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

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Evolution of a Planet

by BubuIIC - Jam Entry

Darn! I'm not finished! :-(
First I slipped in the Jam and then I still didn't make it. Just a few hours missing to being playable...argh, so close! I'll finish it tomorrow and upload a post-jam version.

Second Ludum Dara entry, this time from me alone. First time working with Pygame, which has been amazing!

The game: Your goal is it to recreate the evolution of the planet earth from it's early beginnings as boiling magma sphere to the evolution of life, humans and civilization.
You combine multiple Elements to unlock new ones. Just try it, it's easy!

PS: A lot of pictures are still missing, I did not have the time to create them for all elements)

- Coded from scratch with Python 3 + Pygame
- Graphics with Inkscape and Photoshop (with help from f-w with the title image, thanks!)
- Music generated with autotracker-bu
- Generated the standalone app with cx_freeze
- Title image is an adaption from here: (CC-by, NASA)
- The Font is "EB Garamond" from here: (OFL License)

Inspiration was this game:
Or actually another one which I played 1,5 years ago or so and can't remember the name.

PPS: I have no possibility of generating a standalone OS/X version of the game, as I don't own a Mac. The game uses Python 3 + Pygame, so if you have that installed, the source version will work fine. If you have, I'd love to hear from you. I'm still looking for someone to help me build the OS/X version.

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BMacIntosh says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:30am

Well, I got to O2 and Sugar (without looking at your screenshots), but I got stuck there. I tried every pair and most of the triples, but I couldn't figure out the next one.

Your music is going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the night!

chuchino says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:59am

I don't know much about chemistry or geology or any other field that might be helpful for solving the puzzles in this game, so I could only get anywhere by trial and error. I got stuck after getting O2 and Sugar as well.

jprogman says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:41pm

I think there's no more after getting sugar and oxygen. This game is too smart for me otherwise. I would like a better visualization for fusing elements such as a picture of some atoms exchanging their protons. Otherwise, I would need to re-learn about chemistry.

Kayelgee says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 12:21am

interesting game idea. I've seen something similar done before but I don't remember the name. I think it was on kongregate. I would like to see a game like this turned into an educational game.

kibertoad says ...
Sep 16, 2012 @ 5:57pm

Controls were terribly unresponsive :(. Game itself was ok.

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