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

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by Jorgenvontg - Compo Entry

3SH! A touhou inspired attempt at bullet-hell. Shift between shapes to survive the waves of enemies and defeat the boss.

This is my first LD and Compo, and probably I should have stuck to the Jam instead. But, into the deep end! The basic idea happened very quickly, but it took me a while to figure out some of the parts, like a good way to spawn non-random waves, etc.

Made with Unity(C#),, bfxr, Ableton Live. ~20 hrs.

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mukult says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:06am

Difficult game! :)
I did not get the point of switching shapes though.
Like does it really help me that much if I change shape ?

Overall an awesome game! Music and gameplay is nice! :D

jbasinger says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:24am

This game is a lot like mine, I like it!

Mieeh says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:45pm

Cute game. I felt the player was moving way to fast. You can either try to move your move code to FixedUpdate() or multiply your values by Time.deltaTime. Or maybe it was supposed to be that fast what do i know. Other than that cool little game.

Jorgenvontg says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:23am

thanks for feedback! movement was indeed linked to deltaTime, I just like fast moving shmups. And yes, the shape-shifting just wasn't that useful here. I didn't get time to implement more bullet patterns that would actually REQUIRE shifting.

Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:49am

I couldn't figure out what the point of switching shapes was, but liked the bullet hell patterns from the red enemies. Nice job on your first LD.

Marjie62 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:13am

It took me a while to figure out what changing shapes is for, but once I did - I like the idea a lot. I like how the controls are tuned in terms of the player's speed vs that of the bullets, etc. Good job balancing there!

The biggest issue I had was that it was surprisingly difficult to differentiate between circles and squares once the boss came on screen (is that remotely near the end? I couldn't beat him, I suck at shmups), since he shot so many at you so densely packed. I found myself dying very unexpectedly until I got used to it.

knason says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:52am

This was really difficult and it took me a while to figure out what the shape shifting was for. My 4 year old whos sits beside me helping me to judge each game wanted me to say that the graphics was really nice :-). Overall good job and congrats on your first LD entry.

Mordokay says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 12:10pm

Kinda fun game but difficult.

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