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

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Hungry Flies

by renatopp - 48 Hour Compo Entry

# Hungry Flies

Mommy has just baked a strawberry cake and it's cooling by the kitchen window. Suddenly, hungry flies appear to eat it, but they are smart and can quickly evolve and learn how to escape from the bubbles. It's up to you to blow them up before they eat all your yummy cake.


## Controls

- Mouse Move: Move bubble gun towards the flies
- Left Mouse Click: Fire
- Right Mouse Click: Explode

## Development Notes

My intention was to place a kitchen window as background image and to place a cake by the windowsill, so the flies could come through the window and eat the cake, as the name of the game says. However, the short time would not let me do it.

I took the theme to the letter and the evolution is in the behavior of the flies, i.e. their behavior evolves as the time passes by.

NOTE: Google Chrome or Firefox is strongly recommended!

## Contact

* Email: renato.ppontes at gmail dot com
* Site: http://inf.ufrgs.br/~rppereira
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/renato.ppontes

## Acknowledgements

* Voice By Carolina Vidotto Pyramo <3 (https://www.facebook.com/carolina.vidottopyramo)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#175Humor2.74
#199Audio2.90
#452Mood2.47
#469Fun2.62
#550Graphics2.43
#558Overall2.64
#667Coolness44%
#676Innovation2.05
#683Theme1.85

Comments

josefnpat says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:43pm

Cute and simple!

It gets hard when you use more than one bubble. Nice time management there!

YSelf Tool says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:47pm

Nice minigame!
Not a new idea, but the different beahviour of the flies is a fine idea!
Fun to play!

Jeremy1080 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:48pm

Haha, a very nice game! Loved the graphics!

madpew says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:51pm

Sadly you couldn't get the cake into it. Love the music and sound-acting. Well done.

Vurb says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:18am

Lol this was really good and fun to play i loved the music :D and the whole concept its like remote detinating bombs i like it. Anyways the cons were the cannon controlls were a little stiff and it was kinda hard to play the flys move to fast i think. But still good game probaly the best ive played so far out of all the entrys.

SimianLogic says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:23am

love the sounds. i'm playing on a mac--having the right/left click so close together made me accidentally bring up my dashboard a ton. would prefer a spacebar-to-explode

would also be neat if the bubbles bounced off the side-walls like other Snood-like games... the "miss" wouldn't be so catastrophic if you could mop up some second wave flies

evilseanbot says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:30am

One of the most fun try to master I've played yet. The evolving isn't very pronounced, but that doesn't kill the experience. Good job!

kato9 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:05pm

Nice game, it's a little simple, but still enjoyable. The evolution aspect of it is really subtle though...

imef says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:40pm

Nice game! Took me some time to understand that it was the explosion which kill the flies... >.<

renatopp says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:00pm

Thx for the feedback guys! I am taking note of all suggestions and I'll soon [hopefully] complete the game =]

gnx says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:01pm

Haha the sound work on this is awesome. I also like how the hitbox with the bubbles is a bit generous rather than too small.

A suggestion also: since the player will mostly shoot 1 bubble at a time, why not have it break on the 2nd click rather than another button?

Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:53pm

Solid and punchy gameplay!

dj_pale says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 8:32pm

Fun sounds, simple gameplay but not sure how it matches the theme tho :)

Rex Peppers says ...
Sep 7, 2012 @ 9:49pm

Pretty funny... liked the sound of the bugs dying...

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