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

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Shape Factory

by David Cookie - Jam Entry

Transform shapes with your bare hands in this musical/reflex game inspired by Rhythm Paradise (or Heaven, or Tengoku Gold).

Press arrows to use different moves and R to restart.

It's my 2nd Ludum Dare, and this time I used all 3 days! Turns out it's pretty effective ^^ Hope you'll enjoy it!
Made with Construct 2, music with Ableton Live and sounds with BFXR.

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BarkingCat says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:36pm

I love rhythm games so I'm partially biased, but this one was fun to play for sure. Could use more fluidity with the animations, other than that is almost addicting.

caelanrp says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:26am

This was really nice. I like how the arrow used to hit each shape was very natural. I was terrible at it, but nice concept and cute animations.

tayl1r says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:31am


Nice job!

vini60 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:39am

Nice game. Fast and furious.
The music adds even more the the tension.
Great submit.

urfbound says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:40am

Good rhythm game! I like the music too, and the difficulty scales well. I like the factory signage vibe to the graphics, and the use of transparency in the animations. One recommendation I would make would be to use a different colour for the factory shapes than the character, I sometimes got confused by that. I do like that they are the same colour when they overlap, it forces you to know what the shapes are by the time you hit them. Nice design there! Thank you for your submission! Hope you had fun making it :D

paragonpawns says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:02am

Awesome job, David! I really like the atmosphere here. The perpetual diegetic instructions are a nice touch, too.

Togimaro says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:01pm

Really cool! I love the interpretation of the theme!
The difficulty is well balanced (but too difficult at the end for me :D)
Good job!

pokipsy says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:22pm

Vraiment sympa, j'adore les jeux de rythme ! J'ai eu un peu de mal à retenir quelle forme est associée à quelle direction la première fois, mais au deuxième essai ça allait déjà beaucoup mieux. Bon j'ai pas réussi à faire mieux que B ^^
Sinon dommage que le rythme produit en validant les directions ne soit pas plus en lien avec la musique.
En tout cas bravo pour cette création !

goodbadokay says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:55pm

Really nice and fun entry!

RyanMan56 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:23pm

Well that got hard when the help sheet fell of the wall (in a good way)! Good job!

pixel_maniacs says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:25pm

Ilove the fact that you are explaining the controlls ingame. Nice Artwork, solid controlls => good game!

LandoSystems says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:37pm

Great Game. I love how you created a simulation of my job of bashing my head into the table, But With Shapes Added in! Good concept. Good game.

Biliogadafr says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:47pm

That was fun. ...using head for solving unusual problems ;)

jk5000 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:43pm

I am fired!! Great humor in a simple, but great game. Well done.

APantaloni says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:04pm

Enjoyable rhythm game. I like the clean graphical style and the little animations add a lot. The sign on the wall is a clever idea. I'd have preferred for the game to be a little faster from the beginning. Anyway... very well done, congrats!

Goutye says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:18pm

Fired, Fired and Fired :< I am definitely not good at it. I thought I was pretty good to rhythm game but well, the shape made my mind crazy. Each time hitting my head on the circle :/ Pretty good entry otherwise!

David Cookie says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:50pm

You make me laugh with your "Fired" messages :')
It's really difficult for me to balance well a rhythm game since I played a lot of them (Stepmania, Guitar Hero, Rhythm Paradise, Ouendan, Theatrhythm..), and finished all of them almost at 100%. It's basically my favorite type of game!

Would love to see someone play to my entry to find out how hard it is. Your message gets me a little worried Goutye xD

Sean says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:19am

A decent little rhythm game, though it was kind of annoying when shapes would overlap with each other.

reheated says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:26pm

A funny take on rhythm games and oddly kind of stressful due to the memory component, even though it's only 4 things I have to memorise! I like how I get dazed if I miss with my head.

BubsyPoochies says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:45pm

Faster faster!! XD I thought it was slow at the beginning and then... ^^ fired... XD

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:07pm

Nice take on the rhythm genre. I like the humor of the head smash.

It got pretty difficult pretty quickly. I think part of the difficulty is that the shapes are all the same color -- humans are inherently better at quickly recognizing and reacting to colors than shapes (unless they are color blind), thus why all the guitar hero type games use colors. Also, I'm not sure if they "dizzy" mechanic adds to the fun or detracts from it; I've already missed the correct shape so sometimes it felt like adding insult to injury lol.

kestrelgames says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:48am

It's a really fun concept! I am pretty sure I should not have been scored as high as a B grade though :) I like the factory setting and the belt, nice :) Great entry!

Qaterknan says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:32pm

I got an A! I can see the Rhythm Paradise inspiration - the game was juicy, minimalistic, silly (in a good way).
I wouldn't punish the player for missing a beat by not letting him play. That felt a bit merciless... Also I think that some beats were a bit off but I could be wrong (I have an older laptop so that could be also the cause...)
Overall, it was a fun game!

TheMightyTeam says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:42pm

Nice game and innovative.

axoona says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:17pm

cool little game, an interesting variant of a rythm game.
The musics and graphics suit well the mood
Even though, I got fired in the end ;)

pkenney says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:44am

Cool game, and the music was great!

I totally got fired though, I couldn't keep up! It was a nice touch to have the reminder on the screen.

Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:13pm

Nice entry with great fun and sweet sound design and music, it's a proper game ! I really enjoyed playing it, you also did nice with Construct 2 (cool software isn't it ;) ) ! Congrats David !

Zyow says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 11:33am

"Faster! Faster! Ok, You are fired!" huhu it's fun, Good job!

Yword says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:01am

Very interesting and fun, and the music is very good too!

Fantasieleben says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 10:53pm

Very nice graphics and good sound! A fun game to play.

Tanton-H2X says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 3:41pm

so humor and interesting~! it provide a scene funny but with realistic meaning. and the rhythm have a great progress curve. the graphic a little bit flat,but mix together great enough. the best part is the music, it let me feel confort this scene verymuch,also enhence the hole atmosphere very well. cheers~

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