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

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String Theory

by SemiColon - Jam Entry

In String Theory, you must solve puzzles by manipulating the level itself. Bring the circle to the end, and help him explore the weird dimension he ended up in!


Strings (lines) can be manipulated by clicking and dragging. Bring the colored circle to the end (bright circle) to finish the puzzle.
Some lines are breakable if hit with enough force.
If the level has two exits, both shapes need to enter their respective ends (circle -> circle exit)


Lukas Donkers - Programmer
Arthur Brussee - Programmer
Esmeralda Massaut - Narrative & Art
Daniël Wewerinke - Level Design
Don Chorus - Sound Design
Raimundo Aldunate - Voice Acting
Edwin Donkers - Voice Acting


The web version works best in Chrome! If you still cannot get it to work, please download the executable file.
If you use the executable file, please select a larger resolution than the standard one! Some levels may be partially invisible if the resolution is too low.

Downloads and Links




ExodusEarth says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:06am

Very cool game! Love the concept! Nice interface and the controls are easy to understand! Overall its really great!

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:49am

Cute concept and background

Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:13pm

This is exactly what i want to found in a jam, great job!

eott says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:13pm

Wow, what a great game! Clean up the audio a bit, make it longer and you'd have a commercially ready game. :)

ChrisMingay says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:15pm

Never seen anything like this before, it's innovative and fun, nice one!

Qaterknan says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:32pm

Great take on physics logic game! Gameplay-wise it reminded me of Crayon physics - I had to think how to complete the level but then actually moving the objects to the end was also a challenge.
Strings were very well implemented - when I accidentally made a knot I was worried that it is some bug and it ruined the string... But it was actually possible to unknot it!
I was looking forward the huge puzzle at the end! Why it wasn't playable?! :-D
Also nice credits roll!

DuckTieTeam says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:03pm

Great puzzle game, loved every level. The mysterious plot is also excellent, liked the way you don't reveal it at first, but give mysterious clues. Mechanics are amazing, loved what you achieved with LineRenderer =) Seems simple, but with vast freedom to create. First LudumDare game, where I saw voicing, pretty amazing. One of the best LudumDare games I played.

P.S. Is circle on last level supposed to be hidden, I got it from off screen space.

DevDad says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:54pm

I agree with the others,very cool puzzle game. Congratulations!

RoboNebula says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:08pm

Cool game, nice concept, well executed and I love the voice acting and storyline!

mountainstorm says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:54pm

My favourite game yet - a great take on shape shifting, tonnes of playability, awesome graphics. Wonderful work guys

TreenewT says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 2:41pm

Probably the best game from the Jam I have come across so far. Immense levels of polish and finesse.

Remdiky says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 2:44pm

Fun game!

LinealGames says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:40pm

Awesome game! I love the concept and had a lot of fun playing it although I didn't see anything to relate it to the shapeshifting theme

aemiliu5 says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:41am

one of the best games i' ve played in ld35...the audio is just awesome!

pixelgriffin says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 1:09pm

Imaginative and brilliant! The story weaves into the game progression very well, and the mechanics are solid and fresh!

Amazing work, I would love to see this further polished!

May 10, 2016 @ 12:08am

Really interesting mechanically, and really changed the way that I looked at all the bits and pieces of the world you created. Great work.

OnlySlightly says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 12:10am

One of my favorites! I suggested this one to my wife as well. This was super polished from the level transition animations, the sound of each twoong from the strings, and the voice overs. This was beautiful. Thank you for making this!

TheCain says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 12:55am

"Works best in Chrome"
Now that's the first time i've heard that this entire jam.
Anyways, cool puzzle. Very original. The puzzles were very well made, and the game looked pretty good too.
The voice acting sometimes sounded a little stilted, but whatever.

Marius says ...
May 10, 2016 @ 11:05am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! We're realizing a video with several winners 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

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