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Cosmic Canvas - 7Soul - Jam Entry

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You are Guaxbot, colossal organic machine that can make planets.

Guaxbot has a symbiotic relationship with the planet it creates. It must find a magma core and grow it up to a T3 planet in order to survive.

As you orbit your core, you can pull space debris such as DUST, LIQUID and GAS towards the core, using your mouse. Use these same materials, or the ones produced by your planet to attack invaders.

If you grow your core up to a T3 world, you will survive for eons to come.
If you don't, the planet will crumble, and you will die in a few years.

To win, achieve 125 total materials in your planet


Credits:
Programming: Henrique "7Soul" Lazarini
Music and SFX: Lucas "X-wing9" Barcellos
Sprites: Matheus "Mat" Leiras
HUD: Renato "Reanto" Gusmao
Planets Graphics: Thiago "Guax" Portella
also freesound.org
and Construct 2

Edit: Fixed several bugs.
Edit 2: Fixed one of the songs not playing and set the game to scale to your browser window.
Edit 3: Fixed the player being able to instantly skip the win/lose text by clicking when it appears. Fixed some other problems when the game ends (persisting objects and particles)

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Ratings

#9Innovation(Jam)3.91
#15Fun(Jam)3.70
#22Audio(Jam)3.83
#35Mood(Jam)3.50
#36Overall(Jam)3.61
#39Theme(Jam)3.54
#78Graphics(Jam)3.70
#169Humor(Jam)1.92
#832Coolness33%

Comments

FrederickK says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:45pm

You guys made a game that fits this and previous theme.
Everything in this game is in it's right place and is my favorite so far.
The only problem is that sometimes I can't grab space debris, but is still playable.
Wonderful job guys.

7Soul says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:15pm

Thanks ^^
You have an area around the robot that you can grab things, and I confess that is annoying. We are considering removing the robot in the final version, so you can drag anything near the planet

gnx says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:38am

Nice graphics, suitable music and snappy controls.
Very nice. The only problem I had was that sometimes when you want to drag something to the core it instead gets flung through it to the other side.

zakchaos says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 6:09am

very good and interesting interpretation of the theme!, really cool mechanic, everything looked and felt great, professional quality sound and graphics, excellent job!

Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:00am

I enjoyed it once I figured out what was going on, but I was on the verge of giving up before I stumbled on it. Beyond that, it was a simple and fun game, with the only complaints being finicky grabbing.

jplur says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 3:47am

lovely controls and an addictive game

TastyOrange says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 4:02am

This feels like a very polished game. I'm lost for criticism because it is so awesome. I just... wow.

Karel says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 12:29pm

Enjoyed this one a lot!

RawBits says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 1:40pm

My video card only supports up to OpenGL 2.1 so gfy are not showing well for me in the windows version but the web version works fine in FireFox - aside the crash that occurs on reloading. I like the idea though and the music is moody. :)You should continue to work on this game like adding missions and maybe awards so it's ready for Steam. :D

Thank you for making this!

Colapsydo says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 8:46am

A great game, I enjoyed trying to create life on my planet (didn't succeed).
May be a bit more interaction between invaders and the planet, it's not clear when they hurt it or not (but it's just a detail).

Zamando says ...
Sep 9, 2012 @ 3:10pm

Awesome game! Took a while for me to understand what to do. But when I did, i enjoyed it!

DaveDobson says ...
Sep 14, 2012 @ 10:55pm

Very cool; I enjoyed it a lot. Difficult to play on a trackpad, but I got the hang of it. Some in-game instructions would be useful, and the progress bars weren't totally clear (just numbers).

airdeck says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 3:08am

Fun game, I never got it to build a magma core but had a lot of fun building a barren wasteland

hamster_mk_4 says ...
Sep 16, 2012 @ 4:37am

It took me a while to get the hang of the controls, but once I did this game became very fun. I wish the grabbing mechanic was a bit more intuitive, but over all this is a fantastic game.

thewiseguy99 says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 9:45pm

Fun game to play when I figured out the controls! Nice job!

7Soul says ...
Sep 18, 2012 @ 3:51am

Thanks everybody who rated and commented, we are thrilled with the results!

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