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

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by karln - Jam Entry

A tiny shooter. Takes the theme rather literally.

That's it.

Design and code is by me, Karl Naylor. Music was generously contributed by Thomas Collins (, who also produced the original sound effects that I mangled to produce the sounds you hear in the game.

Changes since the Ludum Dare deadline:

* Added Thomas's email address to the title screen.

* Added a short delay on player death before the mouse button will take you to the title screen, as a friend was finding it annoying that he sometimes accidentally clicked past his score on death. I think that's an OK change as a small 'quality of life' thing, right? If you disagree, feel free to mark me down on it :)

* Similarly, made spacebar immediately start a new game after you die instead of going via the title screen.

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Pellanor says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:32pm

Really liked the sound effects. I never really got the hang of the different shooting modes and switching between them appropriately.

unnamed1334 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:38pm

Cool game. My only complaint was it took a few tries to realize how the triangle form was being aimed.

cornand34 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:45pm

Love the different forms how much it can make moving harder/easier

Mieeh says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:53pm

Wow, intense and fun. I liked the feeling of the shooting. Got a score of 128. One critique is that the triangle shape controlled different fromt the others which threw me off. Great job on the game!

Cowa says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:29pm

Didn't understand how the triangle works but nice game!

F4KETHIS says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:21pm

Really cool! Once I got the hang of switching between forms depending on what shapes were on the screen I managed to stay alive for quite a while. I did make it freeze several timse though - I think it was usually when my mouse went out of viewport and I clicked? not sure exactly. Super fun though.

Big Cow says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:37pm

This was a really hard one! I loved the different attributes of each shape. Shooting as the triangle was really satisfying but I wish I had more bullets! The pentagon made a great little tune with its bullets as it shot and the circle was a good safety.

blaclegi says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:07pm

Cool game! I really liked the audio and the graphics although at first it took a while to figure out how to do anything, but in the end it played well!

egos says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:22pm

nice shooter the triangle is sometime hard to control

xandy says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:36pm

this game concept is really nice. a better explanation of the ship types in the instructions would have been great. also the tri having 3 equally long sides makes it very hard to realize where the front is. also the game starts very hard, maybe slowly increasing the number of enemies on the screen would make it easier to learn the game. but i lied the core concepts very much!

BarkingCat says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:54pm

Geometry wars metts shapeshifting! I liked this one, but it was a lil bit too hard for my tastes.

Mr.Chippy says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:35am

I really liked it. :D

RttStudio says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:44pm

Really fun shoot, nice idea

mountainstorm says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:15pm

I found the ships very hard to control but I always do with Asteroids games.

sharrackor says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:43am

Great Game! I found the triangle a little difficult to control and I would have preferred a description of what the side bars meant, but overall seems quite good.

Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:00pm

It was great fun doing the sound effects for this. This game turned out great! Well done.

Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:28am

Nice execution. only one tip : maybe controls can be improved.

Louspirit says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:31am

Nice work! Good effects - visual and music - , original abilities, a little hard but good to play.

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