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

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And Then There Was Pong

by Zabot - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Play your way through 3 different retro games and a game of my own imagination. Hope you enjoy, it was an amazing experience, and check out the time lapse if you get the chance.

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Brucef says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:20am

it sure fit the theme well. as fun as each of the games that were in there are on their own, I think for your second LD you should make an attempt to create something original and exciting. but still, well done, mate!

lurkingshadow says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:42am

interesting way of interpreting the theme.

Zoomyzoom says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:39pm

Most interesting :)

Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:26am

I like your interpretation of the theme. I got up to the space shooter level (not sure what game that level was a homage to) before losing. Although I realize it would be difficult given the time restrictions, I would have liked to have seen the games "evolve" at a faster rate - e.g., after Pong or Breakout you could have had Pitfall, and then Super Mario Bros, eventually moving up to Street Fighter and Call of Duty... though, obviously, that's an extreme example ;)

Cake&Code says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:29pm

How clever! I love the concept of capturing the evolution of gaming itself in a game!! It could have been a bit more engaging since some of the games took too long to beat. Maybe have a countdown until the next evolution and the player tries to score as many points as possible per game? That way it's faster paced but the effort put in still matters. Overall, great job!

Gryxitl says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:21pm

This game is awesome

Colapsydo says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 12:16pm

The idea fits the themes and the three game are well executed.
The game stop after space invaders, I don't know if it's the end or not. In case, it could be great to put a screen to inform that the game is over.

Senekis says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 7:16pm


yettatore says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 1:08am

Really good game. Like in the early times, but with processors =D

Zelen3d says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 1:20am

I liked the transitions between the games. There was some bug that prevented space invaders from restarting even if I had still 3 lifes yet. After space invaders there should be asteroids :)

yosh says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 2:27am

Always nice to find some interesting interpretations of the theme :)

Sep 3, 2012 @ 3:59am

I really like the concept, and especially the transitions between segments, but there were a few things I didn't like:

- The game of Pong doesn't seem to have any purpose since getting the ball past the other player didn't earn me any points,
- The Space Invaders take far too long to come onscreen and it's annoying to have to sit there and wait for them to do so!
- The game crashed after the Space Invaders segment and wouldn't let me see the next game.

You did a great job though, and I enjoyed it anyway!

cappelnord says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 7:42am

a very good take on the theme. Crashed once when I got hit in the Space Invaders level.

Rex Peppers says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 5:26pm

Good stuff but broke a couple times causing me to start over...

Andy Go says ...
Sep 11, 2012 @ 11:51am

Well done :)

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