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

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Quest for Humanity

by pixlark - Compo Entry

You begin as a blob.

Use N, E, S, W to move.

Use Interact to absorb an object in the room.

Use the Shape bar on the right to change shape.

Your ultimate goal is to absorb a human, and become humane.


I had no idea Ludum Dare was even happening until ~24 hours in, so I scrapped together a game as fast as I could. Hope you enjoy!


Programming in DART @

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Javabot says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:15am

I do not really like text based adventures, they are usually too long with disappointing endings. I like this one, though, because I can imaging a ant somehow absorbing a yeti.

Spud says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:16am

A bit difficult to navigate, but good idea

ConorOD says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:18am

Short and quite surreal. Took me two attempts to beat it - on my first attempt the option to change form didn't appear on the right when I absorbed the first creature. Interesting idea, but a bit lacking in content even taking into account the short development time.

ThePaperPilot says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:18am

Really enjoyed this, would be interesting to see it exanded

rupazero says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:09am

I love the way the disorientation adds to my hunger for flesh. I became quite desperate to find any lifeform I could absorb in order to find some semblance of agency. Very compelling.

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:24am

Ah, a text adventure, it has been a while. It was fairly fun, although the almost rectangular map made it a bit too easy. For that medium, I would love to have read a more immersive story though.

danieldsj says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:14am

Not a very big fan of text adventures genre. There were funny references, but not enough to keep me interested.

SkullPixel says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:45pm

Very cool and surreal. Impressive.
I fell kinda bad for the human: he sees the dog, and happily runs out to meet it. :P

MikeTheWayne says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:24pm

The first time I played, the forms I could transform into didn't appear at the side, however, once I refreshed, it all worked fine, and it was quite a satisfying, if short game. I like this style of text adventure, and this game in particular was great, thanks!

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