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

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Slimy Business

by kapsel2 - Compo Entry

First time “finishing” a game on my own and first time in a game jam. Loved it!

Spent a lot of time trying to fix stuff that didn't make it into the game, like making stuff pixel perfect which I had to give up. Making the slime split to smaller pieces when hit and merge together. Was really close on both tasks. Had plans for a lot more, like civilians getting transformed to slimes if not saved in time as well as a death animation where the player turns into a slime. These shortcomings sadly makes the theme, shapeshifting, less obvious.

Big thanks to quill18 who encouraged his viewers to try this in one of his videos a few days ago!

Best regards / Tim

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kapsel2 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:49am

Had to make a few tweaks to get the mouse cursor / crosshair working in the builds. Allowed right?

darksshades says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:50am

Nice graphics. love the art.

kapsel2 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 8:09am

Fixed the slime split... Was missing one line of code. Again, hope it's allowed... Brings so much to the game and theme.

@darksshades Thanks!

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:48am

Nice pixel art and take on theme. Love the slime destruction effect.

Liam :D says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 3:50am

I really like the animation, red on-hit effect and the fact that stones use collision boxes that aren't squares, meaning you can glide around them. Pretty neat. The presence of audio is also a great bonus!

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