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

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Wax

by Squid - Jam Entry

Wax is a puzzle platformer that delves into what it is like to be a candle. Face multicolored challenges to get to your candle holder. All this well being forced to grapple with your impending death from above.

This game boasts features such as:
•Movement
•Gravity
•Multiple levels
•A large file size

Controls:
WASD movement
Click to start burning, Hold to melt blocks

Install Instructions:
-Download from link (Enjoy file size)
-Unzip zipped file
-Run wax.exe

This game was developed in Unreal Engine version 4.11.1 using blueprints.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#51Innovation(Jam)4.00
#125Fun(Jam)3.69
#187Humor(Jam)3.29
#256Overall(Jam)3.56
#268Theme(Jam)3.69
#485Mood(Jam)3.17
#758Graphics(Jam)2.96
#1160Coolness49%

Comments

Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:16am

Cyclops candle stick! I found this game very light hearted and fun:) thanks and great work!

2Bit says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:55am

The core mechanic is really great. Nice game!

zaywolfe says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:19am

Really fun and innovative game. The puzzles were really challenging too.

HunGARE says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:48am

Your idea/theme is brilliant! It reminds me of the game sandman, and I really enjoy both! Movement sometimes felt a little weird/laggy, but very well done!

djfariel says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:06am

I knew.
For a fact.
I was going to hate this game.
I was so wrong haha.
I really like the concept of a platformy puzzle game where you do candle stuff. Nice entry!

Insederec says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:12am

Games features were as advertised. Not disappointed.

nickavv says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:13am

This is a really awesome entry. What a genuinely unique and creative gameplay mechanic, and you managed to make so many levels. This concept really has a lot of potential, great job

Chaserbrown says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:30am

Overall, good job! Sometimes, the game felt a bit tedious, and the physics weren't perfect, but it had great art, and a great concept!

Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:18am

Really cool puzzle platformer. Really liked your core mechanic and level variation. Only critique is that some of the levels seemed to move really slowly (e.g. I was sitting and waiting while riding up blue "wax"). Nice job.

StrayCat says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:24am

Interesting idea :)

Catwheel says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:03am

Dat Innovation!

namrog84 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:18am

wow! how did you get the filesize so small :)

You Win! I know :D

I loved every minute of it!

I wish it had some sound though

tobia88 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:34am

What an innovative game, marvelous concept, congrat!

nihilaleph says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:10am

Nice concept! Really creative usage of the theme~ Nice entry!

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 5:47pm

How come a game where you're a candle be so nice and fun? Could never imagine before playing it!
Cool aplication of mechanic and platform scheme. Well done!

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