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

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ContraEvolution

by the.vaber - Jam Entry

A game based on the "Evolution" theme - though evolution is not exactly desirable in this one - basically, you need to prevent the creatures (bacteria or other nasty.. stuff) from breeding (and thus evolving) in order to survive - well, you won't survive anyway, but the goal is to try it for as long as possible - time is your score.

This is mine (code + graphics) and my brother's (audio) first Ludum Dare entry and we're looking forward for the next LD (perhaps even with some blog posts).

You can reach me (Vaclav Patejdl, or "vaber") on twitter @the_vaber, through Skype (the.vaber) or e-mail (the.vaber@gmail.com) in case you have any urgent questions/... that can't be resolved through the ludumdare.com portal.

PS: please excuse any kind of bad english either in the game itself or in this brief description

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness65%
#46Graphics(Jam)3.97
#63Mood(Jam)3.24
#71Theme(Jam)3.18
#73Innovation(Jam)3.18
#73Audio(Jam)3.31
#75Overall(Jam)3.35
#124Fun(Jam)2.91
#203Humor(Jam)1.58

Comments

madpew says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:22pm

nice visuals, fitting audio, starts slow but gets hard pretty fast. Liked the concept. Well done!

BuffaloPhil says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:25pm

Neat! I like the look of the bacteria as it becomes more powerful.

Ponte says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:32pm

Cool mood.

Huchickut says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:33pm

Innovative gameplay and awesome graphics! Nice game.

Benjamin says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:35pm

The base idea and the mood are good, the bacteria looks more like marble, they need some blob fx...

dalbinblue says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:53pm

Fun game and fast. Quite enjoyable.

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

Nice entry! It's pretty atmospheric. I agree that the bacteria looks a bit like marble, but menacing at the same time.

panzermancer says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:24am

Definitely add projectiles next time - it got rather tedious having to constantly run around and cockblock all the rainbow asteroids.

vigrid says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:59am

Great graphics. The gameplay is a bit tough on a touchpad. Bacteria should look a bit more... organic.

eyehawk says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:46am

Very nice visuals and intriguing style - I didn't quite pick up on how to play though?

Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:19am

Loved it. Cool graphics and atmosphere. Interesting take on the theme. :)

CapGrip says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:36pm

Great job! Really good flow.

hgcummings says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:23pm

Wonderful graphics and sound, giving it a great overall mood. The core mechanic is quite cool, but the setup felt a bit futile from the player's PoV: Would be good to have a bit more variation or development in the gameplay (e.g. the player getting stronger over time, or occasional powerups).

thewiseguy99 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 5:20am

Good game, cool graphics. Liked the concept. Nice job! PS Thanks for your feedback

Kalabasa says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:35am

Great graphics!

DustyStylus says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:33am

What a fascinating idea. I really like the graphical style, and the ambient sounds are just perfect. I wish there was a stronger 'win' scenario (or possibility!).

gritfish says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 3:14am

Great graphics and sound. The game tends to break down into a cycle of "run around the edge and zap everything", bet even then, it's still satisfying and fun. Definitely worth expanding on this into a fuller game.

rodrigomotta says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:55pm

Hey man, amazing graphics, but I think the gameplay is a little strange. Anyway is the great entry. Congrats.

csanyk says ...
Sep 10, 2012 @ 1:49am

Brilliant. Kindof an inverse of Osmos. Extremely difficult though.

csanyk says ...
Sep 10, 2012 @ 1:50am

I just realized that I'm chaperoning bacteria. Hey you kids, I see what you're doing, get away from each other!

raarlac says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 3:44pm

Great game!

Orni says ...
Sep 16, 2012 @ 5:47pm

the visuals and eerie music were cool
nice game you have here. it's also challenging - love it

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