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

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Unnatural Selection

by pereubu - 48 Hour Compo Entry

First game jam.
First time i have to write some code.
First time i make a game.
well, this was kinda fun !!!

[This is a 2 players game ]

As usual, i'm not able to make something supershiny, so i try to make it ridiculous and absurd.

This game is a representation of my point of view about how evolution works.

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jijaweb says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 7:52pm

Cool idea. I really liked it. Played it with a friend.

pereubu says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 8:18pm

wuw thanks a lot dude, makes me want to make
(flames)< Unnatural Selection 2 >(flames)

with a real gameplay this time ( and maybe a nice subtitle to the game )

TobiasNL says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 8:30pm

I really like your graphical style, +1 for that.
The game itself is pretty funny as well. The only thing I did not understand was what the game has to do with evolution :P

pereubu says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 8:46pm

well i didn't want to make a classic concept with evolution in the gameplay ( plus i can't programm it ).
My main goal was to represent evolution the way i think it.

First i wanted to make a gunfight between a man and a primate, but : first, the gameplay SHOULD have been unbalanced and this wasn't my idea and second, i came with the idea of having two apes fighting.
This led me to "2001 space odyssey"'s openning and to "Quest for Fire".
For me THIS is evolution. It's a fight that doesn't need beeing always the smartest or the fastest, it is also pure brainless violence like shown in these movies.

NostraDamon says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 10:56pm

I love the graphics! Reminds me 'Another world'(Out of this world).

PS: Another game named 'Unnatural Selection' :D

Perry says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:49am

Nice graphics. I think there needs to be a gameplay element which discourages covering. Perhaps a cover timer?

aschearer says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:58am

Very simple, great artwork, nice job! Sadly I don't have anyone to play against, so I don't think I got the full experience. If you build on this game I hope you'll consider adding a single player experience. It might be fun if the game were an on-rails shooter a la Time Crisis but set in 2D.

pereubu says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:26am

well i can try to make a single player mode later, but i also thought implementing a DDR-like gameplay, maybe in a fencing game ( my first idea for this ludum dare ).

Orni says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:50am

this is amazing!
I love single machine multiplayer games, graphics/animation are solid as well

the only problem I'm having is to find any connection to the theme ... but who cares, it's fun :)

madflame991 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:53am

+ great simple artwork
+ funny twist on the theme
- the gameplay could be a bit better
- too short

pereubu says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:04am

as said, the gameplay is as complex as i was able to programm, and the theme is explained higher on the comments :D

And thanks a lot for what you say about the art

Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:01pm

I don't have anyone to play it with, but it looks good and well animated.

pereubu says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:42pm

thanks D:

Zed says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:28pm

Unfortunately, don't have anyone to play it with, but I tried playing against myself and it seems really simple and clever. Kinda like rock-paper-scissors, with cavemen and guns.

pereubu says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:47pm

yeah, the main problem comes from the inexistant strategy, tried a lot of things with the cover system to add some gameplay, but it ain't work :[

davidllanos22 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:58pm

Nice little game! Loved the graphics!

LuizHGMonclar says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:29pm

The graphics really reminded me of "Another World"! LOVED the art style! Although I didn't have anyone to play it with me, I can really see that this game can be a lot of fun. Simple, yet VERY entertaining.

Reminded me of a little game I used to play when I was a kid (no, not with guns, lol!), where you gotta dodge the other player's slap on your hand... I'm not sure I can explain it correctly here, but it's the same feeling!

Really enjoyed it. Great job!

pereubu says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:51pm

really thank you all for your feedbacks on the art, i'm really trying to devellop it for another game project i'm working on, ill try to keep you in touch :D

Andrew says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:34pm

Reminds me of an old spectrum game I used to have.

Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:37pm

Well this is the first 2 player game I've seen on Ludum Dare. Good job! Also I like how you can still shoot after the other player is dead! :D

Kassoon says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:15pm

I love your art style in this, very Another World. I also liked the subtle commentary on guns :)

mdkess says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:08am

Simple and fun. The mechanics are easy, but there's a lot of depth. I think that there should be some motivation to not hide all of the time - ie. some way to force a person out of cover. Anyway, I enjoyed it :)

pereubu says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:47am

@RobProductions : I think it's the 2 player game that saved the concept from beeing a failure

@Kassoon : Thanks, a lot of people say it reminds them Another World, i never thought of this game while making the assets, weird x)

@mdkess : yeah, i'm still trying to figure out how i could easily do it :D

bushmango says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:59pm

My son and I had a lot of fun playing this for a few minutes.

Wish it was a bit more rock paper scissors -- not sure what other actions you could do, but something to force people out of cover.

Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:00pm

Aw it's no fun alone :<

pereubu says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:07pm

@amoaeba yuh i know, i started to think of how i could make a singleplayer mode, but it was too late :[
I hope you'll find find someone to play with

juaxix says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:30pm

Hahaha, evolved gorillas with guns xD

jplur says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 3:31am

Love this graphical style

Yakka says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:45pm

I like simple games like this one :-) Nice job!

pereubu says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:52pm

thank you all, a lot :D

robcozzens says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:54pm

Interesting game. Hard to really evaluate without someone to fight against.

Dietrich Epp says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 11:45am

Wish I could play against the computer

CapGrip says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 1:05am

Great idea, very simple and great artwork. I played with my little sister and was very funny. Well done!

alwaysinbeta says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 8:22pm

Love the graphics. Shame there wasn't time for a 1 player mode, but still for a first game it's excellent

pereubu says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 9:14pm

thanks a lot :D

BrothersT says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 4:06pm

Nice :) I really liked the animation, will play this with someone leter hopefully.

hamster_mk_4 says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 5:26am

Great graphics and sound, but doesn't feel very substantial.

amidos2006 says ...
Sep 7, 2012 @ 9:31am

this is a cool idea :) I like it

goffmog says ...
Sep 9, 2012 @ 5:09pm

Monkeys, guns, good stuff! Geat name too.

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