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

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The Shard Collector

by LudumAnthony - Compo Entry


W - Move Up
A - Move Left
S - Move Down
D - Move Right

Up Arrow - Shoot Up
Left Arrow - Shoot Left
Down Arrow - Shoot Down
Right Arrow - Shoot Right


Collect Shards by killing enemies. Locate the blue pedestal when your shard counter is yellow, this means you can shapeshift.

When the floor is black, you can walk through white walls.
When the floor is white, you can walk through (previously) black walls.
You can never walk through gray walls.

The walls will change when you shapeshift so it is best take note of the level before doing so.

This was my first Ludum Dare and I'm glad to have finished on time :)

Bug fixes made:
- Music did not reset on death to the correct music depending on your character (fixed in 1 line of code by setting the global music variable).
- Win menu did not display particles correctly (fixed in 2 lines of code by setting camera's X and Y to (0, 0)).
- After going to level 2 and pressing Play Again, the shard cost to shapeshift is the same as the second level (which is impossible to get in the first level) (fixed in 2 lines of code by setting the shard cost of each of the 2 shapeshift levels).


RubiconJosh (@RubiconJosh)

Paul and Jami

Thank you for making videos of my game!

Downloads and Links




Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:15am

everyone rate 11/10, this game is fun n enjoyable for all ages

WizzardMaker says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:27pm

Hard to understand game at first, but if you get into it, the game gets a lot easier and makes much more fun

tomdeal says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:15pm

grats to your first LD :-) Nice game and interesting concept.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:47pm

Pretty good for your first time. I really like the use of theme here as well as the bold use of color. There were some control issues when pressing more than three buttons at a time, and getting sent back the the first level when you die is a bummer, but I still had fun with it. Good job!

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:50pm

The game was pretty good. I liked the idea of shifting the level walls when you shifted characters.

eeely says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:46am

it's gr9

Zayron says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:56am

I liked what you did with the map when you changed characters. That was neat. :)

Wisedawn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:01am

Deceptively difficult, but fun!

LudumAnthony says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:49pm

If the control issues occurred while using the "Monkey" character, that was intentional. The monkey has fast bullets, so I don't allow him to shoot in any direction opposite the way he is facing. That was intentional to keep the game balanced :P

sudorossy says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:00pm

Good first game! It was pretty fun! Difficult, or maybe I'm just bad at it :P

Nice thing you did with the walls being different per "thing" you were :)

PulsorHD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:21pm

Game was done well, graphics are nice sound effects are nice, but the only thing was music. Gameplay is fun, really good for a first try.

Pixelaborate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:27am

I'm a sucker for twinstick shooters, but the square guy was just a tad slow for my taste. The fact that each character was a little different was a fun discovery, all in all a lot of fun.

mf1214 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:22am

Very fun game and nice concept. Great job!

Kashank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:43am

Very well-rounded. I liked that shape-shifting changed the characters properties, that was a nice touch.

Foxtacy says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:50am

You did awesome for a first LD :D

KunoNoOni says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:58am

Gratz on your frist LD. The art is amazing. Really enjoyed the game.

legavroche says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:56pm

Played the non-easy version. Great game, I think the game would do well with a checkpoint system. I made it to the second level and died, and I couldn't mutate in the first level after. Not sure if that may be a bug

LudumAnthony says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:41am

Thank you @legavroche for the bug report.
It has since been fixed!

PyroSneak says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 3:25pm

Pretty nice game :)

MayankUnreal says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 5:06pm

Being a first LD entry it's a great work, nice concept and art forms

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