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

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Death has many Forms

by Chikoness - Jam Entry

A jam collab with @ranmaru90. Once again I needed help with coding...

"Have you ever felt like death just passed by you, without you knowing? Perhaps it did. It just took a comforting form. In this game, you play as the Grim Reaper. Claim ONLY humans that are marked with an X, ignore humans without an X or there will be consequences - Take a form they are comfortable in - like a cat, or a ball to glide by them without claiming their soul."

Instructions:

LEFT and RIGHT key to move
LEFT SHIFT to switch to ball form, LEFT SHIFT again to go back to Grim Reaper form
RIGHT SHIFT to switch to cat form, RIGHT SHIFT again to go back to Grim Reaper form
ONLY CLAIM HUMANS WITH AN "X" ABOVE THEIR HEAD
Ignore humans with no "X" by changing to a form that are shown above their head. Running into them in Grim Reaper form WILL take their souls forcefully.

Art assets, music by me
Coding (in Unity2D) by ranmaru90

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness56%
#190Mood(Jam)3.62
#287Audio(Jam)3.37
#389Theme(Jam)3.53
#474Humor(Jam)2.57
#525Innovation(Jam)3.07
#554Graphics(Jam)3.30
#637Overall(Jam)3.13
#861Fun(Jam)2.71

Comments

ruchirbapat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:06am

awesome game, dude. liked the art and music.

ruchirbapat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:06am

awesome game, dude. liked the art and music.
play and rate my game here:ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=88260

studdert249 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:34am

I enjoyed the game overall, especially the music and art, but the controls in the description seem to be wrong, I was shape shifting on pressing shift, not control.

Chikoness says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:51am

Thanks for pointing out studdert, my mistake, it's corrected in the description :) thanks for all the comments so far!

Ogniok says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:22pm

This game had a deeper impact on me...

bodsey says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:18pm

In the end the game creates emotion so on this side I think it's great. I find the controls a bit tedious on the other hand. Anyway, good job, congrats

der_wisch says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:37pm

Awesome game, I really like the art style. Sadly it couldn't really get me hooked.

Chikoness says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:41pm

I had bigger plans but time got the better of us xD; I was planning for a final cutscene with the final soul and also to make the controls/visuals/UI more appealing than planned. Thank you so much for all the kind feedbacks!

Crimson713 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:51pm

Nice game, beautiful visuals and sound. Really sets the mood.

fullmontis says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:23pm

THe thing that I like the most about this game is the mood. Really sad, despite its simplicity. I think you did a great job on that.

Gameplay was a little simple. And I don't understand why use two buttons that are at the opposite ends of a keyboard, but that is only a minor annoyance.

pixzleone says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:31pm

Cool concept, well done!

Zayron says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:43pm

I did not like the controls being so far apart on the keyboard but other than that I enjoyed this! :)

Skruffye says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:29pm

The art was nice and the quotes were somewhat chilling, but I did have a couple of issues with the gameplay. It was odd that I couldn't change between ball and cat form without shifting through death form first and there seemed to be very little leeway between someone appearing on screen and me colliding with them, leading to a few borderline unavoidable mis-kills.
I did really like the concept though, even if the quotes did make me a little sad! Good job! :)

(Oh, I left a response to your comment on my page. I think it might just have been a case of slipping on one of the notes, the system is unfortunately unforgiving! If you have some spare time, please give it another shot! ^^)

Freank says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:50pm

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

terryg says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 2:20am

Loved the mood for this. Unfortunately on my computer there were lagging problems, so I couldn't complete the game. It would be nice to have some way to keep track of your progress.

Shizor says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 7:49am

Right in the feels :'(
Awesome entry, I love the nonchalance style of the cat-form :D

puppetmaster says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 7:16pm

The mood is great! Congrats for your cool entry!

kwmx says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 2:01am

Well made. I liked the art, and the music.

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