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

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The Professional Shapeshifter

by DivineOmega - Compo Entry

It's interview time!

You're trying to land your dream job at Global Shapeshifter Enterprises. As an amateur shapeshifter, you will have to answer a series of tricky questions if you want to become a professional shapeshifter. Good luck!

The Professional Shapeshifter - A Ludum Dare Game by Jordan Hall


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Been says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:15pm

A perfect simulation of what my typical interview experiences have been like (minus the shapeshifting). A harrowing look in my future as I'm confronted by obscure question after question, never able to come up with the perfect answer to satisfy them. They never even asked about my past experience, or to demonstrate my shapeshifting ability.

On a serious note, I really liked this game. Only issue I found was the textbox at the bottom kept flickering on then off briefly when there wasn't a question for me to answer.

Gamepopper says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:48pm

This was quite relaxing, the questions are good and sum up what my usual job interviews are like (although based around shapeshifting instead). The noises the shapeshifting interviewer makes is quite amusing.

It would be cool if the interviewer could shapeshift into random things on each question, to make the process feel less repetitive.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:45pm

They never called back ):, the music was very fitting and funny! But you could have put in more possible answers (e.g. there are many animals able to detroy a door) All in all a nice entry!

goodbadokay says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:33pm

This is an interesting conept. The interviewer is not that smart though :D

panurge says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:41am

I got the job! I'm glad I played for a second time and realised that you had a bank of questions rather than just one set. This was a really fun little experience - would be perfect with some more challenging difficulty levels. Great music too.

Mase says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:59pm

It's pretty thought provoking... I couldn't stop myself from giving "outside the box" answers though so I got the boot. :D
Also, the speech sound is cute.

ezombort says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:19pm

Best music so far! Awesome..reminded med of the old Tex Murphy games.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:20pm

Well this is certainly true to life. >.>

It didn't seem to recognize some answers which make sense, but it must be a pain to try to cover every base on those for your parser without a lot of time to think about it.

Creative and cute, I quite like it! Nice work!

Wan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:31pm

You're faced with the issue of having to list every possible answer to a series of questions... So the concept is inherently a bit flawed TMO - in my case it didn't accept most of my answers! Or maybe I'm just a bad shapeshifter :P

It was fun to play though, the music was awesome and the game in general was well executed, nice job!

axoona says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:50pm

Very good entry, nice mood, great audio. I only got hired on my second try ;) It had to be tricky to include all the possible answers!

Citsua says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:17pm

I got every answer right :D ! Nice little fun game.

Danoli3 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Great Experience! Loved it :)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:30pm

Cute game! I included it in my video compilation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :)

Jun & Pate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:12am

I really enjoy the free-form answer scenario! Creates a cool illusion of autonomy, but the reactions were a little predictable. Great dialogue mapping though!

esayitch says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:31am

This was a very calm and relaxed game, I enjoyed it, except the parts when the interviewer said that that wasn't the answer they were looking for, as some of the answers I gave would work xD

BG Music was wonderful and really fit the game.

Only thing I would change/add is to make the intervierer sprite a bit more high-fi and maybe animate him for idleness, correct, and false answers.

Good luck!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:22pm

Great take on the theme! Also like the simple but effective graphics and audio

rjhelms says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:28pm

Looks great! Nice simple but unique take on the theme. These sorts of games always run the risk that questions could be more open-ended, or players more creative, than you as the dev could imagine - that burned me a few times, but all in all it's well designed.

w1n5t0n says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:32pm

Interesting game

RadioLemon says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:55pm

Four tries to get the job.
Nice work on the game!

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:59pm

Really feels like a job interview, great idea to let players say what they want :)

DevelopTech says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:00pm

Very close to reality. They never call me back. I like the voice of the green thing.Maybe it needs to admit more possible answers, but i undertand that it was only 72 hours.

Interesting concept and nice music.

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:11pm

Great take on the theme!
Love this little game!

FrozenCow says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:21pm

I hoped answers were submitted somehow online, could be fun to see all the answers people come up ;) I had a tendency not to adhere to the interviewers expectations :P

Belroth says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:45pm

I think I was thinking outside the box too much. Too many times he was saying things similar to I am not sure about that response.

GaryS says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:41pm

I enjoyed this, but mostly because I wanted to create amusing answers to the questions, and the game got me to spend time thinking of them.
I'd been hoping the answers were recorded and something clever would happen with them afterward - perhaps a bit of data mining to show some funny stats or something; so I was disappointed when all that happened is I didn't get the job and was asked to play again.
As someone else pointed out though, when I played the second time I realised there was a bank of questions which is pretty cool.
I guess I just wanted something more to happen!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:14pm

They never call me back... Exactly what happens in real life haha!!
Good game! The audio was't working for me, I'm using Safari.

OnlySlightly says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:53pm

Really cute and funny game. I guess they didn't like my answers because they didn't call back :) I liked the silly graphics and dialogue. And it was fun imagining actually answering these questions in an interview. Great job!

Ethan Allwood says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:20pm

Wow nice job. I'm really not sure how it knew whether my answers were correct or not but I did manage to sneak a few funny ones that made no sense and I still got a good response :P. A few more different responses would have been nice, it seemed a bit repetitive. Also I had to turn off my sound because it was kind of annoying.

danieldsj says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 3:37am

Innovative, and funny, but I generally do not like job interviews. :/ Very creative submission.

tomlum says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:36am

Intresting entry indeed. Sound design was spot on for the feel of the game.

MiniBobbo says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 3:27am

I quite enjoyed that. I wish that there were more correct answers though. It would be cool if you kept track of the most popular answers and had them be worth more points like on Family Feud.

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