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venture across a softly-shaded world of platforms and particles. listen to its whispers and reach the end.
sunset-shaped is a tight and responsive platformer with five challenging levels and a calming atmosphere.
- interesting and tough level designs
- simple and accessible controls - a singular jump and movement keys
- flexible movement to nail the most precise of jumps
- sweet and peaceful soundtrack and sound design
- infinite opportunities for challenge runs and modifications
stay safe, sunset-shaped child.
the 'stop waiting for godot' jam was for new developers to try their hand at godot, and for experienced godot devs to learn a new area. in this game, i focused on getting familiar with particles.
the jam lasts 4 days, but i created this in one day and a bit.
don't worry. many people get stuck at level 3 or 4 or 5. try this playthrough video and see if it can help.
v1.1.1 and v1.1.2 fixes bugs, makes the game smoother, and got rid of the windows crash :)
v1.1.0 now has mod support!
v1.0.5 is a bug patch for v1.0.4. there were many bugs.
v1.0.4 adds a level selector and a screen to show you the time taken for each level.
v1.0.3 fixes a bug where you sometimes don't cling to walls and just slide off them. special thanks to thalia for finding the reason.
v1.0.2 is a minor update that brings about some bug fixes, removing off one block from level 3 to make it easier, as well as a timer and death count. oh, and also a pause screen and resetting levels.
(v1.0.1 was the same thing. except it didn't work.)
[update 8.9.2021] we're on speedrun.com! if you give this game a go, please check it out at https://www.speedrun.com/sunset-shaped :)
we've also got a few challenge runs there if you are a god gamer B)
sunset-shaped now supports mods! you can find and download these mods over at our github organisation. here are how to install them:
- download the mod that you want to install, such as the timer mod - timer.pck. do not rename this .pck file.
- open up your game and press f5. a folder called "mods" should open.
- put your downloaded .pck file inside. do not rename it.
- reopen the game and hope that it works!
want to mod the game? join our discord server (link in my personal website) and get in touch :)
everything in the game, including ost, sound effects, art assets (even the font!), and code were created by bucketfish. special thanks to thalia for finding the source of a huge and obscure bug.
the source code and previous versions of this game can be found at github here.
the ost can be downloaded below.
for all platforms: just download and run :)
for windows: versions before 1.1.2 are sometimes prone to crashing when warping to a new level. if that happens to you, try downloading the version titled 'sunset-shaped-win-debug-vX.X.X.exe' from the github. this is fixed in v1.1.2.
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Nice! This is a really well made platformer, especially for a jam game!
Loved the music , level design and vibe of this game , Really enjoyed it so much!
the movement on this feels pretty good but I have to stand in the line of people who couldn't make past the "wow, let's go" part and I will blame the web build for now (even though it plays kinda smooth).
I'm most amazed by the fact that you made your own font. thought I was a true solo dev, but now I know I need to step up my game :)
This was fun! I love the visual and audio design, the presentation is well done and the gameplay felt polished. Amazing work!
went from 27:50.37 and 330 deaths to 2:45.21 and 8 deaths! this is the only game i've enjoyed enough to grind for hours on end to beat my best time and get on the leaderboard :)
This is super neat! The gameplay feels so smooth, but at the same time snappy enough for a platformer. Really love the whole atmosphere: the colors, the particles, the music. I often feel kinda stressed by platformers, but this one had a calm and cute feeling to it. The gameplay itself is kinda hard at some points but still perfectly possible.
Edit: Oh wow, you did EVERYTHING by yourself? That's impressive. It all fits together quite perfectly!
42 minutes and over 500 deaths, needless to say I suck at the game. It's really cool though. Really difficult but doable.
wow, congrats!! many people give up at around level 3 or 5. you have Big Perseverance :D
Played 45 minutes, but just couldn't beat the "I have no choice" part. Still, fun little game - good job!
proud of my 5:43 and 73 deaths ;^)
I LOVED IT
everyon is speed running while I am happy to have finally beaten thr game at all with 7:20 time and 88 deaths :-D
still well done tho!! i'm glad you're enjoying it :)
if you think speedrunning is cool you can check out my discord server linked in my website, we have a small community here running this game haha. but thank you!!
Ooooooh i like it especially the was jump feels very clean and its very pretty for its simplicity
i love this :DDDD i'm stuck at level three HAHA but it's a wonderful game !! the colours are so calming too
asjkfhjka thank you! a lot of people get stuck at level three, good luck if you're still trying to make it :) ajhfdkgj and i super appreciate you supporting my games alskfjsa !!!
It's such a great and beautiful game! The aesthetic and music are superb :-)
Sadly, I'm stuck on level 3 before "woo, let's go!" too :-(
thank you so much !! aaa
i've now updated the game so that level 3 is slightly easier, so maybe you could give it another go 👀 hehe
bealtiful game, very good movement, music and sound effect (simple but effective). I was stuck on the same part too ;-)
I liked the text talking to the player too
thank you!! i'm really like the text too haha. the game is updated now so that level 3 is slightly easier, if you wanna give it another go! 👀
Very pretty! I couldn't get past the jump before the "woo, let's go!" in level 3, though, sadly. I tried everything I could think of.
thank you so much! you could try watching the playthrough video in the description, it might help :)
For what it's worth, I also got stuck at that point; I just couldn't seem to jump that far. (Lots of landing on the rectangle.)
On the other hand, it's such a relief to play a platformer that doesn't actively hate the player. Soothing music and color scheme, friendly font, encouragement, adequate checkpoints...love it.
Agree game is very beautiful and I love the music and charming atmosphere. Likewise stuck here, found it too tricky to get the timing right
Finally got it, after like a half hour of trying. I got stuck at the same jump on level 5 for a long time too. XD
My feedback would be to improve the way you do the smaller jumps. I would lightly tap it exactly the same, but it would jump at different heights each time.
the visuals and music were pretty cool
the jump seems kind of buggy and i never made it past level 3 but, its a pretty neat game