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

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by Jacic - Compo Entry

Fight your way through a computer's security system to take over the entire system! This is a sidescrolling shmup, with a twist: your payload can shapeshift to better combat certain types of security programs and bypass "gates" safely.

Controls and instructions are explained in-game.

Well, the art isn't great. I tried to do something different and limit myself to 4 colors for each sprite, but I don't think it went too well. Also, this game may not be very playable with certain types of colorblindness. Sorry about that. I'm not sure it will be a problem for anyone, but I'm not sure it won't, either.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy the game.

Made in < 48 hours using Haxe and HaxePunk.

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Arvydas says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:45am

Fun concept. Need more to it, though. Good Stuff

deepnight says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:29am

Interesting idea and more difficult than it seemed at first :) My main issue is with the feedbacks: you have none ^^ It's a really important element in any game: if you hit something, it has to react accordingly (white flash, particles or shaking for example). It will make the gameplay feel more "powerful".
Good job on this one anyway :)

Jacic says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:23pm

deepknight: Yeah, every LD I say, "I'll definitely add hit effects *this* time, just after I've done everything else." And then I run out of time. :p

Jacob Peltola says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:21pm

Very fun!, liked the use of color and shape to signify what to do so I was able to understand without the tutorial!

CMLSC says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:59pm

Interesting idea. :P

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:30pm

Clever game, some player feedback would be great.

madk says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 5:54pm

I got a score of 4100, but I don't feel like that's very impressive.

It took me a few minutes to realize I wasn't playing Ikaruga. I think the game would have been more enjoyable if the player was invulnerable to bullets of the same color.

I rather liked the art. Not a bad effort at all, but it's lacking the fun aspect. Could've done with just a little more actual gameplay.

Szabin says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 2:20pm

I like the game's retro feeling :D

Roland M says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 11:32pm

Good LD entry. =]

Xanjos says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 10:55pm

Pretty simple but fun entry.

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