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

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Social Evolution - Jorjon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Controls: WASD or ARROWS
Instructions: Avoid red, take yellow, get girls, get Lucy.

Your goal is to date Lucy. In order to do that, you first need to reach your maximum evolution by gaining attributes (getting a car, going to the gym, etc) and avoiding others (overweight, etc).
Also, you need to date all the girls before Lucy, because that will increase your popularity among girls.

Done in 24 hours with no framework (only FlexSDK + FlashDevelop).

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Ratings

Coolness75%
#60Humor3.39
#85Graphics3.86
#120Audio3.22
#181Mood3.02
#189Fun3.16
#299Overall3.10
#305Innovation3.02
#380Theme2.88

Comments

maxx says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:44am

Nice vignetting and color aberration. The source's missing though.

NostraDamon says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:35pm

Good idea!

Kassoon says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:03am

Haha, cute. Avoiding/collecting the deadly flying life changes was pretty fun. It made me laugh that you had to get married to improve your dating pool.

smvilar says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 5:32pm

Very nice chromatic aberration effect! I like the idea of being a Game Developer is a feature not a bug.

danlthemanl says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 3:58am

Haha, great game! It's a clever concept and I love all the different items and the graphics!

X-0ut says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:11am

Now I feel like a manwhore. I dated so many girls.
Good gfx and sound, novel idea. Very good for 24 hrs.

ubear says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 4:54am

Great game.

cadin says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 12:43am

I like the retro effect.
I found it hard to tell what upgrades were happening to my character. Instead of the text in the corners, it would be cool to see the character evolving visually.
Nice work.

caranha says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 4:13am

I really liked your graphical style! The little things like the shadow-girls in the background improve the game immensely.

This was an interesting game! I think you should get a "game over" when you try to go for Lucy too many times without being ready -- maybe with different endings?

I guess trying to make your self attractive to mates fall into the theme of "evolution"... somewhat. But it is funny/weird that Lucy won't go out with you unless you are married! :-P

Thanks for the game! I really liked it!

DaveDobson says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 5:40am

I like the game - cute, and the old-CRT-video look is cool. There wasn't too much to the game, although it was still fun to run around, and the upgrades were funny. It was hard to read all the stuff as I was playing, but was "Married" a positive? That seems hard to believe. But great sense of humor, and a fun take on the theme this time. Great art, too. Nice work.

sfernald says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 5:58am

Good game. I liked the graphics. But I didn't really know what was going on with the powerups. Wasn't sure if I was supposed to catch them or avoid them. I mostly tried to avoid them. Also, not sure what objective was because after a while, there were no more girls for me to touch.

jplur says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 6:03pm

finally a humor contender.

Loved the effects on the visuals, caught on to the gameplay pretty quickly, and finally beat it!

zatyka says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 8:12pm

I liked the style, and the simplicity. I just wish there were a bit more to it.

chardish says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 12:55am

Seriously, dude? The goal of this game is to hook up with women you aren't interested in, to use them as tools to make the other ones jealous so you can date the one you *are* interested in? This isn't fun, it's sociopathic.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:52am

awesome game -- i loved it

Cipher says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:56am

Great idea! very nice! cant believe you managed all this in 24 hours xD

rylgh says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 3:02am

Very very nice game. The visual effect was fantastic, and it was quite challenging (what a huge hitbox) but still beatable.

AuxiliumGames says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 4:50am

Short, but fun :D The look and feel/sound is really good. Feels polished and it all fits together really well :D Great job!

link2x101 says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 7:00am

Fast and fun.
Annoying at the end trying to dodge the onslaught of bad, especially if you need to get one good thing.

Nice effects on the colors and vignetting.

eyehawk says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 8:24am

Cool sprites and retro filters! I definitely appreciated the old-skool style. The gameplay felt a little hollow though. Perhaps if you wanted to develop this further, you could make more of a visual connection when the player gets the upgrades, e.g. he buys a car and all of a sudden the character is driving around in a car for instance.

juaxix says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 11:00am

I get married with girl of my dreams, thank you for make this possible :)
hahaha

kirill says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:09pm

0. Nice post-mortem post!
Wow, a nice and fun game! Funny too :)
I think the graphics look good too - practice makes perfect :)
The gen. music is not bad at all.
Loved that being a video game dev is a perk (aren't those broke by default?) haha
Does not really fit the theme... although... there's no evolution without reproduction, right? :)

Dan C says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 1:27am

Lovely presentation and quite fun to play.

I feel sorry for all those ladies, though. The player character is a jerk! :)

Cake&Code says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 4:59am

Hilarious game! As I was glancing at the upgrades and negative efects, I thought it was entertaining what kinds of things would happen if my character ran into certain tiles. The art style is cool, although I was initially confused as to why there were so many "ghosts" of girls lingering around. Great work! It was fun!

mohammad says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 12:10am

Was fun trying to date them.
<3
Good job either games, you must've died doing this :(
RIP Jorjon the Lover.

RawBits says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 2:40am

Nice and simple. Not really about evolution in my opinion but it's fun to play, but a little short. You shouldn't complain about your pixel art skills, sprites are okey. Music is also good - not giving me the mood though. The CRT effect is awesome! :)

Maybe some more specific stat collecting would give it some spice. Like have to find out what kind of guy she likes, getting information from the other girls...

marudziik says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 11:11am

Theme-wise this is pretty sexist. 'Married' being a good attribute to date Lucy? Damn, I got things mixed up in real life! :)
Nice retro feel, and the gameplay was pretty decent, though simple. A very good, polished entry, and a very good post-mortem. Good job!

michax says ...
Sep 11, 2012 @ 1:18am

Haha! Awesome idea with nice visuals! Really enjoyed playing it and reading all "console messages" ! Moving those console messages to top center would help a little to notice them during playing.

RipX says ...
Sep 11, 2012 @ 10:40am

Wish this game was longer, although I was confused to what I should have been doing at first, once I figured it out, it was a very simple. The graphics were great, nice little shader, sound in there was OK too for such a short development time. Feels like you brute-forced the topic into your game lol...Overall though, I loved the lush graphics, I also like the event window, especially when I ate McDonalds.

Rex Peppers says ...
Sep 13, 2012 @ 12:28pm

Job well done on all accounts. Easy to learn but hard to complete and not impossible.

Th3dz says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 7:08am

Nice effect. It lagged quite a bit for me but overall good. Not really seeing a huge connection to the theme.

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