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

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Mr. E

by leo_p_mahon - Jam Entry

Mr. E has trapped a group of shapeshifters and non shapeshifters in a space loop. He needs to find the shapeshifters so he can put them down before his distraction field fails and they notice his presence.

Spot the shapeshifters, they only change in the dark. Then press W to jump and point and click to shoot the shapeshifters. You need to keep track of all of them because they will scatter when you jump. Make sure to time your jump well so the shapeshifters are positioned where you can shoot them.

Will rate and comment back, Looking forward to some feedback.

Art and Code by Leo Mahon, Music and Sound by Warren Rousseau (ROUS).

Warrens Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/rous-2

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness61%
#74Mood(Jam)3.94
#94Audio(Jam)3.81
#111Innovation(Jam)3.75
#316Theme(Jam)3.63
#346Overall(Jam)3.44
#370Graphics(Jam)3.63
#418Humor(Jam)2.67
#467Fun(Jam)3.22

Comments

SnedHlepPls says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:56am

I really like the feel of the game- the art style combined with the chill jazz works together well! I think that tracking the shapeshifters in the later levels is a bit hard, especially when they walk off screen. Perhaps the people could 'bounce' back off the edges of
the screen?

On a side note, made a double kill with a single bullet XD

Skruffye says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:02pm

Great mood and a nice take on the theme. The animation and music were especially good, though I did find the game to be a little buggy at times: sometimes bullets don't seem to connect and you can run off the screen. Also, shapeshifters seem to disappear when they run off the screen during bullet time, so shots fired to intercept them off of the screen don't register.
Overall, good job, just needs a little extra polish on the mechanics. :)
(Also, trying to keep track of more than two shapeshifters at once melted my feeble little mind. :3 )

LeftRight92 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:02pm

Clever game and a nice change of pace compared to some other submissions. The one thing I would like is to know how many I need to look for at the start of the level, sometimes it's hard to keep track of which ones you've found while looking for ones that might not be there.

Roland M says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:54pm

I really like how the feel and the graphics go together, clever and interesting game, great job man!

aeai says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:01pm

I really like the concept and this game looks really good:) The sound combines well with the art, really great job!

fafastudio says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:06pm

This mood <3 Graphics are very lovely, the sound man... the sound is gorgeous, and the concept very clever, i'm in love with your game ! the only bad point to me is that it's pretty hard, but really one of my favorites here.

Kuality Games says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:09pm

Nice concept and I like the atmosphere in the game, well done.

Big Cow says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:37pm

Great mood, lovely aesthetics, fun gameplay. I'd consider adding an option to end the slow-mo once you've finished shooting.

celia14 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:45pm

Oh man, jumping up makes me feel so badass! :D What a cool, atmospheric game.

sndr says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:25pm

The feel is fantastic and I absolutely loved the slow-mo mechanic. I think it's a brilliant simple idea and you protrayed it beautifully. :)

F4KETHIS says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:50pm

Cool concept! I found it rather difficult to pick out the targets because there was so much movement but I mean, it'd be worse if it was too easy. It might be easier to catch the shifting if there was more than one color of person? They all just really blended together. It was pretty fun though, slow motion shooting feels badass..

Aaranos says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:05am

I like the game, but the logistics of keeping track of so many people in such a tiny window is a little difficult.

avinashd says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:26am

It's a really interesting idea having the enemies be shapeshifters. Spotting and keeping track of them makes this feel a lot like a strategy kind of game, and the noir atmosphere created by the art and music is absolutely fantastic.

GrooveMan says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:06am

The style of the graphics is really nice - clean and desaturated. I was not expecting jumping to be that dramatic!

While I get that the shape shifting being subtle was part of the challenge, telling those poses apart was actually kind of hard for me! I think I would have preferred them changing body shape (taller/shorter/fatter/thinner) or colour.

jakass says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:13pm

Nice!

norseware says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:57pm

This is such a clever game. The jumping up, mixed with slow motion, makes me feel like a bad ass! The music created a mood that fit the game perfectly, and the art style was clean, and polished. Good Animations too. Excellent work! :)

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:17am

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 2:52pm

Cool animations, cool mood and style, I liked a lot! Congratulations.

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 3:27am

Love the slow motion concept, I think it would be an awesome addition to a much bigger game. The art and audio really set the mood. Good job!

Riftpoint says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 7:11pm

Cool game, the mood and the slow motion effect were really good. I think the bullets could be bigger

davor10105 says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 6:47pm

love the concept, maybe just lower the movement speed of the detective, its abit crazy. otherwise, great job man!

Green Soda says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 1:30am

WOW! it makes me feel excited and glad we had almost the same idea ... and it's okay because we executed it very differently... because of that, i had real fun playing the game!
good job on everything man... i love the mood and concept :D

THAT SLOW MOTION WHEN YOU PRESS W IS DOPE AS HECK!!! IT"S REALLY NICE! I LOVE IT :D

hmmm criticisms, hmmm... i can say one thing... the animation for the movement of character can still be improved and i think it's uncomfortably fast.. but it's real nice! GOOD JOB :D

MementoGames says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 1:48am

I really liked the concept!
It seems so simple and easy but it gets under your skin quickly.
Awesome entry!

TheCain says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 7:26pm

I think you should have the screen wrap around, so you don't lose track so easily, and the "shapeshift" was very subtle, but that i did like.
You should also slow down the character. on a screen that small, there's no reason they need to go that fast

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