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

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Agent Shapeshifter

by Theseus101 - Compo Entry

This is a game where you are agent Shapeshifter, who has the special ability to change his shape. The main goal of agent Shapeshifter is to complete as many missions as possible without dying, that is where is ability comes in. To blend in with the crowd he changes his shape, but if he matches his shape with the wrong crowd they will try to kill him. He also uses this method to complete his missions, which involve eliminating certain shapes.

Red Bar: wanted level, stay in a crowd or it will go up.
Yellow Bar: Stamina, used for sprinting.

Move your agent around with the left mouse button, shapeshift with the right mouse button, and sprint with shift.

Good Luck!

Game made in Game Maker Studio
Sound made in Bosca Ceoil
Graphics made in Inkscape

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miwuc says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:14pm

Nice concept. It took me a while to figure out what was going on and how to kill folks, and I had trouble with the controls so in the end I didn't manage to complete a mission :/ But I think it has potential and it could be fun with more polished controls. I also liked the bit of humor with the speech bubbles.
Regarding the controls, the fact that I don't have a real mouse (just a single button trackpad) didn't help, but also I wish you could press shift at any time to go faster (right now you have to press shift, THEN start moving), and that you knew what shape you were going to change into.

Theseus101 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:31am

Thanks for the feedback miwuc. I really appreciate it and will incorporate what you said. Thanks for playing my game!

Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:18pm

Good and fun game !
Go vote mine ! :)

guoboism says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 11:14am

Originally, there were three kinds of people, they are not friends, and they know it well. So they stay away from each other and there were peace.... Until, one day, an adventurer....

Theseus101 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:17am

Lol, thanks!

thegunmaster says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 5:34pm

this game could use some better instructions :(
It looks like fun, but I have no clue how I can eliminate targets.

Souperstrawer says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 6:32pm

Not bad. I liked the luring mechanics. It would be better if the game told me how far I am with my objective.

KodingNights says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 2:18pm

Did not really understand the controls or how I could eliminate anyone? When I shapeshift I'm just immediately killed.

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