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

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Small Worm

by Huchickut - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first Ludum Dare entry.

You are a small worm who has to eat to evolve.
There are a total of 10 stages and 9 different Upgrades you get by evolving.

Controls:
WASD or arrow keys to move
Space to confirm evolution

Try to beat the game as fast as possible and post your time!

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Ratings

Coolness68%
#97Fun3.44
#132Theme3.53
#261Overall3.17
#414Humor1.95
#523Mood2.33
#575Innovation2.36
#641Graphics2.18

Comments

AyCe says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:31am

Great game! :D

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

I agree with AyCe.
The movement of the snake is fantastic and you can feel the improvement by the evolution! :D

Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:50pm

Pretty good :)

vilya says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:54pm

Good work. Nice smooth animation, intuitive controls. Could use some sounds, and a bit of polish on the graphics.

surreal_whale says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:55pm

A nice twist on the standard snake game, fitted quite well with the theme and I liked having a choice of how to evolve my worm.

tompudding says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:56pm

This was quite addictive, I wanted to get to the next stage to see what the next evolution would be. Great job!

Kuulog says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:56pm

Congrats on finishing your first LD game! Pretty good job, fits in with the theme well!

agersant says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:58pm

Nice game. The game mechanics are a bit strange because the more you play the easier it gets.

Jeremias says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:58pm

Very addictive. Strange how human motivation works :D I played it 12 minutes and 37 seconds. "Skilling" is such a nice mechanic. If you make a post-compo-version, just add sounds for eating or obstacles which hurt. Or a skilltree instead of choosing two options.

(Feel free to rate my game and give me feedback by clicking on my name)

turnip says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:02pm

I really liked this game! But it is a bit grindy! It would have been just as fun if it took less food to level up. I completed in 13 minutes 33 seconds - by the end I just left it running on it's own - the game could have done with a bit more challenge after a few levels maybe.

Good job!

madpew says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:24pm

12:33, nice idea. Smooth gameplay, somewhat slow if you take the wrong perks in the beginning. Missing sound and music, besides to that solid game! well done.

TheFridolin says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:55pm

@agersant: //The game mechanics are a bit strange because the more you play the easier it gets.

I think this shows the use of evolution pretty well, because for us humans, that are on a pretty high level of evolution, life is more easy than for a bird :D

wumpus says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:38pm

It was quite therapeutic guiding that guy around. Nice use of the theme and nice implementation overall. Not exactly challenging but relaxing enough to entertain. Nice one.

Maacus says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:53pm

Like the movement, and the gameplay adds nicely to the snake-concept. I think more polished graphics and some sound would make this game even better.

kyyrma says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:43pm

Like some people have mentioned before, the snake movement is really fluid looking. Nice job.

Although this game is very basic, it really showcases one thing I've always believed in: allowing the player to customize his abilities always improves a game. Even something as simple as Snake!

aare says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:40pm

I love that it can go through the walls - for me that is a rule that diverse the mere snake clones from the good ones

cappelnord says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:30am

Good to see another worm game :-D Beeing able to accelerate / deaccelerate would be great. I also find it quite confusing to have "more food" appears as an evolution stage. Keep it up!

wlad says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:33pm

12:29 got addicted. Simple and yet a classic. :) Graphics are improvable

AyCe says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 4:11pm

As you can see from the source code, "more food" was originally called "better eyes (sees more food)" ^^

sev_inf says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 7:18pm

Nice idea of classic game imporovement, but would be better game if it will have some sort of challange. Probably, some enemy or few obstacles. Cantgratulations with a first LD experience.

Sep 3, 2012 @ 7:26pm

Very smooth, clean game. Not sure why I didn't think of it, but snake is the classic evolution game!

zx81 says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 10:05am

Good game, the snake's movement is great!

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