THEME ANNOUNCED!!!! WE'RE OFF!
The announced theme is : SHAPESHIFT
Proposed game name: Nate 8 (like Ben 10)
We're making a top-down dungeon crawler (think Enter the Gungeon) in which your main character is basically Ben 10.
Controls will be "twin-stick".
You cannot shapeshift at will, but enemies will sometimes drop powerups that will change your form. Am thinking maybe 8 forms, each with unique abilities. Forms have a timer, so you will revert to the default form after a while. (Human, maybe mage with basic wand)
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1 - Big Baymax-type form. Slow-moving, melee/bash attack, can take damge (earth elemental?)
2 - Small, fast goblin (?) that shoots arrows fast - takes damage easily
3 - Mouse - fast, cannot attack, can fit through holes in dungeon wall
4 - Ghost cannot attack, cannot take damage, passes through walls
5 - Ice elemental. Freezes enemies
6 - Fire elemental - shoots fire (big spread)
7- Electric form (bzzzzzz!!!!)
8- Nate: Default form - wizard with robe and basic wand.
We can do one big level maybe, to keep it simple. Can also do loads of copy-paste.
- Walls no more than 12 blocks high
- Floor flat - no stairs
- Player and enemies can be 2x scale to level - ie, the in game voxels half the size of the level
Whatever!!! Castle/dungeon/sci-fi/abstract/all of the above
- Monster generators that spit out monsters of a type till you destroy it
- Locked gates/doors for which you need keys (or the ghost form)
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Squishies don't just play Minecraft. Sometimes we get together for a weekend, and make a game! Players build assets on a creative world, then we plonk them into a game of some sort.
The Ludum Dare game jam is happening April 15th to 18th, and we'll be trying again to make a full game from scratch during that time.
EVERYONE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE.
The more the better!
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For more info about the jam, go to http://ludumdare.com/compo/