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

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Oops! My Dear is a Deer

by Remdiky - Jam Entry

Girlfriend left — after you’ve turned her into a deer. Get her back! (As human)

She must be somewhere in this Night Club.
Or rather, SOMEONE in this Night Club

Just transform some people with your MorphGun™ and you’ll find her. Eventually.

Controls:
WASD keys to move
Mouse to look around and shoot

Music by Bensound: http://www.bensound.com/



UPDATE 21 Apr. 16: Thank you for your comments and feedback, guys, it was really helpful!

We are working on a post-compo version now — fixing morphgun meter and making build playable on different monitors. Also we are going to make our game more strategic (yet still chaotically fun!). We will post link soon. Stay tuned. :)

UPDATE 22 Apr. 16: Bug fixing time!
This is basically the same game with small fixes
Changelog:
• Game runs on any monitor
• MorphGun energy meter works correctly
• Awesome music never stops. Ever.
• In-game instructions improved.
• Added crosshair!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness100%
#71Humor(Jam)3.78
#125Theme(Jam)3.94
#182Graphics(Jam)4.01
#315Mood(Jam)3.39
#356Innovation(Jam)3.27
#374Overall(Jam)3.41
#453Fun(Jam)3.24

Comments

MaxG says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:18am

Very cool!

andyman404 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:36am

Could you please zip up the Mac version first before uploading and then update the download link? I wasn't able to download it. This game looks charming. I want to play it.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:39am

Funny take on Party Hard haha

okoto says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:43am

Cool splash art

WASD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:49am

Nice game, i like the graphics. I had fun

sumguy67 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:53am

Fun game with a humorous premise, but please don't make a game only fullscreen, especially when there's no way to quit from within the game.

pixelgriffin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:54am

The art really reminds me of those old CN web games! Loved it! I remember seeing you guys work on the transformation shader too. Really nice work on that.

Imperial Unit says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:07am

Very enjoyable game that nailed the theme. The art style and game mechanics are solid which had me playing it several times over. The eating mechanic of the animals/monsters was a great way to add a sense of danger and force the player to keep their eye on the entire play area.

Remdiky says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:10am

andyman404, yes, we will do it!
After some sleep for my team))

blockdroppers says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:45am

Great looking game! Loved the sound too

goodbadokay says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:55am

Awesome use of the theme!

hellojed says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:21am

This has a cartoon network vibe to it

strong99 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:30am

Pretty awesome concept. Though, I never found her :(

MandolinQuinn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:35am

Super fun!

Remdiky says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:35am

strong99, may be you need to try more?))

BrainSlugs83 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:37am

I liked the art. Cool!

Pestel Crew says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:41am

Nice game and cool shapeshifting

Strike says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:48am

Very fun. I really love the transition effect during shape shifting.

Gyfis says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:17am

The game looks nice, but I didn't particularly enjoy the randomness of it. Still, it has a very nice feel to it.

Red15 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:19am

Nice art style, pity the gun meter doesn't actually count. The music also stops after a while and you can get game over + win together :)

afruth says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:23am

I love it but i don't know how to win it :)

serp says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:23am

Very nice all around graphics, gameplay, and sounds.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:24am

Camera should be zoomed in to character. Cool shifting animation. Game could be more "gamey". Just shooting til you win doesn't require much strategy.

Le_Sarus says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:24am

Reminded me of party hard at first until i started changing people into monsters and monsters into couches

mutonizer says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:25am

Groovy take on the theme and giggled first couple seconds but that's pretty much it.
Not sure what determines finding the girl (sometimes she was last shift, sometimes never here, no apparent reason or logic).

Some more "purpose" would do a lot of good, beyond the initial "neat" feeling due to sound and graphics.

Nice one otherwise.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:46am

Very enjoyable! I spent a lot of time transmuting people in amimals and monster! I liked it because green monster eat everyone! But it must have an objective clear. Overall, i liked graphics style and the song!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:04am

This game is so fun i really like it. <3

Megalink says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:05am

This is a really well thought out game but I feel it needed more instructions :) Good job guys!

makiki99 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:08am

Graphics are perfect, audio is good, but this game lacks something more important than this. It lacks fun after 20 seconds of gameplay. Randomly shooting with the transmutation gun in hope that this is the target isn't fun.

studdert249 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:09am

First run through, take 1 shot find the girl. Second run through, many shots were fired no girl was found, but fun was had and is that not the main point?

Though I did find it a little weird how the game would only run on my second monitor.

unit684 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:13am

Fun game with a nice art style and an interesting main mechanic, well done! Didn't manage to find her but maybe I just didn't play long enough. Also, the gun still shoots after the meter runs out.

roman9 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:56am

Awesome idea! Love the graphics and assets! Nice job

fakeyou says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:09am

Looks cool, but I can't play it because the game automatically goes fullscreen on my second monitor which is in portrait so I can't see the entire game.

Normally unity games have a graphics menu before you start them, did you purposefully remove that?

Adipson says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:10am

good job ! fun and colored ! :)

wg_phancock says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:21am

Really cool art and sound FX. It didn't seem like there was much of a strategy though, other than just blasting everything kinda randomly.

siryakko says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:39am

Love the humor, the concept and the realization. Really fun, love it.

Almax27 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:21pm

Looks fun, like the music. Wasn't able to down load it on my mac, only watched it on youtube. (Summer)

Swynfel says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:07pm

Very good art ! Cool animations and "shapeshifting" transition

No bugs or anything, that's good too.

Also interesting gameplay, although randomness sometime kills the pleasure a little.

Good job.

MintArcade says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:05pm

Can't ... stop ... playing. Such a cool game!

Asturk says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:21pm

Thats a different kind of "where's' waldo" game and i really like the idea and mechanic! The graphics are really great and has a good humor, but i think you should give some hints for the player to find her girlfriend there, like making some diferent behavior in some players or monsters there, to help us find the objective more easily and not only by shooting random stuff. But for the rest, its really well done!

Mr MadCat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:25pm

Cool game.
Very fitting art and music.
Well done.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:46pm

First round changed every thing no GF found, Second run directly found GF. Cool Game, nice Graphics

Crimson713 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:05pm

Great game. Very fun visuals and sounds as well. Had fun running around shooting everything. What is the bar on the top left for, though? I thought it was gun ammo but game kept playing evn after it was empty.

Nik111 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:13pm

Игра пушкаааааа!!!

orukinawa says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:41pm

Loved the art and music~

dunin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:58pm

graphics are really cool.
Gameplay seems a little bit random (and the fact that you can remorph monster is maybe too easy..)

SeaMonsterGD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:38pm

The graphics are awesome, especially the morphing effect. The humor and mood is there. This just needs a bit more "punch", slightly faster gameplay would help I think, as well as more hints towards your progression (maybe increment your chances of finding her with enemies shot, and indicate it, to give a feeling of going twoards a goal)

rahulparihar says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:43pm

Funny and cool ! I like this. :)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:53pm

For me the most interesting part was the randomness of transformations :)
Nice game.

Cheers
-Morco (Banana Hammers team)

tentacode says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:10pm

Awesome graphics but poor controls, and no azerty mode :(

medidog says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:41pm

Great look and you nailed it on the theme! I wish the camera was zoomed and moving as we go around. Seeing the whole map at the same time did not feel there's much to achieve in the game. Also, a bit confused, since everything in the club was all men and sofas at the beginning of the game :D

blinry says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:40pm

Haha, enjoyed it :) Thanks for making this! Awesome shapeshift transitions! When just starting up the game, the goal is unclear.

Llucile says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:34pm

Really funny game ! Is it bad that what I liked the most was shooting the people ? :p
I am not sure how to win the game though. I mean I found the girlfriend after all. Five stars everywhere anyway !

SojaBird says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:04pm

Rock that music haha.
The gameplay is pretty hectic but I just love the randomness of this haha.

Great job! Nice take on the theme! 5/5

David Cookie says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:15am

It's a superb concept, but it's just too bad it's a technical demo more than a game. You could make such great games with this MorphGun, it's so well made and the feedback is excellent! I imagine it took you a while to obtain this result. Congrats anyway, it's really cool! Just want some more ^^

Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:14am

Great game!
Very funny

gogo199432 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:51am

Nice graphics. As for the goal of the game, you might want to include some text too, because before i read the goal here, I had no idea what I'm supposed to do.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:50am

Great game concept!

MoreRPG Team says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:08am

Very interesting and pleasant gsme. (From Russia with Love))

DuckTieTeam says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:16am

I liked the graphics, and very fun mechanics. But the main objective of game is not quite clear, and also it would be nice to have arrow which represents direction of projectile, it is little bit uncomfortable to aim only with mouse pointer.

clementd says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:46am

Graphics are pretty cool!

JALgames says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:27pm

This looks really nice!

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:41pm

Choice of music and sounds creates a great mood! Well done.

PoV says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:10pm

When you see this, contact me. http://ludumdare.com/compo/contact/

Dyn says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:33pm

Wow!

sndr says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:53pm

I loved how you did this theme! So entertaining! I was surprised in a very positive way when I saw that not only humans, but sofas and chairs could also be shapeshifted!

Kashank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:33am

Definitely liked the artwork and colors, it paired great with the night club setting; the music was awesome. Neat-O concept with the game blaster having that morph ability. I was a little confused as to what the games objective was it and just so happened to transform one of the objects back into my dear, I didn't know that's what I was going for in the first place. The little comic on the home screen that shows the back story is great, I found that it served its purpose perfectly.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:15am

Looks great. Would have loved some more interaction between he transformed entities!

Exolun says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:08am

Great cohesion on the graphics, audio and overall feel. As other commenters have noted, the fun-factor is a bit lacking, but overall a stellar entry! Great work!

Remdiky says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:41am

andyman404, Almax27, hi guys, we've updated the mac version download link. Check it out.

OrangePop says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:34am

Awesome! It's stupidly fun to just shoot everything in sight until the whole club is a mess. The movement could be a bit faster, but the shooting felt good.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:44am

hahaha i love the funky cartoony style 90's cn graphics

Allthebees says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:30pm

This has been executed really well, it feels really polished, well done.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:02pm

Game about shoot a shape-shifting gun and transforming a couch into an old woman on wheels or a big green monster or whatever else. With great pixel graphics and sound.

SantiHisteria says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:14pm

Ha ha ha ha!! Beautiful game!! Gameplay and music perfect!

panurge says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:51pm

Excellent concept - I really can't wait for the post-comp version as I think there is a huge amount of potential here!

Sweet graphics, audio and controls. A really polished and fun entry!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:31pm

Nice music and good graphics

Cerberus says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:45pm

I really liked the game, the graphics look great, the controls feel smooth and the concept was cool i really linked morphing stuff to find my girlfriend. awesome game!

andyman404 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:01pm

Thanks for zipping up the Mac build! Loved it. I like how the shifting of people and things happen. Great artwork. Fun game. Well done!

OveRMolo says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:30pm

The art is really nice but I miss more mechacnics :)

CaptainPilot says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:52pm

Annoying that you can't quite. I didn't get exactly what was happening (or why my girlfriend ran away) but it was fun transforming things.

Green Soda says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:54am

Hahaha cool graphics and sooo random :D Great mood!! love it

Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:31am

Cool art, good use of theme, very solid.

tobia88 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:41am

Cool idea and nice graphic

Mikaza says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:04am

Nice graphic :)

merzlot says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:35am

Incredible looking game! Awesome work!

Osaft says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:20pm

Really Nice 5/5

Fabraz says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:58pm

Funny! What came first, the game or the title? ;D

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:29pm

It was fun! Good idea moving out the mobs once they get shapeshifted!

HolyBlackCat says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:45pm

There is not too much gameplay, but it is very funny!
Nice job!

Remdiky says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:49pm

Fabraz, idea came first, then we've spent some time finding the best title — it was a long way from "Honey, I turned you into a Badger". :)

Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:34pm

A cute and funny take on the theme, nice job!

josefnpat says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:56am

Perhaps a few levels that scale up would have helped? Neat game, great job!

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:52am

Nice work!

geekguy100 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:55am

Cool! Loved the music. For improvement, I would add a time limit and add in an animation to aim the gun.

Tsevion says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:04am

I don't know how great it is a as a game, but it is hilarious, and has solid art.

datadazer says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:54pm

very fun! Great graphics. love how the monsters attack everything around them.
more challenging than I expected. Ashamed to say after many many attempts, no luck finding my dear..

marmpa says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:25pm

Nice game. I really like the concept that you had to fire at everything to find your girlfriend.You go my attention there :)

fatsopanda says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:22pm

A fun game!

Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:54pm

Cool concept, really funny. Not sure about the mechanic though, seems like you just randomly click toward people until you win. I like the visual style, and it's a great use of the theme.

SemiColon says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 2:31pm

Cool graphics! I had no idea what I was doing though.

Hyden says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:05pm

Nicely done.

BubsyPoochies says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Very fun entry with a lot of humor, superb art and well executed mechanics. Good job!

namrog84 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:41pm

super awesome!

Apr 25, 2016 @ 9:18am

Liked the music, was cool beat haha. Nice shape shifting animation as well

Apr 25, 2016 @ 11:41am

My! This is so much fun, but I'd rather call this an experience, rather than a game. Amazing nonetheless. First time I shot a couch and it turned into a monster I literally said out loud: "What the s**t!!".

What bugged me is that there's no feedback when you lose a life, and I think having two ways to lose (run out of ammo or lose lives) is kinda bad. I'd rather have unlimited ammo, but have to pay attention to monsters; ofc this implies the mosters should be a little smart.

Also, you may want to remove the ".pdb"s files from the download. Those are used only for debug, and only make the download size increase.

cynicalmonkey says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:03pm

nice idea but it all felt a bit random as to what to do, didn't find my girlfriend but it just felt like i was randomly shooting things in the hope i might

mkghoster says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:26pm

Had great fun playing with this! :D

Apr 26, 2016 @ 9:18pm

Awesome art and audio, such a ridiculous premise, but a great play on the theme!

randomhuman says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:19pm

She wasn't a deer, she was a chair! I think... I was kind of shooting everything...

RyanNielson says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:45pm

Neat game, I like the graphics and the sound. I just wish there was a little more depth and maybe have the weapon point toward where the player is aiming. Overall, nice work.

Hjalte500 says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 12:12pm

The music is good and it's quite funny!

dcolgan says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 1:12am

Finally, a game that has a really clever use of the theme. This is what I have been waiting for, a game that is not about a triangle turning into a square. Also, I love that everything the laser hits turns into something that has its own movement patterns.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:17am

the fun stuff :)

3rdChance says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 5:45pm

GReat graphics and fun =D

rnlf says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Great visual style. I was shooting wildly around and when someone suddenly turned into a couch I was properly amused. The music fits very well, too.

StrayCat says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 4:45am

I liked the graphics and the music, the game has a nice mood. I feel that your game needs to have more clear win/lose conditions, so winning is not mostly random.

Aaranos says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 2:30am

The game is quite random. I managed to get two ending at one point because I just kept shooting stuff.

May 5, 2016 @ 4:32am

nice animations. I like that i can shoot anything. Nice fireing mechanism. your girl is sweet. Nice beard. i just randomly shot ppl til i found her.

Yumeito says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 9:08pm

Cool game. The artwork is awesome:)

DDRKirby(ISQ) says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 5:17am

More of a tech demo than a game proper but neat nonetheless!

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