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

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ShapeShit

by leapyearboy - Jam Entry

Follow the escape of an irrationally angry square as it 'shifts' to freedom.

- 10 Levels in total (9 + 10 are tricky but winnable)
- Normal Mode = restart level on death
- Hard Mode = restart at level 1

Controls:

A/D & LEFT/RIGHT arrows - left/right
W/Space/UP arrow - Jump
Left Shift - ShapeShift

Created by:
- Bas Tuijnman - Restarted the level...
- Bart Langedijk - Rolled a ball...
- Chris Lennon - Drunk some coffee...
- Joost Hoebe - Drew some things...
- Thomas Baillie - Copied some things...

External components -
Audio(https://freesound.org): fins & zagi2
Base tiles (for intro 'theme'): kenney.nl/assets

‚ÄčThe name was started as git commit typo :D

== Post Jam ==
-Changed a screenshot to show all the levels.

Bugs found:
- Attempts to avoid death by lava result in being cast to eternal whitespace.
- User may vomit.
- Though its cool to shift with shift, sticky key settings can suck :(

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#338Theme(Jam)3.60
#377Humor(Jam)2.75
#629Fun(Jam)3.00
#671Overall(Jam)3.10
#743Mood(Jam)2.83
#827Innovation(Jam)2.70
#842Graphics(Jam)2.81
#1483Coolness41%

Comments

FinGamer says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:09pm

I think I broke the game 'cause I'm floating in the air and nothing happens! But anyways: Pretty well done! :DD

teamross says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:11pm

Nice game!
Cool concept, and art looks simply and clean!
The inertia when moving the characters were too much for me :/
Overall great work!

Remicy says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:25pm

Love the title.

Multiplexor says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Nice Game! Lots of shapes to shift to! :)

Maybe I would change the shapshifting to another key (I accidentally activated sticky keys in my computer :P)

Keep up the good work!

Toccio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:27pm

I liked the concept! It could be a really funny game if you add more levels with more usage of the various forms!

JOK says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:03pm

Great idea and well executed. Had fun and played it to the end!

DuckTieTeam says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:03pm

Pretty good game, fun to play. Although I would like to see more puzzle oriented to thinking, not agility. But I enjoyed the game

Interface says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:21am

I like the style a lot. The puzzles are ok. You need a different key to shape-shift... "shift" was a funny idea but I keep activating Windows' sticky keys feature :-)

Rulrite says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:49pm

A fun little entry! Although I felt that the physics were a bit off - with most of the shapes having crazy-high acceleration! - I really like the idea. I just didn't feel too accomplished when I flew to the end, or over the end, instead of actually traversing the level!

The graphics are simple, but I really like the style... I think it suits the game very well.

Hopefully you'll get a chance to develop this a bit more - I feel that with a few tweaks to the movement, it could be great!

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