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

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Bio Hierarchy

by berareu - Jam Entry

Here's my entry for the Jam, Bio Hierarchy!
It's nothing much, a simple topdown shooter game made with Game Maker.
You control a little creature named Sid that will have to evolve to prevail against Gurl!
Remember, try to survive and DODGE DODGE DODGE!

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Ratings

Coolness52%
#48Mood(Jam)3.32
#59Theme(Jam)3.32
#64Fun(Jam)3.28
#72Audio(Jam)3.32
#72Overall(Jam)3.36
#83Graphics(Jam)3.64
#130Humor(Jam)2.26
#181Innovation(Jam)2.56

Comments

PickledBrain says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:17am

Now the concept is...Well I'm trying to wrap my head around it because it seems like a fantasy world that includes evolution. It was odd but it's an interesting odd :) I like your title screen. Lastly, great background music.

Zoomyzoom says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:44pm

A confusing relation to evolution, but apart from the walkspeed being a bit slow, I have no complaints :D

TSJ666 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:49pm

I like this. Collecting Evolution-Pearls-Or-Whaterver-Were-Called was a bit too ripetitive, but great work, expecially for the graphics.
P.S. Sei italiano! Anch'io :-)

Deykoweec says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:55pm

i think you should inform the players what the given upgrade does.

PaulSB says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:02pm

Nice! Felt a bit repetitive, especially with the walk speed being slow, but much dodging did help. Enjoyed the boss fight, your AI was pretty good with the shooting and rushing. Audio ambience was nice.

Jeremias says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:15pm

Graphics are okay and together with the background music, there is a nice mood. But the gameplay doesn't worked as expected:

- There is no necessary to fight ne monsters
- You can easily avoid them and use the dodging to sprint through the level to collect the gems
- More enemies at all to make it more difficult to get the gems.
- There should be a save point before the bossfight begins.

I hope you keep up the work and make a post-compo-version :)

Aug 29, 2012 @ 8:50am

Really innocent and fun aesthetic, I probably would have left some of the evolutions later if u want to collect 11 gems, it can get a bit repetitive.
Nice music too.

Robotic says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:40am

Great graphics, and nice music too :)

GreyShock says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:47am

I liked it! The music was simple but had some kide of magic. In enjoyed until the end. Maybe a little easy since dodging wan't very difficult. Good job Eugenio!

I played Meteor Night on AGBIC too ;)

hansolo says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:13am

Congrats, one of the best mood i have seen so far in LD#24.
I agree with the repetitive part, you should maybe give first 2 functions (dodge and fire) for a bit later to make player see the progress.

berareu says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:56pm

Thanks everyone for the feedback! :D I agree, the fetching is repetitive and the evolutions should be a bit more spaced out (shooting is completely pointless at the beginning, for example)

I don't think it's clear, but in the game there is only one enemy (Gurl) that is the natural predator of the protagonist (named Sid) and both evolve at the same time. The whole point is to evolve in order to survive :)

I rushed to get this out in time for the deadline as I was freaking out saying "I'm not gonna make it, I'm not gonna make it!!!" Anyway I'm satisfied with it :)
I think I'll really make a post compo version, maybe a much bigger and polished game :)

berareu says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:58pm

@GreyShock Thanks for playing Meteor Night :D

Kayelgee says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:53am

Graphics were good, audio was also pretty good. I don't know what the gems did after the first three which gave me my skills. But I liked it overall.

zx81 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:04am

The mood is really entertainig, so are the sound effects!
I also really liked the graphics, reminded me of some of the Nintendo DS games that I have played in the past.
Good effort!

juaxix says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:10am

The green monsters are hard!
Graphics are good :)

CapGrip says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 4:12pm

great sound and mood, congrats, I like it

MurrayL says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 2:07pm

Really good mood. Could have done with some visual feedback showing how close the boss is to dying at the end.

chumez says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 3:43pm

Very cool! Smooth movement, nice graphics and music. One thing that bothered me a tiny bit was dying in the beginning, but later on I adapted to the Gurl's sudden attacks. Also, I loved how gurls evolved parallelly with the player.

sev_inf says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 6:19pm

Fun game, awesome sound. But when I found all 11 gems and Gurl, he run away off screen and never returned:(

azurenimbus says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 5:04am

I had fun, played it till the end :) Nice little game.

robcozzens says ...
Sep 13, 2012 @ 2:47am

Cool looking character.
I would try it if you had a web version.

Puzzlem00n says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 7:30pm

A dodge button that's actually helpful to the player? Wow. You've won me over. The guys everywhere remind me of Slenderman. Well played.

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