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

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Hungry Blue Fox

by ThaRemo - Jam Entry

This was supposed to be a simple puzzle/explore game, but I had to do some other stuff so I had very little time. I've managed to create the core concept, but it's very short.
The game itself isn't great, but I learned a whole bunch for the next LD!
I'll post my timelapse tomorrow, first some sleep :)

Forgot to mention this in the game, but you can look around by moving your mouse!

Game Engine: Unity
3D-modeling and animating: Blender
Recording music: in FL studio (Done last minute :p )
Simple sound effects: Bfxr

FYI: The webGL version has nasty shadows, download an executable for the full experience!

Edit: Timelapse is up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYNXl8Q7u2E&feature=youtu.be

Edit 2 (April 24):
Just noticed this is a Jam entry, it was supposed to be Compo one :/
Added an updated version!
* Added 2 more levels (Still a bit short on time D: )
* New and improved animations!
* Tightened controls (Jumping works better!)
* Added nature sounds (Credit: klankbeeld @ freesounds.org and gnerkus's idea)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness69%
#67Mood(Jam)3.97
#86Audio(Jam)3.84
#100Graphics(Jam)4.26
#121Theme(Jam)3.95
#304Overall(Jam)3.50
#631Innovation(Jam)2.95
#682Fun(Jam)2.95

Comments

peter_szegedi says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:24am

Loved it! The graphics, the ambient music and the mood was awesome. A bit short, but cool game!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:15pm

i can sum this game up in 1 word "adorable" from the lack of quality animations, to the beautiful simplicity of the models and music, it all fit together very well, and there's shapeshifting involved, too bad you had so little time, id love to see more of this. i also loved the timelaps you put up, it was funny to see you animate the fox without an IK rig (IK rigs make animation a pleasure BTW) and did all this by yourself, i'm a fan, definitely.

thomz12 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:15pm

Awesome mood. Music fits the game perfectly!

dvdking says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:16pm

Art is awesome, although lacking antialising. Gameplay was not challenging though.

MintArcade says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:17pm

Such a beautiful game. Very simply and relaxing. Music fits the gameplay perfectly. I enjoy it. Would like to play more some time.

jdeuce says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:18pm

Definitely a cool concept. Controls work nice, good animations. Wolf looked a bit funny if I run off the edge of the tree, before he starts dropping. Loved it.

treegemmer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:22pm

Theme is great, art is great, mood also. Highly rated. I couldn't figure out how to open the doors.

gnerkus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:24pm

The graphics are nice (I may be biased towards low-poly 3D) albeit a little too bright. The music did reflect the solemness of the game.

If you do get to continue working on the game, you could add nature sounds.

PS: The main character looks like a repentant Sephiroth.

mikedirl says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Very nice graphics and music make for an excellent atmosphere, its a pity you hadn't more time to make it longer. I really liked your 3D modeling, you will have great fun when VR headsets are more common.

ThaRemo says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:39pm

Thanks for the nice feedback all! I'll try to add some new (more challenging) levels next weekend.
@treegemmer You were supposed to stand on the yellow pile in fox form and press E, but that was already the last level
@gnerkus Good idea! I'll add those in the next release

SuperDolfy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:55pm

I love the graphics, controls were a little wonky for me but great game overall.

AlexLamarche says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:48pm

If you're depressed, you should play this game. I'm not depressed, but it made me relaxed.

cornand34 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:49pm

Disliked the movement speed and that the game was so short, but it's well done

Gyfis says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:55pm

It is so pleasant to play this game, the music, very slow smooth movements, cute blue fox. Love it!

crazyrems says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:57pm

I had difficulties to jump on that tree!! Nice models and great music. I love the colors, but leaves on trees are very pixelated compared to the rest of the game.

crazyrems says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:58pm

I found your twitter ! :D

rahulparihar says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:12pm

Little too short, but loved the visuals, and oh very nice ambiant music playing in the background ! :)

OU GDA says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:14am

You are right, this game is short, but overall I really like it. The graphics are great and the music is very soothing.

adsilcott says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:54am

Gorgeous visuals! Very nice!

uvwar says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:05am

Really cool graphics, I love the pixely shadows!

nextreality says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:31am

I really liked the art and music for this game, and the concept for transformation was pretty cool. I look forward to any new levels you add!

EpiFouloux says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:05am

great mood !

terryg says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:35pm

I loved the art direction of this. It was rather short, but I was expecting that from your description. Over all: Solid effort. Look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

TEAM-TIGER says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:18pm

Nice looking Game!

siryakko says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:27am

So poetic and so cool. Great game (a bit too short=)

terryg says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:00pm

My 9 year old daughter wants to leave a comment. Here it is: i loved the game and the graphic were the best i loved the music that was the best game i have ever played

Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:07pm

Lovely art style and the mood was fantastic.

Felladrin says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:23pm

Nice models, song and ambient!
Just watched your timelapse. Nice entry!

Ironhead says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:45pm

Great mood set with the audio and graphics. Very pleasant and relaxing to play. well done!

Llucile says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:21pm

The controls are acting really weirdly on the web version : when you release all the keys, the character goes back to a "standard" orientation which makes feel controlling it like pulling some kind of spring.
Except this issue, the game looks really nice and the music is really relaxing. It's a very cute entry.

ThaRemo says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:13pm

@LLucile Thanks! I probably should have mentioned somewhere that you can look around with your mouse. When not moving, the character orients itself to where your mouse is pointing.

Molpe says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 5:45pm

The art style is great, the fox is just adorable ^-^

I've made a let's play video if you want to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Jp_-GWVIo

flummox3d says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 6:05am

Very cute game. Loved the way the camera moved to show what happened (digging - and finding a key I presume- opens a gate), so it was easy to understand. Great work! :)

Rock Eaters says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 12:38am

thid is a fun one :)

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