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

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Shapeshifters

by Joozey - Compo Entry

*****
This game needs a keyboard
Port for mobile might be made later
v1.0.1 fixed minor bugs
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Jeff is a rectangle, fallen from the sky.
He meets a circle, Rinn.
Rinn teaches Jeff all about the world.
About the fairy blimps that give everything their energy.
When Jeff accidentally absorbs one of the fairy blimps, things turn bad.

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TIPS
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- Hold space for climbing
- There are two endings. You have a choice in the final battle.

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KNOWN BUGS
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- Web version is the least stable
- If you see no player, restart
- When Rinn asks you to "please stop", don't leave the screen
- You're not supposed to double jump ;). Might screw up the game if you do but eh, have fun.

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VERSIONS
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Git tag v1.0 - deadline release
Git tag v1.0.1 - fixed minor bugs

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#309Mood3.14
#320Innovation3.36
#339Theme3.55
#410Fun3.23
#502Overall3.18
#1483Coolness41%

Comments

legavroche says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 6:28am

Enjoyed the game, though I found the climbing mechanic to be a hit or miss at certain parts of the stage. In terms of the color, I think the contrast is a bit too high and the brightness combined with the black tab background with the flickering started causing some eye strain

Joozey says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:47am

Thanks for playing! Maybe it helps to know you can hold space when jumping?

Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:00am

Interesting mechanics that could probably be expanded for more puzzle/levels.

Also had issue with "climbing/jumping" but I'm really not a good customer for platform games so could be me.

In any case, good one.

grayhaze says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:50pm

I had fun, but got stuck pretty quickly because I couldn't jump across a wide gap. Looked promising though, with similar ideas to Thomas Was Alone but with a twist. Good work. :)

Joozey says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:04pm

Thank you for the feedback. I did some minor bugfixing so people wont get stuck anymore.

Also made platform specific executables. Can't test them so hope they work.

FloatingGhost says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:38pm

Got stuck in a wall, 10/10 :D

In all seriousness, nice game, it works, but one thing: Your jump timer is a tad short, you're able to jump infinitely with circle

bob5602 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:24pm

Pretty fun. Not sure if it was a bug or not, but holding down space while holding left / right let me basically jump forever. It was useful and I was able to get through the screens pretty quickly. Color palette was nice but I think you could have used more shapeshifting, and maybe some sort of animation? Overall, I liked the ending.

marmpa says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:33pm

Nice game I liked the simple shape art style!

Joozey says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:35pm

Oh yeah, hmmmm that's doublejumping is not supposed to happen... well, in case you get stuck, use the bug :D.

Venneque says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:30am

I would have rated you well for graphics lol, too bad I can't.
I haven't understood really well the enter power but I feel satisfied with the 3 forms, it's simple, effective and neat.
The black tips bar is wonderful !!!!
There is enough content provided imo but if you have it takes to make more levels, I'm sure you may release it on Steam.

radmars says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:19am

There's a little jank and I was able to worm my way through a wall after getting stuck, but that said there was a little story there that I found compelling and the shape powers was pretty neat! Nice job!

TheMightyTeam says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Reached the end in the web version!

It was quite fun. I find the graphics really enjoyable.

The story inside the game is also a good point.

Ironhead says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 4:23pm

I became all powerful! And then I was murdered... I enjoyed it. Cool story and gameplay.

in3orn says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 10:43am

I love the fact that the game has a story - that I can meet Jeff and Rinn, not only some rectangles. Good job :)

Mechanics should be more polished though. Not all moves are intuitive.

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