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

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Handfull

by UgiWithAKnife - Jam Entry

A puzzle game based on shadowplay. By controlling individual fingers of your hands you form shadow figures.

Controls:
Use the numbers to select fingers and the mouse to move them around
Left click to confirm the finger change
Right click to move the selected hand
A and D to switch hands
Q and E to rotate the selected hand


Art - Nadežda Todorović
Animation - Senka Žugić and Rastko Milojković
Audio and code - Nikola Žugić

Thanks for playing!

Update: People say that its confusing to play so here is a walkthrough of the entire game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uiNNZm6wJU

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#25Innovation(Jam)4.22
#294Graphics(Jam)3.78
#379Theme(Jam)3.55
#459Audio(Jam)3.00
#511Mood(Jam)3.14
#632Humor(Jam)2.26
#682Overall(Jam)3.09
#912Fun(Jam)2.64
#1416Coolness44%

Comments

AnaGF says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:19pm

Love the idea, cool graphics and nice theme. However, I see it a bit hard to learn to play

zugende says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:59pm

I love the concept! But it was quiet hard for me understanding the controls.

peter_szegedi says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:25pm

Very innovative, but unfortunately hard to understand.

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:33pm

I only scored you on Innovation, Graphics and Mood as I had a really hard time getting the fingers in the right position. Maybe if you only had 1-2 circles for each finger it would be easier.

You scored really high on innovation though, because it's a really nice idea. If only you guys could have made it easier.

Hope you guys had fun making the game =)

leffe108 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:53pm

I as well didn't understand how the game worked until looking at your video.

I completely missed that you could use the mouse and in fact need to use both mouse left and right button as well as mouse movement in this game, as the instructions only talk about keys.

I like the idea to do something with hands. I kind of hoped you would do something related to sign language like finger spelling but still just seeing a game about hands is nice. :-)

SeaMonsterGD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:29pm

I give this really high marks.The graphics are awesome, the mood is great, the sounds really work. Interpreting the theme that way was a really good idea !

It is too bad that the instructions didnt mention that you should use the mouse as well ! More people would understand.

Insality says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:07am

Great job! Idea and implemenation is perfect, but rly hard to start play it

Crosstales says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:58pm

Cool concept and good implementation!
Well done!

andyman404 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:33pm

Good job, although I had to watch the video to understand how to play it. Maybe a tutorial level would have helped. Congrats for finishing. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one to interpret the theme with hand shadows.

janiq says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:36pm

Game is very innovative but also hard to grasp and control.

purrpurr says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:00am

I have to disagree with most of the other comments about controls, given the controls are really intuitive and the entire thing plays rather smoothly (and looks rather appealing in the process I might add). Do have to agree with the hard part; took me a while before I grasped what the best approach was to get things in working order (shape). This is also by far the most creative use of the theme I've seen by far. All in all, wow! Keep doing what you're doing please.

Freank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:09pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

Hempuli says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:23pm

I definitely wouldn't have figured out what to do without outside advice! That said, once I did the game was very interesting and I enjoyed just making weird gestures with the hands even without a definite goal. The graphics are also really sweet!

Rakowu says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:25pm

Nice funny game. Maybe a bit tough understand how it works but with your help on twitch it become easy :D. Like this concept and animations. Really nice work made in really short time. Good job.

Apr 22, 2016 @ 8:33pm

The video really helped understand the game. Really interesting idea and great mood.

xesf says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 10:55pm

Hard to play but very nice idea. Nice work!!

xesf says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 10:59pm

Ah, btw. Get a Leap Motion and make the gestures working with it. It should be amazing ;)

medidog says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 6:29am

Really innovative idea, but I think this game needs to be played in a different way, for instance instead of a keyboard, leap motion maybe? It was no fun to change fingers with 1 2 3.. etc. Great mood though.

wg_phancock says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:13am

Really interesting idea and well done art design. I really felt like the feedback on where to move the fingers to was a little too sparse. Maybe a way to see what the final shape is supposed to look like by clicking a button or something would help.

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