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

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Ab Ovo

by jerombd - Jam Entry

Classic arena shooter inspired by the great scientists/thinkers of the XIXth century (Darwin, Mendel, Anning, etc.).
. 15 waves of darwinists ennemies
. 2 levels

NB. 90% of the SFX are missing, there is only 2 (poorly created) music loops.
And yes, there are some collision bugs :(

Tech. infos:
Move with left/right/down/up
Aim with the mouse
Normal shoot with the mouse (left button)
Secondary shoot with the mouse (left button)
Echap to exit
F4 windowed/fullscreen
F9 screenshot

Downloads and Links




Barry Abrams says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:45pm

Love the graphics!

Enimal says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:11pm

I love the graphics and i love the musics. It's an awesome game.

Pierrec says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:27pm

Awesome music and graphics. Fun enemies and power ups. My only problem is that I'm on a laptop, and the combination arrow+mouse isn't easy for me. I would have prefered WASD (QZSD) + mouse.

FredericRP says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:19pm

very fun, nice and complete ! Where do we pay ? (and.. will there be a web or mac version ?)

jerombd says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 2:10am

@Pierrec I just added an options menu where people can choose arrows or WASD or QZSD, etc. I'll probably post a first post-compo update at the end of the week.
@FredricRP No web or mac versions sorry :(

darokin says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:16pm

Nice work ! Graphics are awesome, especially the characters, great 'cartoon' style. Logo design, and the 'all-seing eye' are awesome too, really love the whole esthetics of the game even if I'm more 'into pixel' ;) Music give a weird mood to the game at first. Difficulty increase (and bonuses etc) is fine, even if I had bug that prevent me to go further at some point. Despite the little bug, the game definitely worth a try !

Chezzo says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:04pm

Chrome is telling me it "appears malicious." That's gonna hold a lot of people back from playing it. I uploaded it to, and it came back as having PUA.Win32.Packer.Vip. I guess that's a packer script kiddies use that comes back as a trojan? I don't know, man. I really want to play it, as it has great graphics and looks fun. But I don't want it to eat my 'puter.

jerombd says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:46am

@Chezzo Thank you for the info! But I think it's a "false positive" but I can't guarantee that: everytime I download an EXE file with Chrome, this browser warned me of a potential danger because the file is rarely downloaded...
I tested the zip with another website this time it's clean with ClamAV so...).
And I understand your concerns; so don't download/play this game and wait this weekend: I'll uplaod a gameplay video ;)

Eldaryze says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 12:45am

The implementation of the theme is one of the funniest in this Ludum Dare. Besides that, great graphics. It would just be more deserved nag and make the game even more fun!

raarlac says ...
Sep 5, 2012 @ 4:18pm

The graphics are great!

Qaterknan says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 3:10pm

Nice Job,i really like it! Nice use of theme, similar to ours.

Cipher says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 8:46am

Very cool

sev_inf says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 12:26pm

Very cool game in many aspects. Perfect graphics and sound, humour and very addictive gameplay.

mohammad says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 5:37pm

Wow, Good game being gamemaker!
Put the source up!!!

thewiseguy99 says ...
Sep 14, 2012 @ 10:52pm

Fun to play. Cool game, nice graphics and sound! Good job

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