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

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Ape-Evo

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You are part of an experiment realized by scientists in AREA-51, but an accident ocurred and you can shapeshift through time but still be an ape. So now you are free and you need to survive against your enemies.

It only runs on Windows.

P.D: 1st time participating in Ludum Dare so the game couldn't be fully finished.

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Shift = Attack 1
Z = Attack 2
Ctrl = Evolve-Shapeshift


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POST YOUR KILLS TO SEE HOW MANY YOU GET. =]
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FOLLOW US FOR MORE:

Coding:

Twitter - @roliDev

Art:

Twitter: - @Jsf23Art

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Fixes 1 - April,19,2016(5:20)

Fixed some bug, fixed medieval player shield state.

Fixes 2 - April,20,2015(6:45)

Fixed robot bug when dead, increased spawn time.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness85%
#113Graphics(Jam)4.21
#152Theme(Jam)3.88
#281Humor(Jam)3.03
#305Innovation(Jam)3.34
#329Fun(Jam)3.37
#355Overall(Jam)3.43
#533Mood(Jam)3.12

Comments

Wefiends says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:17am

Man, I really think this one has a lot of potential. Sadly not being able to restart when you get a game over, specially in such a difficult game, makes it hard to really check it out. Wonderful pixel art nonetheless.

Roland M says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:35am

Just fixed that, thanks. =]

SeaMonsterGD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:13pm

The game looks absolutely fantastic and the work you must have put to develop the different shapes really shows. It is a bit too hard though, the start really punishes you and doesn't allow you to check out your different abilities. Would havve been nice to have more feedback when hitting the robots too.

I haven't been able to progress though : every time i went to the passage on the bottom left my character would get stuck. If you can tell me how to work around it i'll try it again !

LandoSystems says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Great job on the shape shifting theme. You nailed it with the theme of an evolving ape. The game play was fun and to the point. Also great pixel art.

TheCain says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:40pm

It was fun.
Would have been nice if there was a greater purpose, or story.

jofra says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:46pm

oh god! this was hard one X) i didn´t passed from 5 kills :( The animations and the diferent characters are very well done, they feelt realy good! Hope you had time to make some sound to create a better mood.

MerriGrape says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:49pm

The game is very well put together and the gameplay works impressively well. The different attributes of the different evolutions makes them each stand out very well, and the gameplay is very engaging. Sadly a lack of sound, but hey that's more of an extra thing. I can definetly see a lot of potential from this, especially with more enemies and such.

Sean says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:50am

Great pixel art, but the game seemed to be pretty buggy. Dead robots had a weird habit of continuing to move around, and the machine gun would just stop firing occasionally.

Lots of potential here though, could be a great game with some audio and a bit more polish!

Ayawaska says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:51am

Really cool monkey evolution! :)

Roland M says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:59am

Thanks to all the feedback guys. Sadly didnt have enough time to add all the planned features. It was planned to have waves of enemys. Anyways thanks guys, I'm happy to see that your enjoying the gameplay and the pixelart. °˖ ✧◝( ◕ ヮ◕)◜✧˖ °

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:59pm

I loved your entry! The idea is so funny! Loved the mechanics, limitations and abbilities of each evolution, also loved the pixel art, is the cherry on the top, definitely!
The only thing I could mention is that should be an indication someway (maybe a simple fx), showing the enemy is being hit.
Nonetheless awesome entry! Congratulations.

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

I love this graphics! Good game... good work!

Ellian says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:05pm

Really hard, but man the idea is really great!
Amazing art, it's such a shame there's no sound to make this perfect. Good job, hope you fix the issues the game have here and there!

Roland M says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:53pm

Hey guys, Roland back again.Just wanted to say, thanks for the feedback really appreciated it.
Just fixed some bugs right now.
pixelpoint you made my day. Ellian thanks for the feedback for the spawn time. =]

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:32am

Very tough, but love the art. tune down the difficulty, add some controller support and some music and i'd definitely play this

Hankenstien says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:56am

Good Job on the game. I really liked the Graphics. When are sounds coming I think that would have made the mood of the game awesome!

The Vall says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:05am

Cool game. Nice work on the graphics.

Saiodin says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:48pm

Awesome graphics and animations, I love them! The transformation idea with different attacks and having different speeds/jump heights is really great. Difficulty is pretty hard tho and I think the control scheme is inconvenient.

Ironhead says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:48pm

Looks great and fun but very hard for me. On windows 10 pressing shift 5 times is the keyboard shortcut to turn sticky keys on or off so the game would be interrupted by it if I wanted to use the shift attack.

DifferentName says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 10:14pm

The game has potential, and is a good attempt for your first jam. I think it would benefit a lot from a Shapeshifting mechanic beyond pushing a button, like evolving when you pick up a heart. It's also weird that the platforms you start on seem to be too high to jump back up to them.

01101101 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:51am

Amazing art, everything looks really good! The gameplay is a bit unforgiving and there is not a lot of incentive to choose one shape over another depending on who we are fighting against. But as others have said, there is a lot of potential here, so good job guys! :)

LOSTALLOY says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:32pm

Awesome! Becoming a monkey scientist that floats on a laser chair is the best!

leo_p_mahon says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:58pm

Pixel art is great, animations are so smooth! Game is fun but I don't really feel the progression in my ability very much, it feels like a sandbox. Again great art.

Freank says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:44pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:01am

I loved the game, felt like a primal XD didnt know how to get to the top floor again, but i just kept on killing everyone at the bottom, loved the spear form, threw them from far constantly haha :D

Roland M says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 3:05am

Thanks guys for all the feedback, REALLY aprecciate it.I feel that I´m 10x more better now. ⋋( ◕ ᗜ ◕ )⋌

Apr 29, 2016 @ 3:31am

Cool game! Love the art, very fluid and funny.

Maybe some balancing to increase the difficulty after some time could be good. Also, sometimes I got stuck on the walls, after jumping from the primary form and immediately evolving :p

Tselmek says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 9:51am

Nice combat mechanics, unfortunately I think the enemies were too overpowered and there was no way to attack-hide. The graphics are marvelous and the visual feedbacks are nicely done, very sad there is no sound. Lots of potential if everything get balanced.

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