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

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Transform-A-Bot Chaos

by adam - Compo Entry

The Transform-A-Bots are battling over the mystical Power Matrix! Every time you find it, your robot will transform!

Avoid destruction at the hands of evil green robots!
Collect blueprints to enable more transformations!
Try to beat your high score before your inevitable death!

Make in Game Maker Studio.

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Ratings

Coolness55%
#161Graphics3.72
#186Fun3.55
#313Overall3.38
#347Humor2.54
#353Innovation3.28
#380Mood3.04
#452Theme3.38

Comments

torcado says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:05pm

interesting game! i like the art, and the transform mechanic is nice

Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:53am

I liked the level design and tile design :) The controls were a bit too slippery, but otherwise it was fun!

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:52am

Excellent, Excellent game! I like that you have to get blue prints to be different people and do different things. Excellent job (full screen option was a nice touch!) I also went with Game Maker and I love it!!!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:01pm

I really like the art in this game, well done!

Chaoslab says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:50pm

Awesome stuff! Enjoyed myself immensely! Thank you very much! :-)

FBJazz says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:50pm

Game's really fun! Tank was a bit too fast, and while I thought that those blueprints permanently added other forms, I only saw a new form once... Still, I really enjoyed it.

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:26pm

good game design

plko says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:50pm

Nice work, types of form are interesting and unpredictable, that's great.

Apr 28, 2016 @ 8:39pm

Not bad at all. The graphics reminds me a bit the an old super mario world.

Yazara says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 9:38pm

A lot of fun to play and it's awesome how much variety you have with all these forms! :)

terryg says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 9:56pm

I love the graphics. Challenging and fun at the same time.

megalukes says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 8:34pm

Cool! The retro graphics were awesome. I had a great time, good entry.

geekguy100 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 9:40pm

cool! The art style reminds me a lot of megaman! Cool game.

Rialgar says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 8:00pm

Brilliant, I hope I got all the forms, but I oubt it.

FengeR says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 8:45pm

Really interesting game with good shapeshifting mechanics. Well done!

Madball says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 8:57pm

That's a fun game, and I like the graphics as well, especially the different parts of the level having a specific theme. The gameplay gets kinda repetitive however once you know the level layout and all the robot types, but when you don't know them all, it's fun to explore.

notime4games says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 10:37am

I like it! Good job on the graphics and different forms.
However I felt the shapeshifting aspect was more like upgrades than actual shapeshifting

purrpurr says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 1:27am

Brutal but very creative. It felt a bit unforgiving at times for me, especially with stuff showing up out of nowhere from below. Really liking the graphics here. great job!

puppetmaster says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:07pm

Really like the theme implementation.Art is cute!
Sometimes you can't move when touching the ground.
Keep up the good work!

adam says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:44pm

puppetmaster, are you talking about the helicopter? That was intentional, since helicopters aren't designed to slide along the ground! It seems to be confusing for players, though, so I think a better design would have been to make the helicopter lift off when you try to move sideways while it's on the ground.

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