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

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Shifty Seamus

by BlennosoftGames - Compo Entry

Shifty Seamus has the grandest mythical power of all. He can shift the very world around him to his every whim! Or at least between one of two versions of reality.

This is my first time ever attempting to make a pure HTML5/Javascript game, and it was definitely a learning experience, but thankfully I actually got a working game out of it.

Controls:
Arrow keys - Left and Right to move, Up to Jump
Space Bar - Shift the world between it's two states.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#130Fun3.64
#220Humor2.92
#256Theme3.68
#259Overall3.45
#285Innovation3.41
#321Mood3.12
#575Audio2.21
#789Graphics2.38
#1248Coolness47%

Comments

sanojian says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:04pm

Nice level design. Challenging and fun. The ghosts gave it a sense of urgency.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:23pm

haha, I won :) I wish there were more levels. The only thing I disliked was the graphics -- could be more homogeneous (ie the tiles and background should be drawn in the same style as the protagonist). And you did it with ~500lines of code including the levels, respect!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:06am

@sanojian - Thanks! The ghosts were actually a last-minute addition, but I am glad I was able to get them in :)

@theOnlyGoodDrcz - Glad you liked it! And yeah, I also wish I had more time left over to make more levels.

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

Great idea with the transformation of objects in the level. The Ghost is too funny.

docteurSid says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:50am

Good job !

TeamScripta says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:06pm

This was really fun! Love the ghost art, and the puzzles were cool. Getting the timing down on some of the puzzles was really challenging, in a good way. Nice job!

Larzan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:08pm

Nice idea, i like the ghost, that gave it a bit more action :)

psyxose says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:32am

Very good game. Intelligent concept and nice graphics.

BitDare says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:45am

I few glitches with springs and collision but nothing too bad. The gameplay was fun with interesting level design.

iendsl says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:45am

I really like the level design and the mechanics! Very very fun to interact with. Great puzzles. With some flashy graphics this is a hit!

Foxtacy says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:11am

You did great on the mechanics and lv design! played it until lv 8! Great job!

Arvydas says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:12am

Pleasant game to play. Wish the sounds were a bit better. Also, there seems to be a bug for a few things...like me landing on spikes doesn't kill me or me landing/jumping on the spring does nothing as well. Good concept, good work x)

Gametery says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:01pm

Nice approach of the theme and great level design. Keep up the good work!

Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:40am

@Everyone
Thanks a lot guys! I had no idea the ghosts would be so popular :D

@BitDare & @Arvydas
Yeah, I rewrote the collision detection code 3 times and never quite perfected it.

The springs/spikes only bounce/kill you when you fall directly onto them, not when you walk across them, or land on the very edge. Might not have been right choice, but I wanted to prevent cheap brushed-your-toe-against-the-spikes deaths.

HunGARE says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:31am

Yay I won! The core mechanics are great, and requires a fair amount of thinking an problem solving. It's nice that you included a fair amount of levels too. I also like Seamus :)

Tooichi says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:32pm

Nice level design. The sounds seemed kind of delayed.

LeReveur says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 7:56pm

I like the way you take the theme. And level design is clever. Good job :)

wumpus says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 11:57am

The level design was nice on this. I felt it slowly ramping up in difficulty quite nicely and was challenging without being annoying.

samreid says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 1:11pm

This is the best game I have played.

uheartbeast says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 3:10pm

Lovely entry! Well done.

APantaloni says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:16pm

Fun to play

Ludipe says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:18pm

Played the game til the end. Performance was a bit bad on my browser and graphics need an upgrade, but the concept was really cool and the levels were well-designed. Enjoyed this game quite a lot :-)

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