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

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ShapeShot

by retrograze - Jam Entry

Dodge, Shoot, Level up, and Beat your high score! Take on waves of asteroids, and shoot them with the right kind of bullet. Shoot them with the wrong shape, and it adds a health point to the asteroid, so be careful!

Controls:
A, D = Left and Right movement
1,2,3 NUMPAD = different shape bullets
Esc. = Exit to main menu

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#274Humor(Jam)3.04
#280Audio(Jam)3.38
#515Fun(Jam)3.15
#587Mood(Jam)3.05
#652Overall(Jam)3.12
#728Theme(Jam)3.08
#805Graphics(Jam)2.88
#1160Coolness49%

Comments

Ilseroth says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:31am

At first I was a bit skeptical but I actually like it :)

Reiv says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:40am

I think it wasn't a good idea to use the Numpad as only control for shooting. I'm trying to play this on a laptop and everything I can do is move. You should change or add another keys for shooting.

adsilcott says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:44am

Once I started to get the hang of it it was really fun! Reminds me a bit of Ikaruga.

Darenn says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:48am

Great idea ! Congratulation ;)

Aaranos says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:29am

I made it so long I was reset to level 1 and the music stopped. I had to check the comments to figure out the numpad was in use not the standard 1-2-3. Not a common control choice.

zzapp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:39am

Goodjob, I liked the gameplay and idea. I think you should consider adding alternate keys for the attacks though, numpad isnt the most convenient for a lot of users.

nextreality says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:42am

So I liked the music a lot in this game, specifically the intro screen! The graphics for the game were simple, but I liked them, and I think that the transforming bullets thing goes very well with the theme! Agin music is great and helped through the many deaths :P

retrograze says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:07pm

Thank you all so far for your helpful comments and feedback! Yes, I was going to put different controls in (using j,k, and l instead of numbers), but it was gettting too close to the deadline and unfortunately I can't change it! Thank you so much for all the support though!

retrograze says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 6:32pm

UPDATE: I know that I cannot edit the game files while still in the competition (it's against the rules), but on my itch.io page, I have updated the game to support J, K, and L buttons for shooting! Plus fixed the music not looping! The power of feedback!

funisfun8 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:03am

I REALLY like this entry! The mechanic is interesting, the gameplay is fun. The graphics are simple but the audio is really good. Also, the puns on the game over screen are amazing. "Rekt-angle" LOL! Love the entry, great job!

marmpa says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:59pm

YOu only included web player and i having chrome could not run it at first.But i went on firefox so problem solved.I really liked it and the music was good.Good job

A333 says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:33pm

Very good implementation and dynamic gameplay. It's often the most important part, as the dynamic game even without top graphics will be fun. Good job.

JefePapaya says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 5:43am

Well-rounded for the entry! I liked the graphics, humor and sound ;)

There's a "development build" label on the bottom right corner that gets in the way and covers your in game score.

You probably didn't have time for this, but it'd be great to have a feedback when you hit the enemy with the wrong shape and when you hit but don't destroy it

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:07pm

The idea and game design os pretty cool. Its totally fun gameplay

PowerSpark says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 3:24am

I like this! The effects, audio, and puns are very outstanding to other entries! Good job

May 7, 2016 @ 5:21am

The text for this was pretty funny, liked the way you added humour to the game. Music was nice and the different shoot shape buttons worked well for me on my laptop.

SantiHisteria says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 3:20pm

Great idea. I like the graphics, the fine controls and the music. Good work!

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