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

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by MisterMortal - Jam Entry

Made with Defold

CAUTION: It works best if you don't resize the game window!

1) Read wanted poster carefully. It will give you a clue of a bandit shape you will be fighting with.

2) Select your cowboy and remember: the closer your shape is to the bandit the better your chances of winning are!

3) Time your shot perfectly by clicking mouse button when the indicator is as close to the middle as possible.

4) Repeat and become richest bounty hunter manager in the west!

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Falak says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:31am

I don't undertand

meek says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:35pm

Love it. Really like the sound and the presentation is fantastic. Was a little confused at first, but then it became easier to understand the more I played.

Good job!

Ayawaska says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:48pm

I like the idea behind it. There is a nice mood.
However, once you read every sign, you loose the fun.

jollyserpent says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:53pm

Neat game, interesting idea and lovely design! Don't know whether a 0 bounty is intended or not, as I got that sometimes.

marod says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:23am

Nice game!

xandy says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:37am

nice concept. the graphics and sound make for a cool western themed mood. once you get the rules it is very fun but the hints/challenges are too few(understandably at a game jam). was a fun short game!

ps: seeing as you made your game in defold, providing more platforms(you just have to bundle them), especially html5 will give you more plays.

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:54am

I like art and concept. Thank for game!

hregrin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:56am

The game is nice but there is a problem with the reward system. Often the game will offer a reward that is lower than the price you have to pay for your cowboy. I also more than once had 0$ bounties, and no way to turn them down.

Raptorij says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:18am

great game

Lewwwer says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:23am

The shooting screen is really quick, I can't realize what's happening.

kostasvs says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:40am

Pretty fun to play, although you go through all the shapes too fast and the reward system is not balanced. Good job otherwise!

Drkr says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:44am

I think it's a bit bugged, I kept getting bounties lower then the cowboy price but I kept winning so I had a debt higher than the USA. Apart from that though it was pretty fun and nice aesthetic.

Raphael_ says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:02am

Kind of confused at to what the game is trying to be.

norseware says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:02am

It was unique and clever! Sometimes I'd pick the right shape, and click in the center, but I'd still die. That was frustrating, but making money was satisfying! The art and sound effects were clean too. Solid entry :)

gogo199432 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:20am

A nice game, however it gets repetitive pretty fast. Good job nevertheless :)

Imperial Unit says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:32am

Game has a very nice aesthetic design and the gameplay is easy to pick up. The randomness in the rewards led to some risk vs reward decisions where I could pick the incorrect shape for a higher payoff which I enjoyed. The audio you selected for the game also suited it perfectly.

themadknights says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:34am

Graphics are awesome

The M says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:46am

Pretty fun game, at least until it starts getting repetitive. There doesn't seem to be a goal nor can you lose, which eventually makes you quit out of boredom.

panurge says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:48am

Great visuals, sound and general mood. An interesting mechanic too. I would have liked a much wider variety of clues (and more emphasis on using them to guess the right shape) but I really enjoyed playing. Thanks!

Yumeito says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:48am

Nice game :)

robb_blob says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:15am

A lot of games in this theme were made of shapes. But I felt like this one took this approach in a more original way. I love westerns in general and the mood was really well built. Loved the music and the sounds (death laugh more than anything).

apalade says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:00pm

Interesting combination of mechanics and good presentation. A fun little game.

My only problem is that progression is meaningless. The better you do (and more money you make) the more expensive everything becomes. I would've added a goal to reach $10,000 or something and scaled the cost/reward differently.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:43pm

The game presentation is really nice, the gameplay is confusing at first but when you get it becames too easy in my opinion, good job anyway!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:03pm

Was a bit confused on what actually happens

SeaDads says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:25pm

It took me a while to figure out what was going on, but figured it out eventually. Love the shape descriptions!

Freank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:51pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

Folztarg says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:30pm

i love the design, but i'm pretty sure that i didn't get the idea of the game :(

Gyfis says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:24am

Overall, nice entry. I like the idea though the random engine could be a bit more thought through.

Jin47 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:55am

Very polished game. awesome music and fun gameplay. Good job!

Pestel Crew says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:31am

Neat idea, could be worth porting it to mobile after some work.

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:36pm

Funny little game!

PinkIndian says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:30pm

Great concept and graphics. But I don't see the point in the money earning or the "hiring" costs. They seem irrelevant.

Fabraz says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:07pm

In dire need of better easing into the gameplay. Interesting idea though.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 10:36pm

real and simple game , must be good on a portanle device :) really love the graphics , i managed to kill many bad dude ^^

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