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

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What The Flock

by MrPhil - 48 Hour Compo Entry

I got stuck Sunday morning with my original game, so this is my second attempt. I took some advice and code from Chevy Ray's keynote for Ludum Dare 23 and made something WEIRD! It is suppose to have Flocking behavior, but I never figure out what was wrong with the code.
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#729Innovation1.83
#736Graphics1.69
#761Overall1.50
#932Coolness26%

Comments

mdkess says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:27am

If you're looking to implement flocking behavior, check out the game Programming Game AI By Example by Mat Buckland. It's my favorite game development book - awesome results, and beautiful code too.

MrPhil says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:29am

Thanks @mdkess, I actually used this resource: http://harry.me/2011/02/17/neat-algorithms---flocking/ There just some bug somewhere and ran out of time.

Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:45pm

Its quite seizurely! And with such a wacky thing u should explain how to play it XD

rwos says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:23pm

It's quite - colorful, if you will. My eyes hurt now. :-P

I also couldn't figure out the game-play. Is there any or this this just a visual demo? I could click and move the mouse and stuff happened, but I didn't know what to do...

MrPhil says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:08pm

It's hard to figure out because it is so broken. The idea is each time you click a box it mutates and you are selecting on being hard to click. Its hard to tell because I didn't have to time fix all the bugs and polish.

Aug 29, 2012 @ 5:47am

I'm not sure what was happening exactly but I had some fun doing it! Kinda reminds me of an exhibit I saw at the San Francisco exploritorium back in the day. Neato!

leafo says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:53am

Well it certainly is weird :O

Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:40pm

Well you nailed the weirdness, the crazy flashing background was hurting my eyes though.

MurrayL says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 7:58pm

I have no idea what was meant to be happening, and I think I lost my 'flock'.

I hope you get this working as you intended at a later date ;)

Gaeel says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 8:01pm

What the flock? Indeed...

Sep 4, 2012 @ 12:18am

Is this based on and an elaborate in-joke on the ChevyRay-keynote from LD23? Nice take :)

nseward says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 4:13pm

This was a fun break from the typical submissions. I enjoyed it.

MrPhil says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 5:03pm

@matthias_zarzecki exactly correct.

Cthulhu says ...
Sep 18, 2012 @ 12:25am

My eyes :(

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