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

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Dog & Cat

by seitnerk - Compo Entry

Dog or Cat? Both of them!
Switch between them and use their abilities to solve some puzzles.

2D platformer / puzzle game

Controls:
* Space - change between cat and dog
* A and D / left and right - move
* W / up - jump
* S / down - crawl
* R - restart game

Notes:
* 10 rooms
* Game is Windows standalone .exe
* Resizable Window



Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness77%
#50Graphics4.15
#108Overall3.75
#120Theme3.90
#169Mood3.41
#229Humor2.88
#246Fun3.44
#364Innovation3.26
#381Audio2.89

Comments

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:33am

Good, but I'm dying in start(

zugende says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:09am

I love the animations!! awesome! Which tools did you used?

seitnerk says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:16am

thanks a lot! I use pyxeledit ;)

thomz12 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:25am

Graphics are amazing! Great pixel art, and animations.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:33am

Great animations, and wow, what a great usage of the theme!

Proximal Pyro says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:47am

This is a great game! Great use of the theme and really fun and challenging. Love it!

pathus22 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:16pm

Solid game, the art Rocks!

Eshford says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:38pm

Nice animations and very clever design of different mechanics between dog and cat! I like it!

Tharky says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:40pm

This was so fun and the graphics were amazing! I mean the animations are so cool, well done sir! I loved it.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:40pm

Great use of the theme, also the game mechanics and the graphics are very nice, good job.

Kiwiboi says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:29pm

Sweet graphics and cool take on the theme! I'd love me some checkpoints though!!

Ethan Allwood says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:30pm

Nice game! I got stuck the first time on the diving level with some weird glitch making me fly at the same level. After that I restarted and it was fine. I got to the level with the stacked boxes and couldn't get past.

seitnerk says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:45pm

yeah also found that glitch but it was too late :D
for the level with the stacked boxes, try to find an other way to pass them - down through

SantiHisteria says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:58pm

I love it!! Good job!!

pixzleone says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:07pm

Good job! I love the graphics!

Saiodin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:05pm

Great graphics and animations! First: I'm disappointed you can't kick over the trash bin ;)! I really like the atmosphere, the ambient noises, birds and such. Later on in the game I noticed some little bugs and couldn't get past the huge box wall. I don't like that you have to start over from the beginning if you die that far into the level. Doesn't feel like it would be that kind of game.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:02am

I got stuck for a long while at the tall box tower. The cat can't jump high enough to make the 4 tile jump (though she jumps high enough that it ~seems~ like she can, she just baaarely misses it) and there's no way to do it from the step right above. The dog can't push 2 boxes so it can seem that there's no way to pass here.

I did try jumping from the highest point I can get the dog to on that side, but I didn't get it quite right so I believed it didn't work. Eventually, after spending a long time with the tower, I tried the dive again and got it right. It's a good puzzle, just there was some feedback that didn't happen there which steered me away from the correct solution when I found it.

That said, I absolutely adore this. I did throw the cat in the water first, with a suspicion as to what would happen ;)

Your overall presentation is very good. I've enjoyed using the abilities and your graphics are so adorable. Everything about it feels so satisfying and made me smile.

A very good entry, just excellent work! One of my favorites :) High marks across the board.

cabezotta says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:56am

Very good game! Excellent art! :D

Pavement says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:07am

Awesome Boy! I love your style!

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:51am

very nice attention to detail - loved the idea of cooperation of the two animals - great work

Gametery says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:10pm

Great Pixelart! Very well done.

A_Cupcake says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:00am

The animations have so much personality! Great! Consistent, well paced and well executed.

Sandyloisa says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:29am

I liked it but it would have been great if there was some kind of checkpoint so that players wouldn't have to start from the beginning.

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:52pm

Great game! The controls were super easy and I was able to figure out what to do on my first run of the game! I love it! Excellent job!!!

Feng says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:22pm

Great artwork and animation and very clever level design. Very well done!

Freank says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:21pm

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

scorched says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 5:30pm

Cute and moody! Got to big box tower and died. Pity there are no checkpoints!

Diel Mormac says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 5:49pm

Cute game!
I loved how you designed the levels, also the pixel art is adorable, you touched my heart with the game over animations! hahaha

Congratulations!

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 10:07pm

cool one with nice graphism and efficient mechanics, very interesting

medidog says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:28pm

Fun game! Never though of such an idea about shapeshifting, well done! I just wish dying would not get us back to the very start. Maybe there could be some checkpoints once we solve each puzzle? Also the birds' flying sound is a little too much, compared to other sounds. Overall really nice entry!

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