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

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by S0larCode - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Warning: there are known bugs on Mac OS/X. Please make sure you have java 1.5+ (Java 7 is preferred). I currently have no way to fix these bugs because I don't own a mac, but more detailed error reports would be nice (try opening a java console).

Changes since the end of LD24:
-Made Small tweaks to certain components to improve timing
-Changed the window closing method due to difficulties on some systems
-Removed unnecessary console printing commands, graphics contexts, and buffers

THE IN-GAME ONES. The in-game instructions are not very clear due to size restrictions.

This is a game where you try to overcome the enemy by placing cells and capturing points on

a grid to make your species the majority in the gene pool. If a cell has 1-2 neighbors, it

survives, but any more or any less, it dies. When a cell is placed on the grid that

square is captured for the species that the cell belongs to until the other species

captures that square. When the time ends, the species (team) has the most tiles captured

wins! (Warning: the AI can play this game really well!). Press escape or minimize to

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brita_ says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:11pm

Does it end?

S0larCode says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:43pm

After a certain amount of time, yes.

Zelen3d says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:40am

At some point it just ends and I don't know why. I have totally no idea what I am doing or how it works, but it is fun.

Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:52am

I have no idea what i'm doing, but i'm having fun!

heuermh says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 3:08am


Had to restart a few times since the red team starting kicking my butt before I figured out what to do.

Though as far as I could tell you need to Ctrl-C to kill the window; you might want to add a window close listener or map some key commands to quit.

S0larCode says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 3:44am

That's weird, It works fine on my computer. Are you on a mac?

Cthulhu says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 3:46am

I cannot rate your game because it keeps on crashing :(
I'm using linux.

Cthulhu says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 3:47am

But it looks to be a bright idea!

S0larCode says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 3:59am

Does it crash because of memory usage or errors, or does it not start at all?

jovoc says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 4:33am

Doesn't run for me (OS/X). I just get a blank window with a menubar.

timtipgames says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:50am

I really liked this, plays very intuitively (which you can tell, when a game has comments like "I don't know what I am doing, but I am having fun" :) Unfortunately it is enough just to capture more tiles by clicking very fast on the borders of your captured territory. So I won the game before I had actually realized the rule that you need 1-2 neighbours for a cell to survive. I played it again afterwards but didn't feel like planning more made me play better :) Anyway: Good job!

evilseanbot says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:51am

The game wont respond to my clicking on any of the tiles. Did I miss something?

Gidaio says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 5:00pm

Interesting, but a little too easy - I was able to just click randomly and get it to work. I'm a fan of Conway's Game of Life, and this seemed similar. By the end, I had around 145 points and the AI only had 100-120 (I forget).

ramoncb says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:44pm

I didn't understand much, but was very fun! I survived the natural selection more than one time! xD
I just think was maybe too easy, I think I was more fast than the IA, I don't know but, perhaps if the game have some way to make the player get the cells more slowly will be good? Sorry my bad english ^^'

cobrajs says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:28am

Very interesting, and pretty fun once you figure it out. If you're very fast, it's not that hard to beat the CPU.

Moops says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 11:51pm

Game of life meets go. Once I "got it" it was very fun.

Drabiter says ...
Sep 11, 2012 @ 1:32pm

Game works well here, just the AI is so great :D

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