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

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Flumber

by roman9 - Jam Entry

Sit back, relax, you don't even need to jump just shapeshift into the correct shape over the walls!Compete with your buddies for a highscore!

Critics are saying!

"no" - notch

Provided my code. I'm not the neatest solo programmer so I apologize if you have trouble understanding it.


I suggest fullscreen mode!

Enjoy!

(Original submit will always be top download and webplayer)
*****UPDATES*****
ver 0.1.0 - ***Fixes button sticking*** Increase difficulty over time with a streak counter to lower amount of strikes against! This definitely helps with the repetitiveness of the game. You now can work towards a streak and increase speed over length of progression.

Check out the updated version online!!! https://roman9.itch.io/flumber

Music not by me :) Music: Disco con Tutti Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/​


Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/​

****UPCOMING UPDATES****
Challenge mode - Player now has to jump on his own!


Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness85%
#509Humor(Jam)2.50
#622Theme(Jam)3.25
#804Mood(Jam)2.74
#814Fun(Jam)2.78
#957Overall(Jam)2.76
#979Innovation(Jam)2.43
#1007Graphics(Jam)2.34

Comments

bigpapa says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:48am

This game is the shit. It challenged my views on what a truly good game is supposed to be. This game takes your hand and plunges you straight into the thick of it's in depth game play and mechanics you never thought one could achieve with only z x and c. It's is one of life's miracles that knows no bounds. Truly an underrated game that has so much to offer to it's players. Nothing sexual but you just might pop one playing this exemplary game.

Glaydur says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:01am

Nice game. Took time to get used to the controls but once I mastered it, the game was still hard lol. Detection of the shapes is not perfect like I switched to triangle but it still told me it was wrong.

paradxil says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:04am

Fun but a little repetitive.

Just Tom says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:09am

The tutorial was succinct and swift, very swell.
The graphics are functional but I found the colors blended a bit sometimes, a color chart can do wonders here!

The game-play is fun, I went for a number of tries! I Noticed the input tends to stick a little, I don't know if it's the game or just my PC but I thought I'd mention just in case.

Digging the vibe, love green, under rated colour. Fun game. Cheers!

Decentsauce says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:12am

The web version of your game doesn't work well. It doesn't fit the window and when you go full screen the window closes if you try to click on the game. So I downloaded the game. (Would recommend to call the map something else then standalone to avoid confusion)

I like the idea but it is kinda weird that the object on the pillars change after you jump. Especially since these objects don't have a border it's sometimes hard to distinguish between the shapes. (Might have been better this way with a different background) Also would have been nice to have a visual reminder of which buttons correspond to a certain shape. (Kept forgetting :p) Menu music fit okay, gameplay music meh. The shape shifting itself felt unresponsive at times.

roman9 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:59am

Thanks for the input I'll definitely consider and input your guys advice. I've noticed the buttons tend to stick a little bit so I'll work on that. Ran out of time and don't know if I should continue work on it. Thanks for the input!

TheCams says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:11am

Simple and nice concept but I agree with paradxil, a bit repetitive.
Tutorial is straight to the point and explicit enough, and I liked the general mood. Nice job!

JefePapaya says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:15am

Somehow I love those graphics.
The soundtrack is soo great!
Not much innovation on the theme.
Thumbs up for the humor.
Maybe you should change the colors a bit so they don't mix too much. Sometimes it's hard to tell foreground from background.

sudorossy says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:15pm

Not a bad little thing, I think I'd have had you control the jumps, and maybe not have the shape keep changing, giving me some time to plan ahead, but it wasn't a bad little game :)

Ryusui says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:40pm

Clever concept, but it felt like sometimes my button inputs wouldn't register. There should also be better indication that I should be paying attention to the sign in the background and not the shapes on the hurdles (which are misleading, as they can change at the last second!)

roman9 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:52pm

I've noticed the button inputs sticky. I fixed that issue in
ver 0.1.0.

PowerSpark says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:40am

Good use of theme, it should be noted that the input stuck a bit in the web version for me.

Nolocality says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:46am

Nice, mellow lil' game here. For some reason the music made me think of sonic spinball...I dig the audio.

blockdroppers says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:13am

Nice game, I appreciated having a tutorial!

pixel_maniacs says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:24pm

Heyho, this game is really challenging!
It is just hard that the elements even switch while you are jumping, so you sometimes catch the wrong shape even you prepared correct!

SoulBound says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 1:08am

Very fun with fitting music.

roman9 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:23am

Thanks for the support guys! I already fixed the button sticks and realized my update was really glitchy! so stay tune for better versions

namrog84 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:29am

boing! boing! controls seemed a little unresponsive?

caelanrp says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:35am

Simple, cute game. Obviously very repetitive, but cool for what it is. Nice job!

roman9 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:46am

@namrog84 yeah i messed up in that version they'll be an update this weekend hopefully

Chaserbrown says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 4:50am

Great concept! There were a few problems I had, for instance, whenever you jumped, the shapes switched on the pillars, which was overall confusing. I feel like this could be really fun though if you fixed some things and expanded!

abcdef65g says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:23am

Good job for a solo project! I like green and the game is fun. The only issue was the fact I paying attention to the shapes on the pillar and not the background, so it was confusing to keep getting wrong shapes. Also, is Flumber possibly a homage to Flubber, what with changing shapes and being green and all?

Also, I'm not sure if a lot of people still have the Unity Webplayer installed. I feel like a WebGL build, despite its significantly rough edges, is probably the more universal route to take, if you want more people being able to play the game! Just my two cents.

roman9 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 5:48am

Thanks I'll definitly put a WebGL build up that's a great idea
@abcdef65g

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:56pm

Very challenging runner game! I love it! Once I had the controls memorized I was able to get really far! Nice job

GGAlliance says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:37pm

Good challange. :D Please, put a skip option in tutorial. ^^

roman9 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:37am

@GGAliiance thanks for the tip!

DevelopTech says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:11am

Nice game.

I would try too add a "skip button" for the tutorial.
Also, I would prefeer to increase the challenge of the game with more speed instead of changing the shapes in the last moment.

I needed many tries to make a decent score, but when you undertand the controls it is funny.

roman9 says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 7:41pm

@DevelopTech thanks! Stay tune for update ver 1.0.0 for increased difficulty

Ellian says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 10:38am

I was surprised that it jumps automatically, but it's actually a good choice, changing shapes already makes your brain busy enough ahah.
Yet the jumping is good, it somehow breaks the monotony of it.

Stending says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 12:04pm

Pretty simple but really cute and fun!
A bit easy though, there is almost no difficulty curve :/

roman9 says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:22pm

@Ellian thanks for the input. In creating the game I found jumping would have been a challenge on top of changing shape. Eventually I will make hard mode where you have to jump on your own! so stay tune for that.

roman9 says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 11:23pm

@Stending I've noticed that some have difficult even with the current set up. In my new update it will make the game harder the longer you play! Stay tune!

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