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The Kuraikoa

by strong99 - Compo Entry

--- Information ---

Space Patrol learned that the dangerous Kuraijkoai core is located somewhere in a mountainous region on planet Earth. The shapeshifting agent Robojent has been assigned investigate and to neutralize the threat.

--- Summary ---

Upgrade, fight and plan your battles using your shapeshifting powers.

--- Troubleshoot ---

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Ratings

Coolness52%
#152Audio3.42
#286Theme3.64
#367Graphics3.27
#504Mood2.88
#636Innovation2.84
#673Overall2.96
#780Fun2.62

Comments

Sixteen says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:50am

I love the look of this game, but unfortunately I can't find a reason to shapeshift. I die too quick in speed form and do no damage in defense form. Viking form is the only one that means I can actually do anything.

Tsevion says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:51am

Great soundtrack. Impressive work for 48 hours. Could've used some more feedback on what the various forms do.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:52am

O got a little addicted on it! I just feel that nice combos on enemies would be welcome! It could put a certain replay factor. But in overall it's a nice game!

mutonizer says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:53am

Lack of controls and polish hinders what could have been kinda fun sadly.

- I'd put the Shifts on hotkeys (ie: 1,2,3) so you can react faster.
- Stamina doesn't seem to max out inbetween fights but instead just regens like in combat, slows the pace overall without adding interesting mechanics because of it.
- Game quickly degenerates between waiting for stamina, then shift once to attack, shift back after to defend, then waiting for stamina.
- Noticed "upgrades" on 2nd play through, not sure what they all do.

Good concept though.

stefvanschie says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:53am

It was a little bit easy. Just change to shield, wait until you are recharged, perform 3-5 hits and turn into a shield again. It was quite fun however.

JOK says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:53am

The game was pretty easy until the last boss, and the boss simply took a long time to defeat. But I really liked the background music, and nice morphing animations!

strong99 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:10am

Thank you for your comments, the speedy shape allows you to attack and interfere with the enemy's attack.

omidprosper says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:42pm

Like it

fullmontis says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:17am

Nice game, the upgrades push you to go on until the end. The gameplay is fun, but I think it could use some balance since the defensive form is unbeatable and thus it is very easy to get back to full mana and destroy the opponent in a matter of seconds. But overall it was very enjoyable.

Upwily says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:21am

at first it was a bit unclear how to use these upgrades or shape shifting or something. also buttons disappeared at unclear times. once i got the game mechanics, the game was fabulous and i managed to complete it.

Ghust1995 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:27am

Pretty good game. Unfortunately there seems to be no reason to morph into speed, and once you figure out defense form takes no damage, it becomes a matter of patience.

Good effort, though. Maybe by balancing out the forms and having one or two new mechanics you can have a pretty darn good game going. Keep it up.

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

Really good music, did you compose it ? It took me some time to get the mechanics, but as people mentioned before, once your understand the game is all about going to Shield to refill stamina, then turn to Viking to hit a few times, then repeat, it mostly becomes a waiting game. After this is discovered it makes the game a little bit boring and repetitive. I'm sure that if you can continue working on it you can easily balance the game and make it even better. Overall it's a pretty good game. Good job.

Movixio says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 10:11am

Not really my kind of game but it is done well, I was hooked and finished the game (maybe a bit too easy tho).

joemid says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 1:15pm

I want to see more!!! Great start!

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