A short puzzle game where you mimic animals to take their form.
11 levels + one secret.
Progress is saved.
Arrow keys to move
X to restart the level
P to skip levels or delete save (not recommended)
Review by Terry Cavanagh (creator of VVVVVV):
"I really like it when a game takes a weird idea and lets me discover all the funny unexpected consequences of it. “What happens when I …?” is one of the best questions a game can invite you to ask."
Game by @sourencho
Music by @noteheadmusic
Original jam prototype by @sourencho and @v3rse
Devlog: Reflections on puzzle gamedev
Lexaloffle BBS page: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=46649
- Reflections on puzzle gamedevJan 08, 2022
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OmG! It'S ThE MimIc iS tHaT a FnAf rEfeRenCe!!!!
I love how one mechanic leads to lots of interesting puzzles. And nicely executed in pico-8, simple but cute art and music style.
Very cute and creative:)
First puzzle game i've played in ages. Love i
Eu só quero uma Continuação.
Muito Bom, Sem Duvida o Melhor jogo claro que a arte não é tão bonita mas o "ser dificil" compensa tudo
great game! like how there is lots of freedom.
I kissa da fish
Excellent little puzzle! And great music too!
Really cool puzzle game
It was an awesome and perfect puzzle game!
absolutely incredible game, wow! Found the secret room... but now what?! There's surely something here like come on, those 4 long shapes (like all the critters paths) + the flowers make hearts when touched (also like critters). I've tried everything, am almost certain that there's still something hidden here... A real mystery!
thanks! hehe sorry but it’s just a nice field of flowers :P
First puzzle game i actually finished, i love how some levels were misleading.
They’re not meant to be haha
Awesome game! It was really fun to play! Though I still can't figure out the secret level haha.
Ha! Took me a minuet to figure out what the secret room meant... brilliant! Truly a great game. At first, I was put off by its (deceptive) simplicity, but I'm so glad I stumbled upon this little gem. I love the simplistic style of this game; it can be hard to pull that off without sacrificing understandability and stuff but sourencho pulls it off prefectly!
Aww, thanks :)
such a cool and fun concept :D
that was really creative, i enjoyed it a lot! it was especially cool to combine into chimeras and the lizard thing! definitely a pretty unique function :D
one of the best puzzle games on itch
The very cute art style and interesting gameplay. Just maybe needs to be explained a little better. Other than that great job!
LOL me too but on a different level and I was also like that
This is intended
SUPER FUN GAME!!
how do you mimic the animal tis game makes no sense
On how to get to the secret level, in level 5 look for a path to a patch of grass also, look where the river ends.
BABA IS ANIMALLL
This game is really fun.In addition ,I don't know the way to get the seret level.
THIS GAME IS SO FUN I WANT MORE OF IT I, ON MY 3RD PLAYTHROUGH
great game with great mechanics, 10/10!
Interesting game and surprising mechanics!
I can't figure out how to get the secret level :
Ran through this game a few times and I can say without a doubt: it needs to be longer!
The mechanics of the game feel like a very simple idea at first: move in the pattern of an animal on the screen to change into that animal. With this in mind, you'd think you're the only one that can actually use that mechanic, but you quickly find out that other animals can do what you do, lending multiple of their terrain abilities to you at once! Mixed in with the fact that there are 5 types of animals, 6 different terrains, and a very easy to medium difficulty of gameplay in this version of the game, and you have yourself a very well-thought out puzzler. The part that makes this game just leave a desire for more is the ending where (***SPOILER***) you end up splitting into two at the last level. Not to mention that there's a secret dev room that teaches you the mechanics without directly teaching you the mechanics! (***END SPOILER***)
I couldn't find any glitches or bugs through my playthroughs, but I could see some possibly happening with the lizard in the last couple of levels.
All in all, this is possibly one of the better puzzlers I've played in terms of mechanics, difficulty, and enjoyment in a while, and I'm hoping that the dev will consider releasing a second game or extending this one!
This review and playthrough made my day, thanks so much for playing and glad you liked it :) <3
its a great game, my only problem is that im stuck on level 10. i cant figure it out but its a great game, 9/10
Awesome game, reallly addictive, the idea of mix animals is great :D
What a weird and fun little puzzle game. Loved it!
Fun little game and all, but i cant seemto be able to mimic the purple lizard
Nvm, i found the solution in the comments. A nice idea
This is amazing!
Brilliant game idea and well executed! Loved the surprise when two animals mimic themselves :)
Will talk about the game in a radio piece soon!
You should really consider making this at least a bit bigger and also put it on Steam for a few bucks.
is there token space for more levels?
if so I would love to see some where you need to split in two to complete the level
Thanks for playing!
Unfortunately there isn’t :( Maybe one day I’ll make a more extended non-pico8 version of the game with undo and a deeper exploration of the mechanics :)
that sounds like a great game for you to make.