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

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S.D.A: Shapeshift Detection Agency

by zacerhy - Compo Entry

--- PLEASE PLAY ON 1366 x 788 IF DOWNLOADING ---

(otherwise my UI will be wonky :/)

This is my first solo entry to Ludum Dare, for LD35. The theme was shapeshifting and after struggling for a while to think of anything cool, I decided to make a sort of memory test game where you have to identify the shapeshifter by remembering facts about somebody. The game is pretty quick and easy but it's more a proof of concept than anything.

Don't have build options for Mac/Linux at the moment, if I figure it out I'll update!

Ask me questions at @Zacerhy on Twitter :)

Made with Unity, Photoshop, Soundation, sxfr

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness59%
#124Humor3.22
#256Mood3.25
#260Innovation3.46
#304Fun3.36
#309Audio3.04
#403Theme3.46
#446Overall3.24
#600Graphics2.76

Comments

FloatingGhost says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:20pm

>Eats crumpets without toasting them
HEATHEN! HEAAATHHEN! BURN THE WITCH!

In seriousness, the soundtrack is glorious, and it's a very novel take on the memory game - I'm gonna continue playing for a bit :D

The jokes in here are very good <3

tomdeal says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:22pm

I like the idea. The text could be a bit quicker to display, but maybe this intensifies the experience. Unfortunately, I really suck at memory games :-)

zacerhy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:30pm

Thanks tomdeal, I agree the text is slow, I can quite easily speed it up and maybe I should have. Thanks for playing!

zacerhy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:30pm

Thanks FloatingGhost, surely nobody actually eats crumpets without toasting them though

aegypticus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:47pm

I liked this. It was a very solid entry. Great job completing something solo for Ludum Dare!

Marsouin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:08pm

Funny game !

Lokkij says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:12pm

Overall, a good entry. The soundtrack is nice and fits the mood, and there are some nice jokes in there. The main mechanic isn't exceptionally fun or interesting, but the mood and jokes make up for it.

qu2 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:05pm

I love the interpretation of the theme, good fun.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:42pm

Neat use of the theme! I included it in my video compliation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :) https://youtu.be/NeUaByS_1JI

mountainstorm says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:54pm

Love the soundtrack. Text is a bit slow but I like the idea - reminded me of Papers Please

DesignerNap says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:58am

Good entry! Love the humour and style.

CoderDozer says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:02pm

great audio and nice play on theme. well done.

kleinzach says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 3:30pm

I liked it! Good writing, I like how as it goes on you have to internalize the meaning of the profile more and more. I would have liked it if you didn't have to reset if you fail one though.

Pixelaborate says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 3:32pm

The graphics for the various people didn't load in the web build, but otherwise the experience was full and charming. At first I was afraid of a fairly cookie-cutter memory game, but slight wordplay made the thinking a little more critical and likewise, the game more enjoyable.

zacerhy says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 3:36pm

Thanks for the comments, that's strange Pixel I'll test it out

MementoGames says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:35pm

I really like this! Nice twist with the theme and the memory game genre. Nice profiles, by the way. haha
I found loosing too much punitive, since I had to restart all over and the profiles aren't random. Which leads to another suggestion that when you turn this concept into a mobile game (which you will, right?): randomize the profiles notes, so every run it's different. Awesome entry!

Green Soda says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 5:32am

Coffeeee! the game has coffee in it! 10/10! haha
the soundtrak is great and interesting story take on a memory game :) nice humor

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