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

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Upward Mankind

by chamberlainpi - 48 Hour Compo Entry

During the evolution of Mankind, what have we observed? Mankind always goes Upwards, always wishing to reach higher horizons, wanting to surmount the insurmountable, break through new barriers.

Therefore, you shall move :)

Arrow Keys;

Find and capture the red flag!

Library used:
- Axel library (by Lee Miller - @arkeus);

- Music with FL Studio 10, compiled with Flash CS6;
- Graphics with Photoshop;
- Tilemaps with PyxelEdit;
- Programming with FlashDevelop;
- Extended some Axel classes (fixed some issues);
- Implemented PyxelEdit Tilemaps in Axel;

More levels to come later! For now, zzzzzzzz.... zzzz... zz... z

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

nice graphics

TobiasNL says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 8:47pm

Movement was great, but I don't see the evolution theme in your game. Maybe it's just me. Overall it was nice and smooth.

Sakuyan says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 11:01pm

I like the title screen :D

chamberlainpi says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:25am

@TobiasNL: Yeah, I didn't put enough thought into the theme. I had so many bugs while developing this that it just became overwhelmingly difficult to stick to "Evolution". If anything, I will incorporate more levels later and perhaps special abilities the Player can pickup to upgrade its movements / weapons.

Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:58pm

I actually really liked how you described the theme in an abstract way in your initial description. Even though it's a super short platformer, I was imagining I would play with a man, who represents mankind, in his ascend to the upper realms of the sky and finally into the heavens!

That would be really neat. I also really like the music and the atmosphere, just wish it was longer.

Maybe at the end of his epic escalation he evolves wings and flies! :D

Kassoon says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:50am

That is some really rad music. You did a good job on the controls as well. Also I wouldn't sweat the theme, I have YET to see an entry where there aren't people bitching about the theme in the comments.

chamberlainpi says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:43am

Hey thanks for the comments guys! @Kassoon: I agree man, the theme is hard to identify in many of the games posted. And really, nothing stops me from continuing on this platform after the competition and actually implement something more along the lines of "evolution"

@4urentertainment: Really nice ideas! I think the evolution of new body parts (like wings) would be a great addition :)

Yapikom says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:40pm

The lovely music got me pumped, the crazy animation made me smile. Nice visuals. Not much content though.

stevesefchick says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:05pm

A little simple. Needs some enemies and more levels! That being said, what you have is awesome so far! Music is TOP NOTCH!!!

Barry Abrams says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:09pm

That music is badass!

quill18 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:12pm

It's such a shame that you ran out of time to flesh out the gameplay and theme, because the graphics are great and the actual platforming feels good.

I would definitely play a more developed version of this.

RipX says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:48pm

You can't go wrong with a cherry pixel sky :D and I'm with everyone else when I say that in game music is brilliant! This game made me want more!!

VAMflax says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:15pm

Wicked music!!

I played, I jumped, I got to the end, I had fun! That's a game right there!!

High five!!!

Cake&Code says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:23pm

A fun little game but that end! What happened? What was that totemic object? A red flag you say? Hmmm... I didn't know that the history of mankind was just one huge capture the flag match! xD

FunByJohn says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:28pm

Give me a chiptune music game and 90s feel and I'm sold! :) 5/5 in audio.

diki says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:29pm

The music is cool, but the rest of the game could really have used a bit more diversion; right now the only real 'challenge' is to not fall into a pit. Thumbs up on the color choices! :)

Kurama_Youko says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 4:41pm

GREAT music!!

gnx says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:47pm

Graphics are very nice and the music bit sounds very classic to me :)
Also some nice level design ideas in the short time it lasts.

marudziik says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:35pm

Pretty nice graphics and awesome music, too little gameplay though. I like what I see, but I'd like to see a little bit more. In terms of content, it's just sweet.

amidos2006 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:41am

nice graphics and nice level design :)

rhaasken says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 2:30am

Great music and nice graphics! It seems like kind of a loose interpretation of the theme though. Controls could use a little tuning. It's a bit too sensitive.

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