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

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Magical Cyclone

by fsqrt - Jam Entry

Simple and endless side-scrolling shooter.

[Arrow keys] / [D-pad (or analog stick)]: move
[V key] / [A button (or B/X/Y)]: shot

Using gamepad was tested on Google Chrome and Firefox with XBox 360 gamepad. These controls may correspond to other buttons/sticks on other gamepad.

The game was written in C++/SDL2 and compiled into JavaScript/HTML5 using Emscripten.
Graphics made with Gimp, and sounds made with sfxr.

- Added more gamepad support. You (probably) can use your gamepad on Firefox
- Fixed rendering enemy bullets at wrong position

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Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:09am

Nice conceptart! I think this is a good point to start a project. I love the witch and colour set choosen.
Clever way to solve the "game start" moving the paralax background. The difficulty increases very fast but good jam game.

TheMightyTeam says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:57pm

Nice game. I like to see the pixels :) Maybe a little difficult from start.

rahulparihar says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:43am

Nice game, had fun playing this. Would be better if I didn't have to keep pressing the shoot button. Instead, holding down the button should keep the bullets shooting (maybe at a low fire rate). Except that, I love everything in the game, especially the visuals. Nice colors and gameplay ! Followed you on twitter :)

marod says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:04am

Nice game and nice art!

djfariel says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:12am

Really liked the art, and sounds.
Nice entry.
Theme though?

goodbadokay says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:25pm

Looks juicy!

DrillerDev says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:29pm

Nice little shooter, and great graphics. It could see a bigger game being developed from this

You should give some visual feedback when enemies are hit

Apr 24, 2016 @ 1:00pm

I don't see how this is related to the theme. But the game has really nice pixel art graphics and is nice to look at and play. I would add some things like coins for the heroine to collect while she is avoiding all those shooting creatures.

webadev says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:40pm

Graphics were pretty good but game is quickly boring and hard

Inateno says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 5:15pm

Nice arts!
I have to spam my gamepad to shoot which made the game pretty unplayable :(

okoto says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 12:31pm

cool art, wierd game design

avinashd says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 2:16am

I really love the art style, but without pickups or a cooldown, it really becomes a button-masher.

tomlum says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 5:58am

Absolutely gorgeous game.

May 3, 2016 @ 10:15pm

2600 points, pretty hard imho... I agree with others that shooting should really be done by holding a button rather than tapping it.

Rock Eaters says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 11:20pm

Nice art, but sound is awful, graphics looks like a konami shooter

domrein says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 12:54am

Pretty fun, but has nothing to do with the theme? I guess there are some shapes shifting around.

jordgubben says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 7:34am

A game about a witch flying and shooting at things? Sound vaguely familiar somehow(*).

Can't really tell how this game relates to the theme, but it looks and sounds great.

(* Check out my compo entry, you'll get it)

syst3m_ERROR says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 6:59pm

Cute game! The art was adorable and well made, I wasn't sure where the theme for the jam was though? Maybe I just missed it. You should also add some feedback to let the player know what is friendly/has been hit, since it took more than one shot to destroy the enemies and there was no feedback letting me know they had been damaged, at first i thought they were collectibles, same with the projectiles they launched. Really great and fun game overall though!

broknecho says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 1:00am

Tough little game here. Graphics are really nice! Great job!

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