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

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MazeShifters

by joaomosmann - Jam Entry

This is a Multiplayer Run n' Catch game. The minimum is 2 players, the max 6 players per room. The game allocate rooms automatically.

IMPORTANT: Run the game preferably in a new tab, or use the fullscreen button, so when using the arrows keys it won't make the page to scroll.

Mechanics

- Use the arrow keys to move your character
- Hunters (Red) should catch the Preys (Blue)
- Hunters can fly over the walls by pressing the key 1. It lasts 2 seconds and have a 30 seconds cooldown
- Preys can turn into a wall by pressing the key 1. But if a Hunter get near you'll be revealed
- Preys can also turn invisible for 5 seconds by pressing key 2. If a Hunter touch you whilst invisible you won't die
- The game ends if all preys get cought or after 90 seconds

ToDo
- Add characters sprites

Made by João Mosmann and Wagner Moura

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#146Fun(Jam)3.64
#304Overall(Jam)3.50
#722Theme(Jam)3.09
#1416Coolness44%

Comments

dreadzilla says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:39pm

I waited 5 minutes for opponents... I will come back later to see if I can play. It looks promising!

joaomosmann says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:22pm

Hey dreadzilla! Thank you for testing it! Unfortunately this is a recurrent problem in multiplayer games :P I suggest you to invite a friend to test with you. This game has only been shared here so there is not much people playing it.

adsilcott says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:33am

This is awesome. I'm not entirely sure it was working properly-- as the hunter I landed on the prey and nothing happened, but it was really cool when I realized that I was in a multiplayer game.

nextreality says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:47am

It's kinda hard to do multiplayer games via online, maybe try to change game into a local multiplayer? The concept seems cool, just seems a waste to spend a lot of it on waiting for other players. Would love to try it again if you guys decide to make a control scheme for local stuff!

gogo199432 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:29pm

So I was playing with someone and it dropped me out with the message that it couldnt find anyone to play with...Other than that, it looks like a great game, wish there were more people to play with.

Mieeh says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:25pm

Wow, fun game! Great use of theme! I managed to find two players too play with. I think a more polished match-making system and maybe multipile players would make this game even more fun! Good work here!

lanestp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:26pm

Nice work! I got two games in a row! The flying thing feels a bit over powered. I had a lot of fun playing. Great job!

Allthebees says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:51pm

Hi! Just played it with a friend (in the same room on different computers) and had a lot of fun. At first it was a bit confusing as we thought the walls were the maze, but once we got the hang it was a blast. I think it's a bit easier to play as the hunter than the prey but other than that a sweet multiplayer game

MayMakeGame says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:44pm

It was a fun game, though I don't understand how shape shifting really fit into this. The only Thing that shape shifting went into was the prey, and I was never the prey for the 3 games I played, but it was simple and fun. Please check out my game! =3

janiq says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:44pm

Very good. There are some strange errors. As a prey I dissappeared? I still could turn into the wall but otherwise nothing was drawn in the place of prey. There was almost no graphics but otherwise gameplay was really fun and the attributes (going through walls and making oneself invisible or wall) were right on the spot to make it balanced. Good job.

joaomosmann says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:00pm

MayMakeGames. Well, it was supposed to have some sprites, but my friend that was responsible for it didn't make it :P The hunter would turn into a eagle to fly over the walls, so both sides would have shape-shifting.

tayl1r says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:29pm

Pretty ambitious!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:38pm

I waited some minutes and luckly I got someone to play with. I was Hunter all matches and I think it was pretty easy to win. This is a very interesting idea.

endel says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:59pm

Had a lot of fun paying it. Congrats!

TeamScripta says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:59am

Very nice work! I know how hard multiplayer can be, we did one too, so definitely have lots of respect for you pulling it off!

Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:52pm

wow cool idea for multiplayer game, i really dig it :)

Neyjay says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 9:20am

Fun game and great idea. Just the hunters need to be slightly faster than the prey, otherwise they can outrun you while your fly is on cooldown. Alternatively reduce the cooldown of the fly skill. Also the controls are a little clunky.

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