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

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Shape Shifted

by Simple Potential - Compo Entry

Welcome to my Ludum Dare 35 entry. The theme for LD35 was "Shapeshift". While this is a Compo entry, I actually only had right about 24 hours to put it together due to unforeseen circumstances. Very stressful and nearly decided to make it a Jam entry instead but was able to get just about everything in the game that I wanted so here we are!

While I've included an embedded version of the game, it's best played downloaded or over on itch.io (see link below). The embedded version is cut off and you have to use the full screen button which isn't playing nicely with my build due to height/width restrictions on the LD submission page.

The game is ever so originally titled "Shape Shifted". Instructions will display, but basically you use A, S, D, F to change the shape in the capture boxes in the lower part of the screen (with the first box being A, the second being B, etc...). Match them to the falling shape to gain points. Capture, or chain, matches to increase score multipliers, gain extra lives, and cause shapes to appear and fall faster.

White shapes = 10 pts
Green shapes = 20 pts & fall about 30% faster
Red shapes = 50 pts & fall about 50% faster

If you fail to match a shape you'll lose a life and half the points the shape was worth.

Please rate my game, thanks! Let me know if you have any questions!

Video over on YouTube giving a demo of the game as well as discussing a couple things that didn't make it into the final version for the compo: https://youtu.be/mwRwzkGcUtw

Engine: Unity 5.3.4
Scripting: C#
Graphics: Paint.NET
Audio: Combo of Audacity, Bosca Ceoil, and Audiotool

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness70%
#555Audio2.34
#585Theme3.19
#594Humor1.77
#753Graphics2.47
#762Fun2.67
#762Mood2.22
#775Overall2.81
#804Innovation2.50

Comments

Nomys_Tempar says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:15pm

Not really my kind of game, reminds me too much of a casino game or something. Congrats for doing it on compo!

vootele says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:44pm

Good job! Still needs better audio and maybe more progression.

bazkur98 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:57pm

@vootele, yeah audio is defiantly not my strong point and I was putting it in during the last 30 minutes of the compo :) Thanks for playing!

@Nomys_Tempar, I was sort of going for that casino/guitar hero style, I knew it would appeal to everyone but thank you for taking time to play. Life got in the way this time around so hopefully I can plan better for LD36 :)

Mordokay says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:01pm

Good game! Its simple and fun. +1

JHemmings says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:47pm

This is my kind of game I think! Simple to pick up and no bugs as well so well done! It's a bit slow, but I think that is personal preference!

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:12pm

pretty good game. its like tetris meats shapes

AngerFork says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:12pm

I like it! It has a solid sort of Othello principle (easy to learn, hard to master) going. This feels like it would be a great game to play on iOS/Android using touch controls and increasing speeds.

bazkur98 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:18pm

@jcmonkey, thank you!
@AngerFork, I agree and will likely play with this concept a bit more, thanks

luquio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:21pm

simple idea but it works!

TEAM-TIGER says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:36am

Nicely done. I like the skill progression. It got harder at a nice rate (but I am bad at this kind of game).

FanieG says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:05pm

I enjoyed it, but damn it's difficult. Maybe a slower speed at the start would have made it easier to get into. Sound is a bit jarring for headphone users. Fit the theme really well. Good job!!

Blobo says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:56pm

The progression in difficulty felt way too slow.

bazkur98 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:50pm

@Blobo I kind of agree but when I had others play it they thought it was too hard because it progressed too fast. I was hoping I got it to happy medium but reading the comments on here and what friends are telling me it looks like I still missed the happy medium, some say to slow others to fast.

AnaGF says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:45pm

Cool game. Maybe audio and graphics could be better (audio is a bit repetitive), but the game is funny overall

bazkur98 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:26pm

@AnaGF - Thanks! Definitely audio could be better, it is not my strong suit at all.

schizoid2k says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 12:17am

Nice game... get's challenging.

May 1, 2016 @ 3:37pm

I really freaked out when I saw different colors and wasn't sure what they meant. But I figured it out quickly enough. Does a good job of lulling you into feeling like you're competent, then a red block falls and you freak out hammering on keys and screwing yourself up. Congrats on finishing. Nice job!

LeReveur says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 8:05pm

Simple, effective, fits the theme, just a little repetitive, but it works. :)

SantiHisteria says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 6:02pm

It is not my favorite kind of game, the mechanic is a bit simple, but it works fine.

Xanjos says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:59pm

Pretty simple but fun entry. The difficulty progression felt mostly spot on although red shapes probably need to appear more frequently as time goes on.

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