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

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Journey of life

by 1176Studios - Jam Entry

Experience the full evolutionary saga from the beginning told by Charles Darwin himself as you control one individual
(and later his descendants) of a race of small creatures living on an not so distant world

The game focuses on the most important aspects for the survival of a species.


Tools:

Two Swedish guys
LibGdx,Eclipse
Paint.Net
Photoshop
Fruityloops
Badass stereo shotgun microphone


Update #1 Text is quicker on evo screens

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness67%
#8Humor(Jam)3.91
#12Theme(Jam)3.94
#31Fun(Jam)3.55
#72Overall(Jam)3.36
#78Innovation(Jam)3.16
#84Mood(Jam)3.07
#94Audio(Jam)3.10
#173Graphics(Jam)2.91

Comments

infernet89 says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 5:31pm

Loved the Pokémon reference during the evolution!
But the transition for letters (and reproduction minigame) was so slow and boring!

Levynski says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 7:15pm

Like this

jijaweb says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 8:00pm

Fun. Made my laugh.

Th3dz says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:28pm

Can't run the web one. 404 on dropbox. :(

1176Studios says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:43pm

Please try again, dropbox seems to "drop" sometimes ;)

My Milked Eek says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:12pm

EEK APPROVES :thumbsup:

Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:14pm

Nice game , i like the idea :D

turnip says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:17pm

Lol pretty funny but the cutscenes went on for aaaaages! Found level 2 unfair because there wasn't enough food spawning and just didn't get level 3 at all.

1176Studios says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:19pm

Don't eat all the meat at once!

1176Studios says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:20pm

Find your mate on level 3 ;)

wumpus says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:37pm

Yeah, I got screwed on the food level too. The evolution cutscene was nice the first time but all that waiting each time put me off in the end. I like the sense of humour to it though. The 'cousin' joke made me laugh.

Edd Morgan says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:43pm

"Nooo not your cousin!"

Very cool little game. Fun to play, easy to pick up, varied throughout and true to the theme.

Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:43pm

That was hysterical, particularly the last evolution :)

BuffaloPhil says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:44pm

I like when Darwin approves my existence!

polegar says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:32pm

Nice and fun assets but lvl 2 is impossible sometime

vigrid says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:34pm

I approve this game :) I thought I won't make it to the end but I did, yay!

Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:37pm

Really nice game! An awesome idea!

siondream says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:39pm

Liked: pokemon reference, audio, humor style, different mechanics.

Disliked: balancing, it was too easy.

Overall: awesome :-D.

kevincorrigan says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:41pm

This was nice, good job. The main characters speed kept changing, idk if that was intended, but I found it a little annoying.

1176Studios says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:32pm

Thanks for all the nice words! kevincorrigan: I didnt bother to base the movement on time (It depends on framerate now), so maybe your computer is to slow/ doing something in the background :)

mariscal says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:17pm

Oh my god this game is amazing!! I can't stop laughing with the last step of it!! hahaha
By the way, I was playing with my laptop , accidentally press the num key zero 0, and I was skipping the levels :P

1176Studios says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:22pm

yup, debug mode. dont tell anyone!

Barry Abrams says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:57pm

Web version: Took a few minutes to load, then told me my browser doesn't support WebGL.

DustyStylus says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:45pm

"noo, not your cousin!" resulted in a major belly laugh. :D

Alas, I couldn't find anyone to mate with. (such is life...) :(

AaronGordon says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:46pm

I really like the theme in this game, and the humor in it is great. I will say the first level is very frustrating as the enemies randomly spawn, and you can just instantly die. If they were to spawn from the sides of the screen it wouldn't be a problem. The second level felt a bit boring and was not very challenging and the slow scroll of text was very boring to wait. But in any case well done! Just needed a bit more play testing and tweaking!

ameliayn says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:02pm

The first level tripped me up a lot. Since the enemies spawn randomly, there were several times where I instantly died. And then the second level was extremely easy in comparison. And I could never find a mate in the third level (do they all look like you or only your "cousins").

The humor was pretty good, but the evolution scenes took more time than I would have liked. It took me forever to realize it was saying "Darwin is disappointed" and "Darwin approves" Those two bits were really pretty much unintelligible.

Overall, it was a pretty fun game, though.

mokujin says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:44pm

It's fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun) i like it

juaxix says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:48pm

This game is so fun and creative...how much to learn!

dvdking says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:59pm

Great game! Gameplay is pretty simple, but the whole story was very interesting and funny. Especially I laughed when unfortunately f*cked my cousin :)

SiENcE says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:03pm

Haha the funniest game i played so far. Great!

Aug 30, 2012 @ 5:02am

Probably one of the intentionally funniest games of this competition that I've played so far! Gameplay was good despite the first level being quite unfair in terms of difficulty. Great job!!

AMSmirnov says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 8:10pm

Great! :D I like it!

Teknik says ...
Sep 9, 2012 @ 6:02pm

brakusaourus evolved to bob. loved it very funny.

KevinWorkman says ...
Sep 14, 2012 @ 3:37pm

The web link gives me this error in chrome: Error 111 (net::ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED): Unknown error.

thewiseguy99 says ...
Sep 14, 2012 @ 9:26pm

What a fun game! Great relation to the theme. Overall a very good entry. Well done

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