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

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by ekkiiiii - Jam Entry

In Potionshift you shift potions to create matches of three or more. Then they are destroyed and their content is used to power the Shiftomat 3000 (TM) Shapeshifting Device.

Added Android build to Ludum Dare page (OS/X version is still downloadable via

A Mildly Entertaining Games Game
Art - Gege Zhang
Programming - Jan-Erik Bähr
Music & Sounds - George Nyarko (Soundcloud: iamcode6)

Tags: Unity, Mac OSX, Linux, Android

Downloads and Links




madmarcel says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:00am

Can't download windows version. Link is broken.

Ildfuglen says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:27am

Very cool game! My girlfriend played this game because I'm bad at them.. :D Loved the different kind of transformations in the jar! Solid entry :)

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:55am

Download link for Windows fixed ;)

Verz says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:29pm

haha loved the monsters! Nice graphics as well. Cool game overall :)

Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:41pm

Nice Game! Great Job...

edgeofcode says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:41pm

I liked the shapeshifting!

VividReality says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:42pm

It was fun to see the monster grow and mix and match. I tried to create something that was whole, but couldn't do it. Haha. The graphics are lovely.

virtual_void says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:42pm

Nice graphics and music.

Beard says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:42pm

I like a new take on a classic game style. The elements of changing what is happening in the jars based on what you match is really cool. I also like the "collection". Great work.

teamross says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:44pm

yay! It's really funny! xD
I'm so bad at this kind of games, I had to wait a lot for the "help tips" ingame. But spent a lot of time trying to get a normal human!
Keep going and congratulations! :D

Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:45pm

Really fun game, managed to get 2 full transformations.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:48pm

Nice Game! Great Job...

akirassasin says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:54pm

That thing in the tank looks scary
*teddy head appears, for some reason enlarged*

holy mother of god!
Best match-3 I've ever played.

Arnage says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:05pm

Not the most original, but I like the execution.

EvoGenGames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:21pm

cool mood, graphics and audio!

axoona says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:40pm

I really liked the graphics and music, and I think the game could be fun, but I don't seem to find any purpose in the shapesiftng of the monster or making it bigger. I came to a point were it didn't grow any longer.. is there an end to the game?

fullmontis says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:47pm

A funny take on a proven and tested mechanic! I think it was quite funny, I like how the monster grows differently depending on your gameplay, makes the game feel different each time, and adds an interesting challenge.

uvwar says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:09am

Really awesome, wasn't sure what I was doing half the time though!

Mekuri says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:30am

The base gameplay was nothing new, but the shapeshifting in the tank was a nice visual reward for playing. The game felt very solid, and I encountered no bugs or other quirky stuff.
Good job on a solid game!

esayitch says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:19pm

Hi there,

I liekd the art and the sound was all right as well... The theme could have figured more in the game IMO.

Solid entry overall, good luck!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:04pm

One of my favorite games I played so far, pretty fun and challenging to complete the whole set, completed two of them so far, can't really find any faults in this game.

crucknuk says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:22pm

Nice entry! Gameplay is simple and not very innovative but still effective. I liked the monster assembling. Good job ;)

savethejets1 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:28pm

Interesting match 3!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 4:51pm

Nice take on the theme, loved the graphics. Audio was kind of dull but it didn't stop me from having a great time. I can see a lot of work has been put into this.

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 5:11pm

Not my type of game, but it was really well made! Great job on the graphics!

AnaGF says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:13pm

Though there are lots of Diamonds-type games, I like how the way you incorpored the shape-shifting. Good job

Allthebees says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:21pm

Cool twist to the genre, addictive as always!

APantaloni says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:12am

Clever twist on the classic match-3 mechaninc. Making "complete" monsters is not that easy as you have to stick to the same color as much as possible. Nice graphics and music too. Congrats!

Xanjos says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 3:34pm

Not sure if there was a specific endgame to reach but I loved this interesting twist on Match-3 and the bgm was just amazing.

WizzardMaker says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:59am

Great great game, really felt like I could have paid for it. nice graphics

Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:36am

I like the idea of trying different combinations to discover the different monsters! Looked and sounded really good too.

My one suggestion is to make the game a little more difficult, I felt that the hints showed up too soon and there wasn't much urgency to the gameplay.

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:54am

Thanks for all the comments so far! For those of you interested in the making of the game I have already published a small post mortem where I tried to give some insights on the design and production.

madmarcel says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:17pm

That was good, I liked it. Spend a long time playing that. Took me ages to 'complete' one specimen.

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:02pm

wow!!! I like (well its been a long time since I've played) Candy Crush but this GAME BEATS Candy crush all the way!!! Seriously, the graphics make me smile and the game play is just awesome!!!! EXCELLENT JOB!!!!!

Fabraz says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:43am

Match 3 with a shapeshifting twist!

kestrelgames says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:31am

haha, just wow! I laughed so hard at some of the stuff that came out.

scorder says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:13pm

Excellent take on the theme.
I really liked the first play through, discovering what was happening a little bit at a time. Very nice work.

Geck0 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:38pm


dylanwolf says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 2:54am

The concept is neat. I think my only issue is it becomes difficult to focus on a single color once you start clearing it. Adding progress meters for each color might be helpful.

Very polished--the menu screens, the "collection" feature, the creature designs, and the graphics in general are really good.

bodsey says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 10:44am

It's a greaty. I like to know if there's an objective to fulfill, because I played randomly until I got bored and I'm sure that's not what you intended. Awesome jam job nonetheless

Ithildin says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 4:54pm

I like the concept and graphics were well done. Was each colour linked to a specific transformation? I was expecting that and perhaps it is that way, but it was hard for me to notice, specially when there were combos.

Anyway, well done!

adsilcott says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 5:45pm

Good graphics and music. It was fun to watch the creature changing.

panurge says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:55pm

The shapeshifting mechanic isn't just bolted on but really does make for a neat twist which alters the gameplay. I played this for way longer than expected and really enjoyed it. Nice presentation too. Good work!

Asturk says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:45am

Very good game there! Reaaly link these kind of games and i found very innovative the objective of trying to create some kind of "creature" in order to complete, by find the kind of potions you really have to match! Good job!

sndr says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:10pm

Nice game! I think it's a nice idea to link the match-3 on one side to the shapeshifting character on the other. :) (It could be pretty awesome if the game had a shapeshifting particular goal that you had to achieve by getting certain potions)

IvanFon says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 2:53pm

Although it's not an original concept, I like that you incorporated shapeshifting. The graphics and music were amazing and this was one of the most polished games I saw. Great job.

Gord10 says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 5:46pm

A nice execution of the three-match mechanics. I loved the mood.

Apr 28, 2016 @ 1:58am

The graphics in this game are awesome. I was hoping to have some kind of ending.

Rock Eaters says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 9:20pm

nice game ! :)

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