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

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Selectra - lazybraingames - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Play as an alien Amazonian goddess that uses her super natural powers of reproduction to face down her rival god Belemnon. Complete with boss fight!

Post compo update:
You can now skip the mating sequence by right clicking the mouse.

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Ratings

#10Graphics4.44
#13Overall4.06
#24Fun3.81
#28Audio3.75
#37Theme3.94
#83Innovation3.60
#1112Coolness10%

Comments

moonmagic says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:20am

My goodness, this game looks amazing. Your color choices are delightful. I quite enjoyed the mating sequence (particularly the bones! they made it very grim) but it got slow after awhile, particularly since it has to be performed so frequently. Just speeding it up would be lovely. The UI work is really nice there; very clear what is happening. ALSO once I realized I could pummel everyone with magic it was lovely.

Would enjoy maybe faster pacing, but I like hard games that beat me up, so that might not be everyone's cup of tea.

SaintHeiser says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:43am

Ahahahah! How this game fun and addictive. I like retro graphics and music. I understand where the evolution. But I don't completely understand how evolution mechanic works.... But it is really FUN!!! Nice job!

Porpentine says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:39am

best alien amazon goddess game i've played so far...this is really cool and it's clear you put a lot of work into it, so much great stuff going on

juaxix says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:36am

I take a time to understand that selectra comes from Select men XD ...well i dont know if there are more than x999 but lol, this game is nice, wow, a couple of minutes and release all the pain :)

chuchino says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:37am

Stylish and fun, but the difficulty ramps up a bit too slowly for my liking. Watching the mating sequences got tiresome, especially during the boss fight. I enjoyed it though.

juaxix says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:37am

Love the accept/reject animation xD

Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:28am

Did a post-compo update to give players a way to skip past the mating sequence. I thought it was in there in the original entry, but somehow it wasn't! Thanks for playing!

whilefun says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:04am

Duuuuude, fantastic entry! LOVED the graphical style and audio, and great use of the theme. Well done! :D

Casandraelf says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 7:00pm

your game broke my computer. might want to fix that

Sep 2, 2012 @ 11:05pm

Sorry to hear that Selectra did something to your computer Casandraelf! You're the first to report any such issue, so I'd love to know more about it so I can trouble shoot it ;) Thanks for letting me know!

mes says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 12:57pm

really cool art and setting. i got kinda frustrated by the game not registering my clicks to start the charge up.

Casandraelf says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 4:51pm

@lazybraingames when i downloaded it and tried to play it, it completely killed the sound, forcing me to restart. not only that, i couldn't play it.

Sep 3, 2012 @ 9:13pm

@Casandraelf Hmmmm, very odd indeed, here's a few things to try if you have the time :)

1) If you're running the exe directly out of winzip, try extracting it and then playing.

2) Try running my previous LD entry so we can isolate Selectra http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-23/?action=preview&uid=11617

3) It's possible that direct x is causing an issue. Here's the link to download the latest version http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

If none of these work, hit me up at [email protected] if you want to try some more steps :)

@mes
Hmmmmm, the way its coded, once the mouse is pressed it should start charging no matter what. If your mouse is a bit older, you might have to hold it down harder, since the moment the mouse is released the charge is lost. If that isn't it, possibly just a system restart might clear it up. Let me know if you think it might be something else :)

Thanks for stopping by!

-Johnny B.

Chaoseed says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 9:43pm

It's pretty cool, but I never got to the boss fight. I got up to 999 and apparently that makes it impossible to shoot? Kind of disappointing. The shooting felt kind of random and clumsy, so I just didn't feel like trying to continue killing enemies while avoiding bullets...

Sep 4, 2012 @ 2:56am

Looks very nice, but not much incentive for fighting the monster instead of dodging them. Is it possible for the weapon to charge faster at some point?

Sep 4, 2012 @ 8:09pm

@Chaoseed
Too bad you didn't get to the end! 999 does charge, but it would take like 10 min lol. The idea was that too much power would cause undesirable effects, which indeed it did, but I do have to admit that I could of better explained that concept in-game.

@ButtercupSaiyan
The higher your power, the longer it will take to charge. So if quick charge times is what you're after, keep your power low :)

Maple says ...
Sep 7, 2012 @ 8:07am

Damn it. Those horny men! I'm trying to freaking kill the bad guy and all you want to do is make babies. Not bad. Lol.

Sep 8, 2012 @ 6:52am

Incredible!
Don't know what else to say!

Puzzlem00n says ...
Sep 11, 2012 @ 9:31pm

I didn't finish it either, but I like what you have going here. Pretty awesome game, great idea.

Sep 12, 2012 @ 9:35pm

I got to the end boss but I was so powered up that it took ages to charge my shot, which was tough. Still overall fantastic game, one of favourites in terms of having a nice consistent visual style.

lekochen says ...
Sep 16, 2012 @ 2:47am

It's fun & well balanced. Good game.

azurenimbus says ...
Sep 16, 2012 @ 7:41pm

Fantastic job. I would have loved to play this on my NES (SNES?) back in the day. Rather unbelievable you got this done in 48h. Cool factor +10.

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