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

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"Manu: Flight of the Bird" - v0.nothing done!

by PPski - Jam Entry

This is the first Ludum Dare that the three in our group have taken place in, so hold tight!

We encorporated the theme Shapeshift into the gameplay by having our character change forms to aquire different abilities. We took design inspiration from our homeland New Zealand, using different native birds for the different forms. We felt this would create a unique adventure-platform experience. Thus Manu was born.

This game is far from complete, but we were quite surprised how much the three of us we were able to create in 72 hours. There are many other features we would have like to have completed within the time limit, but will have to be added afterwards instead... actually, not even the physics works properly.

Great job Keith, who did 99% of the scripting by himself, and to Sean who made those brilliant sprites.

- [left and right arrow-keys] to move
- [space] to jump as kiwi
- [l shift] and [z] to toggle form

Caution: there may be traces of gameplay within the bugs ;)

Downloads and Links




Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:08am

Obviously the controls are a bit broken. Sometimes the flying birds would fly with reversed controls and sometimes they wouldn't. As the kiwi, jumping stopped sideways motion so it was hard to jump right, and there was a delay on motion in the Kiwi.

Despite all that, I love the art style and the map. I think with a bit more time this could be great game. Well done for the time you had ;P

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:20am

Problem with controls. But Nice graphic

mard says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:25am

no linux version :/

SojaBird says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:59pm

Everyone loves KIWI!! :D

Skruffye says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:18am

Graphics are nice, but the penguin can fly and the kiwi can barely walk. Very difficult to play as intended. Could have done with some music or sound effects, but the control issues are more of a problem.
Congrats on your first LD game though guys, keep it up!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:52am

It was interesting how they controlled differently, but I'm guessing the penguin wasn't supposed to be able to fly :) Nice work!

Gametery says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:00pm

I like the approach to switch between 3 different kinds of birds. The Penguin is kinda op, used it the most of the time. Keep up the good work!

geekguy100 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Cool concept. The controls were a bit off. I could see this becoming a cool endless runner!

MayankUnreal says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:00pm

Nice graphics and concept. Need little tweaks.

Lullaby says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 9:25am

Nice idea! And +1 for the kiwi fauna. I miss this country so much!
The game is obviously not polished, but it's quite à good first entry for beginners :)
Well played!

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