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

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Prehistoric Shifter

by IvanFon - Jam Entry

Consider this more of an early prototype (there are a lot of bugs and it's definitely un-finished). This was our first Ludum Dare and we didn't have much experience with the tools and constantly ran into problems. But hey, at least we made something. We may develop a post-mortem version later when we have more time.

If you stay in one form for too long, you start losing health.

Arrow keys to move
C to spawn an enemy
Space to attack
1-3 to shapeshift into a different form
G to turn god mode on/off

===Tools Used===
Game engine: Superpowers
Art: the Superpowers asset pack (we didn't make it)
Sound effects: sfxr
Music: Ableton Studio

Ivan Fonseca - Programming, Sound Effects
Nova Kelly - Programming
Ryan Torrington-Smith - Music

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F4KETHIS says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:38am

Cool theme and I like the game play. I bugged it out once though, the enemies spawned on top of my head and I couldn't move but also wasn't taking damage.

Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:25am

I like the idea. If you keep developing this I'd definitely be interested in playing some later versions

dusho says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:22am

shame that you didn't finish this
idea is interesting, gfx is really nice
maybe you can still finish it and post a postmortem version..

Krammetje says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:02pm

The idea is funny, but like stated it doesn't look finished. Could probably be a fun game though.

Oliver_MB says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:10pm

The game isn't complete, clearly...

Rafos Games says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:38pm

I hope you continue to complete this game in the futur, because the concept is cool =)

Roland M says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:37pm

Goof job for your first LDJAM.

Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:38pm

Interesting idea. The issue is that it gets a little repetitive after a while.

TheCain says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:39pm

If this was expanded upon, it could be really good.
Nice art though.

Roland M says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:41pm

Interesting game, but it was a bit buggy, keep it up! bro!

sndr says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:42pm

I think it's a cool concept and the gameplay could really work. It has potential!

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:54pm

Alot of technical issues to iron out, which I'm sure you're aware of since you included a god mode button. Kinda too early to judge for sure. Nice pixel art though.

nlbi21 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:37am

Really good job i like it this game please more update.

Lady Beardo says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:38am

Congrats on your first LD! I really like the character designs.

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:52am

Nice concept and love that art. The music was pretty good as well. Worth developing in my opinion.

LinealGames says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:55pm

I thought the graphics were awesome and would definitely be interested in playing a more developed version

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:10pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description
p.p.s. is it multiplayer ?

IvanFon says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 12:08am

Thanks for the offer! The game is on Indiexpo at "". No, the game is not multiplayer.

blaclegi says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 6:13pm

Good idea - it could be really interesting if you developed it further.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:56am

I really love the art and animations, but i kill the first oponent and then nothing happen

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