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

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by bigpan - Compo Entry

You are a mutated human that has the ability to shapeshift into a shark, matching the colors of your liking.
Objective: Match the color and shape of the enemy to pass through them.
Controls: Z to shapeshift, X to swap colors

update v1: changed the score sound to not make your ears ring


This is my first LD game, and also my first completed game ever!

Tools used:
Unity for coding
Pen and paper for art
My smartphone for scanning
Inkscape for bitmap tracing
Guitar Pro for awesome mid soundtrack
GXSCC for 16bit sampling
sfxr for top-notch sound effects

Downloads and Links




ccglp says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:20am

Congratulations on making your first game ever. This is obviously the way to go, keep making games

andrekleine says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:18pm

Congrats, man! A game is about being FUN, and yours, definitely is!

jcmonkey says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:12pm

Congrats on your first game. this one is pretty fun.

bagface says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:12pm

Great first game. It's fun. The title art is neat.

kivlor says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:13pm

The game mechanic sat well with the theme. The sound when successful though is making my ears ring...

goodbadokay says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:14pm

Man, I have like 2 FPS in this game :(

SuperDolfy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:15pm

Took me a second to figure out what to do, but a good game overall.

marod says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:18pm

Congrats for making your first game. Nicely done by the way

meganukebmp says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:21pm

Grats on your first game :)
Keep it up!

zondarg says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:42pm

Fun game, the tune matches the underwater mood nicely, and I like the graphics style! Good game!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:32am

Good work. What's not to love with upside down sharks.

monkeybit29 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:00am

very nice man, simple, but a complete finish on every category, something I don't see in some games out here

Populous90 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:16pm

Great graphics! Loved it tremendously!

Blobo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:45pm

Very simple, and that's a good thing!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:55pm

Simple and fun. Congrats on your first game, keep it up!

ccollider says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:38am

Congrats, awesome first effort!

andyman404 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:12am

Congrats for finishing your first game! Well done! I found it deceptively simple at first, and then it gets really challenging as more humans and shark appeared faster.

agrdev says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:25am

Simple and fun to play! Congratulations on your first game!

MalyTimi says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:51pm

it's matches with last LD (34)- 2 button control :D
BTW Cool idea

Asturk says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:49am

Congratulations for this entry! Good game, altough i think you could increment some more challenges to give some more diversity to gameplay! But nice game, anyways!

DSSiege11 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:10am

Funny little game :) At first I thought it wasn't too challenging but I was wrong when it started going faster ^^' My highest score is 28! You did a fine job, congrats!

Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:59pm

Sweet game you made there, especially for a first one. Runs super smoothly for me which is rare for a first ever WebGL port (bonus points for that). I enjoyed it a lot and you managed to do an at least decent work in each category ! I especially loved the soundtrack and some assets were really eye-candy. It was also pretty fun to play and features a exponential difficulty curve which is what I love as both a gamer and a designer, my highscore is 31. Wish my first ever game was that good, welcome into gamedev and Ludum Dare.

Rock Eaters says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 8:48pm


medidog says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 5:55am

I like that the challenge is not in the number of shapes we can take but in the gradually increasing speed (makes it much more playable) :)

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