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

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Mimicry

by WesternPlains - Jam Entry

You are a mimic, a monster that can turn into inanimate objects. You find yourself trapped in an unfamiliar place, surrounded by guards. You must find your way back to the outside world.

The only way to progress is to learn from your surrounding, find more items to transform into, listen to each guard, and present them with that which they desire the most... and then while they're distracted, eat them.

Use WASD or the arrow keys to move, number keys 1-8 to select the object to transform into, and space to transform. Best played with headphones.

Our first foray into Unreal!

Credits:
Ben Whittaker (nebhack.ca)
Jeff Lyons
Jonathan Umar-Khitab
Joshua Santos
Tejas Gandhi (https://soundcloud.com/fenikkusu)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#21Theme(Jam)4.30
#21Humor(Jam)4.16
#69Fun(Jam)3.85
#71Overall(Jam)3.95
#121Audio(Jam)3.75
#177Innovation(Jam)3.60
#344Mood(Jam)3.35
#457Graphics(Jam)3.48
#1483Coolness41%

Comments

vethan says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:06pm

This was fun! The guards sounds were funny I liked it!

mountainstorm says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:17pm

I like lots of the small details; text on the wall tops etc

Freank says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 9:51am

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

WesternPlains says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 8:26pm

For sure, Freank! Sorry I'm only getting to this now, I was at a convention. I've added it at http://www.indiexpo.net/en/games/mimicry

ConorOD says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:24pm

The concept is pretty similar to my game! Loved this, really funny, well executed, great stuff!

ryjcio says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:27pm

Hey, I like it very much! I was dissapointed because you didn't give a player any award after win, but the whole game is very cool and well designed!

CaptainPilot says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 9:49pm

Really good game - one of my favourites I've played so far :) Nice one!

Nexus64 says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:35pm

Excellent game. In fact, so good that my browser almost crash with it (the windows version run fine).

medidog says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 11:03pm

Fun game. I ran into an issue: in the corridor, where there are two guards in opposite rooms, right after i ate one of the guards, the other one caught me so i kept on spawning in that exact spot, and the guard is there still, so it just went into an infinite loop. Other than that, really nice game.

zookatron says ...
Apr 27, 2016 @ 11:35pm

Pretty cool game! The audio lines were funny :) Nice and straightforward to learn and play, and good use of the theme. Very solid game, you should be really proud of yourselves!

rjhelms says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 1:59am

I had a lot of fun with this. The voice acting was pretty decent, and made for a nice take on the theme.

retrograze says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:15am

I couldn't run the game on Web for some reason...something about it ran out of memory??!?

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 3:00am

Web version doesn't work, "out of memory"

gelisam says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 3:34am

The web version takes a long time to load, then displays "area for memory initializer should not have been touched before it's loaded"

WesternPlains says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 4:15am

There seems to be a bit of an issue with the web version. We're taking a look into it, but if there's any trouble please download the game as we can confirm that the version works.

WesternPlains says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 5:09am

Web version should be working again

Apr 28, 2016 @ 5:39am

Hilarious sounds and on-theme gameplay. I had a good time playing this. Very nicely done.

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

I really liked the game, good take on the theme and it was fun. The game was super laggy in web, but overall a great entry.

Apr 28, 2016 @ 7:11pm

GREAT GRAPHICS AND SOUND. I HAVE DONE SOME MONSTER DESIGN IN THE PAST AND I WISH I HAD CREATED YOURS

TheCain says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 3:39am

The dialogue is where this one shines.

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