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

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Alieniced

by seveca95 - Jam Entry

Alieniced is a puzzle game with awesome mechanics.
20 lvls available!
#LDJAM

Controls:
WASD to move.

If you like the game you can also vote us here:
https://itch.io/jam/lowrezjam2016/rate/62401
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This game maybe contains bugs :)

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Ratings

#675Audio(Jam)2.21
#682Fun(Jam)2.95
#758Mood(Jam)2.81
#780Humor(Jam)1.80
#882Graphics(Jam)2.70
#910Overall(Jam)2.85
#1002Innovation(Jam)2.39
#1126Theme(Jam)1.81
#1579Coolness39%

Comments

ccglp says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:44am

Go rate games to get you some feedback!

stalker1586 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:47pm

Ordinary oldschool.

bigbuggames says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:59pm

Nice pixel art and fun game eventhough it is not really related to the theme.

JiiHoo says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:01pm

There was no shapeshifting that I could see. Nice icy slide puzzle game. Perhaps the teleports could show which ones are connected, so it's not a blind guess.

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:30pm

I'm not so sure about them awesome mechanics.

I've played puzzles like this many times before. To solve one all you need to do is to think backwards from the ending and that's that. Because the grid is so small I didn't even need to do that most of the time. Just randomly trying different directions yielded as good results.

Portals are nothing new. You could have chosen different colors at least.

Not sure if it's a bug, but the ice blocks seem to break by just hitting tiles around it. The ice block puzzles are the easiest of the bunch anyways as you can just break your way though them.

I wouldn't be a good sport without parting with a few pointers now would I, so here's a few:

- Break the static puzzle mold. Introduce moving walls, doors and other shapeshifting terrain (where's the shapeshifting to begin with!)

- Buttons, switches, traps, etc. Stuff to interact with. Opens up possibilities for all sorts of shenanigans.

- Add enemies with different behaviors. Some move towards you, some move away from you, some try to get a line of sight and hurl nasty things at you. It's all turn based of course so there's enough time to figure out ways around these beasties.

Here are some titles you should play to get a feel for different kinds of turn-based puzzle, and puzzle-game mechanics: DROD, Mummy Maze (an old PopCap Classic. Not online anymore, but there's a demo), Hoplite (Android), 86856527 (just look it up, ok), Desktop Dungeons.

That's all I can think of right now. Good luck.

eemmbbeerr says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:54pm

Having troubles seeing the theme here. As a puzzle game it's alright but portals and slidy things aren't that shapeshifty.

SgtBursk says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:08pm

Gotta agree with the comments on the lack of shapeshifting kind of missed the point of the challenge. Though it was a solid game from start to finish (and then looping back to start :P) Congrats on finishing!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:23pm

I don't see how this matches the theme. Nice pixel art though.

davidkanc says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:26pm

Ey! very good puzzle game! it's fun and the most advanced levels and hard! nice art too for this resolution. Good work!

Marc F. says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:27pm

Agree with previous posters - fun little game, cool retro graphics, but not related to theme. Could use some BG music

Raysangar says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:28pm

As others said before, i don't see how you used the theme, but i really enjoyed playing it.

HawkSandwich says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:32pm

Great game. Cool mechanics, great feel to the graphics, etc.

SantiHisteria says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:21pm

I like the puzzles! Nice!

Freank says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:56pm

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

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