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

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You're a Floor Lamp Now

by blinry - Compo Entry

Hey all, this was my first time ever participating in a game jam! So much fun! I hope you'll enjoy this game!

One day, a fairy showed up and granted you shapeshifting abilities! Well... play the game to find out what happened next (also, it's in the title, duh). Bonus points if you find the "The Witness" reference!

Controls: Arrow keys to move, Space to turn light on/off.

It's a HTML5 game built using CreateJS. Tested on Chromium 49 and Firefox 44. The title font is "Rubik One".

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sanojian says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:22pm

It is certainly original. Felt good when he finally got the cheese. Nice lighting too.

chromebookbob says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:58pm

This was so sweet, good work on the AI and originality

Danman9914 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Nice level of polish! Good humor.

BarkingCat says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:58pm

Funny little game for sure, but I wish I could unplug myself for a bittersweet ending :V

terop says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:58pm

those light circles look pretty nice, with awesome fading edge. Otherwise graphics looks decent, and the ideas in this game is great..

APantaloni says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:02pm

Original and interesting to play

Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:06pm

wow! turns out it's not that easy :) sounds are lovely, and waiting in the dim room for the mouse to come is surprisingly pleasant.

meganukebmp says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:08pm

Very original and fun game. Very humorous.

Idorrac says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:50pm

The idea behind the game is really unconventional but turns out to be quite fun! I also like the humor behind the game. :)

sftrabbit says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:50pm

Laughed out loud at the concept! Definitely an interesting idea and the lighting effects are nice - good work!

Jordan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:51pm

Hah. What a mean fairy. The art and sounds are nice, and the story is fun. I really enjoyed playing.

FrozenCow says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:02pm

Haha wow, Blinry, I remembered that name vaguely. Found your Github profile, you worked on Gish as well! Awesome to come across a game of yours on LD!

Anyway, nice concept and narration. Had a good laugh and enjoyed the game. Took a while, I was surprised Mr Mouse didn't die on me.

AlejoAC says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:08pm

Unexpected and humorous take on the theme.
Sometimes I had to wait too much for more fireflies, but in the end Mr. Mouse had its cheese.

Pellanor says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:15pm

It kept freezing in firefox for me. Could be my fault for too many tabs and other games... Worked fine in Chrome.

Very cool take on the theme. Adorable sound effects too :)

dwhiffing says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:44am

I see the witness reference in the grandfather clock! Very very innovative and great job taking liberty with the theme for humorous effect. Wasn't fully drawn into the gameplay, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

PS Thanks for checking out stellar pendulum!

Croze says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:49am

Very pretty, I liked the sound effects! Th commentary was funny too

RyanMan56 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:56am

This is absolutely incredible, I really enjoyed this! The sound effects and the story were very funny

Garris says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:51am

Being a floor lamp has opened my eyes to all of life's possibilities. Really though; fun concept that works *shock*ingly well (haha)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:59am

Be careful what you wish for. I hope in the next installment your light attracts another fairy. Good entry!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:40am

It's quirky and original, it feels fresh and unique, I liked it :)

Paskal007r says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:33pm

yes, yes little mouse, eat those dead corpses!
Funny idea, gave me a smile.

Brickkid512 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:47pm

Very original concept and great humor

Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:50pm

Very nice! I liked the writing and silliness of the concept, it made me laugh.

Pedro120 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:44pm

Awesome game. Good take on the theme and well done polishing it. Struggling to find fault!

Blobo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:38pm

This was hilarious. flat out genius. really well done.

kestrelgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:51pm

that is a hilarious concept! Awesome little game :) I like the wry text. :) Also... zapping fireflies is kind of satisfying ;p

pjimmy says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:51pm

ahah! very cool!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:04pm

Nice idea and implementation. Hilarious background story xD And some creepy firefly sounds ;)
Good job.

Crowbeak says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:11pm

Well, that was hilarious. Glad you had the hint at the bottom for people who can't figure out the rules, but glad it also had to be actively clicked. It was nice to have that control over having the rules explained to me.

giordanno92 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:42am

Nice little game. On my second attempt, I've finished it in a minute! It took me about ten minutes on the first try oh randomness XD Anyway, it could use some tiny jazz music or maybe a cute small lullaby to improve the game, the sfx was funny though. I was expecting being able to shapeshift inside the game, but I guess we can say you were inside the theme. And I see you commented on my game about an error, update your JRE (Java) to version 1.8 and try again. I'm waiting for your review over there. You can get more instructions on my DL page. Thanks!

DSSiege11 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:39pm

This was really fun. I played till the end cause I really wanted the mouse to get all the cheese :D Great job ;)

ekx says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:39pm

Really cute and funny. Had a little trouble grasping on what to do exactly but hat a lot of fun after i got it.

Cosrnos says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:21am

I actually quite liked it. The way the mouse follows you around after you beat it is cute.

The sounds were kind of harsh, but oh well.

JohnnySix says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:40pm

Bonus points for humour an sound effects. Mouse chomping noises were hilarious. :D

DSSiege11 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:48am

Already commented before but forgot to rate ^^' That should be done now :)

TheMeorch says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:02am

What an awesomely inventive concept, with a hilarious execution. Great art, funny writing, and gameplay that's not quite like anything else I've played. Nice work!!

josefnpat says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:48am

Fun little game, I didn't think of games being based on creating a path like that. I liked the cheese eating sound.
-@bytedesigning / Ashley

unnamed1334 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:51am

Good job on the art and game play. Defiantly a good entry especially for your first time entering a game jam.

SHLFStudios says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:37am

i feel dumb, cause i cant get the mouse close enough to the cheese. just eats the fireflies then goes back in its hole...

Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:02am

It is a well-made game and very original, and the graphics are pretty good as well. However, I don't feel that this fully fits with the theme because shapeshifting feels like it was thrown in last-second.

Hectigo says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:07am

I'm happy with my first day as a floor lamp. It's good to be of service to mousekind.

RealityCheck says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:27am

A fun little game. Very original idea, and nice graphics.

redwizard says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:56am

Nice job doing that. Really good and original idea and well done.

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:08pm

That was a funny game!!! Excellent job!

Jeasonfire says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:32pm

Well hot damn were the sounds super loud at the start. That's the biggest critisism I have of this game, and that's just as much my system volume's problem as it is this game's.

To the game itself. The bugs flew just as weirdly and randomly as one would assume. The mouse was really afraid of lights. (Except when the light comes from organic sources? What is he, some kind of a luddite?) Good job on the realism there. The writing was funny, the graphics were alright, and the sounds were hilarious. Good work!

Odyssey says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 11:08am

This was really funny! I enjoyed it

Jin47 says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 3:35pm

Impressive, simple but very clever! good job!

webadev says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 5:30pm

Best of all the html5 i tested for the moment :) Original and funny ! :) The third cheese wasn't really easy but it's ok :) Nice work on IA btw.
The only negative points : sounds are a bit annoying, and a music would have been welcomed.
Very nice game !

marmpa says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:39pm

Nice original game.At first i thought it would be difficult

Roland M says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:44pm

Original man, well done. =]

joemid says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:47am

Very creative and entertaining! Great job!

deathray says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 3:30am

Five stars for humor and mood! It is incredibly original and well executed.

Sir Magic says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 8:44pm

I feel so happy now. I am officially a hero to a mouse. But, seriously, great humour xD

ragnta says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 7:17am

Nice game! :) This was an original idea. :)

Apr 29, 2016 @ 4:21pm

One of the most memorable and unique games I've seen in Compo so far, good job overall. Hilarious concept with great theme interpretation. Graphics are eye-candy, audio is simple but funny and fits the game well and the mood is just awesome. I enjoyed it a lot and appreciated the amount of polish you put in it.

scorched says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 12:41am

The Witness Reference is pendulum? :-P
Funny game! Couldn't get the mouse out though...

csanyk says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 4:52am


Naca says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 2:13pm

This is super funny!!! I had a great time playing it :D It's not easy at all, so I was really challenged to get to the ending (my mouse finally did eat the three cheese pieces!) It's not the superpower I've dreamed of, but hey, now I know that being a floor lamp is not so boring ;) Well done!

wheerd says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 9:36pm

Cool idea and really fun to play. Nice job!

TheCain says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 7:53am

That was nice.

May 9, 2016 @ 11:06am

Nicely playable.

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