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

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Starliege

by Kudanaman - Jam Entry

In a world where hologram technology has allowed for cloaking, you use your master intelligence to remember the aliens patterns and codes.

NOTICE: IN VER. 1.3, THE ESC BUG HAS BEEN REMOVED, NOW THERE IS NO START MENU SO THE GAME WILL START IMMEDIATELY

Test Your Memory

Instructions:

A: Blue Laser
S: Red Laser
D: Purple Laser
F: Rocket

Ships will show their colors while flying on the right side
but shapeshift to grey once they're on the left

Use your memory and remember the pattern of colors, then shoot the grey ships with the laser of their true color

If you shoot the wrong color at a ship they speed up

Missles kill about a chunk of all enemies on screen, but you only have three, and they only work if you have enough enemies on screen.

Java

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Ratings

#856Innovation(Jam)2.65
#928Theme(Jam)2.71
#984Mood(Jam)2.25
#1002Fun(Jam)2.47
#1003Graphics(Jam)2.35
#1134Overall(Jam)2.47
#1754Coolness33%

Comments

Peringo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:11pm

Nothing happens when I press Escape ._. Seems like I can´t start the game.

rburema says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:30pm

Unfortunately, nothing happened on pressing ESC :-(

Kudanaman says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:09pm

DONT PRESS ANY OTHER WINDOWS WHEN U PRESS ESC

JOK says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:33pm

Nice ship design! :)

Jungle says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:14pm

Sorry, didnt work for me. By the description the gam fits the theme very well. Thanks for share.

Kudanaman says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:31pm

THE ESC BUG HAS NOW BEEN FIXED IN BUILD 1.1, PLZ NOTIFY ME OF ANY OTHER BUGS

spiffl says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:46pm

I like this. The graphics are nice, and I like how you don't actually have to memorize the entire sequence, just remember a few ahead of where you are currently and find the right pace. The FIRST time I played, pressing esc after losing didn't restart it properly (and yes I clicked in the window), but the second time it DID, except there was only one wave of enemies followed by nothing. I had fun though :)

BrainSlugs83 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:55pm

After downloading the 140 MB java framework to play this, I can tell you, the ESC bug is still not fixed. I can get past the first screen if I hit it like 7 or 8 times, but on the second screen where you have to press it again, it gets way stuck.

Kudanaman says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:58pm

Email me at kudanagwatidzo@gmail.com if you can help me fix this bug, cuz some people can play and some cant

Ryusui says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:01pm

I love the concept, but in practice there's nothing stopping me from jamming all three fire buttons at once repeatedly and blasting the enemy ships with an inescapable carpet of multicolored destruction. ^_^;

Kudanaman says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:22am

ANOTHER UPDATE 1.3, MENU HAS BEEN REMOVED SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY THE GAME AT LEAST ONCE, PLZ NOTIFY ME IF THE ESC ON THE GAMEOVER DOESNT WORK

The Vall says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:07am

Pressing esc worked for me. Interesting concept of the theme. I found the gameplay quite difficult, I would forget which keys spawned what colour. Overall solid entry.

CtrlAltTea says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 9:23pm

Nice idea! No problems with it starting.
Couldn't remember the color/key combo, so I kept shooting with everything... Kinda worked...

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