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

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by Reiv - Jam Entry

You are a ninja. You have been kidnapped by aliens. They made weird things to you and now you can transform into a bat. Use your abilities in order to escape.


E - Switch between Bat or Ninja


A or D - move
W - Jump
SPACEBAR - Throw shurikens


A or D - move
W - Jump
Hold SPACEBAR near the Roof or a Wall to stick to it

So yeah, this is my first Ludum Dare! Sadly I didn't manage to finish. I spend half of the time struggling and learning GM but I gained a lot of experience, so I hope to make something better for the next time!

I will appreciate all your critics and suggestions. It will help me to keep getting better :)

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pixelgriffin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:52am

Really like your art style. Amazing color palette!

Imperial Unit says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:31am

Great looking characters and animations. The different styles of movement provided varied game play options.

Falak says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:40am

Cotrol the bat are realy strange.

Big Cow says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:08pm

Great! I like the innovative choice of bat as the shape shift. Art is good too reminds me of game boy games for some reason. Well done.

luquio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:39pm

se ve muy bueno! deberias hacer una version para osx o web asi es mas facil de probar. Me gustaron principalmente los graficos, cheers!

rahulparihar says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:21pm

Nice platformer. And good use of theme, loved the visuals and animation :)

cabezotta says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:24pm

Great entry! Awesome artwork!

glitchu says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:38am

It's my first ludum dare too! I can relate to alot of the things you said in the description. Very nice pixelart and animations; I love it. The controls for the bat is a bit finnicky but overall it works really well so congrats on getting something out!

Sabina Lis says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:47pm

Beautiful art, great work!

Yword says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:03pm

Nice pixel arts and really cool characters! Well done for your first Ludum Dare!

fafastudio says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:05pm

Concept is really interresting, i loved your art, and also loved the bat mechanics !
Great entry for a first game, and first approach of game maker !

Aaranos says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:19pm

Nice, really good concept. Bat was a little difficult to control but that is somewhat expected.

ryjcio says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:24pm

I like your art style, amazing job with animations! But controls are really hard and unpredictible, it makes the game very hard. Hitboxes of obstacles are far to wide for me, I didn't expect spikes to kill me from aside.

Hankenstien says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:40am

Good job on the animation, even if you didn't finish it your next one will be even better. Good submission.

Freank says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:46pm

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

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 7:15pm

Cool artwork/animations/palette! I specially liked the way the controls works for the bat, is challenging at the beggining but necessary.
Also never thought a bat/ninja could fit so well. Good job.

Reiv says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 2:09am

Thanks everyone for the feedback! :)

May 5, 2016 @ 4:00am

Great visual style and nice choice of shape shifting mechanics! Congrats on your first ludum dare!

rayman1900 says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 4:57pm

Great game overall, it's just so hard to control the bat. I think the falling is too strong, which is a little bit hard to move and jump at the same time. Maybe if there was a greater linear velocity it would be more easy to control

PinkIndian says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 5:01pm

Great first LD entry. The sprites were really well done, although there should have been more animation frames.
But geez, was this game hard. Sorry but I couldn't finish the first level. the instakill spikes and rapid fire lasers were too much.
But great job anyhow. Maybe next time make a little easier game :)

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