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

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Pick One

by Hankenstien - Jam Entry

*Created in C# using the Monogame framework.
*Updated code to fix bug that resets player into the ground

Pick One utilizes the shapeshifting theme to stand in for different functionality, whether it be jumping, rolling fast, hover, or climb walls. Can you shapeshift to complete the level in the allotted time? Which shape do you need? Can you Pick One?

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thms1489 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:16am

Good game. Love the concept. Great base for improvement.

Dsnunes says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:30am

interesting concept, good game!

Ampera says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:55am

It's a good game, but the audio RUINED it for me. I seriously couldn't play longer then the third level. I like retro type music, but not high pitched buzzing 2 second loops. If you remove or improve the music it's a good game and deserves a better rating, but the audio wrecked it.

ruchirbapat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:55am

good game, i like the art,and the idea and innovation is excellent
play and rate my game here:

CyberAmbient says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:19am

The effect sound are hilarious. Bur the time to pass de level is to short for me. Good work!

Dooskington says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:36am

Controls were really annoying, and music was repetitive. Interesting concept, though.

Fierceshadow says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:58am

The controls could use some improvement, otherwise pretty good

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:01am

Interesting concept! The controls need work, but I like where this was going!

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

Just so you know, you can mash 2 and 3 to fly upwards.

Jungle says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:05am

Good concept. Graphs need some polish. Nice game overall. Congrats

Peter1992t says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:14am

That was really weird, but a solid mechanic. Could use more polish.

Steven Pinto says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:20am

Good game , needs more polishing but. still a good game All the best :)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:08pm

Sorry.. couldn't run the game.. it crashes as soon as I launch it..

crazya02 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:52am

Neat concept, but the controls were a bit clunky and it's one of those games that sound a lot better if you mute the speakers.

Djapz30 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:38am

Good game
You may want to see the audio part again. Losing Sound may annoy some people.

And check again the Jumping form. I couldn't use it sometimes. I pressed space and nothing happens in some areas.

MudFarmers says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:51am

Solid game. I had a few issues with the third level, spawning in the ground, then clipping though a wall. The idea is solid though.

GrimGary says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:02am

Took me a while to figure out what I was doing. But...once that happened, the game was made easy with one or two characters per level. The only issue I had was with the music. Enjoyable experience though! Good job!

arhpositive says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:18pm

I can't run it, it crashes right after I double click on the .exe file. I'll check the entry page again to see if you release a fix for it.

schizoid2k says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:28am

Nice game. Using a controller might make this a bit easier to play, but I enjoyed it. Congrats!

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:18am

Cool Idea. I could kind of cheat by clipping through walls though :)

Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:19am

Cool idea! I kept getting stuck in walls when trying to shift though.

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

Cool concept! Only issue I had was switching into the Hovi guy made you move up a bit and that ended up causing me to get stuck in walls, or move upwards when I didn't want to.

Green Soda says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:13am

the retro feel gets me... it feels like playing a classic !

morrilet says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:23am

I enjoyed this but the audio loop was very short and distracting because of that. The gameplay was fun, but the collisions could use a little work... I found myself stuck in walls if I used Hovi too close and shapeshifted. Other than those minor issues, solid entry!

Sokol34 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:41pm

One of the best gaming experiences I've had to date! It blows my mind that this game was completed in 72 hours - it would take others years to come up with something this brilliant. A rich story line, beautiful graphics/audio, and incredible game play lead to an amazing experience. Instant classic and easily a top 100 game.

Tex Killer says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:05am

Nice concept, but as the others have said, it needs a little bit more polishing. I got stuck on walls when flying. Plus, on the transformation's screen 3 and 4 are switched.

It would be interesting to play more levels, though. Congratulations! :)

taviandir says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:42am

I feel like the concept you had in mind was very good, but failed to deliver its full potentital.
Unfortunately the game was pretty buggy with the shapeshifting (got stuck multiple times) and the level design was a bit confusing. There were lots of big maps but there wasnt any need to utilize large parts of them (for example, see screenshot 4 in this entry - its a huge map but you only needed to jump up, shift to hoverboard and go right to the finish. Nothing else on that map is needed). Also very difficult to see where the goal was, took me a while before I realized that there was a special tile that had "finish" scribbled on it. Something that stood on the ground instead wouldve been much better.
Lastly, in a game like this, a manual reset button would've been very nice (esp since its buggy^^).

marod says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:06am

I love that art!

Venneque says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:08pm

I love geometry games, and this one is no exception :)
Sounds are ok for me but I find them too high compared to the nice music.
Your "how to play" is probably the only one that I've read until the end as it's well made.
Despite some issues got spamming transfos, it's always a pleasure to walk on walls.
Keep going !

d3garcia says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:05am

Excellent entry. I am very high and I loved the gameplay

rjhelms says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 6:49pm

Solid take on the theme - there's a ton of potential here, but agree with some others that it could use some more polish to really shine. I couldn't get past the 3rd level, 'cause I kept getting stuck in the terrain when I changed forms.

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