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

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Phantom planet

by Killerbug - Jam Entry

We barely made something working. Basically, there's 4 types of living beings on the planet, one of them is planet itself. They all interact with eachother, and have a chance of triggering an evolution. There are two possible evolutions for each (and each can devolve back with right influence), and the chance is affected by the domination factor of that specific being.

This is a very unfinished version, so bear with me! Though it doesn't have a defined end, you can still try and get all the evolutions- it functions as a sandbox game (it probably has quite a few bugs as well)

CONTROLS:
Arrows: move
Z: enter meditation
X: remove being

REQUIREMENTS:
XNA redist: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20914

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#17Graphics(Jam)4.41
#30Innovation(Jam)3.62
#48Mood(Jam)3.32
#50Theme(Jam)3.36
#54Overall(Jam)3.45
#149Humor(Jam)2.08
#221Fun(Jam)2.23
#618Coolness46%

Comments

braingale says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:01am

Very, very pretty! I didn't quite grasp the full concept of the game (as you said, it's in a fairly unfinished state), but keep at it!

Uberi says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:02am

Unfortunately did not do anything when I tried to run it. Process stayed open for a little while and then closed.

Ran it from the command line too, just to see if there was any output (there wasn't).

Zoomyzoom says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:02pm

Cant run xna :(

thewiseguy99 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:46pm

I played a game sort of like this before where you jumped between planets and walked around them. It was fun so this appealed to me a lot. It was good too, nice job.

D3zmodos says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:48pm

Looks really cool, I love the clouds! >_< Hope you manage to finish it sometime...

Killerbug says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:01pm

@D3zmodos we sure will! All it needs is balancing evolution trees and ending scenes/triggers.

juaxix says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:09pm

Let me put words to this game... are you telling me that we can model our universe and choose if we want dogs/wolves in our planet or cloudy-sheeps?
why if years pass like eons and eons, the black Little white Riding Hood remains with the same appeareance? and is he or she ...even it? a god? XD
love this game, ha the potencial to be so many things, it depends on the sound, music, and other features you may add ;)
check out my game, is about planets too, and some dark also :)
Would love to see this in XBox360

VAMflax says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:37pm

I'm new to LD, but this is the kind of thing I like. I can't really explain it, but while I meditated it looked like sheep were mating with wolves, and when I went over to a wolf it was having a pee...

Would have liked some sound, but, nice effort, and proper bonkers... :)

Kumquat says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 5:50pm

I like the graphics and the concept, but I cannot quite grasp the mechanics. I can only meditate and kill things?

Killerbug says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:01pm

@Kumquat That's right. Our initial design was a comet coming for the planet, which would put a time limit on the game. During that time, player would have to meet certain conditions (evolution combinations, population), which would help protect the planet.

AMSmirnov says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:25pm

Nice game. Just one point - returning from meditation in initial point, may better return in place where you start meditate.

BNeutral says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 11:23pm

Uh, it's interesting and looks nice, but it isn't much of a game really from what I gather.
Also some music may have made a huge difference.

MattHartley says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 1:49am

Love the graphics

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