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

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The Distressing Evolution Adventure of Dr. Cain

by HappyFunRock - Jam Entry

The Distressing Evolution Adventure of Dr. Cain
D: Move right
A: Move left
W: Enter door
Space: Jump

You play as Dr Cain, a curator of a Natural History Museum, and you just got in a new virtual audio tour system! Before you open in the morning, you decided to test it out...
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Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:58pm

I actually liked this more and more as I played, because of the increasingly obvious link to evolution. Not that much to do, but I like the concept a lot. Couldn't figure out what to do after Level 3. And the audio track was quite amusing.

AaronGordon says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:09pm

Nice use of the theme and the voice over work. I found it very unclear that i needed to collect dna to jump and spent a while just walking into blobs and walls. Funny audio as well. All in all a very nice job!

HappyFunRock says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:00pm

Thanks :) We kinda ran out of time towards the end, we had a lot more audio clips to put in and levels planned, but we ended up cutting it down from 5 levels to 3 levels

The idea of the game was kind of a double-play on evolution, both the environment of the game evolved (You progress through different exhibits, showing stages of evolution), and the actual game itself evolved (Adding more and more gameplay mechanics, art style evolving, etc as it went, the idea being the art & code evolving along with the games (We were thinking about putting some bugs in on purpose that get evolved out, but ended up not doing that))

Sorry if things were a little unclear, that was mainly due to parts being scrapped too late and some instructions getting lost along the way :(

evilseanbot says ...
Sep 5, 2012 @ 12:08am

When I try to use the web version, I get a "Failed to download data file" error.

kirbytails7 says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 9:57pm

The dinosaur got stuck for me. I like the style!

pardue says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 3:42pm

I really liked the concept, the art style is very interesting. I thought the controls were a little bit frustrating.

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