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

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Evowing

by Cracky - Jam Entry

Evolution theme used via genetic algorithm to "evolve" enemy upgrades

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Ratings

#76Audio(Jam)3.29
#130Theme(Jam)2.78
#138Graphics(Jam)3.17
#139Overall(Jam)3.00
#140Fun(Jam)2.83
#184Innovation(Jam)2.52
#185Mood(Jam)2.41
#641Coolness45%

Comments

Kurama_Youko says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:47am

Nice game! Could you elaborate a little more about the algorithm you've used for evolving enemy upgrades? (representation, operators, etc...)

Cracky says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:21pm

^It basicly jsut sucks in the list of upgrades/levels that the two best performing enemies of the last wave had (based on life time, kills add 30 seconds). And then semi-randomly divides up their upgrades to create 4 new enemies. Those 4 new enemies then have a random selection of upgrades removed or moved down a level, then all 6 enemies have upgrades randomly added until they reach a certain "total cost" for upgrades. (This cost increases each wave, resulting in larger enemies)

benderbinary says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:16am

Nice game but movement is a bit hard - cannot hit the angle I need atm.

zatyka says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:16am

Very cool game. Feels very polished. Unfortunately it crashed about 10 minutes in.

Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:28am

I enjoyed it, and thought it was decently fun. The biggest problem I kept having was lining up shots. It might have been useful to separate firing and movement (maybe something like Binding of Isaac or Realm of the Mad God. Other than that, it held my attention for a while, and I really enjoyed the music.

whilefun says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:59am

I really liked the feel of the tiny jets and the backing graphic was cool. Good music too! Well done :)

CapGrip says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:02am

Very cool game. I enjoyed the music.

vilya says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:08am

Excellent way to use the theme & great game too! Limiting movement and firing to 8 directions made it a bit hard to hit things; I think it would work better if you could move & fire in any direction.

Overall though, very nice work. Oh and good job on the music too - really liked it!

Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:18am

Great music, great graphics. Balance is all off. I spend $200 on blasters up front, and don't spend anything else, saving up for missiles before getting wiped out by the hyper-advanced weapons of the "evolved" enemies. Level one, I'm losing because everyone but me has a deflector.

mdkess says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 3:47am

Really good entry! I liked everything about this game - quite fun. Really hard though.

The AI is nifty - at first I thought I was playing against people. I'm not sure why.

Sestren says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 3:49am

The particle effects after the first two levels started to cause some serious slowdown. Otherwise, a fun game with good music.

rodrigomotta says ...
Sep 16, 2012 @ 5:40am

Nice game. Feels very polished, I like de buildings. Please, rate my game.

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