August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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Sporee

by tdsmale - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A game of genetic mutation, lack of ideas, and um...particles. For what it's worth...

You control a cloud of sporees (not spores), collect more sporees to earn points! Different colour sporess mutate your behaviour.

Uses the gamvas javascript framework.

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Ratings

Coolness91%
#549Innovation2.43
#555Humor1.54
#561Theme2.41
#568Audio1.47
#628Graphics2.22
#662Mood1.83
#713Fun1.81
#750Overall1.91

Comments

ASOT says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:05am

Even though I have no idea what I'm doing, I feel like it wouldn't make much of a difference even if I did. I do like the way it looks though. Even if it is just a bunch of particles, there's a certain mathematical beauty to it.

everchanger says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:12am

I have no idea of what to do in this game, the best way to rack up score seems to be to not touch any buttons and just look at the screen while the timer counts down?

Some instructions would have been nice!

Wan says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:16am

Indeed there seems to be some game balance issues since the best way to earn points seems not to move at all :P As Asot said the particles behavior is quite interesting so it makes up for the lack of gameplay!

adventureloop says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:25am

What the HELL just happened!!!!! It is a really fun concept, could be expanded into a cool side scrolling game.

Ragzouken says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:55am

The sporee cloud is too large relative to the playing field to provide much challenge in collecting stray sporee :( It is visually interesting, at least!

Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:48am

Pretty Simple, but strangly addicting, the staying still to get points is quite an issue but it is fun nevertheless, Score: 112,892

Thurig says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:50am

Too bad you had a creative block. Still I would prototype more with the idea of playing around with a flock.

brookman32k says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:50am

It seems to be an interesting particle simulation.
But somehow you get the highest score by not doing anything at all. I will give you extra points for this philosophic concept. ;-)

ollie says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:02am

Same as everyone else's comments really, although moving around and capturing other particles does increase score, it doesn't seem necessary and the game looks more like a simulation of something

levelbylevel says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:04pm

Very pretty :)

Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:26pm

Had a hard time distinguishing which particles are already mine and which are not. The change in behavior is not easily noticeable. But still, an interesting take on the theme, nonetheless.

Raptor85 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:42am

It actually seems like you get a lot LESS points if you actively move around trying to catch stuff, the middle seems to be where everything spawning heads to anyways. I didn't really notice the mutating or changing behavior either way, didnt seem to do anything. pretty though.

dekart says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:49pm

Not really sure what is the goal, but I think it could be fun if some fancy art will be added

Cake&Code says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:06pm

The particle body is really cool, but the game is too random because I had a really hard time controlling what my sporees were crashing into. That might just be me but it felt like the game played itself more than I did.

olav_st says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:12pm

Am I supposed to understand what I'm doing? :) The game looks colourful though. I think some art and an explanation could make the game better.

goerp says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:20pm

particles, pixels good, Gameplay: don't get it

Benjamin says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:24pm

nice particles :) But as the other playeres said there's actually a gameplay problem.

Nile says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 2:45am

I'm really not sure what to do but it seems like moving around and kind of hitting the other sporees gets you points? Kind of fun to control a huge mass of objects though.

pighead10 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:05pm

Very simple and it would have been nice if you have finished it. It had a nice feel to it.

DaveDobson says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 8:23pm

Really no idea what is going on or what I'm supposed to do. I can move the cloud with the arrow keys. I couldn't figure out what the mutations did while playing - should that be obvious? I played for a while, and then my game was over, and I had a score, but I don't really know what I did or how. The game ran fast and smoothly and was interesting to watch.

PaulSB says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 12:37pm

I don't really know what just happened :P

cappelnord says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 1:01pm

It kind of looks cool and feels interessting to control but I don't know what I'm supposed to do and what the numbers mean oO.

hamster_mk_4 says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 1:04pm

I always love a good flocking particle game. I am glad some one made one for this ludum dare. I am sad that there isn't more game to this.

Andrew says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 9:35pm

I disliked the lack of feedback I was getting during gameplay. It was just particles moving around.

Sep 5, 2012 @ 10:20pm

I have no clue what was happening but it looked cool! :D

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