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

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.Evolvorous.

by repstyle - Jam Entry

Hi !

Here is "Evolvorous" !

It's a game about species evolution who depending on abilities that they get, they adapt their body in front of environnemental conditions, fights and the kind of food that they eat.

In Evolvorous, you play a species who have to evolve by developing her body and his way of living in order to survive.

And you can mix all the species !

Control : Use mouse and follow tutorial (on the top-right of the screen).

Just a little install is needed to play.

is there a little problem to find his mouse cursor at start! Then you have to move largely your mouse to left or right to be able to see the cursor in game. Sorry for this!

Credits :
- Art : Ludovic servat
(Book : http://game-designer.fr/ and Blog : http://repstyleart.com/ourpleasure/)

- Dev : Laurent Goethals
(http://andreilgame.e-monsite.com/)

Music : Kevin MacLeod
(incompetech.com)

Have fun !

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness62%
#20Theme(Jam)3.82
#53Innovation(Jam)3.32
#72Overall(Jam)3.36
#104Audio(Jam)2.96
#107Graphics(Jam)3.38
#123Mood(Jam)2.78
#138Humor(Jam)2.19
#140Fun(Jam)2.83

Comments

raoz says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:40am

I cannot see my mouse and that makes it impossible to play.

Gear says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:52am

The mouse seems to appear once move it around a little.

Yann says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:59am

Same here looked like a fun game though

Pierrec says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:12pm

I got the same problem with the mouse, I closed the game, tried it again, and it works perfectly.
Now let me ask something : WHY 25 TURNS ?
The game is really really really cool, I love it! Evolving is fun, exploring is fun, eating and killing is fun...but why does the game has to stop after 25 turns ? I wanted to explore more! I had so much thing to discover yet!
Crap! I have to play it again ^^

andreilgame says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:57am

As said there is some strange thngs with the mouse.
In the main menu just click to go in the game.
(even if you don't see the mouse)
In the game, shake th mouse a little, it should appear in the game area.

repstyle says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:17pm

For the 25 turns, it's a mistake done by not enough tests.
At the begining it was set on 50.
But depending on how you play a game can be very long.
May we can change this now but it's maybe not fair.

I think we are going to change it 50 turns. If you are not agree feel free to say it :).

plule says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:32pm

I don't agree with changing the limit to 50. PUT A "CONTINUE PLAYING" BUTTON. Your game is totally great.

Aceria says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:06pm

Well, that was unexpectedly easy. I randomly clicked on things to make sure my health didn't go down and then started attacking the other creatures. Once I started evolving it was easy enough to keep killing the rest and eat meat to stay alive.

Great use of the theme!

repstyle says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:32pm

Thanks for comments ^^.

We didn't had the time to set a continue button or propose different modes like 25, 50, reach a special species etc ... Many things are possible :).
But i added a 50 turns version not considered for the jam but more for who want to reach a more complicated mix of species.

Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:37pm

My only complaint really is that it is quite short and easy. But great use of the theme, one of the only games I've seen that takes evolution for what it actually is, instead of trying to pretend like like upgrades are evolution.

repstyle says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:42pm

Thanks tupperwarespoon, i just uploaded a twice more longer version (50 turns) if you wanted to try :).

demonpants says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:13pm

Can you make this for Mac?

Deykoweec says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 8:47am

cant see mouse.

repstyle says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 11:08am

The mouse problem is fixed, please re-install.

timtipgames says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:10pm

I really like the game. But it was definitely too easy. I like the visual variation that comes with your approach to the theme. Some of the tutorial parts were skipped very fast without me being able to read them. But overall the gist of the game isn't that hard to get anyway :) Good Job!

Sep 1, 2012 @ 8:39pm

Could you upload just a zip of the game contents? I'd rather not install it, especially through WINE.

DaveDobson says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 9:47pm

Fun idea; really great artwork with a lot of shifting pictures depending on what traits are active. The game was a little hard to figure out at first, and there didn't seem to be a lot of variety in strategy, although maybe that would become apparent if I played more. It was fun having my duck grow fangs, though. Very cool; great art, good background music, and a creative, interesting idea. One of the best fits to the theme I've seen yet.

N0W33t0rs says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 11:19pm

Nice game but the game window is little to big for my screen

thewiseguy99 says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 12:49am

The art and music were excellent. I concur with most here that you nailed the theme very well but on to of that it feels well polished for a 3 day game. I enjoyed it a lot and think you guys did a great job.

Cipher says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:37am

Great use of theme,very fun ^^

Jedi says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:54am

Nice entry overall but there isn't much challenge or objective to it.

repstyle says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 1:25pm

Game in Zip file is uploaded now but you have to install XNA to play.

Skulls says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 8:19am

Short game, was pretty easy as long as there was something to eat. Still enjoyed it I rushed to another environment just to see what happened. Fun game.

mohammad says ...
Sep 7, 2012 @ 9:54pm

Was as good as ever!
Needs more turns!

Kmad says ...
Sep 9, 2012 @ 9:39am

This is pretty great, I love turn-based games and this fits the theme perfectly. Well done.

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