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

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Evolution Jumper

by UntitledQ - Jam Entry

Build your own DNA from fragments to gain and lose attributes and progress through this short game.
IMPORTANT: Press TAB to open/close the DNA screen. Hold Shift to sprint and press space to jump.

You may need:
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable
x86: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5555
x64: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=14632
- DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#7Theme(Jam)4.00
#23Innovation(Jam)3.67
#115Mood(Jam)2.81
#117Overall(Jam)3.15
#126Fun(Jam)2.90
#149Humor(Jam)2.08
#207Graphics(Jam)2.52
#641Coolness45%

Comments

geekygenius says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:00am

Very nice use of the theme!

RARoadkill says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:50pm

I like it, I really like how you did the evolving in this

mokujin says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:53pm

Fatal Error: couldn't load some texture

BrothersT says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:04pm

We enjoyed the game at the start, but the DNA combination mechanic wasn't too clear, and we got into a situation where we couldn't transform into the right animal to progress several times (we dropped all our DNA before going to level 3, and got stuck with only once piece).

One other comment is that the text on the DNA screen flashes up too fast. Perhaps you should swap the periods for which it is visible and invisible?

Other than that, good use of a theme, however unscientifically accurate :)

DevWouter says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:32pm

Good use of theme, and nice gameplay. I do wish it was easier to figure out what does what and why.

science4cake says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:33pm

This was awesome. :) Sound would have put this in my top ten. ;)

zx81 says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:35pm

I can't play without d3dx9_43.dll.
Is this a complete game ?

UntitledQ says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:40pm

zx81: Have you got the "DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)"? (link in description)
I didn't want to package that as it's 90 MB and many people might already have it through other games.

VAMflax says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:14pm

The upgrade idea was good. But the levels are so tight, I just got trapped in little gaps all the time, which really got old fast.

Like the turn anim, like elastomania! :)

AaronGordon says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:48pm

Fantastic use of the theme. I really enjoyed mixing the different strands of dna. Maybe it would have been nice if i could fight back against the crab things, but really nice job!

Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:00pm

Good Idea, but while changing animals I got stuck off screen. Was really difficult figuring out right combinations for things.

Sep 1, 2012 @ 10:22pm

Chokes WINE. I really should scan the description for Microsoft dependencies before I try running this stuff. >_<

jarnik says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:51pm

Nice idea! I loved the idea of configuring your DNA blocks to create specific properties (and even animal type! :D). I was not able to get past the turtle though...

small trouble says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 7:00pm

That was a good concept, it is different from the other games I have played.

demonpants says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 5:52pm

Could you make a Mac version?

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