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

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SlimeShifter

by Jerba - Jam Entry

This is my entry for the Jam :) (And first Ludum Dare entry ever yay)

I came up with puzzle-platformer where you play as shapeshifting slime - SlimeShifter. SlimeShifter has few different forms that you can use to solve puzzles, aka avoiding danger and pressing buttons.
The game is short, just going trough the basic mechanics. I had few big puzzles done and designed but Unity crashed and I lost few hours of work. :(

My friend made art assets (except I made the tileset) but I worked mostly solo - planning, designing, programming, bug fixing, crying in corner... And there's no audio in the game :(

Try it out!

Bug Fix(es) on 19th April 2016
- Gravity fixed.
- When I fixed Gravity, I accidentally turned off Ending trigger :/
- You can run now (move slightly faster)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness63%
#125Theme(Jam)3.94
#438Fun(Jam)3.26
#465Innovation(Jam)3.16
#488Graphics(Jam)3.42
#492Humor(Jam)2.54
#507Overall(Jam)3.27
#698Mood(Jam)2.90

Comments

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:32pm

It feels like it could use more speed, or a speed-up button or something, but anyways, the concept is sweet, the physics feel good and the animation of the slime is very good aswell! Good job!

allstar602 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:34pm

I really enjoyed the game. I loved the puzzle towards the end. There is a lot of potential. I think you should play with the mechanics you have and create some more interesting level! :) I think music would've made the experience nicer but other than that I enjoyed it.

fafastudio says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:36pm

Pretty neat for a first entry and solo !
Actually, i had some difficulties to understand that you didn't need to use the slime to climb the wall in the first level ! xD
Well done !

ketura says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:39pm

Runs well, and your puzzles nicely used the toolset you gave the player. R being suicide was a rather obnoxious surprise. In the first room, the ceiling walk wasn't very obvious (that you had to hold up), and I ended up discovering the other forms on my own and running past. Not being able to morph in mid-air, except for the invuln form, was obnoxiously inconsistent.

Overall, not bad, though. Good work.

ManuSaiz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:45pm

The character is sooooo amazing! I loved the fellow detail near to the ending(?).

If I were to change something, I would make transformations last a bit less, and maybe character can move slightly faster (+20%?) I joined my fellows but we are trapped T_T

For a GRIMM approach on fellow Shapeshifting checkout our entry! :)

UgiWithAKnife says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:51pm

Thumbs up for character and level design. The puzzles are cool and can be very interesting if you continue working on the game.

Skruffye says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:02pm

Lovely animation on the slime(s), and a good choice of different forms.
I got to a room with a bunch of other slimes in, and I'm guessing that that was the ending?
Could have done with being longer, nice game though! :)

nlbi21 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:19pm

Nice game i love the slime :D hahaha and the art style.

CaptainPilot says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:32pm

Yeah, I liked this! Felt like you'd genuinely embraced the theme, and the mechanics were introduced well. Can definitely see where you'd take it after the jam too! Character art really nice, but backgrounds could definitely benefit from some love too :)

jofra says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:35pm

Cool game! Wish it was a little more fast and that you had time to make some sounds ( i know how hard that is :c )

starfeesh says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:37pm

Great entry, the art style is great and the puzzles are fun.

FanieG says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:10pm

Nice puzzles. Enjoyed it.

TomaszHajas says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:39pm

It fits with LD35 theme. Good game, congrats!

Osaft says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:46pm

I liked the game play aspects. 5/5

Lullaby says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:59pm

Welcome to Ludum Dare, though! Really nice first entry, but as others said before me, you should go even deeper in your mechanics, and add content!

Well done mate!

May 5, 2016 @ 7:56pm

Overall, REALLY fun little game. A bit short, as you noted, but such is the life of LD. Art style was wonderful!

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