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

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Gobbulator

by tastive - Jam Entry

Sharp gameplay and slick tunes pervade this top-down action game. Colorswap and eat your foes to survive and evolve!

The screenshot is.. not representative of actual play. Consider it a casualty of war.

Love,
tastive and icelus

UPDATE: As per the spirit of the rules, we fixed the gamebreaking bug. The others are left untouched. Think of them fondly, as they are the lovechildren of insufficient time. Thanks for playing!

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Ratings

Coolness80%
#51Audio(Jam)3.51
#82Fun(Jam)3.15
#105Overall(Jam)3.20
#117Theme(Jam)2.90
#169Innovation(Jam)2.62
#172Mood(Jam)2.48
#179Graphics(Jam)2.77
#186Humor(Jam)1.79

Comments

nseward says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:04am

Very slick and great gameplay. Best of luck with the Kongregate compo.

robcozzens says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:47pm

That was really cool!
It would be nice if the instructions were in the game screen though... had to scroll down to find out about changing colors.

Kumquat says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:37pm

Great presentation! Fun, intuitive gameplay. Nice difficulty curve. Well done!

tastive says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:05pm

Hey guys! Thanks for the feedback so far. There's rare crashy bug in there that we're looking into fixing so we can push a new version. If you run into it, we're very sorry -- please hit F5 and try again!

ghRibacki says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:17pm

Nice game, very intuitive. The theme is very obvious on this one and game play is very present. Gets crazy pretty fast, like a bullet hell. Congratulations! =D

Gidaio says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:18pm

Well, it was fun, though I'm not sure it really fits 'evolution.' It felt more like I was just leveling up. Evolving implies multiple pathways. I did like how enemies became vulnerable to you as you got more advanced.

VAMflax says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:19pm

Controls are a bit abrupt, but got the job done. Music was manic... Kinda nuts... Got killed by a thing that spawned on me, uncool... I like!

yettatore says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:20pm

Simply and addictive gameplay!

Krobill says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:21pm

I'm an ikaruga fan so this speaks to me in a good way ^^ Sadly color baddies can spawn waaaaaaaaay too close from you for the game to be anything else but mostly random.

SusanTheCat says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:23pm

I found that drops of the other colour would appear right in front of me with no time to react. :(

Aug 29, 2012 @ 2:07am

Great pick up and play appeal. I'm loving the games that need no instructions more and more.

dvdking says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 7:41am

I like graphics and music. Gameplay was quite innovative, but i think difficulty is too high.

wlad says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:52pm

I am really having fun playing Gobbulator. It's simple and easy to understand, but still has got the ability to keep up excitement. Nice functioning work for a 72 hour jam.

whilefun says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:43am

Cool concept, having to switch modes to pick up certain "food". The music was good too :)

mdkess says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:01am

Slick gameplay, fantastic sound!

rylgh says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 4:14pm

Good stuff, thought it was really fun. My main suggestion, besides the random-spawning issue some other people mentioned, is that I think the different colors should be much more identifiable so players could just focus on movement/color-switching without having to try to figure out who's dangerous. Maybe that was only a problem for me though.

hamster_mk_4 says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 6:14am

The game was very easy to understand despite the minimal instructions. You did a great job of implementing a gradual progression.

ubear says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 5:56am

Great game!

Jorjon says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 6:02am

It was a fun game! The feedback could be better (sound effects, visual effects, etc)

Zelen3d says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 12:57am

Nice gameplay idea. I like how it gets harder with the level and how there is variety. I try to link this game to something. Bacteria?

vilya says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 11:46pm

That's kinda cool, simple but effective gameplay mechanic, fits the theme, etc. Not bad!

pythong says ...
Sep 7, 2012 @ 4:20pm

amazing, how much gameplay you get with such simple things. nice sounds. it would have been nice to see some animation

Walt says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 4:50pm

great! but why only WASD and SPACE? had me play the whole game with only my left hand.. other than that, nicely focused and fun to play!

Qaterknan says ...
Sep 13, 2012 @ 4:46pm

Nice idea, but I kept getting confused.

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