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

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by PomeroyB - Jam Entry

Word from upstairs is that they are about to do a lot of shiftposting, and CAPSLOCK called in sick. Get those letters capitalized and sent up the tubes as fast as you can!

This is a VR-only game for the HTC Vive. You cannot play it with a mouse and keyboard, or a gamepad, or even a dancepad. You'll have to shift all these letters by hand. Good thing you brought your trusty basket.

Check out a video of the gameplay here:

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kvanderlaag says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:28pm

Loving the use of NewtonVR for Vive interaction. Clever take on the theme.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:03pm

Hectic, fast, typos not permitted.

hitchh1k3r says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 6:12pm

This game was pretty funny. I liked the "trolling" culture, and background dialogue was amusing.

The audio was way too loud, I had my volume set for other games around 50% and had to turn it down to ~5% for this. This is a bigger issue than in non-VR games since I had earbuds in, and a cumbersome HMD to take off to set the volume. Also I had a hard time getting the wheel to stop right where I wanted it, keeping me from getting through many letter. Combined with only sending one letter at a time (I tried to send two but it failed :( maybe this is because sometimes the letters shoot eachother across the room when they collide, making them out of bounds?) I had a lot of letters backed up on the floor. A final critique: The timer was very out of the action (smaller timers around the room, Stanley Parable meltdown ending style could keep the tension up). As it was I rarely looked behind to see the timer, and had no idea how long I had.

All in all, good work, and I liked that the internet is tubes... just like in real life ^_^

TTLabs says ...
May 11, 2016 @ 12:36am

I love it! My only confusion was with the order of game play itself. Lots of interactables means lots of distractions, and with a lot of steps to the game play, lots of distractions aren't necessarily a great thing.

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