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

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Vessolution

by NedortGames - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Well here its, my game finished just a half hour before the deadline.

And not in the standard I would have hoped but nevertheless its fun and I`ll improve it after the Ludum Dare.

Side Note: It got pointed out to me thats it says made for LD23 at the end if this is through, its a mistake This game was made in 48hrs for ld24!

Controls:

Menu : Arrow Keys

Game : W and S

Information : Your goal is to pick up all the people floating around in liferings, the more you get the fancier a vessel you`re given.

Remember to watch out for those pesky sharks though steer into them and one of your precious lives will be taken away. And unlike kittens you only start with 5 lives so be careful.

Collect those smiling, spinning coins to add to your money , save up enough and you`ll be able to afford some of the Health Pickups which spawn to the Sides of the map!

Hope you guys enjoy :)

This game is copyrighted to NedortGaming . Any attempt to commercially use the source files is illegal.

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Ratings

Coolness62%
#221Audio2.83
#564Humor1.50
#568Fun2.35
#628Overall2.45
#648Graphics2.16
#672Mood1.77
#679Theme1.87
#736Innovation1.77

Comments

pighead10 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:54am

Liked it - nice idea and good implementation. It does get a bit repetitive.

timtipgames says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:14am

very short and I just can't find the theme?

NedortGames says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:17am

You evolve from boat to boat!

localcoder says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:23am

The first time I played, I didn't read the instructions and thought I was meant to _avoid_ the floating people. Oops.

I played again, trying to collect them - that makes the game much more challenging.

I enjoyed the game, especially the music.

NedortGames says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:25am

Thanks alot.
I myself really didn`t like the music.

golex says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:34am

Enjoyed it too - missing the theme a bit. Still fun.

Rellikiox says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:02am

It's fun, but very repetitive

Geti says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:05am

I'm with the others in that it doesn't fit the theme - zooming along in a boat thing from sharks != evolution. evolving from boat to boat doesn't make sense, it looks like a powerup if anything.

Zathalos says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:31am

Kind of short. Controls are wonky. Graphics could use a bit better work. Evolving from boat to boat? I didn't even notice. But at least you put forth a good effort. Maybe next time :D

sclark39 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:39am

Confused by the controls. Why are the main screen and in-game using different controls? There is also a crosshair in game which seems not to do anything. I didn't see the evolution theme anywhere in this.

Ah. Reread. I didn't realize the red circles were good. The coins looked obviously good but I was trying to avoid the red circles.

NedortGames says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:19pm

Yes, crosshair does not do anything yet as I said I will continue to develop this game outside of the ludum dare compo!

Punga says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:02pm

I didn't enjoy it. It was too hard and repetitive.

Ragzouken says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:13pm

Quite fun, and the music is a nice addition :)

encore says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:27pm

This game is addictive! The art assets look nice and the music is pleasant. I was confused at the switch between arrow keys and WASD between the menu and the Main Game, although this is probably my fault for not reading help first xD I can clearly see the evolving from boat to boat as part of the theme. However, I found an odd glitch. After hitting enough sharks to put my health bar to zero, I didn't die, but I died after hitting a health powerup! Kinda odd.

NedortGames says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:30pm

Weird! I`ll check it out!

gbellgames says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:29am

The music is pretty good, but the game is kinda pointless. What's the point in making my ship bigger? What's the money for? Dodging the sharks is pretty easy.

zx81 says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 7:53pm

The audio is really cool, it is a good idea, the graphics were simple yet... I wouldn't change them when you will continue the work on that game, they somehow fit the environment :)
For now, unfortunately it is an unfinished game, however keep up the good work, and I would lower the volume of the music, I got scared in the first moments of the game :P

infernet89 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:17pm

Really liked the song, but not so much the game.. Evolve in another boat should change the gameplay aswell, and i can't understand why title screen use different buttons of the real game!

YSelf Tool says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 12:26am

It is a good game as far as it has graphics, gameplay, controls, music and it's hard enough.
But it's a little short (once learned kinda easy) and the theme is except from the title not existing, because velocity, controls, music - short: everything - keeps the same (ok, some graphics change).
The error of LD23 does not matter, and it's still fun to play! Keep on going, games are fun!

zakchaos says ...
Sep 5, 2012 @ 3:14am

good start, I think you could make it into something great with some more time and polish! I personally didn't like the music, but thats just a personal thing

demonpants says ...
Sep 11, 2012 @ 11:21pm

Any chance for a Mac version?

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