Shape Escape

Shape Escape

  • Freak Fire
  • 4 years ago
  • 10th

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

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  • glove games

    I liked how cute the shapes and music were, but i felt that the same puzzle was being repeated a fair few times so i gave up a few levels in. I made a similar game with similar ideas a long time ago called Making Monkeys :)

  • Tecna
    • Level 10

    4yrs 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

    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
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      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
    • Level 38

    4yrs 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
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      Ty,

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

  • Mak SM
    • Level 6

    4yrs 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
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      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

    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.

    Shelfless
    Submitted

    Shelfless

    • Kersei
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      Thx,

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

  • TheCalster

    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 :)

    Rain
    Submitted

    Rain

  • LD Smith

    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
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      Thanks,

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

  • Jupiter Hadley

    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
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      Thanks,

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

  • Fachewachewa

    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
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      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

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

    • Kersei
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      Thanks,

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

  • Kwis
    • Level 63

    4yrs 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!

    Munchun
    Submitted

    Munchun

    • Kersei
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      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

    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
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      Thanks,

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

  • topherlicious

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

  • Nayru
    • Level 1

    4yrs ago

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

  • Marq_
    • Level 2

    4yrs ago

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

    Great job!

  • C0DERP1GLET

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

    Karma
    Submitted

    Karma

  • bucketbomb

    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
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      Thanks,

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

  • Jmation

    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
      • Level 2
      • Developer

      4yrs ago

      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?