Shape Escape

  • Puzzle
  • Freak Fire
  • 3 months ago
  • 10th

Description

Shape Escape

This is a puzzle/platformer where you control 5 shapes that want to escape their imprisonment, but they will soon realize that to achieve that, some of them will need to SACRIFICE for the greater good, in the end only a few of them will survive.

Made for GM48 23

Members:

Feedback
18

  • Tecna
    Tecna Tecna 7
    2 months ago

    This was a well done hardcore Thomas Was Alone. Although unforgiving, the level design is really nice and the art is beautiful. The songs seem a bit crushed (or loud) and I couldn't toggle fullscreen, but it helped to convey more immersion to your game. The controls were a bit rigid, but it didn't hinder so much the fun I was having playing this game, so nice job!

  • Scott Richards
    Scott Richards Scott Richards 12
    2 months ago

    I really enjoyed this game, the look and feel was awesome! Very cool concept and good use of theme. The sound was exceptional as well making it a nice package overall.

    Realizing what I had to do on the last level took me a bit, I knew it would be possible so when that idea clicked it gave a nice feeling of accomplishment.

    The only thing I would suggest would be a variable speed of movement horizontally on the controller. Being able to slightly adjust instead of going from 0-100 would be perfect. Good Job!

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thx,

      glad you enjoyed it, the controls seem to be the part that need more tweaking so if we revisit this later we'll do our best to improve them.

  • Veralos
    Veralos Veralos 11
    2 months ago

    Really nice game. The idea of using different shapes to progress is interesting and it's used in a lot of cool ways. There's also a decent number of levels (perhaps too many without some new mechanic to spice things up). The graphics look good and the music is nice too. Some of the sound effects are a bit grating, though.

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Ty,

      glad you liked it, yeah we left sound for last so that's the reason for that effects.

  • Mak SM
    Mak SM Mak SM 2
    2 months ago

    Favorite game so far! Really good graphics, and the concept was really nice. Very satisfying to land those jumps switching shapes in midair. I was just kind of confused as to why you's ever use the triangle other than as a block but that's not really criticism. Really interesting take on the theme. Nice!

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks,

      awesome to hear that this is your favorite :D, I think we could have added more differences between the triangle and the circle but as you know time was short.

  • Problematicar
    Problematicar Problematicar 20
    3 months ago

    Cool platformer, I like how every character has his own purpose, I couldn't manage to beat the last level tho.

    The art is pretty cool, same as the sound, they're simple but serve the game well. Gameplay is pretty fun and balanced, even though it is maybe a little too hard with the floaty controls.

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thx,

      We could improve the controls, maybe we'll revisit this, is good to receive feedback.

  • TheCalster
    TheCalster TheCalster 3
    3 months ago

    Excellent take on the theme of sacrifice. It reminded me of Thomas Was Alone, but with less forgiving gameplay in the sense that once you're done with one of your shapes, you have to be sure you're done! The art and sound complimented each other well to give the game a nice style. Cool game :)

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks,

      Glad you liked it.

  • Levi D. Smith
    Levi D. Smith Levi D. Smith 3
    3 months ago

    Really unique concept! Sometimes the controls felt a little loose. It took me a little while to figure out that I needed to kill all of the bugs to proceed to the next level.

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks,

      glad you liked it, we could improve the controls, and make some tutorial.

  • Jupiter Hadley
    Jupiter Hadley Jupiter Hadley 2
    3 months ago

    Fun, cute game! I included it in my GM48: Sacrifice compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/MxThB7fKjVE

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks,

      Glad you liked it, I saw your video and it was fun to watch you playing it.

  • Fachewachewa
    Fachewachewa Fachewachewa 11
    3 months ago

    Cute game, plays well, but it's a little too long. Levels tends to look like each other, so I'd rather have less levels. The long jump that forces you to change to the long block at the and are nice though.

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thx,

      When we had just 10 levels we felt like there were too little so we added few more, maybe too many, but you know time was short so we did our best.

  • Baku
    Baku Baku 12
    3 months ago

    Basically discount Thomas Was Alone, huh? Not that that's an entirely bad thing. Definitely fits the theme!

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks,

      We haven't played Thomas Was Alone, so it was a funny coincidence.

  • Kwisarts
    Kwisarts Kwisarts 15
    3 months ago

    Pretty nice graphics! Not always consistent though, The backgrounds didn't feel as nice as the sprites (doors were really nice)

    Cute way to handle the mechanic and it's pretty responsive!

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks,

      We noticed that inconsistency but it was a little to late to change them, so we left it like that, glad you like it.

  • Jean-Michel Bourget
    Jean-Michel Bourget Jean-Michel Bourget 2
    3 months ago

    Pretty good graphics. I have a big "Thomas Was Alone" vibe when I pay this game. There's some work to do on sound balancing (volumes of certain sounds). Had a heart attack first time I jumped.

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks,

      We leave sounds to last, that's the reason of that, sorry to scare you.

  • topherlicious
    topherlicious topherlicious 1
    3 months ago

    This was very fun! Cute graphics, fun levels, and upbeat music. Very nice.

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks,

      we really appreciate your support.

  • Nayru
    Nayru Nayru 1
    3 months ago

    This is awesome, I rlly hope you win. <3 Good luck~! °(>u<)°

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks for the good wishes :D

  • Marq_
    Marq_ Marq_ 2
    3 months ago

    This game is wonderful. I'd say it has the potential to win the competition. I see no problems with it.

    Great job!

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thx,

      Glad you liked it.

  • Ivar
    Ivar Ivar 3
    3 months ago

    Who needs to quit. I don't want to quit. I hope you win!

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks,

      we want to win too.

  • bucketbomb
    bucketbomb bucketbomb 5
    3 months ago

    Great idea and a ton of levels for the time allotted. I noticed 0 issues with how the game ran. My only suggestions would be to differentiate the circle and triangle more and add a pause/back to menu function. Overall excellent game!

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks,

      Crunching made that levels possible, it's a good suggestion, maybe if we do an extended version we'll look into that.

  • Jmation
    Jmation Jmation 2
    3 months ago

    My son and I loved your game. We think you nailed the theme. Great job!

    Constructive criticism -Full screen mode is not scaling correctly. I have the game in the top left corner.

    -option to mute music

    -Needs an escape button/key when in game mode otherwise you have no way of returning to the menu or leaving the game.

    • Kersei Kersei
      Kersei 2 Developer

      Thanks for the feedback, I wanted to add more stuff on the menu like you suggest, but time was on me. About the full screen mode, can you tell me your resolution please?

Post-mortem

There doesn't seem to be anything here.