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

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Blobidy Blob

by alsantour - Jam Entry

You are a blob of energy with mysterious powers.. the more it moves the more energy it builds up, build enough and you can shapeshift into three different shapes each with its own powers. You dont know what you are or how and why you got here, but one thing for sure... You have to escape!! Also you are being hunted by tiny robots!

Game supports VR (tested on Oculus Rift DK2)

Play with Keyboard and mouse or controller


Fill energy Bar to pickup speed by rocking back and forth (Mash W-A-S-D / Rock Left Thumb-stick)

Move (W-A-S-D / Left Thumb-stick) Look around (Mouse / Right thumbstick)

Keyboard 1-2-3-4 (Sahpeshift Blob)

Default Blob - Power : can absorb floops (yellow jumping blobs) to absorb their mass and energy. (4 - Button B) Can jump slightly (Space - Trigger to Jump)

The Cube : the cube cannot move, yet it is indestructible, in fact if it gets attacked it absorbs the energy. Great shape to recharge! (1 - Button A)

Pyramid Blob - : cannot move on the floor but can jump and levitate (2- Button Y) Double tap the jump button to get good height and distance... make sure you have enough energy to jump (Space - Trigger to Jump)

The Solid - : A hard surfaced marble that can roll hard and fast... Can ram enemies and other object such as doors ;-) (3 - Button X)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness96%
#307Innovation(Jam)3.33
#363Humor(Jam)2.78
#451Theme(Jam)3.46
#515Fun(Jam)3.15
#535Overall(Jam)3.25
#657Mood(Jam)2.95

Comments

Powersource says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:43am

You should mark it as Windows, not web, if it's an .exe file.

fenwick says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:42am

I got outside... did I win? I love the props but the gameplay felt a bit pointless, I couldn't figure out what the little blobs did and it was really hard to move around.

olkeencole says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:00am

Very cool! The graphics are pretty slick. Did you use cloth physics for the blob? It's pretty innovative!

alsantour says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:24pm

@fenwick : little blobs can be absorbed by you, adding to both your mass and energy. Controls are affected by your momentum and energy level, in hindsight might have made it a bit to sluggish especially to start moving.

alsantour says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:28pm

@oleencole Thanks! The office environment was a unity bought asset, i wish it was a lab it would have made more sense but couldn't find an affordable one with this blocky look.

Blobs are also an asset off the unity store called Jelly Mesh

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:10pm

Finally I can live out my life long dream of turning into a cube and have a bunch of toy robots play volley ball with me! Cool game :)

jakass says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:38pm

I loved the idea!

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:58pm

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

paquinn says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:00am

Starting out you move a bit slowly but overall its pretty fun.

Yumeito says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:08pm

Cool game :)

Apr 29, 2016 @ 3:10am

IN LOVE WITH THE GRAPHICS AND PHYSICS. A BEAUTIFUL NEW WORLD FOR ME TO HANG OUT IN. SENSE OF SCALE FEELS GOOD MM YEAH BABY

phoenix1987 says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 3:23am

Fun game (although I kinda suck at it) Great job though, it was a little difficult to move around though. Keep up the good work

blackoptics8 says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 4:27am

Great entry ;D was a lot of fun but the camera was a bit of a pain moving around on it's own. Could use some tunes. ^^

IDidGame says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 6:13pm

cool idea, but i think focusing on the core(controls, camera,...) and keeping the scope(levels, amount of shapes, ...) small would have helped big time in conveying it
as it stands most people will just fall off the table and get mobbed by robots ^^

WERT Studio says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 8:25pm

the camera is very floaty but man what beautiful room

Tex Killer says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 12:11am

This was interesting! That soft body blob was interesting to look at. :P

The game feels like a sandbox, it lacks some goals, which is understandable since you had limited time. It is an interesting sandbox, though! haha

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