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

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Sneaky Purple

by bigbuggames - Jam Entry

In this game you play as a monster. And you are very hungry...

Prey upon the kid, but be careful with his dad! Once you see him coming, shapeshift into an item of your surroundings to make sure he doesn't realise you are there.

IMPORTANT: This is a memory game that will also test your reflexes.

Controls:
SPACE- to go forward
Q W E R T (on easy)- to transform into items (they will be randomly assigned once you choose the difficulty)
Q W E R T A S D F G (on normal and hard)- to transform into items (they will be randomly assigned once you choose the difficulty)

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Edit: Easy difficulty has been made easier
Screenshots and cover were added

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#34Theme(Jam)4.23
#122Innovation(Jam)3.72
#140Mood(Jam)3.72
#187Humor(Jam)3.29
#209Audio(Jam)3.52
#219Graphics(Jam)3.94
#341Overall(Jam)3.45
#761Fun(Jam)2.84

Comments

FinGamer says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:48pm

The idea is very interesting!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:49pm

Amazing, pretty original, nice gameplay, the graphics are really nice, the only bad thing is the wait time between every match, you need to wait till reset and then till the items gone, but obviating that small detail pretty nice entry, good job!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:43pm

Super cute game. I like how the correct shape isn't perfectly obvious and you have to look around to get it right. Animation and graphics are very cute.

Ironhead says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:23am

This was a really cool original. Well done with the mood and Innovation especially.

torcado says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:24pm

interesting idea, but i couldnt get the dad to not catch me. and it also took a long time to reset.

APantaloni says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:58pm

Interesting idea. Made me realize that my memory isn't that great ;) Nice music and drawings!

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 3:35pm

Great idea for a memory game. The art is nice too.

FistBumpGames says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:05pm

Really cool idea! We had something similar in mind, but decided to go with another idea. Really good to see someone else doing a similar approach! I liked the mood of this, the moster is cool and you really need good reflexes for this! I finally had to go with easy, but if I had more time, I would try it on nightmare too! For improvement, you could signal when a right choice is made before dad is killing you.

Greetings, Bruz

ajayajayaj says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:13pm

Interesting Idea, just very confused what items are the correct ones to shapeshift into. Maybe I'm just stupid...

Apr 25, 2016 @ 8:10pm

What a fantastic game! So simple, but so tense! The graphics are lovely, and the sound effects when you eat the kid! AMAZING :D I love it

I was a little confused at times at what I should shapeshift into because there didn't seem to be much in the room.

Gtron says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:05pm

I think the game's biggest weakness is its iteration time. If you were simply sent back to the beginning of the level after being caught, the game would be much more playable. I also think shuffling the button mapping was a bit unnecessary. I couldn't keep them straight. The game's visuals are great though, and the concept is very fun.

Xanjos says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:05pm

Even on the easiest difficulty the game itself is ridiculously hard because of how insanely eagle-eyed the Dad is but I like the concept a lot plus I loved the art style.

Freank says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:15pm

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

bigbuggames says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 4:40pm

Thanks everyone for the comments! The feedback is helping us a lot on deciding what we did good and wrong so that we can improve the overall for the next LD. Please feel free to say honestly what you think.
@Freank of course you can use it for a video :D

Ibzy says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 7:13pm

Original idea with great hand-drawn graphics. Took me ages to realise it was spacebar to move, and then I was pressing keys at random for shapeshifting - rarely the right shape.

Great entry, and I think proves everybody on here has poor memory skills haha

Fabraz says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 7:14pm

Saw your blog post. love the bouncy animation on the purple monster. Fun memory game, could work for kids! Definitely tweak that difficulty, dad is totally mean as hell.

Rock Eaters says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 7:51pm

Very Original ! Cute game ! cool controls

gelisam says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 4:55pm

A suggestion: when I transform into an object which I think is appropriate but the dad doesn't, maybe show an example object which would have been appropriate for that location?

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