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

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Darwin's Little Pink Worm

by wumpus - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first javascript game and written raw (without an engine) so it'll likely have technical issues all over the place - I'm looking at you IE. I'd recommend Chrome for the best chances.

OBJECTIVE - Stomp on all the other worms to prove your genetic worth and finally evolve into something truly special.

CONTROLS - Arrow keys and Z but they're configurable from the main menu.

KNOWN ISSUES - This is the first time I've put anything together with javascript. There's no doubt some compatability issues or suchlike so any help in identifying and knobbling them is appreciated.

AUDIO - It would appear javascript is rubbish with sound so I guess you better cue up some mp3s while you battle for evolutionary supremacy. Ah well.

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jijaweb says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 7:32pm

Cool game. I like it.

kevincorrigan says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 7:49pm

This is a really entertaining game, fun with a good concept.

PohyCZ says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 10:17pm

Hard one, but really fun! :)

littleball says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 10:24pm

Great game, very addictive. I couldn't seem to get the action key to work though

wumpus says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 10:37pm

Thanks. The action key will only work if you gain the 'spit' or 'poop' ability. I'll update the info to point that out, thanks.

kaidoe says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 11:17pm

Love it, cool game, got a bit slow towards the end though

wumpus says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 11:38pm

Yeah you're right, you end up mopping up the remainders and it's quite a slog, especially when they're nippy little super-speed sods. Not sure how to combat that best though.

Aug 26, 2012 @ 11:44pm

Very fun! good job! :D

Ninjakannon says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:25am

Really cool, I like it!

juaxix says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:17pm

Haha, wow, it was intense, but i turned into a pink man XD

turnip says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:24pm

Considering you did that without an engine in javascript that's pretty impressive! I didn't really get what I was supposed to be doing though. I seemed to make progress without actually doing very well.

madpew says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:22pm

i made it down to 5 by hiding in the beginning and pooping all over the place :D strange idea but hey it works. well done!

vigrid says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:22pm

Interesting. It could use some sound, as basic feedback to what has happened. I haven't managed to win, just lost twice. Quite hard game, too.

wumpus says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:45pm

Evolution happens every time the population drops by twenty. A mutation is awarded to all worms that had dealt 30 damage or more which is basically 3 normal hits. All mutations stack too so getting four speed mutations will see you whizzing around.

panzermancer says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:13pm

I loved the whimsical little pseudo-haikus you get upon evolving :3

I just wish there was a bit more of an element of choice when evolving, though; that's what really would have made this game super-replayable. Still, impressive, for 48 hours raw in javascript.

littleball says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:18pm

Great game, love the "weapons"!

If you're using sound with javascript try using .wav files they work across more browsers

mysound = new Audio('file.wav');; ]

wumpus says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:22pm

Yeah, I'd never used javascript audio before and tried implementing it in the last few hours. It's nice that it's so simple to play a sound but there's only one channel per sound so you can't get it to repeat quickly (unless there's a trick to it I don't know). In the end I decided no sound would be better than sporadic sound.

Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:24pm

I liked the random powerups throughout, and how you could actually manage not to get them if you are just kind of hiding while the others all kill each other :) And using an ant farm as the background is genius!!

celeron55 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:34pm

I actually managed to win on the first try. Felt horrible killing the other last ones alive. 8)

LuizHGMonclar says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:10pm

Man, I really liked your take on the theme. It's another game about evolution of species BUT it was cleverly though on the part of "getting life experience".

That's what really impressed me. If you stand still, you'll get no experience, so no new abilities, if you go on and try to fight, you will, so that's a real nice motivator. Too bad the difficulty curve just goes down and down as the game progresses towards the end, but hey, that's the concept of the game, being the strongest and eliminating everyone, right?

Great job!

Starmen says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:31am

I really like this. The game itself wasn't exactly perfect as the controls felt a tiny bit too loose, but the core concept and the writing really tie it together in a nice way. This sort of thing would be a perfect multiplayer game.

Anyway, really good job.

Maxium says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:00am

I laughed so hard at the ending...probably too much

matheod says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:05am

Good to see another entrant using raw javascript like myself so you've got my respect there already. ;)

Work perfectly, basic but nice idea. Game is fluid and funny.
Nice job ;)

kirill says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:28pm

Finally, completed. (Got killed by the last enemy on the previous try).
Really nice that you had a solid victory screen - felt like my efforts were not in vain.
Thanks for your nice comment, btw :)

gnx says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 2:33pm

Played it through. I really enjoyed the way your AI behaves, it seemed very lively and often comical :D

Good job.

Kalabasa says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:18am

Fun game

dengzo says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:45pm

good job

matheod says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 11:51am

I show your game to a friend and something funny happend : worms where moved under floor and when he push right key he slide underground :D

hamster_mk_4 says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 3:43am

Made me think of highlander, there can be only one.

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