Abyssal Dream

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Cheers for the feature! :D
Game was made in 72 hours for Ludum Dare 35.
You see a strange light. Your wife begs you to stay, but you feel like it's not up to you.

Explore a strange world while mastering your shapeshifting capabilities. Unlock a multitude of shapes and discover their strengths and weaknesses. If you are determined, master your size. Become as small as a mouse to be able to crawl through narrow passageways, or grow titanic to become invulnerable. As you encounter challenging puzzles, various foes waylay your path.

Will you learn the truth about this place? Will you become the master of your form?




Arrows to move.

X to JUMP (or fly, depends on shape).

C to ATTACK (depends on shape).


V + UP - Grow.

V + DOWN - Shrink.


There are a lot of combos. You can see them in game. Press the three specified keys in quick succession to morph into the desired shape. To morph to any shape aside from the defaults, you have to be in the default shapes first.


This game was made for Ludum Dare 35 - Shapeshifting by myself with help from a friend by the name of Amir Hayek (no LD account).

I drew inspiration from the X-Men villain Apocalypse. Game inspirations include Gameboy games and Don't Look Back by Terry Cavanagh.

Tools used:

HaxeFlixel, paint.net, sfxr, OGMO editor, Yal's Chiptune Pack 2, and CREDAN font by Jupiter Hadley.

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Not my cup of tea really, the art and music was good but having to do commands fast enough to beat a certain section of a stage really drove me away. I didn't really get far past the beginning with the lasers killing me too many times, the difficulty spike increased a bit too rapidly.

This is pretty good but with the sole exception of the size changing, you need to make the transformations be activated and deactivated by pressing certain buttons rather than holding V and pressing the arrow buttons in certain combinations. Not only would this make crossing certain sections much easier, it would also make the second last crossing section, where you have to press "V, Up, Up, Up" on a dissolving bridge over lava with the inability to jump before you could get off the bridge, no longer nigh-impossible to get through (I did get through that section, btw). Nonetheless, I enjoyed this game but it could definitely need improvement as far the controls for shapeshifting are concerned. Nice job!

Ayy lmao pretty good. Maybe instead of directionals to change form, switch it to a letter key instead.

Seems to be very cool, i could complete it though, maybe it need some changes?

I think it's a pretty fun game, the only issue i find is that the controls are a little bit awkward and sometimes don't work at all. Like you have to press the move button again after changing screens or hitting a check point and it makes it a bit choppy. Otherwise it's pretty fun and interesting.

Credits & Info

3.17 / 5.00

Apr 19, 2016
9:16 AM EDT
Action - Platformer - Other