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

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1000 Evolving Kittens

by moonmagic - 48 Hour Compo Entry

There are 1000 kittens! And they are evolving. You have ideas about what a Kitten Should Be! Use a mouse to exercise your agency, for Ultimate Kitten!!

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The game as it stands is without a win state, except, I suppose, for lovers of chaos and worms. Without player input, the kittens will evolve into worm kittens and devour all other unevolved kittens. With player input, this will still happen, since the next evolutionary jump up from "Fat Kitten" is not in place yet. But it will be! I'm working on it for a post-compo version.

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Post compo version is now available! It has music, some more sounds, another (2) possible kitten forms, a glowing eye, multi-kitten select, some small bugfixes.

Still to do:

- More kitten forms, including Ultimate Form
- Ending
- Better kitten sounds maybe

I have some great forms planned that should help make the shape of the final game more plain.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness50%
#126Humor2.97
#340Theme2.97
#395Audio2.33
#468Graphics2.64
#500Mood2.39
#585Innovation2.34
#637Fun2.15
#696Overall2.27

Comments

panzermancer says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:35am

This is so adorable, but I seriously have no idea what's supposed to be going on. Here's my thought process:

"WHAT DO I DO."
"D'AWWWW"
"WHY IS THAT KITTEN A RAINBOW."
"ARE BUTTERFLIES GOOD OR..."
"D'AWWWWW"
"WHAT DO I DOOOOO"
"D'AWWWWWWWWWWWW"
"WHAT DO I DOAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW"

And then I spiral into unspeakable madness. Fuzzy, adorable, 8-bit, unspeakable madness.

Cell says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:35am

Haha.:D

Drabiter says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:37am

I have no idea what should I do when the game begins. Any more detail?

moonmagic says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:42pm

Hey y'all! Thanks for playing. I'm still working on this, but obviously out of time. Basically, if you let the kittens evolve on their own the game strongly favors the worm form and those will be dominant. Worm kittens are destructive and eat everything. In the finished version, you will be able to encourage kittens to evolve into their final form by steering the fat kittens into butterflies and preventing them from eating smaller kittens. The code is there for this to happen now, but without the next form, they just disappear.

Porpentine says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:41am

WORM KITTENS ARE DESTRUCTIVE AND EAT EVERYTHING

Aug 29, 2012 @ 5:28pm

I am not sure what I am supposed to do here at all, clicking the kittens makes them colorful, but then what? there is no way to keep clicking all of them.

thewiseguy99 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:23am

Well done for getting something out there. Good start. 48 hrs isn't long...

Barry Abrams says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:30pm

The funnest game where I had no idea what i was doing.

Zed says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 4:35pm

Well, that was certainly a thing. I think the word 'Click' at the start was the only part I really understood.

Fun to watch, though.

aquasheep says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:11am

Hilarious, chaotic, and absolutely inscrutable. +1 p_o

Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:58am

I don't get what's going on, but it's really fun fun to watch )
Please add some 8bit music!

Zelen3d says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 8:39pm

crazy, making kittens eat themselves and transform into worms, crazy chaos, all I could say.

CapGrip says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:53pm

Hahaha. Crazy idea! It's a shame it did not work. Try to fix and post a new version. A 8bit song would be pretty cool. Good luck man!

csanyk says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 1:46am

It didn't seem to matter much whether I provided any input to the game or not, but it was fascinating just to watch. Sound effects and motion are especially well done.

moonmagic says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 7:13am

Hey y'all! Thanks so so much for playing this kitten universe simulator. If you'd like to have an idea of the direction I'm going in, play the post-compo build. Embrace the chaos! Early on in the evolutionary process, you won't feel like you have much agency, but later you can really Feel Your Stuff!

Still working on implementing Later and Stuff Feeling.

Switchbreak says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 3:57pm

Oh god worm kitten apocalypse! Clicking makes rainbows! What's going on!

evilseanbot says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 6:44am

Somewhat unsettling :) I think a lot of the changes in the post-compo version were pretty spot on, I think it just needs either abit more complex interaction or more of a goal / goals .

moonmagic says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 7:24pm

Hi everyone! thanks again for playing. I've updated the post-compo version again; I've put the code in for the MEGA KITTEN form and balanced the world so that the worms win and empty the universe if you do nothing. No MEGA KITTEN yet, but I desperately need to clean my house. HAPPY SATURDAY!

Th3dz says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 7:13am

What was the max evolution of the kittens? I only got 3 different ones I think.

moonmagic says ...
Sep 16, 2012 @ 3:29pm

In the post-compo form of the game, the highest kitten form is now MEGA KITTEN. Working on GIGA KITTEN now.

48hr version only has three forms, and dead-ends at WORM KITTEN.

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