you said, it just needs better gameplay, levels and polishing. Hope to see you next ludum dare.

qu2 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:03pm

It's a nice beginning, but very difficult when the player hasn't been taught anything (I had to check the comments below to work out you could sprint, then got stuck a few rooms later, not knowing whether I'd worked myself into a dead-end or I was missing another mechanic). There's definitely potential here though.

CelloCoder says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:57am

Thanks! As with the comments, I need to make things more differentiated at parts, make some things simpler / more reasonable, focus more on level design, and do better sound effects. As for mechanics...I should've made something besides just growing/shrinking; maybe moving parts in levels at least. I really didn't focus as much on design aspects as I should've...but hey, this is my first Ludum Dare where I made something of reasonable quality and presentation, so thanks for the guidance :) can't wait to polish this up soon.

jk5000 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:14pm

Great idea. I want to see more. Well done.

Foxtacy says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:46pm

I think this is one of the best takes on the shapeshifting genre so far on this LD. Lack of sounds and music for puzzles can make the game look empty, but this is not really a problem. Keep up the good work! :D one of my faves for sure.

davor10105 says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 6:41pm

great stuff, amazing concept!

Brightstar says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 1:32am

Cool game. Hope ya do expand on it.

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