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

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manipulate the shape of the game itself to beat six nasty vampires!


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move with WASD or ARROWS
jump ...
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I wanted to do something interesting with audio, and so I present to you "Soothsayer Simulator 2016."

It is very simple, and I would be i ...
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I spent most of Saturday implementing a compact font rendering and editing system, in which I could build a vector-based font and embed it w ...
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-= DESCRIPTION =-

Play as a girl with an unusual ability - to be in a two places at the same time!

From your point of view you as a si ...
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The snake wanted to be a warehouse keeper

Get to the green exit box

WASD or Arrows to move
Z to undo
R to reset


Made with a res ...
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This Ludum Dare competition is the first that I've participated in, and also the first time I've ever attempted to complete and publish a ga ...
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Moments before a big fashion show, you discover that the collection you were going to present has gone missing!
To save the show, you'll ha ...
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Move with arrows or awsd (zqsd for azerty users).
Display inventory with space.

Navigate trought a morphing level and collect maps.
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Collect and use abilities to find your way out. ...
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A single player game using a normal deck of playing cards including the joker.

While playing you work your way through a stronghold, repl ...
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Race through the desert on a screamin' hot rod with a special power. This speed demon can shrink and stretch at will to always get the best ...
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OBfu is a puzzle-game around spiderweb diagrams. Go through the 11 levels (the 5th will AMAZE you ... oh wait ... who am I kidding? all of t ...
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Finally, the correctly-shaped tetromino! Your dream of clearing 4 rows at once is at hand. Or is it?

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Post-Compo fixes:
- pressing ...
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In an ageless temple at the corner of the earth, a primordial Ooze sits waiting... Shift its shape to (gleefully) eliminate all trespassers. ...
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Use left mouse button to interact and mouse wheel to zoom ...
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Roll through a dungeon searching for the lost treasure!

Classic dungeon crawling shape shifted into something new. You and all the monste ...
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Cutting Hedge is the most advanced hedge cutting simulator ever created*. The technology is finally here so cut'em down!

Download and run ...
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The Shapes of the Druid is a puzzle game about a shapeshifting druid who can turn into animals. One day, the druid loses his ability to shif ...
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A sandbox-y game where you drag an amoeba-like thing to grow plants. It's not too difficult and I didn't get to add everything I wanted, but ...
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You are being delivered a series of friendly, very flexible cats. Arrange them in boxes before time runs out.

Gameplay tip: you don't hav ...
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This game is a mix between classic Breakout game and Space Invaders. Shapeshift between the breakout pad and the Space Invaders ship.

GOA ...
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Size Matters!

Change your shape to navigate through the environment. Part of the challenge is trying to figure out how you can use your s ...
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Mac and possibly Web builds coming after I get some sleep!

Building a city was never so simple (or unusual)! Shift and place sidewalk pie ...
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-Use mouse
-Touch identical shapes
-SHAPESHIFT
-Progress
-Win

...secret ending?

(think backward) ...
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What about some configuration of seasons?

Try to unlock the seasons by changing their values in the dedicated text files you will find in ...
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1. Get the Android APK for your android phone or open the web-link in the browser of your phone or tablet

2. The game is about catching s ...
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learn the fable of the wolf who wanted to swallow the moon.



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arrow keys: move
up: throw torch / jump ...
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The battle has been won, and prisoners have been taken. Design cells to hold them. A logic puzzle game.

Tested in Firefox, Chrome and Edg ...
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Revisited an old idea that i never explored fully but seemed to be a nice fit for the LD35 theme. Hope you have a little fun with it. I find ...
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You have been sent with the wonderful Vessel "The Shipshifter" to investigate a foreign planet! Other expeditions were sent there before you ...
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My second Ludum Dare entry, featuring water! :D ...
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Bob, a small triangle, somehow ended up stuck.

Use Bob's ability to change shape to navigate a small map looking for upgrades and a way t ...
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Creased
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Creased is a game where you have to fold paper into a given shape.

INSTRUCTIONS:
There are no instructions in-game, so ple ...
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IF YOU HAVE ISSUES RUNNING THE GAME, MAKE SURE YOUR DRIVER SUPPORTS OPENGL AND CONTACT ME ON IRC.

A peaceful, gentle puzzle game. Starts ...
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Keep Gapejaw hydrated while he eats for his life in this fight to the death.

Featuring:

-Eat-em-up action

-Food

-Eat-em-up actio ...
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In TerraShift you are a god! You have to change the world and use abilities to defend a village against droughts and beasts. After 30 years ...
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In the crowd, amongst the throng of citizens lie a killer who looks like any other... Your job is to track him down, and eliminate him.

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Bloode Moon come!
Use your Alchemy Power to shapeshift the world, and stop the Witch!

Updated: Added after LD version with frendly WASD ...
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Made in under 24 hours for Ludum Dare 35 (I decided to do LD on Saturday night).

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[E] Left Wrist | [I] Right Wrist
[F ...
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Use the mouse to fling your star into other stars. The harder the better!

However, If you stretch your stellar band too far, it will sn ...
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Controls:

Arrow keys to move;
Space to shapeshift; ...
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You are a Changeling. Infiltrate and steal valuable data by taking the form of anyone you find.

Move with WASD

Approach someone and cl ...
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Shapeshift into your own ammo!
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Use the arrow keys or WASD to move.
Use the mouse to aim, and shoot using the left mouse button.
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***Description***
JUST TRY FEEL IT

***Instruments***
Adobe Flash CC
IntelliJ IDEA
Garage Band ...
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Tiny Webbased puzzle game.

Drag columns or rows to swap them to shift the ship into a shipshape shape.


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a poem game
about a mysterious figure
and facing your demons

playtime: 10-20 minutes

source is the html page itself

changelog:
- ...
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Reshapi is a Reversi (Othello) clone where the player can shift the shape of the game board between a square and hexagonal grids. Use this a ...
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Shift the characters, shift the background. The text changes in response. Experimenting with twine.

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The poor guy fell into a pit.
But fortunately, he is not alone down there. He is about to make an unexpected friend and together, they can ...
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Don't stop running, swap the characters and jump to fit the holes in the walls!

Controls :
Swap at Bottom/Up : V/F
Jump from Bottom/Mi ...
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dröm is a daydream simulator.

You can use the mouse to move around the clouds and try to match them up with the shapes you will see.

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For the third level (where people get stuck): In order to select another object, you must be the same 2D shape as that object! Once you plac ...
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A platform game where the character's ability to navigate comes from him shifting his shape and either squashing and stretching. This let's ...
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Meet Munk, the shapeshifting monkey.
Use your powers to reach the end!



***UPDATE 4-23-2016***
I've changed a few things to the game ...
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BARBER BLUES: living the dream
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You've grown tired of your boring desk job and decide it's time to pursue your li ...
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My first Ludum Dare! I got bogged down by school work and ran out of time to work solely on this, but on a whole, I'm still quite happy with ...
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There is no clear path to victory, luckily, you can create one.

Shift your environment to clear a path to the portals, touch them to dest ...
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Control | Mouse

Hints | Always be curious! There is no specific ending. Feel free to ESC whenever you have fun.

Description | You are ...
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Hello and welcome to the Mech Republic — a special place where every robot end its life cycle. Feel free to walk and jump for a while as y ...
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Test how much water you can hold in a tiny island when erosion is continuously trying to wash the land away.
Goal is to build a walls for a ...
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This is a strange ugly puzzle game which I made using pico-8.
You can start with any figure and then move it to other one to transform its ...
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Hi everyone

I finish this in the last minute

You play an "OGLA" on a strange planet
The goal is to survive by collect life (purple ...
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Perspective is a minimalistic puzzle-platformer with 2D/3D perspective changing mechanics. You *shapeshift* your view of the world.

I rec ...
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A short game about combining elements and blowing up cute animals with a ray gun. The goal is in the title.

This game is fully complete a ...
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An arcade game about holding down a button and making shapes.

Use the Vertex Cannon to construct a polygon with the most amount of vertic ...
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How to play:

WASD to move
Mouse to shape blocks

Click and drag the edges of a block to shape it.
To solve the last level, you have t ...
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You wake up in a futuristic arena. The only means to defend yourself is to use boomerangs, bow and arrows & gun and bullets. But these are ...
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A breakout game that uses waveforms from soundfiles for the paddle and bricks.
Click "Play", to play the default song, or select another on ...
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# How to play
The game controlled by mouse left click, there are three bars (X, Y, R) for controlling the items' shapes, once the items mat ...
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Change the shape of your magic chain and thus change the story.

Drag the chain's links to fit the holes on the left or on the right part ...
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In Crops of Carnage (CoC for the fans), you must fill your village in the smallest amount of moons possible. Every moon, you will be able to ...
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Looks like you are crushed by giant metal plates. And again. And again. Your life is in danger, you better run!

WASD to move, spacebar to ...
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Game and downloads hosted on itch.io.
Click link to play/download. ...
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Defend your treasure by stopping heroes with your small army of shapeshifting monsters.

In Dungeophobia, you control a pack of monsters t ...
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Toggle your mind to polar coordinates and enjoy with this minimalist experiment!!

I wanted to try with p5.js and i really had fun with i ...
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Requires brain and keyboard. Play with the lights down and volume up. ...
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"Ejderhalar" means "Dragons" in Turkish.

In this ancient dance of the dragons, both players alter the shape and size of the five beasts t ...
- Coolness
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Panzerantix is a (somewhat) turn-based puzzle-combat game, where you must configure your tank correctly to make your way through the map saf ...
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Tetris, with shapeshifting.

You can't control the shape's movement, but you can shapeshift it. After Starting the game, the falling shape ...
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Be a Shadow Hand, transform, avoid obstacles and beat records! The field of view is more blury after progress, so be careful.

Controls:
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Hi, I'm Andy and I'd like to present you my first LD game – Sound Shift.

Rules are simple:

1.The Game generates chord, which ...
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Feuding Space Blobs is a strategy game where you're in control of a space blob, battling it out with another blob, for fun and/or profit.
...
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Use the X and C keys to stretch and move, press R if you're stuck (it happens and it's inteded, it's not a bug).

I ran out of time so it ...
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My first ever submission to Ludum Dare!

I had an absolute blast making this, I hope you enjoy.

WASD or movement keys to move.
Space t ...
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An arcade game where you star as a deviant Scaffold, protecting the illegal junk trade from the ever encroaching police so you can get your ...
- Coolness
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#62 - Humor
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Endless Runner is a single-player puzzle game about the structure of the self.
Press *Space* to play. ...
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It's all Hydrogen, but it wants to be so much more ... only you can help!

You play the role of 'HIGH ENERGY', the physics overlord. Usin ...
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Shape Shifters is a game where you launch "shifters" in order to shift the weight of shapes. Levels are completed when a shape touches the s ...
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Elly is a Mahou Shoujo. She uses awesome magic, but her family is poor. To support her family she decides to collect the valuable crystals i ...
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This is a game for TWO PLAYERS ONLY. Grab a friend to try this one out!

An intrepid adventurer has arrived near the end of her quest for ...
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Listen and Shift
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SPACE => Pause / Start the game (Restart if you are on the EndScreen)

Mac OS/X => Let me know if ...
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With the Earth's surface being overcrowded and expensive, you have decided to take your company to the stars; well, Earth's junk-infested ou ...
- Coolness
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This is just a small puzzle game.

If a tree grows up, it starts to produce seeds to reproduce itself. If you plant this new seed, it star ...
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worm game
shapeshifting cuz you can grow arms

arrow keys to move
Z to eat
X to jump


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VERY IMPORTANT: use the shape freezing mechanic (hold SPACEBAR)!!! It's essential :)

Using a XBOX controller is recommended.
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S ...
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Georena is a very simple game in which you have to survive as long as you can by destroying enemy shapes.
You can only destroy enemies that ...
- Coolness
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Find the initial shape by moving the mouse. Click to orbit camera.

Made by Leon Denise with Pixi.js for Ludum Dare #35 'Shapeshifting'
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A small puzzle in the spirit of sokoban: remove all squares, triangles and discs from each level. Good luck.

Controls: arrows/WSAD + h/f1 ...
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This game tells a story about a lone shapeshifter trying to survive. It's controlled by mouse only.

How to play
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Shapeshi ...
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Shape the mouth to shift the pitch of the sound it makes. Listen to the pattern and try to reproduce the 4 notes played.

Tips:
- Click " ...
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Turbo/Glide is a car racing game with a car that is secretly also a glider plane.

The plane doesn't have any engine, so you have to build ...
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