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

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by paragonpawns - Jam Entry

When it comes to slumber, vampires are solitary souls. Above all else, they value their space and like having a tomb to call their own. Unfortunately for a pair of bloodsucking vagabonds, they’ve found themselves occupying the same tomb today. With nightfall still hours away, their only option is to fight to the death. Who’ll be the last vampire standing?

Two players duke it out as shape-shifting vampires, depleting one another’s health by way of light exposure and dash attacks. While assuming the form of a vampire, players are sturdy and don’t take on much damage. When transformed into a bat, however, players sacrifice their defense to fly freely around the scene, and perform offensive dashes that can damage their opponent and break walls.

WASD Keys: Movement
Left Control: Shapeshift
Left Shift: Bat Dash

Arrow Keys: Movement
Right Control: Shapeshift
Right Shift: Bat Dash

Left Stick: Movement
B Button: Shapeshift
A Button: Bat Dash

Cristobal Henriquez: UI Designer
Maria Diment: Concept & Texture Artist
William Lewis (@Fusion_W): Modeler & Animator
Diego Henriquez (@DiegoNachoKing): Programmer
Ryan Schmidt (@SchmidtSource): Writer & Audio Designer

SFXs: Sound Bible
Font: Before Collapse
Font: Optimus Princeps
Asset: Light Shafts (Robert Cupisz, @robertcupisz)
Music: Phantom Castle (Darren Curtis, @DesprateMeasurz)
Music: Cheerful Organ “Glückliche Zeiten” (DinosaurOmelet)
Music: What Are These Monsters?! (Darren Curtis, @DesprateMeasurz)

Unity 5 | Blender | PaintTool Sai | Substance Painter | Visual Studio 2015
Adobe Audition CC 2016 | Adobe Photoshop CC 2016 | Adobe Illustrator CC 2016


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tweedle says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:21am

Fun little battle game! The bats control really well, and dashing feels good. I like how the walls are destructible. Cool effects!

whilefun says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:24am

I really liked the audio and visual style. The menus are great too. It was a fun discovery that I could make the bat fly up, but if I shifted back into the vampire, I fell.

Best Vampire/Bat Fighting game I've ever played :)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:10am

I love the destructible walls and lighting effects. The characters feel good to control. There didn't seem to be much reason to play as the vampire.

Brice says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:22am

Really good background art! However I really had trouble with the game. Tried attacking each other but it didn't seem to be making much damage. Then, I made a hole in the ceiling (cool effect) and then flew up, and then started dying? Wasn't quite sure what was going on there. I feel like I was missing something off screen.

andyman404 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:23am

Well done! Really polished game. I love the way the cloak fabric moves.

paragonpawns says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:32am

Brice, don't forget that the rays of light from the holes hurt the players as well! Especially as the bat.

Remdiky says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:56am

Nice effects!

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:59am

The effects and lighting when you hit the walls look absolutely amazing. The idea of dueling vampires w light is something I haven't seen before either, very clever.

David Cookie says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:28pm

Really cool game! Love the graphics and the atmosphere. It's easy and fun to control :) Too bad I've got no friends to play with.. Must fight with myself xD

chaosBrick says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:36pm

This game is awesome! I really really like the music and the graphics. Also the destructible walls are a really nice special effect. Great job!

Fabraz says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:28am

Cool fighter with an interesting room set up.

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:01pm

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

paragonpawns says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:51pm

Hey, Freank, you sure can. That sounds great!

paragonpawns says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:07am

Our game is now live over there.

Apr 27, 2016 @ 5:14am

WOW WOW WOW that art style

blob says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:41pm

Nice art! Too bad I dont have friends to play against. ;_;
And that battle music is so catchy.

Geckoo1337 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 9:56pm

Technically, it's a good entry. I like the prime idea and the aesthetic. It could be better with more features. Well done ++

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