August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution
Nom's Evolvathlon - bvanschooten - 48 Hour Compo Entry
Nom's Evolvathlon, an LD24 entry by Boris van Schooten. Time taken: about 20 hours. Based on Java and JGame.
Nom the Onmiphage wants to eat everything. To succeed, he needs to evolve the right abilities: walking, jumping, swimming, flying, breathing, and shooting. The more he eats, the more abilities he can evolve, and the more easily he gets around.
This game includes procedurally generated caves, 8 types of organism, and 15 difficulty levels.
If you get stuck, press "Q" to commit suicide. You can also start at any level you like by selecting the level in the title screen.
To play the Android version, you probably need a big screen (tablet) to be able to point accurately enough.
The Jar runs as 640x480 by default. You can pass x and y size as command line parameters. Pass 0,0 to get full screen. Example:
java -jar NomsEvolvathlon.jar 1024 768
Known bugs: the player sometimes floats around uncontrollably in thin air (but eventually lands on his feet again).
I have also recorded screengrabs for a timelapse, but I will upload it later.
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