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

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by Thomas Olsson - Jam Entry

Chin up, hero! The transfigurative magnet awaits beyond the gauntlet. Your golden age is within arm's reach.

Lead a hero in his quest to power and glory... will you reach the magnet?

Thomas Olsson : Programming, Level design, animation, music, sound, game design.
Rinaldo Wirz : Graphic design, animation, level design, game design.
Marie-Aurore Morfoisse : Graphic design, animation.
Thanks to Victor Moisan for writing and additional ideas. I love you, Victor.


04/24 : Just took off the web version after noticing a very ugly opacity
04/25 : Web version is back

Downloads and Links




ryofougere says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:53am

Great Job !
was amazing working together on that one, and i wait for the next one to go further and further!
need to sleep now

oyun says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:44pm

excellent game. i like it.

pokipsy says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:49pm

Wooow that's just crazy. The atmosphere, pixel art, gameplay, level design, sound design, story, all aspects of the game are handled with genius. Hats off to you !

Arnage says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:40pm

That's a lot of content for a weekend, love the overall atmosphere!

Lady Beardo says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:49am

Super stylish.

Danman9914 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:54am

Amazing mood. The pixel art and animation were also incredible. I couldn't figure out how to not get killed by the tentacle that grew out of me, so that's as far as I could get!

ryofougere says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:10am

Danman ! try the light, or the sword ^^
Thanks for great comment

danbolt says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:31am

Good job to the three of you! I could see elements that each of you brought to the game.

Also have to love the Frank/Stein elements in the game as well. ;P

TheMightyTeam says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:33am

Cool scenarios, but the main character seems to be limping a bit.

Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:52pm

Amaaazing amount of content, amazing mood, good to play! Am I supposed to be able to reach the end thingy or is it the ending?

geekguy100 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:29pm

Awesome graphics! Awesome story! 10/10! Nice LD 34 game also.

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:15am

Amazing all around! Did you guys not sleep for 72 hours? Great game.

Thomas Olsson says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:54am

Thank you guys. It is nice to read. @Dinner in the dark :should humanity try to reach it ?

ryofougere says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:55pm

@KairosXIII Thomas has the hardest weekend of all i think, but yes, we didn't slept so much, not at all the last 2 days ^^
Thanks for the kind message everyone !

DevDad says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:58pm

Amazing atmosphere and I realy like the game play. Great entry.

LinealGames says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:04pm

I really liked the dark tone and graphics of the game

Manou says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:46pm

Excellent dans tous les domaines, du contenu, rien à jeter!

CoderJoe says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:45pm

Creepy. But fun! Nice job

bocata12 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:06am

There is a way to get the magnet? im seeing all the time the same cinematic at the end dying without reaching the magnet.

ryofougere says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 3:47pm

not on this version i am sad
did you tried to end without killing anyone ?

Spiria says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 2:24am

This game felt like the movie Prometheus. The environment art is fabulous. The black throbbing heart was particularly unnerving and set the mood well. So did the audio. Great game design, I loved how the character slowly mutated. The scorpion arm was clever and humorous.

axoona says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 3:17pm

Great game! Nicely polished. Relly loved the the mood.

CheesyRamen says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 3:16pm

Looks really pretty! Loved the atmosphere in this!

Marius says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 11:02am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! We're realizing a video with several winners of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

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