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

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Slimy Things Did Crawl

by rhill - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my entry, made in FlashPunk.

You control a bunch of slimes, and you let them mutate to find the ones that move the way you want them to.

Okay, better explanation, now that I know what people don't understand:
It's about evolving your slimes. They all do different things when you push any of the buttons from A to Z. (Or combinations of buttons) If you get slimes to the flag, then your new slimes will be descended from them. To finish the later, more difficult levels, you need to play the earlier levels with the goal of training certain keys to do the moves you'll need for the difficult levels. For example, when you find a key that makes slimes jump, train them to jump higher. When you find keys that make them move right or left, train them to move faster. This will require that you leave the slower slimes behind.

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Desi Quintans says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:30am

To be honest, I think there were too many buttons and too many possible behaviours.

Jamin says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:55am

This is a really fun game that you've made here. Although I'm not sure (at all) how the breed / mutate sliders work.

Bronze on every level, three gold so far, and still working my way through.

Mjiig says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:12am

This is a really neat concept. A bit more instruction at the start might have been nice because I struggled to see exactly what I was meant to be doing and for a long time I thought *only* a and z did anything. Perhaps it might have been better with less behaviours but I'm not sure...
Well done!

rhill says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:39pm

Well, I resorted to so many buttons because it increased the chances that at least *ONE* of them will sort of do what you want. I've realized since talking to people who played it that they need something to get over the learning curve.

danlthemanl says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:44pm

It seemed very well made, but there's way too many buttons and I got frustrated.

kyyrma says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:45pm

Just like Mjig I played for a long while thinking only A and Z do something. I did finish levels 1-3 that way though!

The idea is fun, although it's annoying to get stuck just slamming keys at random, hoping some little slime would find it in himself to spring for the goal.

jplur says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:43am

Best in show! Seriously the amount of complexity and hilarity here is astounding, played for an hour and will play for many more!

bushmango says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:15pm

I didn't get very far due to a lack of patience, but my son and I really liked it.

sampyxis says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:58pm

I really liked the idea - and would have loved to see lots of this game, but I needed more instruction -

patrickgh3 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:32pm

I liked the concept, but the game had little to no instructions. I got 9 bronze and 2 gold medals. It's an original and fun concept, but I think it would have been better to have only 10 keys, because it gets pretty frustrating trying and memorizing such complex patterns.

xhunterko says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:33pm

Um, what am I supposed to do again? What's going on? Maybe I just don't get it.

Nile says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:29am

The controls were very confusing but was an interesting concept.

Switchbreak says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 5:39pm

Fun idea, I was able to get some of the behaviors I wanted to evolve. Some of those later levels were too hard for me.

Switchbreak says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 5:41pm

Oh and: extra points for referencing Coleridge.

chuchino says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 12:21am

Wonderful concept! This is one of my favourite games of those I've played so far. It took a while to get the hang of it but it seems like there's a lot of depth. I eventually managed to get a team that could get bronze on every level, but some of the golds seem really tough.

Matt Rix says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 12:28am

This is one of the best uses of the theme I've seen yet. It was a little frustrating, but overall very cool. I managed to get bronze on all the levels, and gold on at least 5 or 6 before I stopped playing.

bvanschooten says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 11:19pm

Good fun. I do like games with a working evolution model.

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