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

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Star

by Madsj - Compo Entry

Survive and beat the End Boss

Controls:

Arrow keys for movement

Z = Triangle
X = Square
C = Circle
V = Star

Becoming a star requires 10 starpoints. You get starpoints by touching the same shape as yourself

You get 1 life by becoming a star


changelog:

- Updated to YoYo Compiler

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness73%
#11Fun4.15
#24Audio4.03
#42Overall3.95
#76Theme4.00
#155Mood3.43
#279Graphics3.46
#358Innovation3.27
#581Humor1.86

Comments

MerriGrape says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:06am

This is actually a really fun game, takes a while to get used to the controls, but it feels like something you can end up being hooked on really easily.

Hyden says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:25am

This was probably the most fun game, a lot look nice, or feel cool, but this is actually something that I could get addicted to fast. Has a geometry wars feel to it.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:12am

Great music. Fun gameplay.

Simple graphics, but it works - no distraction. Nice entry. :)

cameronpenner says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:59pm

Nice responsive controls. feels good to play

Eshford says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:59pm

I really like background music! Game looks quite polished, i like it. Gameplay mechanics simple, smart and fun. Very well!

Hempuli says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:02pm

Very cool! I liked the visual elements, and the endboss was a nice puzzle after all the dodging. I really appreciate it that you took your time to make the game beatable instead of infinite.

huminaboz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:53am

Really cool feel!

batmanasb says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:41am

The destruction mechanics look like they feel awesome! (although I can't run this game (Game Maker doesn't work in WINE), but it looked nice on a stream :)

mikeware says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:46am

I could play this all day. Almost got to the end, stage 8.

pixelgriffin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:23pm

Honestly I came in thinking I wouldn't like it, but the controls are tight and the shape-destruction is really satisfying! Loved it a lot, great work.

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:27pm

Interesting game,really fun

Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:36pm

This was really cool, it was interesting enough before I found out about the star shape and then I really had a reason to keep playing! Really well done, music and sound added a lot :)

also the end boss star was neat, nice that it has some closer to it :)

arhpositive says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:56am

Solid entry. I really like games where no explanation is needed at all. You just play it for 5 seconds and you immediately know what you should be doing. Good work! I kinda wanted a scoring system, though. You should add one!

tmpxyz says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:11am

This game is indeed fun to play!

Strike says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:43am

Simple but challenging and fun. Great entry !

bigbatardyt says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:49pm

great game maybe a lil bit hard !

Karai17 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:51am

Great game! You should try replacing the graphics with vectors (or PNGs) to make them crisper. :)

Ildfuglen says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:40pm

Really cool concept, was really fun, loved the music and the star powerup :D Good job :)

Pickens Inc. says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:46pm

Brilliant little game, very difficult, love the low res graphics, and great music.

I suck too much to get to the boss, unfortunately, as you saw.

Squarlboy says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:05am

Very fun and challenging game with great music!

BloodJohn says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:13pm

dance laser style =)
fun gameplay. can't stop. let me go green triangle!

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:29pm

This is exactly my kind of game! The retro charm combined with fluid gameplay.

Unfortunately I cannot play it due to my qwertz keyboard without breaking my fingers. Maybe you can make triangle either y or z. Or allow 1,2,3,4 as an additional input scheme.

I'd love to play this some more, especially since there seems to be a boss involved. So if you decide to extend the control scheme, drop me a note and I'll come back to give it another go.

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:39pm

I figured out how to set up my keyboard for US locale so that it doesn't switch back to German when I start the game.

Managed to beat it. It's really great. The boss at the end added a nice touch. I really like the music.

Awesome game!

BSODDevTeam says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:09pm

Nice game. I can play it all day!

Crefossus says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 2:55am

Wow nice feedback - sound fx and great arcade feel. The star mode and system give good rewards.

At least for me...I think you got the game balance nailed too with the easy but not too long ramp up at start. It seems like this style gameplay would be easy to make too hard so good job.

I hope people who rate don't miss that you can switch shapes and beat the boss, but you never know.

Madball says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 9:11pm

I expected a difficult fast-paced game, but it turned out to be very relaxing and satisfying. Graphics are a great example of how can you make a beautiful game without drawing a lot. Music... music is just awesome. Maybe this game could benefit from being longer of harder, but it's fun even like that.

Brightstar says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 12:19am

Fantastic!

RyanNielson says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 6:45pm

Great looking game! Loved the audio!

pixelpotions says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 1:50am

Wow, I really enjoyed your game. Exceptional! The boss fight was awesome.

May 8, 2016 @ 3:30pm

Bright, colorful, and fun! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :) https://youtu.be/IgqbHpL7wxo

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