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

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Court Of Talis

by noddingTortoise - Jam Entry

Court of Talis is an arena based game that uses shapeshifting and type matching to defeat waves of enemies.

Your aim is to simply survive as long as you can, using your shape shifting to match the enemies weaknesses to defeat them.

Unfortunately I was rather limited on time this Ludumdare so the game is quite simple and probably a bit clunky (and most likely buggy).

Controls:
Move: W,A,S,D or Left/Right and Up/Down arrows
Attack: Spacebar,
Select Shape: Q
ShapeShift: E

Thanks for playing :-)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness61%
#268Theme(Jam)3.69
#671Innovation(Jam)2.90
#751Overall(Jam)3.00
#830Mood(Jam)2.69
#940Fun(Jam)2.59
#1047Graphics(Jam)2.14

Comments

Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:22pm

Interesting.
Since you have a limited about of shapes you could have added them on different keys. Pressing Q again and again becomes tedious.
And also making the game fast pace (and skill based) might be better.
I like that you included a tutorial :)
Good job!

Cheers
-Morco (Banana Hammers team)

EpiFouloux says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:33am

Well nice job, it deserve optimization and maybe some pause menu / rules menu, but good work !

leo_p_mahon says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:10pm

Liked the concept. Took a while to grasp but was a lot of fun. The sound was great especially when shapeshifting!

Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:32pm

Thanks for the feedback! :-)

@banana.hammers I thought about having the shapes assigned to different keys(namely keys 1,2,3) but ran out of time to try and test this, so I might look into this if I decide to do a post jam update. I also feel that the pacing needs improving, with a faster pace probably suiting the style a bit better than its current form.

@EpiFouloux If I decide to do a post jam update I will definitely try and optimise it a bit better, it really does need it :-D, and include a pause menu, which I wanted to include this version but ran out of time :-(

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:16pm

Nice concept, good take on theme.

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:26pm

Thank you for posting the video!!! It made me want to come out and play your game again!!!! Fantastic job!!!

Darenn says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:45pm

A bit annoying after 10 waves, but it's a very good idea, and a good game. :) Congratulations !

d3garcia says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:00am

Very good entry, I like the smoothness of the gameplay

kostik1337 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 8:14pm

Very interesting, but when I found right tactic, surviving became too easy.

dalbinblue says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:07am

Nice game, though I think the player's movement was a bit slow. Also as a few others had noted it might have made more sense to either have dedicated buttons for three shapes or toggle between the shapes with Q and E such that the transform happens immediately.

OttersDen says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 7:47pm

I survived 12 waves!
The concept is good, although the controls are a little tough to get use to initially. But good job! Keep up the good work.

rjhelms says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Nice concept. This could really shine with some polish to the graphics and difficulty.

zugende says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 8:27pm

I like it. A bit complicated but cool. Music is simple but melodic!

Jaenis says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 1:42pm

Very nice game!

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