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

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by Gemberkoekje - Compo Entry

WARNING: Please be aware the GLOBAL scores don't work on the webversion. Please download the PC version if you want to compete with the global scores.

I decided to combine the age-old idea of tilting a table to move a ball, with a shapeshift mechanic.

The goal is to get the ball in the hole as fast as possible; you should use the shapeshift mechanic to help!

Default controls are W, A, S and D keys, as well as 1, 2, and 3 to shapeshift. Don't like the controls? You can change them in the options, as well as the sound and music volume!

I've also added a little web server on which the best scores can be uploaded.

I hope you like it!

This game was made in:
Some minor touches by Photoshop
Sound effects: SFXR
Music: converted by
Video captured by liteCam Game: 100 FPS Game Capture

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RoboOggy says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 3:35pm

Very cool game idea! soundtrack is very good too! keep it up!

MintArcade says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 11:52pm

Really nice mechanics. Some levels have always 99999.00 highscore. Other than that - very solid entry!

Gemberkoekje says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:26am

Thanks. The 99999 is a default for not any; it should be noted that the lower the score, the better in this case, as it's just the seconds before you finish :)

terop says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:58pm

Looks nice. Level 1 had some z-fighting for the polygons, i.e. they were flickering a little. But anyway, good job.

TLansdale says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:59pm

Really hard! But cool :)

mhlbrothers says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Nice idea!

Gemberkoekje says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:04pm

@terop aww, hadn't noticed that yet, I'll make sure to keep an eye out for the post-compo version :)

pjimmy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:23pm

Well done, very creative game

Wevel says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:24pm

Cool game, some of the levels are quite difficult

monaarc says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:36pm

I like this kind of game, a tutorial level will be very nice to introduce all the mechanics. Nice work ;)

Gemberkoekje says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:39pm

@monaarc thanks, I made the first level to be simple while forcing you to shapeshift at least once, but you're right, a more dedicated tutorial level would be even better :)

Gemberkoekje says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:45pm

Comeon everyone, I know level 5 is hard, but it's definetly finishable!

Per says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:43pm

I really enjoyed the game mechanics. The control felt unique and fresh to me.
A bit difficult at times.

rodobodolfo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:51am

Very nice! Nice design and physics. I've always like these kind of games since they came in wood, I liked the shape shifting twist to it. Great work.

quill18 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:08pm

This game is challenging! I could only get a highscore for level 1, and I don't expect it to last for long...

AinoraZ says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:23pm

Cool idea! Love it!

sftrabbit says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:34pm

Nice game. Very difficult, as others have said. I wasn't sure if there was a button to quickly exit the level.

medidog says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:34pm

Cool idea and it was fun. However at some point the camera turned too much and the game got stuck as I could not roll anymore to counter-balance the table.

siryakko says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:34pm

Dig the soundtrack and the difficulty of the game. The main idea is really good and you should continue working on it

Gemberkoekje says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:35pm

@sftrabbit thank you; there is the pause button, but no quicker way to quit/reset.

May 6, 2016 @ 8:23pm

I used to love these games as a kid. A way to rotate the camera would be nice but other than that it's a cool little game.

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