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

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Mapped - A Shapeshifting Game

by Mathstr0 - Compo Entry

Instructions in-game. Story: You have been assigned the task of mapping the world. However, your shapeshifting powers are not controllable by you. If you are in the water as anything but a frog or in the air as anything but a bird, you die and must restart.

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glaze_96 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:33pm

Nice work! Hope you had a fun LD experience =)

Flygamer101 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:34pm

It was a pretty decent game, just needed a little more polish. I liked the idea that you can't control your shape-shifting powers. I died 2 times, then got 2 map pieces. Pretty decent overall. Music was a little repetitive though.

Nomys_Tempar says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:34pm

Nice game, I liked the map system and the shifting-powers.
I had some collisions issues and the music is a bit repetitive.

Mathstr0 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:23pm

@glaze_96: Thanks, it was great!

@Flygamer101: Yeah, I worked right up until the deadline. As for music, I get that feedbak a lot on my games. I just can't creat good music. :P

@Nomys_Tempar: Thanks a lot! Yeah, you can go inside the border. I couldn't figure out how to get the diagonals working. As for the music, I just am not the best at audio.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:28pm

The shifting powers was more fun than I thought. I wouldn't mind some story that explains the world and why I have shifting powers, though. And of course, making the world bigger and more varied would also be great.

Controls weren't bad, but the collisions were occasionally frustrating. I suspect this is a limitation of Scratch, though.

And I have the same comment on the music. A longer loop would help a lot. Some other sound effects might have been nice with more time, too.

Mostly and finally, I looked at your last LD game, too, and noticed you've improved! Keep getting better!

All in all, I applaud your efforts! Glad you had fun, and please come back again next LD!

Funske says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:12pm

Nice entry, it's really cool to see a scratch game being made for Ludum Dare, I don't see that, that much.

Mathstr0 says ...
Nov 17, 2016 @ 8:08pm


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