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

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Mephisto Rising

by IDidGame - Compo Entry

--------Gameplay---------

Avoid the enemies, touching them hurts you.
To get rid of them change the shape of the platform so they fall off.
The available shapes are shown at the top right.
Just take care not to pull the ground out from under yourself.
Your lifes are at the top of the screen, the current progress at the top left.

--------Controls---------

-Keyboard
Walk........WASD/Arrows
Jump........Space
Shift.......Numpad/Numbers

-Controller
Walk........LeftStick
Jump........LB
Shift.......Select shape with RightStick, RB to shift

Music and Sound can be disabled using the buttons at the bottom right.

Tip:
As soon as you shift, try thinking about the next shape you want to use.
Then put your finger on the key so you can shift as soon as you need to.

--------Background---------

Mephisto has had it.
Hell is overflowing and god, despite multiple sharply worded faxes, refuses to change his ridiculous entry requirements.
No other choice but to ascend to heaven for a personal meetup.
Lets just hope the almighty doesn't get up to any shenanigans.

created by @IDidGame
for Ludum Dare 35

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness77%
#104Fun3.73
#141Theme3.86
#155Innovation3.68
#209Humor2.94
#259Overall3.45
#302Audio3.06
#444Mood2.97
#465Graphics3.00

Comments

w1n5t0n says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:44pm

The game is really fun! I couldn't get past 2500km, but I had a lot of fun playing it.

Apr 17, 2016 @ 9:56pm

2905km. I love your concept, the shifting platform and trying to use it to drop the enemies. It really is a lot of fun.

I only dropped myself a few times ;)

IDidGame says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 10:02pm

thanks guys, i was worried i made it too easy :)
i guess playtesting something for prolonged times kinda warps your perception

monaarc says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:04pm

Really fun, graphics could be better but the gameplay is very efficient !

cgriff says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:22pm

Nice entry - I wasn't very good at it, but enjoyed it nonetheless!

Bacontree says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:47pm

Simple and fun. I enjoyed it!

ajhc says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:53pm

6588km. Fun game! It took a while for me to get a feel for the mechanic (especially without a numpad! Maybe having NM,HJKYUI as an alternative binding would have been good) but I got pretty into it after that. The fact that rocks damage you if you touch them felt unintuitive, maybe replacing them with a fire effect or something would have been better.

The first time God tried to slam me with his staff I laughed out loud. Overall I really enjoyed it! Great job!

Brice says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:59pm

This was fun, hard to change shapes while you run around, but it is very satisfying to drop a whole bunch of pieces.

Mordokay says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:10pm

Got to 5600km! very good game and extremely addictive. +1

Tijn says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:13pm

Cool game! The changing of the platform is a nice mechanic and because there's lots going on, there's always something to look out for. Also cool is the fact you've added music & sound effects! Well done :)

Munchy2007 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:16pm

Great fun, although I wasn't very good at it. I kept trying though, which is always a good sign.

lanestp says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:17pm

I don't often wish I had a numpad, but maaaaan! REALLY cool idea for the world shifting. This is one of the most creative versions of the theme that I have seen! Great job!

Pellanor says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:18pm

Tried to play the web version. I could toggle sound / music, and the right control stick caused the selection box around the shapes to move, but no other input worked. Couldn't move anywhere.

Per says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:18pm

An evil game!
Very addictive and innovative.
You could improve it by showing the number of the shape or provide additional controls for it (for example UIO/JKL/M,.)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Fun mechanic, took a minute to figure out what was going on / how to play. Kind of hard to look both at where you char is and at the top right to see the shapes. Audio could use some work. Satan/God theme is funny and cool but seems kind of shoehorned in. Not bad.

BloodJohn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:42pm

Interesting idea with the changing maze. My reaction is not enough to adequately compete with the enemy. So I most of random died.

fafastudio says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:44am

Nice game and surprising concept :) i enjoyed this ! Good job !

Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:48pm

Really 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/7kJFcods5hA

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 3:14am

Shifting platforms was a great concept for a game. Perhaps make it a puzzle game? Good job.

Apr 29, 2016 @ 8:29pm

SATAN ROSE MANY TIMES. AT FIRST I FELT IT TO BE A BIT FAST BUT THEN I REALIZED THAT IT IS VERY HANDY TO ESCAPE THOSE GOON ANGELS!!!

Stending says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 12:00pm

Pretty cool concept, well done!

11Schotter says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 6:20pm

The gameplay is really fun!

Yumeito says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 8:52pm

Fun Game:)

Njinwezen says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 7:08pm

I couldn't change the shape of the platforms, so the game didn't show me its full potential. Maybe the game could've explained what to do a little better. :)

iceburg7 says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:39pm

This is a very nice looking game, and good gameplay!

May 9, 2016 @ 7:40pm

This is great! Really creative use of theme, difficulty escalates nicely, and its polish and fun! I really dig this.

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