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

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by eymrich - Jam Entry

The game is incomplete!
Web version is heavy and laggy due no optimization!

In this game you take the role of a Mimic Octopus. It's one of the few animals capable of literally shapeshifting himself.

You will travel around and eating other fishes, so you will increase your size. You should use the other forms(for now only 1... bugged :D) to avoid sharks that will hunt you down if you keep too close.

Keyboard control:
left - right arrow to turn around
keep SPACE down to start moving.
Press 1 to change form(in a sponge)
Mouse wheel to change zoom.

In theory, you should run from the sharks, alas i wasn't able to finish this part(and many other parts too!). While eating smaller fish you gain size and the ability to eat all the others fish, shark included after a while.

The shapeshifting is a morph that breaks the mesh material and i don't really know how to fix that now!:D

Renato Kuurstra - Scripting, Audio( .. ), a bit of everything.
Jakob Furbo - Scripting and particles
Daniele Gamba - 3d Models and textures

Hope it's worth a laugh! Next year will be better :D

Downloads and Links




Xinelu says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:20am

Hey i did a game about ocean too XD
But your is prettier haha, good work!

Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:58am

Haha the sounds. Nice morphing effect.

teamross says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:00am

haha Those sounds are funny, but they are stacking when i press repeatedly the space key.
Good job!

ccglp says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:05am

Sound effect beats me

Trasevol_Dog says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:33pm

Best SFX. You should definitely have entered the audio category. Other than that, the octopus's inertia might be a bit too hard to control. SFX are great tho.

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:06am

haha perfect squid sound. Mouse tracking felt a bit off though

ruchirbapat says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:45am

nice sound effects LOL
play and rate my game here:

serp says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:49am

Nice sounds haha!

Chaserbrown says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:32pm

Haha, for some reason, although there isn't much to the game, it is incredibly satisfying! The art is good, even with some bugs, and the SFX... perfect!

We were actually the only two participants to make a game about the Mimic Octopus! If you want to play my game, Mimic, here's the link:

haveric says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:48pm

I liked the physics, and the graphics were cute, clean and well done. the sound effect was brilliant the first couple times I heard it, but the thousandth time it got a little old.

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