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

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Shapeshifting Ice Hockey

by LavWa - Jam Entry

ShapeShift Ice Hockey

* Post JAM version update :
- You can now select the player the closer to the puck by pressing the space button.
- The bear form was a little bit overpowered, so I slow him down a little
- Improved the way the AI move towards the goal when attacking and defending, it should be more realistic.
- I added more control on the aiming, the longer you draw the aiming line, the more powerful your shooting will be.

* I'm working on enemy shapeshifting too, it should be online for the weekend ! New animals and powers are coming !

** Also working on a way to get the WebGL (html5) version up and running, I'm almost there, I have some sprites rendering problems.


How to play :
Controls up down left right : W,S,A,D
Use Left Shift to shapeshift into the animal of the selected player
Right click to attack
Right click to shoot (if you have the puck) ( Hold the button to aim with the mouse pointer)
Press Q or E to cycle between your players when you
are not in control of the puck.
Scroll Up and Down to Zoom in and out

Bear : Slow but powerful, can push enemy
Bird : Can jump over enemy
Cat : Fastest player
Human : Normal speed and strength
Mouse : Fast and tiny but very weak

Fixed the AI, it was flipping directions very fast + Fixed the crash to desktop bug.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#144Humor3.13
#212Humor(Jam)3.22
#370Innovation(Jam)3.26
#380Fun(Jam)3.32
#381Overall(Jam)3.40
#435Fun3.18
#438Audio2.76
#459Audio(Jam)3.00
#485Mood(Jam)3.17
#527Mood2.84
#544Graphics2.85
#570Overall3.09
#681Innovation2.76
#776Theme(Jam)3.00
#872Theme2.44
#980Graphics(Jam)2.45

Comments

LavWa says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:46am

* Please use the Windows version
* For an unknown reason, the sprites won't load on itch.io or in the web player

urfbound says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:57am

Fun game! I like the control scheme and the sound! Impressive job on the AI too.

mukult says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:58am

Difficult ai..
Could not even score once!
The controls are kinda complex!!

Great game though!! Niceeee entry! :D

ougrouk says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:00am

AI is impressive indeed. Good job on this very fair game.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:04am

Took me a while to learn how to aim, and it's not clear what turning into a bear does other than be completely hilarious. With some more polish, this could be a really solid hockey brawler! Good work!

HawkSandwich says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:52am

I'm not one to complain about graphics, but it kind of broke the immersion for me, still fun though. Nice controls and sound

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:58am

the red team needs to be nerfed a bit, they score 100% of the time.

Saladon says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:24am

Good job. Very fun.

Autovelop says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:44am

Played windows version. Had very had time playing and the controls are a bit clunky. But I like the retro'ness of the game. Just finesse it a bit. The scoreboard is only visible in the first few seconds of a match. I also don't understand the point of shapeshifting.

jk5000 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:51am

I believe I lost. That make me really sad.

sez says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:12am

Wow, so much controls to remember. Had my face rolling over my keyboard, just to press them all.
Liked the overall mood and game though, I love 2d icehockey games.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:58am

Little point in Discription
Controls : ASDF

The game cool but the AI is to hard.

cynicalmonkey says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:13pm

maybe some simpler more focused controls. would of had an easier time of it if it was keyboard only

ConorOD says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:04pm

Pretty fun, but a little confusing at times. Controls well and AI is quite effective. No idea what becoming a bear does!

panurge says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:48pm

Ha! I've always thought ice hockey could use a few more bears. :)

This was fun to play with potential for some interesting gameplay if all the shapeshift classes were implemented. The controls weren't immediately intuitive but I did get used to them.

I'm not quite sure how the bear helped me. Less vulnerable to being challenged?

Anyway, a fun and creative entry!

nikev says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:25pm

Fun game :) The red team is incredibly difficult. Also they managed to surround my keeper and prevented me from passing

Mikaza says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:28pm

Funny !

LostViking says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:53pm

Like everyone else is pointing out the ai is really good. But after you learn the controls and use the animals correctly (especially the bear) it gets easier to win. The only thing I didn't enjoy was changing the current player while trying to move, but other than that I had a blast playing.

Adipson says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:22am

fun game ! lol

Patomkin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:14pm

The idea is very funny, but the controls are very complex. I couldn't score once :D

LavWa says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:36am

Thank you very much for the feedback. I just uploaded a new version with the ability to select the player who is the closest to the puck. I have also nerf down the bear form and managed the AI difficulty. Working on the AI shapeshifting forms and the webGL version ! Have fun and thank you again for playing !

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:34am

Fantastic job with the AI!!! Looks like a lot went into that game!! I played 11 times and never won!! :( But i'll be back!!! Nice job

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:48pm

Very fun and addictive game. AI was also way too hard for me, I'd need an easy mode so I could actually win once. :)

Fabraz says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:17pm

That NES photo... Oh boy, haha!

Rock Eaters says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 11:42pm

it's hard but it's good to play a hokey game ^^

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