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

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by blackbird806 - Compo Entry

Shmupshifter, a game by blackbird806 made for the ludum dare #35, theme was: shapeshift.

instructions: use WASD to move (if you are on AZERTY press escap to replace it by ZQSD)
spacebar to shoot, use 7, 8 and 9 to change form.
7 transform in a triangle which is a little bit fast than the square but it shoot slower.
8 transform in a circle which is the faster form but can't shoot.
9 transform in a square (the default form) which is the slower form but it shoot very fast.

there is 3 differents difficulties easy and medium are similar but insane is quite different don't hesitate to try it.

softwares used: game maker studio and sfxr

It was my second ludum dare and I'm absolutely not satisfied of my game but I do it :)

edit: Qwerty keyboard are no longer a problem :)

edit: game crash is resolved, the tutorial is update for QWERTY keyboard

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Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:26am

Not sure how to play game, was this made for a non-qwert keyboard. also:

blackbird806 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:46am

I'm sorry for this, I think I'll try to fix this but I don't know how to do that :/
But thank for your feedback :)

blackbird806 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:47am

And this crash was "normal" :p

doombrowski says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:43pm

The transformation seemed a bit tacked on. The gunshot sound was also too loud and frontal. Good job on finishing a game though.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:39pm

It was pretty hard to play and the controls don't feel right. I had the same issue as MajorLeagueBaker:
Unable to find any instance for object index '11' name 'timer'
at gml_Object_player_Step_0

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:14pm

A fun little shmup, I'll give you that.

The jump from medium difficulty to insane is very steep. I would like a difficulty setting where you do die from one shot, but the enemy patters aren't quite as insane.

Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:30pm

Cool concept, but a little too difficult I think, even on easy. The waves were really close together and it was hard for me to transform fast enough to avoid damage, so I just kept being a square and won. That strategy probably won't work on other difficulties...

kleinzach says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:58pm

I always have some trouble, especially in this game jam (and my game is no different) with a button being mapped to a certain transformation. I am constantly finding it difficult to map that in my head especially in a game as fast paced as yours. That said I love shmups!

Mordokay says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 12:03pm

Cool fast paced game .. the idea was great. Still I find it a bit too difficult and everything moves very fast even on easy mode ... still managed to get past 2 min!!!

methylenblub says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:50pm

I can't play it because the numbers doesn't seems to work :(

notime4games says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 11:20pm

Sorry I can't seem to start the game. I get in and out of the tutorial but I can't select difficulty when pressing 0,1,2

hazzahazzam says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:42am

Too difficult, the gun sound was too loud and the screen was very cluttered. Other than that, it was a very shmup game.

Green Soda says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 5:50am

a shoot 'em up game, plus it's a shifter :D interesting ! XD it's fun and good, i tell u.. kinda takes a lot of getting used to.. but nice entry

blackbird806 says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 11:23am

Thanks for yourr feedbacks :) !!
methylenblub, notime4games do you use numbers of the numpad ?

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