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

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Count Spoopy's dance club

by MrBoxBox - Jam Entry

You are Count Spoopy, the boogie terror of the night. Use your abilities to gain evil followers on your quest to get back your groove from the king!

So yeah erhm... this is my very first gamejam. I really liked how this turned out and was actually thinking of expanding on this by adding levels, ironing out bugs and adding more polish in general. Hope you enjoy it. don't forget to rate and comment!

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Ratings

Coolness59%
#217Humor(Jam)3.20
#365Fun(Jam)3.33
#507Overall(Jam)3.27
#545Audio(Jam)2.83
#600Mood(Jam)3.03
#655Theme(Jam)3.20
#678Graphics(Jam)3.10
#827Innovation(Jam)2.70

Comments

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

Neat game. I liked the shapeshifting mechanic you got going here, and there were some fun and challenging puzzle aspects. I had to work a couple of times the first time the three guards popped up. Graphics were quite nice and pixelated as well. Some polish and more levels and you'd have a nice little game.

Allthebees says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:45pm

Groovy! I loved the level designs and the gameplay, plus the mechanic of dealing with a whole room of enemies without getting too much damage by strategically converting and then mobbing was hilariously fun. Excellent job!

SpareWizard says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:50pm

Shapeshifting worked well in this game, I also enjoyed creating an army of undead to do my bidding. It would be good if transforming next to a wall pushed you away from the wall, instead of doing nothing.

Fabraz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:36pm

Feels satisfying to horde.

Haighstrom says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:48pm

This game was very very good. It could have been even better but for a few gripes.
-The start menu was so so fun with the dancing vampires and music, and then the actual game had very little to do with being a dancing vampire? (the concept seemed inconsistent and I felt like I'd had the wrong thing advertised to me at the start)
-I didn't see why I would want to do anything except become the bat and then fly through the whole level as quickly as possible. Fighting the enemies seemed pointless? Would be good to give the player a reason to play the level out slowly, maybe limit how much you're allowed to be the bat?
-The fighting was a bit hard as all the enemies shot at you pretty fast. Would have been good to have different kinds of enemies with some easier ones to begin with.

Other than these things I have a lot of good things to say for this game:
-Absolutely wonderful art. The animations were fantastic, the attack animation felt really punchy
-Marvellously fun music.
-The overall feel reminded me of some of my favourites from the Master System era, games like Alex the Kid and Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse.

nlbi21 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:18pm

This game is very fun lol, i love the pixel art, nice job bro i like it :D.

DuckTieTeam says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:26pm

Wow, amazing game, liked the shapeshifting mechanics, how you have to avoid bullets, and shapeshift people. Level of difficulty is very good, so it's a sound. Excellent game design. However, gameplay seems to be a bit repetitive, you might wanna introduce more enemy kinds. And may be also power ups, or sort of development mechanics.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:26am

some nice mechanics in here. Could use some polish, but going in the right direction!

murraya2 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:15pm

2spoopy4me!!!!! Nice job, man!

Ironhead says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:33pm

Well done. Good pixels and mechanics. The only problem I noticed was that if you had a mind to, you can just fly through the levels as the bat, barely getting hit if at all. Give the player some incentive to turn people into vamps. Maybe the points you get can buy a new ability or you need to turn so many before you can get the key to the next area or something. Great job overall!

Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:07pm

Simple game, but executed really well. shifting and attacking feel really good. The funnest entry I've played so far!

knason says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:09am

Good job, Nice graphics, and a fun game to play. Great job!

dcolgan says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 12:27am

Cool cool, a good time is had by all playing of this game. Will make many fan. How make music stop. Will not stop is driving me mad. I close, it keeps going.

CaptainPilot says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 8:56pm

Yeah, I like this! Great going for a first game jam - the mechanic is neat, and the game has a fun tone to it. The "all progress will be lost" on death is a bit of a killer tho in terms of keeping me playing!

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