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

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Make your Queen happy

by Rafos Games - Jam Entry

Queen mimicry plays with her little friends.

Click on the blue figures to change shape to make the queen happy before time runs out.

I hope you enjoy my mini game =)

Your free to comment in english, french and spanish. I appreciate your suggestions, comments and constructive feedback =D
Music from Henry Purcell - Dance for the fairies

I'm used Construct 2, Paint.net and ChipTone for this project.

Edit: I forgot to mention that it's mobile friendly.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness62%
#137Humor(Jam)3.45
#210Theme(Jam)3.77
#329Fun(Jam)3.37
#338Innovation(Jam)3.29
#370Graphics(Jam)3.63
#415Overall(Jam)3.37
#427Mood(Jam)3.25

Comments

AnaGF says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:04am

A bit hard but a good mechanic idea. Art is cute and funny.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:33am

aaaa somebody stop this! pretty cruel, but cute as well :)

cabezotta says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:36pm

Is very hard! But you are working very well with the theme :) I think that it would be better if you have some sort of indication of "time before the clicked figure changes to blue again", but the game is good overall! good work!

kestrelgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:10pm

It's SUPER cute, I could see this working really well on a phone game (looks like it's laid out that way already)! Competitive mode too maybe? :)

Rafos Games says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:48pm

Thanks everybody =D

@cabezotta thank for the suggestion =)
@kestrelgames yeah it's a good idea O= could implement in a future update =)

I know my game is a little hard to play hahahaha I'm looking how to balance it =)

sndr says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:07pm

Hard but funny mechanic! Very kawai artstyle!

samlo says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:13pm

Pretty difficult, but soooo funny

thephantom says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:41pm

very cool casual game. good job :D

Sabina Lis says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:38am

Me gusto el sentido del humor, la yuxtaposición de lo kawai con música clásica y la relación con el tema del juego, me resultó dificil encontrar un patrón de juego

Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:19pm

Really cute :) Managed trough 16 rounds, pretty proud :)
I have to say tough it gets hard fast.

IvanFon says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 3:42pm

Awesome concept, and it's already a fun game!

luquio says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:34pm

haha it was super great to play it, reminds everyone how hard is to make girls happy... mostly when shapes start to randomly appear and dissapear super fast... that stage will be my girlfriend! Great work and hope u could make it available on mobile! as i see it would be perfect for mobiles. cheers bro

sftrabbit says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:23pm

Simple concept, pretty difficult! Nice work.

AsixJin says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:05pm

The game was pretty hard...It kinda sucked when all of them were pink and then right as the timer went to zero some turned blue and I lost them. I like the pacing of the game and the art.

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:06pm

Cool graphics.It's fun playing it

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:08pm

That is a cute little game!!! Fantastic job!!!

Llucile says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:49pm

Really nice game ! A little bit hard but fun to play. And the art is really sweet

bigpan says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 7:33pm

Extremely hard to play but very addictive, nice job! My finger hurts now...

Swynfel says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 10:16pm

Yo!

Very cute game! And pink!

Very innovative mechanic, I think I have never played anything of the sort (or I can't remember).

However they are some problems, because those last-millisecond-shapeshifts where extremely annoying !

Maybe you could have stopped the random shape shifts during the last second? I also think there was too much time : what you do in the beginning is more or less useless.

I also saw that clicking on already-correct shapes didn't do anything : you could have been a little more evil and made them shape-shift back to a wrong shape, it would the "I'm just clicking randomly" strategy (which is actually pretty effective).

The game also gets a little repetitive after a while. I saw that once you have too few shapes, they start randomly moving : very good idea! This could have maybe been done a little better, by preventing the shapes from overlapping, and/or having the shapes "move" instead of teleporting (you could have had them bounce around : so much fun!) That allowed a change in the game pace which was cool !

You could also have different times of "mini-games" in the same theme to make the game less repetitive : some rounds, the shapes are all blue, and you have to find the single one that is the same shape as the queen, in a very limited
amount of time. Unfortunately, that only works with a lot of shapes.

Anyway: Good job and good luck for your next ludum dare!

Rafos Games says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 1:41am

Thanks for the feedbacks =D

Hi @Swynfel =) yeah, all my friends have the same problem with the last-millisecond-shapeshifts hahaha, but I'm working to fix it =) and I like the idea to make others "mini-games" =D

I take all the feedbacks to work in a better version =D

yuigoto says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 3:16am

This game is cute, but it's quite challenging! :O It feels like a whack-a-mole type of game, but totally suited for mobile (because we need more than just a mouse cursor to properly play the game :P).

I love this type of game, it's casual but quite addictive! :) Some sfx would make the game a nice release for mobile stores, and I hope you polish and release it! ;)

Cheers!

Fabraz says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 7:59pm

Tough!

MintArcade says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:00pm

Awww,so cute and cruel, most likely "crutel"
^_^

avinashd says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:52pm

One of the few games where the shapeshifting is your enemy and out of your control! Really innovative!

I'm definitely reading too much into the cutesy game, but it could be seen as an allegory of keeping free speech (various colors/shapes) down to please an existing way of thought where failure causes citizens to leave the support of the queen.

As Swynfel pointed out, you could make it extra evil and have the correct shapes shapeshift as well! Or make it even more fast and it could easily become a twitchy game perfect for mobile devices!

This game has a lot of potential, I hope you improve and release it after the jam!

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