Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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by darthdeus - Jam Entry

Shadows is an action platformer with mouse based controls.

You're playing as a shadow mage and your objective is to kill everyone else in the room. You can switch between human and shadow form, jump on walls, fly around the map, and cast deadly spells that kill in one shot.

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Zulgot says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:09pm

"You can fap and hold a beer while playing this.", 5/7 - IGN

Ibispi says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:31pm

Really cool game mechanics and it's a somewhat challenging game, which is a good thing! Also, it's fun.
The negative side would be the graphics, but then it is also the positive side because the game has a simple abstract style (and this is a ludum dare game so nobody expects amazing graphics).

Dejvo says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:15pm

nice game. the camera felt a bit too close, but overall, nice. although, a slightly different controls would do nicely

banana4life says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:34pm

Very cool game, however a little work on the graphics and audio could make this game really cool. I love this kind of game.

Uliana Galich says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Really cool idea and for innovation i put a 5/5 :)

Hores says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:21pm

I WON! You're welcome ;-)

tylerraz says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:34pm

Flying around in Shadowform is awesome. The little alcoves can be challenging to clear out. The particle effects are perfect and the game fits in really well with the theme.

Michalidis says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:59pm

I am still feeling so into the game while playing it :D Could not stop after finishing it for the first time - this needs a kickstarter :D

saucygames says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 7:35am

Flying around as a shadow dodging bullets can be so peaceful sometimes.

erdiizgi says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:33pm

Animations are great and it is very innovative platformer I also like the sleek tutorial texts. I like also the minimalistic graphics. Good luck.

ondrej.paska says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:25pm

Great gameplay, very pleasant audio

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:43pm

Overall fun game. It is easy to understand but still challenging. Good job !

leondryaso says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:36pm

Nice gameplay, loved flying around dodging the enemy bullets :D

SleepyStudios says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:53pm

Fun little game felt a bit janky but overall quite smooth

Dec 14, 2016 @ 6:54pm

I really enjoyed the controls for this game. Great entry!

madlee says ...
Dec 15, 2016 @ 12:59am

Cool idea. The creepy whispering really set the mood, I wasn't expecting that. Very challenging. My only suggestions would be to 1) add a brief period of invulnerability after being hit in the shadow state (several times i was hit, fell onto the enemy, and insta-died), and to maybe find some reason to be in the non-shadow state (there's not much reason to now since you can't attack and movement is harder). Great work!

ChatPion says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:23pm

Nice game. I really like the shadow from aesthetics ! However, there is no reason not to be in shadow form.

Jan 12, 2017 @ 9:44pm

Fun game! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

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