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

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by mikekreein - Compo Entry

My game in Love2D for Ludum Dare 35

A puzzle game that takes the theme Shapeshift very literally.

The goal is to clear the shape tokens from the board by forming the shapes inside the tokens with other tokens. Shift the tokens left, right, up or down to get them into the correct position, then add a new row until you can't shift any more.

* Hover over a row/column with the mouse pointer
* Left or Right mouse buttons shifts current row left or right
* Mouse Wheel Up or Down shifts current column up or down
* Middle mouse button adds an additional row and clears any matches

If no proper mouse is present, use your pointer device to hover over a token and WASD to shift and SHIFT/SPACE to add an additional row

The more shapes you clear, the more varied the shapes get!

Tools Used:
Love2D for the engine
bfxr for the SFX

Downloads and Links




hijomo says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:45am

its a nice puzzle game. I could see people getting addicted to it

Souperstrawer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:45am

Could use better cues when you're about to lose. Interesting idea nevertheless.

lordsavage says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:50am

Hahaha that got crazy confusing fast, Well done! a lovely game with nicely polish graphics and game play.

Diman says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:17am


_beta says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:20am

If you polsih the idea it could be a nice mobile game

Reis Mahnic says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:55am

Fun puzzle concept! Appealingly clean visual communication.

mutonizer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:27am

Nice concept and good fun, nice one.
Only issue was the fact that you can "shift" entire lines/rows even if shapes should block them since all shapes "pack up" on the corners.
Makes the game very trivial (and repetitive without much thought) since you can just pack everything up on the sides and clean as you go. Think preventing shifting of lines/rows if a shape on that line/row is touching the side of the screen would add a lot of brainstorming needed.

Other than that, very cool and clean :)


jk5000 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:28am

A really great puzzle game.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:38am

Really nice game even if a bit unintuitive at first. But still addictive later :p

Azumiar says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:24pm

Nice puzzle!

Sixteen says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:45am

Not a huge puzzle fan, but this was still pretty good to me. Liked the presentation

Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:32am

Good and clever

Mikhail says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:44am

Great job. I liked what you did. I didn't think about doing this with the theme. Keep up the good work!

GoudaGames says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:23am

Nice puzzle game, quite addicting.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:32pm

Im a simple man. I see minimal games, I play minimal games.

Pontifex says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:36pm

Interesting puzzle, annoying sounds.

GuillaumeGwi says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:43pm

Cool game, I like that you can make combos by plugging several sphapes together. But I feel like it's too easy to survive by combining everything possible each turn. Have a limitation on how many move you can make each turn would be better I think. Keep up the good work

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:51pm

Nice aesthetic and fun gameplay. A good puzzle game. Well done ++

JJJANEE says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:26pm

It's a great puzzle game! This could be the next 2048 or something haha. The concept is awesome, and it's a lot of fun to play. The challenge doesn't reveal itself till later on when you realize that you have to pay attention to a lot of things, which is realloy cool. The sound effects were good too.
The rules were a little hard to understand, but I guess that is the point since we need to figure out what is the best thing to do.
Overall, great, fun puzzle game! :) Great work!

kestrelgames says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:56am

Love the presentation! Why is graphics not a thing I can vote on?

josefnpat says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:38am

This is a puzzle that made sense very quickly! Fantastic job with scaling the difficulty! nice!

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:51pm

Awesome puzzle game! Great work!

Fabraz says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:58pm

Something oddly soothing about this task.

Green Soda says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 5:29am

excellent puzzle game :) could have been more player-friendly... but a solid entry !

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