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

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by mightymarcus - Compo Entry

It's a round based 2 player game. Players must add shapes to the grid to build a tower. If a shape falls onto the floor (outside from the platform) the game is over.

This game was made with haxe, openfl, nape physics and babylonhx.



I made an updated post build.

fixed time waiting bug (players had to wait until the tower stops "wobbling").

That was just 3 lines of added code. So the build is exactly the same, just with the fix.



New Version added. That's an post compo update and doesn't represent the LD35 entry. It has slightly better graphics and a TILT function, where players can tilt the table once per game. To tilt, hit the Space Bar.

I changed the game mechanics, I think it's much better than the original build.


Updated new version again. Game now has a bot to play against. You have no chance.

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pjimmy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:57pm

I like it, it's creative and plays well. I don't think it's ugly, at least for 48h. Don't be so hard on yourself...

wtfrara says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:58pm

This is fun! Kind of like reverse Jenga. The constraint on placement in the grid really makes you think a bit. Definitely could be a lot of fun to play with a friend.

ChrisMingay says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:58pm

That's a really cool concept :) Just had a go with my daughter and she really enjoyed it too. We both started out just placing square blocks in a hope that we wouldn't lose... then we both started going on the offensive! >:D

PinkIndian says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:00pm

Quite nice. Haven't seen this kind of take on tetris/falling tower before.

grayhaze says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:01pm

I actually had quite a bit of fun with this, seeing which shapes would support each other and trying to get a tall stack. The only ugly thing about the game to me was the text, which would be an easy fix.

I'd like to see this developed more, as I think it has the potential to be a fun two player game - something we don't get much of on LD. Well done! :)

oal says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:51pm

I like the idea. It's like some kind of inverted jenga-tetris. Good job!

mightymarcus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:55pm

Thanks for the comments. What annoys me at most on my game is that the player have to wait until the program "knows" that the tower will not fall. That's frustrating sometimes, but I totally overlooked the possibility that I can "look into the future" with the physics engine. So this waiting forever could be reduced to zero.

Fumiko says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:11pm

nice gameconcept, had fun playing this with a friend for a while

HawkSandwich says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:12pm

It's okay, kinda fun and not a bad game

hpearson2 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:16pm

Great! I only played it one player but it is entertaining. At first I thought it was ugly but when I realized there was physics it won me over. Great little game, I love the safety ledge and keeps it different from Jenga. Good work!

Only bug I saw was sometimes pieces would wobble for a long time and not advance the game until it was done. (Just read the other comments and it has been addressed)

mightymarcus says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:27pm

Thanks. Yes, I addressed this myself. My solution was to stop the simulation after 30 seconds (I think), but that's not a good solution. :)

BloodJohn says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:43pm

great mechanics. the game promises a lot of fun. I'll go look for the second player..

JJJANEE says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:44pm

This is a solid two person game! I got competitive lol.

smbe19 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:37pm

Nice game idea, will have to come back to this game later to play with a friend!

ExSpecter says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:20pm

I really like the Game its a nice idea and physics :) Its a hard game too what I think is nice :)
Great job!!!

Freank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:52pm

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

Geti says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:05am

Made me smile. Would have liked a better restart than f5 ;) Player 2's a grandma

mightymarcus says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:02am

Lazy wins ! :)

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

Pretty unique idea. Liked it.

JoseArias says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:05pm

Simple and very fun multiplayer game. I like it, very well done.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:11am

this is a really great idea and i did not think it was ugly - great game

Mixer says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:47am

Love the mechanic! Great game.

djfariel says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:55am

Nice entry, more challenging tower shapes would have made this even more enjoyable I think.

jk5000 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:57am

Great and simple idea.

pixel_maniacs says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:46pm

Nice entry, love the fact it's a 2 player game, me and my wife tried it and had fun :) Nice entry. Please have a look at my entry, too.

Apr 24, 2016 @ 2:23pm

I didn't have anyone else to play with, but I had a good time trying to build towers so they wouldn't fall over!

One thing I noticed was that if you build for long enough, it's possible to make it so the other player can't place blocks at all, and the game doesn't seem to recognise this state. Of course, there's always the reset button, so that's not too much trouble!

mightymarcus says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:14pm

Yes. I was too lazy to implement that. I rather drank beer with my friends. :)

LeReveur says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:32pm

I would like to test with another player, but for what I saw playing it all by myself, I think there is fun to get here. :)

PyroSneak says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:37pm

Interesting take on Tetris. Would be fun if I had a player 2. nice physics as well. good job!

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