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

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by Batzorig - Compo Entry

We all have our secrets. You can only learn mine in the light of the square moon. But I will break this irregular curse and free myself from this torture!

Werectangle is a side-scrolling platformer about a square who turns into a rectangle sometimes. To break his curse, he'll have to defeat the one who bestowed it on him. It will be a short, and only mildly dangerous journey, because I know you're probably busy.

WASD or ARROW KEYS for control. Made in GameMaker Studio. Sound made with Bfxr. Only windows right now, maybe HTML5 soon.

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Alphius says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:07pm

Hey ;) I really like that one :D

Dooskington says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:07pm

Fun little game but it was way too easy and the graphics were really simple. Also, it was lacking background music.

pixzleone says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:19pm

Good job! Someone said a bit too easy, I say very hard, but I like that! I had fun!

TP2k says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:20pm

Good game, especially the boss level :)

brainstorm says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:22pm

Good job with this! Best 'THE END' ever!

knason says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:32pm

I played it for a while, it was quite fun, but I got stuck on the second level? (with all the boxes going back and forth) and everything just froze. But I had fun until then, good job! :)

Hempuli says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:53pm

I laughed out loud when I realized what the moon was, as well as when the boss just instantly keeled over. Great stuff, and easy enough to play through without frustration. Nice!

Batzorig says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:04pm

@knason Sorry to hear that! The hit detection is a little dodgy, and sometimes causes the game to crash, but not sure how to fix it 100%.

Mordokay says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:10pm

Good game! Simple and fun. Still don't know how to kill the pink rectangle boss.

Batzorig says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:18pm

@Mordokay Sorry about it being unclear! Bonk him on the head as a square, and use your groundslam(down arrow or s key) as a rectangle!

Casey Jordan says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:21pm

I agree with the lot saying it's difficult. The game doesn't hand-hold, and I had to die multiple times to figure out the mechanics/what was going on.

This wasn't a bad thing!

The responsive controls and short levels made death not that punishing, which thematically suits the "eternal struggle" mood.

Didn't rate in graphics category because that isn't where the game has merit, but want to honorably mention the moon. It's charming and stylistically consistent.

makiki99 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:40am

Pretty fun little game, with decent, clear graphics, good idea fitting the theme. It was a very fun puzzle figuring how to defeat the boss.

ajhc says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:35pm

Fun little game! Didn't have any troubles with difficulty as others have commented. Made me laugh a few times :) Love the moon animation.

geekguy100 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:53pm

I really enjoy the platforming style.

xandy says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:55pm

a game jam game with a little boss fight, nice! the game was a bit short but the mechanics could be a lot of fun if improved, definitely has potential!

notime4games says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:58pm

Cool that you took the time to make several level + a boss! Good job

yokcos700 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:03pm

I'd say it was easy to understand but I failed completely to understand anything about the boss. Collision boxes seem a bit iffy. Looks like you use c_green for the healtbar; c_lime is a much nicer looking choice. I love how the grown up wrecktangle looks.

bigbatardyt says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:57am

Cool but i'd like shape shifting when i want to.

t4u says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:57pm

It was meh. No bugs encountered.

The boss fight really needs enemy health bar.

RealityCheck says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 9:15am

Fatal error occured where I was supposed to press arrow down, and I couldn't finish the game. Apart from that, it was a nice little platformer.

marmpa says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:35pm

Nice game.Was really hard for me but i liked it :P

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:06pm

Interesting concept, its fun playing it

adam says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:14pm

You get points from me purely for the concept of a 'werectangle'! Also platform physics which feel pretty decent which I know is not easy. I have to say I didn't really understand the game mechanics though which made the final boss a bit of a trial and error affair (I hadn't figured out how the rectangle's attack worked as I'd never had to use it).

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