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

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Shape Racer

by SgtBursk - Jam Entry


First, they ignored you. Everyone knows only Spheres can compete in the drag.

Then, they laughed at you. An n-sided polygon? Who does this Shape think it is?

Now, they race you.

Compete with the Spheres for glory over four distinct courses, and prove to the world that n-sided polygons have what it takes.

W/S: Accelerate/decelerate
A/D: Turn left/right
LMB/RMB: shapeshift
Tab/Shift: Shift gear up/down

Some shapes are better at navigating certain terrain than others. Use the upper-left guide to figure out which shape you should be.

Going nowhere fast? Try down-shifting.

Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.

Lead Programmer - Tony
Modeler - Vince
Composer / Audio Engineer - Lou
Programmer - Leo

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ruchirbapat says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:55am

cool game, i loved the idea and use of theme! =)

CalmKai says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:29am

Good game!

jofra says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:30am

Nice use of the theme! well done

Aaranos says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:37am

Fun game. I played a few races to try out different tactics. Apparently staying as the pentagon and brute forcing through the dirt with speed is the way to go. I came in 1st a full minute ahead of 2nd. Also, some of the AI started going backwards for some reason.

siryakko says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:48am

Some weird behavior from the AI but mainly a good game and i like the "Virtua Racing" mood it gaves me. Thanks :)

toastedgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:06am

Cool game!

sumguy67 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:09am

AI acted quite odd, but otherwise it was a fun little racing game :)

tomlum says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:11am

Having to maintain gear shifting as well as shape shifting (haha) was a good challenge, easy to learn, hard to master (and very fun once I mastered it). Music was also very pleasant.

testzero says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:22am

Getting an error of "There should be 'Shape Racer_Data'
folder next to the executable" But they are in the exact same directory. I've tried them next to each other, and inside.

hellojed says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:10am

Neat concept! If I could make a suggestion: color the shapes for the type of ground that they drive best on.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:56pm

Handles badly but the concept is awesome

Auroratide says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:58pm

Cool concept! I like how the player's advantage is the ability to plow through terrain when different shapes.

duskpn says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:38pm

Great game! At first I was frustrated by how hard it is to turn, but then I realized that's exactly the point and beat the first 3 races.

I absolutely can't beat the last one, though, I managed to get 0.1s behind the first place, but the race is just too short for me to be able to catch up.

Oh, and I really liked the music!

Sean says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:47pm

I agree with suggestion to add colour to the shapes - I immediately forgot which shapes corresponded to which terrain.

Aree Vanier says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:32pm

Really fun! It took me a while to get used to the shifting.

Arvydas says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:46am

The mechanics to this game were really well done! I felt like I was playing a proper racing game. I liked the Canyon level xD

ANTZtakeover says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 10:51am

Really liked the use of the different shapes. Great concept!

jk5000 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:49am

The idea is funny and great, but to play this very difficult.

adsilcott says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 2:04am

Wow, this was really fun! I was a little frustrated with the controls at first, but once I got the hang of it I wanted to keep playing. I like that there were four tracks.

Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:40pm

Neat game! Controls are a bit wonky at first but you get used to them.

11Schotter says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 2:46pm

3D graphics and a racing game - cool!

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