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

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An Abnormality

by TheCain - Jam Entry

A short Twine game I made at the last minute. I hadn't planned to enter at all, but changed my mind.
This is the first Twine game I have made.
It's Twine, so presumably it's a HTML5 game, or Java script.

Added scroll-bar. One of the scenes was cut off when not in full-screen mode.

Edit 2-
Made window slightly bigger and removed the scroll bar.
Every page should have a link, if you see one that doesn't, please notify me.

Edit 3-
Fixed some typos in the game. Made the [...] option more clear that it was a choice.

Edit 4-
small tweaks. Changed [...] option because I am a very paranoid person.

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mf1214 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:53pm

Cool concept for a game about shapeshifting. Would be better if it was a longer but overall good job!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:01pm

Good mood but a little confusing

Jordan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:12am

The story's well written, though it would have been nice if it were longer.

KodingNights says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:32am

That was short

Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:47am

Interesting and poetic little game.. :)

UnlikelyRogue says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:37am

Ah, I love a little text adventure. That was neat, left just the right amount to imagination. Thanks for this

dammit says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:17pm

Needs a little more work to get your ultimate story across.

ConorOD says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:28pm

I'll just echo what everyone else has said - too short! I enjoyed what was there, and definitely wanted more.

KappaIX says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 8:32pm

Interesting and impressionistic? A really good excuse to be able to rate some games!

Well done!

Weeping Rupee says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:09am

Cool text adventure. I'm into the enigmatic style. Glad you decided to submit.

KairosXIII says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:11am

Clever game, but would have loved to play a little more.

esayitch says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:07am

Well-written aside from the occasional typo here and there ("to close" instead of "too close" etc.), and the story had an eerie atmosphere.

Good entry considering the limited time you had!

AnaGF says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:33am

Good twine game, it is a little confusing though, I think it would have been better if it was clearer what was going on, but good job

zondarg says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 7:55pm

Twine, yeah! Short, but with an intense mood. I kinda liked it, even if the later bit was rather linear.

bluszcz says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:14am

Haha, nice hack!

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:58am

Nice idea, could have been longer of course. :)

OysterKLAN says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:59am

The story is well written but a little confusing. Good job overall, nice use of theme.

marmpa says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:55am

Really nice text based game.I would like to see some music on it.

tayl1r says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:10pm


Kate Kligman says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 8:13pm

Short but entertaining.

fin_nolimit says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 2:48am

Excellent story writing and use of the theme!!! I like it!!!

Uson Chen says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 7:02am

Great try, express the ShapeShift theme by a Word game is innovated~

Nomys_Tempar says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 7:16am

Pretty cool, we're many to do textual adventures on ludum dares. That's a good first game. Ï should try twine myself one day...

Alphish says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 8:36am

Gotta agree with others, it sounds like an interesting story but a tad confusing. Right now my theory is that the shapeshifter's true nature is a word, or something similarly abstract (dunno, it seemed like the book was the home, or something).

Not bad, especially for last-minute excuse for voting in LD. ;)

jofra says ...
May 4, 2016 @ 4:30pm

Nice concept, very poetic

Jolly Serpent says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 5:35am

That was pretty cool. Loved the writing style (abrupt, but still fairly descriptive, keeps you in suspence), and from what I could tell it fits the theme nicely, but now I want you to try writing more!

avinashd says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 6:00am

A bit short, but still entertaining nonetheless. I didn't rate you on humor though (doesn't really make sense to vote for that category)

EvanEGibbs says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 7:25am

I actually really love the mood to this. I liked that it showed what you clicked on already when you play through again. Some of it was really great poetry. When there is one statement that you have to click on, it really emphasizes it. It's like a new tool to use in creative writing! So a very cool concept.

DSSiege11 says ...
May 5, 2016 @ 1:30pm

Interesting game. Well written though a bit confusing at times. Great job anyway ;)

glaze_96 says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 2:44pm

Really poetic. Nice writing =)

Geckoo1337 says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 10:17am

Short poetic game which is well written. It could be interesting to continue this project. I like your main idea - to do something in order to rate other games. Well done ++

dcolgan says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:05am

I like this kind of thing a lot. Subtle, does not try to explain itself. You can take the time to figure it out and be rewarded or give up and play more Halo. Pretty good for the time it sounds like you spent.

Blobby101 says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 8:17am

Interesting. Definitely full of atmosphere, but I may be a bit too slow to pick up on the greater meaning!

Jaenis says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 3:31pm

Great atmosphere and cool game!

SantiHisteria says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 3:22pm

Interesting and original idea... but I think you must to introduce more multimedia elements (like fx/music) to make the player feel the story. Good entry.

Green Soda says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 4:36pm

great mood! nice story too... part of myself asks for more xD

Allorius says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:03pm

I didnt understood a thing but tried to play different braches of story. Misterious and interesting, i would really like to play a full big game with that sort of narrative.

Markus Brand says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 10:33pm

interesting concept of storytelling. definatley not the standard, i liked it

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