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

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Town Heroes

by picxinet - Compo Entry

You will manage a team of 4 shapeshifters have to save the city from disaster.
Each shapeshifter can be transformed into 3 monsters with specific capabilities to deal with disasters.

How to play ?

- A disaster arise on the top right of the city !
(1) Pass your mouse over the signal to see what happens.

- It's a fire! You must send your best shapeshifter on site to save the most peoples!
(2) Select (click) on one of 4 shapeshifters (top left)

- Good! Now you can give him the ability to transform to 3 monsters to solve problems.
(3) Select (click) on the Nofiremon, the monster specialize to extinguished fires, it looks like a fire hose, select Plastermon to help injured and Repairemon to repair the damage caused.

- Your shapeshifter is ready! Assigns the mission!
(4) Click to the signal on the map.

- There is always the fire! And now deads! Add other shapeshifters with another capacities.
- Think of the disaster on the left! It's a deluge!
- You can unassign a shapeshifter by clicking on it on the signal.
- Good luck.

Select a grey shapeshifter

Made with :
- Godot Engine (
- Inkscape (
- GIMP (
- Synfig Studio (
- Apple GarageBand

Downloads and Links




djfariel says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:03am

I liked the music.
I was pretty lost on what to do.
Sending Nofiremon to the fire was pretty self explanatory, but when I did nothing happened?

marmpa says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:08am

Nice game and i really liked the music. Though it took me quite a while how to treat the "camps" and all that stuff so a tutorial you really help.

Vantaug says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:13am

There needs to be more juicy feedback and maybe a way to get more shapeshifters. It would be cool if the shapeshifters changed shape, for example to a fire hose, instead of just changing color. Maybe that is what you intended to do, since there is a fire hose on the nofiremon icon, and it is understandable that you didn't add so much polish, since you only had 48 hours.

picxinet says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:25am

Yes I wanted to do that Vantaux. I had even prepared an animation. But I lacked the time.

tompudding says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:51am

Great music, but it wasn't clear if my shapeshifters were helping in any given disaster, and with all 4 of them assigned there was nothing for me to do

Paulgami says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:54am

It's a nice idea, but it definitely needs more feedback. For example, I'm still not sure if/when I'm supposed to take my shapeshifters away from a crisis.

puppetmaster says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:14pm

Music is great and helps for the mood. Keep up the good work. +1 for godot engine :-)

batmanasb says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:53am

Yeah, as @Vantaug was saying. The menu is pretty confusing because there isn't enough feedback. Next time I'd suggest switching to Jam if you run out of time, so you can get one more day to add in the animations you prepared, would have loved to see them in action :)

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