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

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TRUMP: Political Shapeshifter

by Brice - Compo Entry

(NOTE: I do not endorse Donald Trump. This is a parody)

Donald Trump is a political shapeshifter, radically changing how he acts and what he stands for in order to win each stage of the U.S. Presidential Election. He began as an outrageous TV personality, has now moved to a slightly more subdued Republican frontrunner. Some suspect that if he receives the nomination, will move to a more presidential-sounding moderate candidate in order to win.

Play as Donald and make OUTRAGEOUS, CONSERVATIVE, or PRESIDENTIAL comments, depending on the stage.

A fun game? Or a terrifying reality? You decide!

* Over 50 REAL quotes made by Donald Trump (yes, they are all real)
* An 8-bit version of his voice
* 3 exciting levels, each with different speech strategies
* Where else will you find Donald Trump pixel art?


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- Made a bug fix for a level that wasn't showing up

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aegypticus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:56am

I honestly had this exact same thought when brainstorming! I'm glad that your game came out so well. I liked the styling of the game and the donald trump pixel art was beautiful. Great interpretation of the theme.

Brice says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:02am

Thanks! Enjoyed your game too

shabam says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:12am

this is great haha

srakowski says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:15am

Hah! Wondered how long it would take to see my first Trump game... well done! :)

jdmazz says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:25am

Your game is amazing. jdmazz supports this message.

CoderCameron says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:33am

Wow amazing pixel art. Funny with great music.

Crimson713 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:50am

Very unique game. I'ts got something to say, and it's very well presented as well. Loved both pixel art and 8bit voice!

zacerhy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:58pm

this is fantastic

Skipi says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:45am

We had similar ideas! Yours turned out much better, though. I really liked the 8-bit voice.

sumguy67 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:58am

Very cool game!

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:01am

Today I learned how to be a NIMBLE NAVIGATOR.

Clever and relevant. Good job.

tmpxyz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:05am

It's unique game.

Chaserbrown says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:22am

I knew that a Donald Trump game was coming... this was fun! :)

MeritLeave says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:34am

Excellent. I really love the compressed Trump audio clips and your pixel art rendition of the man himself is just perfect. Great choice of quotes as well.

Shame it didn't end with him flatout Shapeshifting into a tentacle abomination and laying waste to the world, but still great!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:35am

Overall, I liked the parody. Loved both pixel art and 8bit voice. Well done ++

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:59am

funny and fun

BrainSlugs83 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:00am

Hahaha! That was awesome. :-) -- I really liked the garbled speech. -- You should do Hillary next! XD

Somnium says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:39am

I always enjoy a nice satirical game :) Nide work, and a unique take on the theme!

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:43pm

I can't believe there are only two Trump parodies in the whole jam (and the other one is about reptilians...)

Great presentation, great message (political elections are most certainly a game). Using real quotes is the masterstroke here.

My only qualm is the old-school Unity web player, which many browsers don't support anymore. You should look into the HTML5 WebGL build option.

ekx says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:11pm

Really funny. Loved the dos vibe.

nickavv says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:16am

Nice stuff. Taking the theme and making a statement haha. I like the Zelda II "game over return of ganon" esque trump on the interim slides.

Ithildin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:24am

Great entry! You used a clever take on the theme and the retro visuals are really well made (I found your game from your tutorial on adapting photos to pixel-art, thanks for that!). Oh, and nice music, too!

Brice says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:32am

@nickavv Good eye! Yep, it's the RETURN OF GANON screen was 100% the inspiration. I basically copied it.

@Ithildin You bet! I'll have to do a music tutorial post tomorrow

rjhelms says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:41am

Nice polished package - the gameplay here is a little slight, but it all works really well, and the sound and graphics are great.

Flygamer101 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:50am

Great job man! Your post on the pixel art led me here. Really nice job, and I might use your technique someday :D

Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:55am

Haha nice! A very accurate representation I must say.

usonchen says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:44am

Great topic! I love the art work and the innovated idea!

andyman404 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:58am

Scary but true!! Nice work on this interpretation of shapeshifting. Well done. Believe me. And I'll make Mexico pay for it. (I know the quotes well! I made a Trump combover monster game a few Ludum Dares ago, back when we was just one of 16 Republican candidates:

SpringCabal says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:10am

Funny, the humor part of the game was pretty good. If that was your main goal, then this game is a complete success.

Gameplay is unfortunately a bit boring (too easy?) if you take out the humor from it. I think it would've been better if we had limited number of choices so we really needed to read the messages and pick the appropriate (sic!) one.

Overall a decent entry, good job!

tppr2046 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:13am

I can't play web version in any browser(firefox and IE), neither the windows version...

Dmitrix says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:50am

I love how well this fits with the theme. The quotes from Trump about changing really nails it.

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:05pm

Found this in Mosaic. Really interesting idea.

tppr2046 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:42am

Interesting idea!

hunttis says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:41pm

It's different for sure :D And what makes it scary is that these are all real quotes from him :P

Nice work

Naca says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 2:53pm

I'm very happy to see a game that deals with political issues. It's a pity that there are not many more, because I think it's an excellent viewpoint of the theme. The parody mood makes it more enjoyable, and not less meaningful. In my opinion this is a very good way to let people understand how dangerous Trump actually is. Well done!

medidog says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:15am

Sometimes I was able to use the same line in a row and score points, but great game! Overall solid entry!

TeamPoops says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:52am

Wow, very cool and interesting concept and surprisingly fun! I feel like this is really perfect for Ludum Dare—just enough gameplay and polish! Thanks!

pirate_shell says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:36am

So as the token Trump game of LD, this was quite good. The graphics were simple, but did the trick and the voice was a nice touch, too. The gameplay was more compelling than I figured, as sometimes a statement didn't immediately form into my mind as something that I'd necessarily call conservative, controvercial or presidential. The thing is though, the joke behind it felt very tired to me. Yes, Trump says awful things and is a bad politician, I think anyone with more than two functional brain cells can figure that much. I guess what I'm trying to get at is that unlike some of the commenters here, I didn't see it as particularly profound or "making as statement" as much as I saw it as a fun game to play.

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