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

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Split and shift the shape of the world to get those critters home safe.

Press R to restart the level if anything terrible happens.
Arrow ...
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As the Maitre D' at a fancy French brasserie, it's your job to ensure patrons encounter the best service imaginable. Worm your way in with t ...
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Play chess without moving your pieces!

***************************** NEWS *******************************
Version 0.5 of the post-compo ...
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Ludum Dare is not quite friendly for physical games. But we made one anyway!

From brains and fingers of Robin Baumgarten (@robin_b) and J ...
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You have to get to the end of every level, unfortunately you can't move, you can only bend the ground around you in order to do so, can you ...
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Theseus is a puzzle platformer. You can't jump, but you can grow, you can change, and you can leave some things behind. Play through more th ...
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You have a weird ability: you can reform your head at will.
You can also cut the formed pieces off.

Use these abilities to traverse obst ...
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Welcome to Bleeps!

You are a conductor of a band of sound producing shapes, called 'Bleeps'. These Bleeps create sound based on their sha ...
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Did you ever wish you could keep your pet, but swap its species? Now you can make it happen with Miss Turner's Magical Pet Swap Shop! Resize ...
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Escape from the Red Hand of Doom in this platformer made entirely of hand shadow puppets!

Hands are shapeshifting creatures. The game onl ...
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Protect Your Computer From Viruses...
That's pretty much it.

IMPORTANT:
TO START THE GAME, NARROW IN THE GAME WINDOW ON THE START BUTTO ...
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Finally done :)
Took me way too long to figure out what I want to do with it and to get it all running.
Because of this it's really short, ...
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This is an abstract puzzle game. Use the mouse to move a brush. When you click, the shape moves away from the brush. The goal is to fit the ...
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Genius Loci.
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A short game about passing time and architectural memories.

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Perfect Form

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
- Winston Churchill

This game is Jam Packed with 3 Modes:
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You are Blobby, an amorphous digital amoeba. Your task is to take on certain shapes as well as possible. You do this the only way you know: ...
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PERMUTATE. You are the shapes. And the shapes thirst. Shapes are the means of collection, and through collection, the shapes have meaning.
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A lone woman finds herself stuck in-between two dimensions, and only you can help! Guide this person to salvation using environmental cues a ...
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NO TIME FOR DESCRIPTIONS!!!! Please do fullscreen, no time!! There's more to game than it seems. ...
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Bounds was a cheery little lad, enjoying the good life in his shapeful colourful world. One day, a surge of blue death swept through and bro ...
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In losing your form you find your truest self.
Your imagination is the only limit to your being.
You are at once a gargantuan beast, a sly ...
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"The Prince Charming has been cursed by an evil witch and he suffers an awful spaceshift. He has to reach the top of the Princess Tower to m ...
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A simple(?) variation on the classical game of Tetris.

You are the Nixis, a three-by-three core of white blocks. Other blocks are flying ...
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Do-od: A fun little game with simple shape-shifting elements!

Do-od aproaches Shape-shifting by having the player change the environment ...
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A puzzle game based on shadowplay. By controlling individual fingers of your hands you form shadow figures.

Controls:
Use the numbers t ...
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Zen and the Art of Transhumanism is a cyberpunk pottery game about improving the human race through technology.

Keyboard and Gamepad supp ...
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In this Game you don't play the protagonist of the story, but rather play the level itself. You have to change your shape in order to help t ...
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Guide Serena to the coveted WIN STATE by choosing the correct transformation to get her past the numerous challenges she encounters! ...
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Sergei has a virus for you. To avoid being caught by an antivirus, he has a few requests for you. Shapeshift your code from a simple python ...
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Can you hear shapes?

In this game you will experience darkness in its darkest form and learn how to truly appreciate the light in life. U ...
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In String Theory, you must solve puzzles by manipulating the level itself. Bring the circle to the end, and help him explore the weird dimen ...
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Polytopian - a mind-bending game created for Ludum Dare. Use your portal-sphere technology to avoid obstacles and complete puzzles.


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Block Shift is a tiny puzzle game where you shift and swap blocks to make matches before time runs out.

It's a calming puzzle game meant ...
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Our first LD jam!

Made in unity.

Made by some Stellenbosch students.

Dev team:
Charles Verwer
Mathew Milne
Eric Botes
Arjen S ...
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"Robot snake " is finished!!!
Update: Thank you all for your comments and feedback. Follow me on itch if they want to see future versions o ...
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As a god of the mortal world, use your powers from the heavens to assemble divine gifts to aid your followers.

This is a short and casual ...
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== Tri Something
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Personal:
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It was not a very inspirational theme for m ...
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Gameplay:
Player 1 => Keyboard (wasd) - Drives the truck
Player 2 => Mouse - Builds the track
(You can play both positions, too)

Check ...
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You are a cleaner in Shape Research Lab.
But after emergency situation you started to shift your forms. Each form grants special abilities. ...
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Using a controller is highly recommended if you're able to! Browser version (WebGL) and standalone build downloads can all be found on the i ...
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****** Post-Jam Version ******

- High resolution, full-screen and fantastic graphic quality enabled

- optimize the collision logic ...
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Play as a hungry shape-shifting flesh eating blob-monster thing. Find and eat all of the workers in a tiny sea-lab amidst a foreboding storm ...
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The Other Woman is a noir infiltration adventure game where a female spy, must to impersonate women close to key mobsters by using her uniqu ...
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-- Current version: 1.1 --
changelog

1.1: Bug fixing
- Fixed latency issue in browser version
- Fixed boss behavior
- Fixed other min ...
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A very short game designed to explore a simple mechanic regarding traversing obstacles throught the use of shadows.

Made with Unity.
Lig ...
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A game in which you must control the arms of a boy in order to get back home.
Your goal is to get the box out of the lab and drop it infron ...
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​This game legit gave me anxiety as a child - how could it possibly get more stressful?

Try and get all the pieces into their slots - u ...
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(Note: If you get a black screen or an error message, refresh the page. Requires OpenGL. Fullscreen recommended. Has brightly colored lights ...
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In the middle of a vast desert, a small village is located. It’s midnight and the full moon is shining.

You play as the evil full moon, ...
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Use a gun to change to the forms of enemies, gaining their abilities and disabilities. Use this to navigate 9 levels in this puzzle platform ...
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Wax is a puzzle platformer that delves into what it is like to be a candle. Face multicolored challenges to get to your candle holder. All t ...
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You're asked to make some elementary math formula, the twist here is:

The numbers are resisting you with all forces.


Control: (Contr ...
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You are Scree, a highly-evolved alien life form who has been captured by nefarious humans! Imprisoned in the confines of a high-tech laborat ...
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Shape Shifter is two-button minimalistic arcade action.

phew. Ok. It works. Some minor bugs, but I am out of my time. Have fun playing an ...
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A personal adventure game.

You probably enjoy this game more if you take your time and read the texts. (Really, it's crucial for some of ...
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This is a game created using TV footage from the 50s about a special delivery. All you have to do is press the arrow keys to play. Have fun! ...
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You're the frog prince's servant, and once upon a time, you loved him.

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Reshape a classic fairy tale in an interactive fiction game ...
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Creature creator!
RMouse + Drag = Rotate cam
MMouse + Click on bone = Create child bone (of same type)
Hold space + Create bone = Force c ...
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Left / Right to move
Up Arrow to move faster
Space to Reset

Inspired by Tetris and Super Hexagon. Clear rows to score points, but be ca ...
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They took his dog to Hell... And he's coming for it!

John Wizard is an epic tale of vengeance on the denizens of the underworld, after th ...
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Mountain is about man.

Control/How to play:
Mouse dragging / touch sliding

It's a very simple game, it's strongly recommended that yo ...
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0-/-0, read as "Zero Does Not Equal Zero" or "Portal-no-Portal", is a game where you must navigate through levels while confined to a shape- ...
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DON'T match the colours!

A game made my myself and AvinashD for Ludum Dare 35, with the theme of 'shapeshift'.

You play as a pathogen ...
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Sculptor Simulator
A relaxing puzzle game about carving stones into something meaningful. The more accurate your monument is, the more scor ...
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Embark on a journey with the Amorphous Space Widgits! Use their unique powers to help them explore and solve puzzles. Triangle has strong gr ...
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Shipshift Pronto

Created by Edwin DeNicholas (@edenicholas)
for Ludum Dare 35 - Shapeshift.
Featuring artwork by Patrick Webster (@tapr ...
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You are a city sniper hunting for evil shapeshifters...

Gameplay:
- Each level, there is one shapeshifter among the crowd...
- Use mous ...
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John is depressed. His thoughts are disarranged. How long can he keep this up? Will the depression ever leave him? How will his life take sh ...
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PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT! I LOVE TO KNOW WHAT PLAYERS FEEL ABOUT MY GAMES, GOOD OR BAD! THANK YOU!

EDIT: There is an incredibly rare bug wh ...
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Intro

Hexagon Battle is a casual PVP game.

In this game, you will control a hexagon which has 6 sides to move and rotate, each side co ...
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The story

You found mysterious glasses with a note containing an address for an old house. You are curious what can be found there. And w ...
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In Territoris, you are the ruler of a peculiar kingdom. Rearrange your kingdom by sliding rows and columns to move resources, build defenses ...
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A simple puzzle game we attempted to get off the ground!
WASD or Arrows to move.


My only things on the wish list... More levels! We r ...
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After a freak industrial accident involving a quantum freezer, Dr. Phase can now only take the form of water, ice, or steam.

Guide him th ...
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"Work!" is a game (based on true stories) about working in a company and earn money in order to buy great items and be promoted, or...

We ...
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Protect your fragile heart from the infectious impurities!

-Click and hold to block
-Release to recover
-Only extended barriers can def ...
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A little girl meets a magical cube that can shapeshift the world around them, helping her solve puzzles and find keys. But where are they t ...
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-----------------------Edit----------------------
play with the game a little then read the instructions for more clarity.
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Use your drum (SPACE) to perform 3 shapeshift rituals and become a true SHAMAN
Move with WASD.

Become the INSECT, become the FISH, becom ...
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Play as a cute little noob that lost in the middle of the sea because he ran away from his mother
and now have to navigate his way throug t ...
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Swap all the shapes in the environment.

Controls:

- Global: ESC: Main Menu, R: Restart.

- Rabbit Levels: You can use the arrow keys ...
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Boxey!
Boxey is a VR-ONLY HTC Vive game, you need an HTC Vive to be able to play it.

It's pretty self explanatory, go in there and ship ...
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Chameleon Candidate

If you want to get ahead in politics, there's no room for principles, for morals, or for the truth.

Don't try and ...
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Description:

You: What is this game? Looks really simple
Developer: It’s “Biological Warfare”! A game where germs kill other germs ...
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Droplet has been kidnapped! Help him phase between solid, liquid, and gas to bring him home.

Here's a walk through: https://youtu.be/hl ...
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You are the last living Druid. With your shapeshifting abilities and formation shifting allies, how long can you protect the Catalyst from t ...
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There's no place for points in a shape world. But this point will show them how a shape is defined. Needless to say, you're on point! All pu ...
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You end up on the top floor of a burning house, being the only one able to save them all...

A combination of geometry pussle and shapeshi ...
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If you ever wondered if robots needs to stretch out and relax, this game is for you!
If you never thought about it, play and reflect about ...
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Welcome to viA Morpha a physics puzzler that revolves around you shapeshifting the level to create the most efficient path for your molecule ...
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You play as a shapeshifting cave trying to defend itself from little greedy miners that want nothing but to get their hands on your crystal. ...
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Hack_Switch is a 2.5 D side scrolling puzzle platformer. You are a hacker and must hack The System, from the hardware to the software. The c ...
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- Destroy all enemies with a quest module (it looks like the one on the bottom right corner)
- You turn very slowly! Shift your shape for a ...
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Go up to win!

instructions:

arrow keys to move, you gotta hit them on the beat!

get to the green goal! you gotta be the same shape ...
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A prototype for what would be something between a tile-sliding puzzle and FTL. ...
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*EDIT: Gamebreaking input on some computers fixed*


Shapeshift from cute girl into a Shield or a Arrow.

Best played with a gamepad
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Gatling Defender is a game that you play only with your mouse and you control a spaceship that has an external circular weapon to shoot.
Yo ...
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UPDATE 2: Fixed stuff to make it work properly. Also added Win/Max/Lunix builds as well! Enjoy

UPDATE: Just noticed that the stuff I uplo ...
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MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.


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