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

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Survival of the Fittest - codesavage - 48 Hour Compo Entry

On a manned mission to a distant habitable planet, your ship crash lands and your entire crew dies. Alone in a strange place, you must explore and overcome various environmental challenges. There appear to be several species of intelligent aliens that have evolved to the planet's harsh climate; perhaps you can enlist their aid to survive, and maybe even find a way back home.

I realize this is more of an art demo than an actual game. I wasn't able to spend very much time this weekend working on it, but over the next several weeks I will be working on completing it and adding a lot of features and polish. If you're interested in future progress, you can find more information in the post mortem in my journal. Thanks for looking!

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Ratings

Coolness82%
#95Graphics3.80
#97Audio3.33
#274Mood2.82
#425Humor1.92
#533Fun2.45
#641Overall2.41
#704Innovation1.95
#739Theme1.51

Comments

Jeremy1080 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:37am

Like you said, graphics were great! Wish there was more gameplay!

foxor says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:38am

I'm not sure what to think. Jumping seems fun, but it's a bit strange that you go through walls. Really it was just too short! Make more!

midgard says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:58pm

Really good graphics. You should continue after Ludum Dare :)

What you used to make that game?

cacciatc says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:25pm

Strong music and I enjoyed the visual style.

codesavage says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:39pm

@midgard Thanks for the comment! I'll definitely be continuing work on this project. The game itself was written in javascript using the ImpactJS engine. The rest of the tools that I used can be found in my post mortem writeup if you're interested.

sfernald says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:54pm

Unfinished but shows promise. It is one of the smoothest html5 games I've played in a while. Feels like a flash game. Sound works well too. The tune is fun. I'll definitely have to check out whatever html5 engine you're using.

Brucef says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:55pm

Seemed like a good start! I really didn't find any gameplay. I basically walked right, missed a jump and fell to the floor, walked right some more and it said i finished! seems like this has potential to be the start of something great though! well done!

BuffaloPhil says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:55pm

A good start, probably a great game in there, given a little more time

yenz says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:40am

Graphics are A+.

axcho says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:39am

I liked the art a lot. The movement felt slow relative to the spaciousness of the environments - though maybe that was just my computer being slow, I'm not sure.

samoojamies says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:11am

Camera positioning needs some improvements :). Looks good. Good luck with the post mortem version!

codesavage says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:12pm

@axcho The slow-feeling movement is most likely due to the gravity being set a bit lower than normal. It's almost something you wouldn't notice without looking for it. I do have mixed feelings about it, so I may raise it a bit due to your comment.

codesavage says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:13pm

@samoojamies The camera positioning is actually entirely intentional. :) What about it didn't you like? The way it doesn't quite catch up when you fall?

Zoomyzoom says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:52pm

Nice graphics!

tomsik68 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:33pm

Audio & Graphics are fine, but needs more gameplay. I'll sure stay tuned for more updates!

Sergey Mohov says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:15pm

Great little game, sort of lacks content like mine, but this only means that we should keep working :-) The world doesn't end with Ludum Dare. It doesn't, RIGHT?!

Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:17pm

Really enjoyed how floaty everything was. Wish there was more to play, though!

X-0ut says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:00pm

Its a shame you couldnt get more done, it looks as though this was going to be fun.

RARoadkill says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:44am

Solid start on this one. I look forward to seeing more of this game.

ratking says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:09am

The biggest loading bar ever :D I liked the astronaut..the anim was so sweet. And the controls for a platformer (jumping) were pretty good, because they often make the biggest problems (after collision detection).
Hope you make more of it!

Jacic says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 3:02am

The physics felt odd at times, but were well done. Unfortunately it's not much of a game at this point. Keep working on it. I'd like to see how it turns out! :)

jomacel says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 3:19am

Really cool stuff, good graphics, music and controls. Keep the work on it ;)

Sep 7, 2012 @ 3:00am

Very solid engine for HTML5, but the down slopes need work (can't jump on them while moving down). Great audio, great graphics, but I'm afraid there wasn't much else to this game at this point. Do continue it; it seems to be a nice foundation.

csanyk says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 11:07pm

Nice, if unfinished. I liked the look of the graphics. Your character and the movement mechanics reminds me of Redder by Anna Anthropy. There doesn't seem to be anything resembling Evolution going on, though:(

thewiseguy99 says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 11:10pm

Hum too bad there wasn't an objective...I understand on here games can be short. But I can see this has a lot of potential

thewiseguy99 says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 11:12pm

FYI- the source is minified js. so it is pretty pointless.

codesavage says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 11:58pm

@Josh Thanks for the kind words. I dislike the way slopes are treated as well, I will definitely be working on them a bit well.

@csanyk I haven't heard of Redder, but I will definitely seek it out and play it!

@thewiseguy99 Contacted you on twitter about the source. :)

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