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

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by williamwhitacre - 48 Hour Compo Entry

If you are on Windows, you can just extract and run, otherwise you will need to download Love2D from for your system to run .love files.

Hit the bad guys with your waves, while avoiding theirs. Killing them recombine their traits with yours, improving your attack if you select your targets wisely. It's very buggy and doesn't behave correctly after the game resets when you die, you have to restart the program. It is packaged as a .love file. A .love file can be opened as an archive to view the LUA source.

UPDATE: Sweepers! is dead, but not it's spirit. I have a new full game coming. See here:

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BMacIntosh says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:54am

I love it. Very innovating idea, has a lot of cool strategy and quick lateral thinking. I think I'm going to go play some more right now :).

geekygenius says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:10am

Pretty fun! Great use of the theme! Worth downloading Love2D if you aren't on windows!

Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:12pm

Wow, thank you for all the positive feedback! I didn't think I'd get any comments at all! :-)

Sidnoea says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:23am

Okay, this is definitely one of the most creative games I've played. Pros: a lot of fun, very original, reflects the theme well. Cons: movement is annoyingly difficult, and some of the enemies are way overpowered. Overall, I really liked this game.

TinyPlatypus says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:47am

Really fun and very on theme!

Kumquat says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:49am

In my opinion you should reduce acceleration, at least in the beginning (make it a trait maybe). I also can not close the program without task manager. Played it a second time after reading the comments, and started to like it! A couple of nice ideas!

gnx says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:15pm

Cool game. I like how you can feel your character getting more powerful as the game progresses. Very playable and offers quite a bit of depth :)

SFX says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 4:59am

I love the idea, but it is a bit too easy to lose track of where you are under your giant waves of doom.

goerp says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 7:33pm

Ooh I like those graphics and the variety you get with such a simple concept. Mutating isn't always a good thing.

azurenimbus says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 8:41pm

Very interesting, never played anything quite like it. I enjoy the notion of having no control over the direction of your sweep, just having to adjust and time your location. Nice entry.

Sep 16, 2012 @ 6:45pm

Have a look at my post-mortem, including plans for the next game (LudumDare inspired)! Link's here:

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