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

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Everyone's Evil Twin

by JJJANEE - Compo Entry

Click and choice, Puzzle solving; The rules are hidden in the storyline! ;)

Play the role of a little shapeshifter, experience his/her life, and solve puzzles!

The game engine is KRKR/KAGexpress. It is mostly made for Galgames and interactive novels, which means I'm really not using it as how it should be used...

UPDATE 4/21: Increased the text rolling speed since that seemed to be a big problem :)

===================Rules==================

The text rolled terribly slow, so here are the rules in short:
- You are the person with a rainbow circle on the head
- You cannot be seen by the person that you look exactly like
- You can do one of the two things: move or turn into another person
- You can move to all tiles next to you, except for the ones where the person you look like currently can see (with the red sight area)
- You can turn into any person you currently are not by clicking on their head
- In levels 5-9, you need to meet with a certain person first before you go to the goal (the person for that specific level is in the story/text before the level)
- In levels 8-9, in addition to meeting with someone, you also need to turn into another person at the goal to win

Once I write it out I realized how complicated I had made it to be... lol

===================Things I need to say=====================

I didn't have time to make any music so the game is silent for the combo entry. I'll try to finish that part up after I finish all my school work that is due tomorrow...

The last level is not exactly complete. It needs work. Also, there is a lost bracket somewhere in the code that I just cannot find, which means that a bracket would print on screen once in a while...

I messed up somewhere with the system variables; the continue, story, and level button should be greyed out in the beginning, but somehow that is not happening.

But... I'm finally here! This is my first time participating in LD and I really enjoyed it. My game is not perfect, but I'm still really proud of it. This has been so much fun!

//I'm going to spend the next 2 hours working on the art (because a lot of it is still very bad) and hopefully audio. I'll write more description afterwards. <- the art part was done lol

yay!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness67%
#141Mood3.48
#215Theme3.74
#317Humor2.63
#345Innovation3.30
#390Graphics3.21
#416Overall3.27
#529Fun3.03

Comments

fenwick says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:07am

hmm it looks like I can't beat the last(???) level. It's 3 high by 4 wide, I can get to the end but nothing happens.

It's a fun little puzzle game, I really wish the text went faster though, I read much faster than the text was scrolling by and there was a whole lot of dialogue with apparently no conclusion.

BAck to the puzzle part, I really did enjoy the puzzles but the whole thing wasn't explained, like what does the green x do? What do the arrows mean? What are these faces and which one is me? It took a while to actually understand what was happening. But once I did the puzzles were fun.

Allov says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:13am

I'll be honest, I liked the mood and the little story going on, but I was totally lost when in the level. Once, I won(?) and it brought me back to the chapter 1 story. Graphics we also nice!

Drusilla says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:14am

I couldn't quite grasp how the movement worked immediately, but it was enjoyable once I did. Cute guys, too.

JJJANEE says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:18am

@fenwick thank you so much for the feedback! The text definitely was slow... My initial idea was to hide the rules in the text (which goes terribly slow so sorry if that bored you...), which is really not clear enough. In the level you weren't able to pass, the text beforehand (there were a couple sentences in red) that talks about how you need to meet with Jane first, then go to the goal.

I'll put the rules in the description instead. Thank you so much for playing, and thank you for the feed back! (This is my first LD and just the fact that someone played my game makes me sooooo happy...)

Dreschler says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:19am

Cool :)

Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:02am

This was a really good game, a bit deep even...

There should have been a way to speed up the text because some people are faster readers or have already read that text several times.

Aside from that this was a really interesting puzzle game, I don't believe that I have played a game like this before and the text really conveys the mood and may even some deeper messages. The story of the game is actually interesting.

One other problem is with the people that move sideways. Unless you were paying attention to them from the move before its impossible to tell which way they will move if they're in the middle of the screen but maybe that isn't really a bad thing - You need to pay attention to everything all the time.

Overall it was a fun and interesting puzzler.

mahalis says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:07am

This is really clever! I was kind of confused about the mechanics at first, but once I figured out what I was supposed to do the puzzles were a really fun challenge. Enjoyed the interstitial story bits, though a way to make the text appear faster would've been nice. Great art, too. Nice work!

davalcordub says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:21am

Hey, I hope you 're enjoying yourself well, I just try your game and I have to say that although graphics are simple, they look great, very good job in that part. On the other hand i must say that due to almost no instructions the functionality is really hard to understand, you mentioned that the rules are within the story, but an important thing to remember is that for most players, we as game developers must give them the necessary instructions to initiate smoothly. But I must say congratulations on this achievement and continues to improve ;)

BloodJohn says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:43am

reminded of the anime

jelch says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:09am

Took me a minute to get it figured out, but it was a great mix of solid game play and story.

HawkSandwich says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:44pm

So hard to understand :/

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:32pm

It took a while to figure it out because I didn't understand right away who the shapeshifter was. I think the game concept overall is very good and the graphics fit the theme well.

Music would have helped the mood a lot.

The point that made me quit after winning round two was that I couldn't skip the story, which I found hard to get into, especially since the text progressed quite slowly.

I think overall it's a very solid entry that needs a little bit of extra polish.

ito123456789 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:17pm

I can't event get past the text...

plaguespark says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:49pm

I like that RACISM in that game!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:31pm

Last level is unbeatable, and there were some pretty big bugs, but the story was great and the game was fairly entertaining.

MayMakeGame says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:32pm

I don't get the mechanics. The story was pretty good though. It really set the mood.

icefallgames says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:19am

Once I figured out the rules, this is pretty cool - and ties nicely into the story.
I just wish the text were faster (I am impatient person ;-)), and that it didn't look so blurry (because of the shadow).
Overall, very well done though!

TheCain says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:25pm

I couldn't get past level one. Literally.
I beat it, but no other levels showed up.

sndr says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 12:57pm

Nice entry! You designed a very interesting puzzle mechanic!, although it took me a while to find out what the goal was despite reading the instructions. I think that you should graphically state that in a more clear way.

Four Quarters says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 4:39pm

nice game!

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