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

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Reptilian Elimination Squad

by btwj_ - Compo Entry

My first Ludum Dare! I got bogged down by school work and ran out of time to work solely on this, but on a whole, I'm still quite happy with the results. My first time making a game in LÖVE as well, so it was an interesting experience. A bit short on levels because I ran out of time.

Reptilian Elimination Squad
You're part of an elite team focused on finding shapeshifting lizards amongst our politicians, and to capture them.

Each shapeshifter shapeshifts in a specific cycle. By toggling the lights, and observing the patterns, figure out who are the shapeshifters.

space to toggle lights
click to select a character
press vis for neater arrangement

Font was Munro by Ten by Twenty (

Web version on Chrome sometimes doesn't work on first try, refresh.

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sand6r says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 7:21pm

fun game! :p

sand6r says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 7:22pm

too bad there isn't a try again button!

qikcik says ...
Apr 17, 2016 @ 8:06pm

Nice :D

mutonizer says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:16am

"The world owes me much indeed!"

Cool take on the concept, efficient mechanics and cute graphics. Nothing really else to say: it does what it's supposed to and does it well.

Nice entry, kudos.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:48pm

I did not understand the "VIS" button, much I got some reptilians, nice entry.

meek says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:51pm

Loved it. This has been my favorite game I've played on here so far.

tomdeal says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:51pm

Grats to your first LD :-) Nice game. I like the mechanic with the light switch, this suited the theme very well. But isn't a captured politican as good as a captured reptilian? :-)

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:07pm

Very good game, nice concept, good gameplay :)

ragnarolis says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:41pm

I liked everything about it, except that there is no Retry button

Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:42pm

"I did not have reptilian relations"
10/10 in comedy, for that line alone xD
Also, this is a pretty unique take on the whole shape shifting idea. I enjoyed it a lot, even though the mechanics are pretty simple. It's still very interesting and fun to play. The sound effects are nice, but it could do with some music. However, overall this is a great game.

RttStudio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:50pm

Really fun game, got me playing for a while. Good use of the theme.

aegypticus says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:42am

Haha great minds think alike. There seems to have been a couple of reptilian themed games this LD. Congrats on making something really fun, and its always cool to see other LOVE2d programmers here!

Bendix says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:58am

Great game, but the story is way too similar to mine o.o

JoseArias says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:08pm

Great game. One of the best I have played. Congrats.

deathray says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:16am

Loved the graphics, simple but engaging gameplay, and the great quotes. I actually didn't quite figure out the lights thing, but did well choosing people based on what they talked about. Good job! (btw - My game had a similar concept: reptilian politicians!)

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 5:23pm

A fun game and awesome take on the theme! A job well done!

marvalgames says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 11:22pm

This is a blast.
Nice graphics. smart idea and funny

BSODDevTeam says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 5:44pm

Cool game. Reminds me Papers, please.

Sabina Lis says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 5:47pm

Great and fun game, loved those graphics and the humor of it. Selecting a character and turning the lights on and off made it too easy to play, i doubt this was intended, maybe you could check it, thanks!

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