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Ludum Dare 24

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

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The Kittelutioning - Norgg - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are required for an urgent kitten research project in the field of instantaneous genetic manipulation.

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Ratings

Coolness87%
#9Innovation4.14
#16Theme4.23
#19Humor3.78
#58Fun3.57
#104Overall3.52
#203Mood2.97
#308Audio2.58
#485Graphics2.60

Comments

Zutty says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 9:55pm

YAY! Once I got a reasonably stable mutation I was able to leave them to complete the rest of the game by themselves. Very high jumping helps for 'The Pits'.

Sakuyan says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 10:32pm

this game is hilarious

_AM_ says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:19am

Very interesting... great job.

Senekis says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:31am

Nice approach to the theme.
A bit hard to understand at first, but once you figure it out, it gets really interesting.

Vordux says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:52pm

Really funny game, the voice acting helped exemplify the humor and fun.

Ditto says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:09pm

I have no idea what I am doing, and still I managed to get to the third level, xD

Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:37pm

Had so much fun with this and was a bit sad when I won!! Are you working on this post compo? I'd like to play more levels :D

surreal_whale says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:52pm

I love this game! Definitely the best use of the theme I've seen so far. I'd like to know how the genetic trait changes are controlled when you click on a cat, but it would be too easy if it wasn't vague.

Norgg says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:05pm

@tripleVisionGames Haha, I am sorry it's so short. I will probably do some more work on this at some point, though I have other projects I really need to finish off first, may work this game in as a sequel-y thing to the game I've been working on for a while.

Dan C says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:35am

This is absolutely awesome :).

levelbylevel says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:15pm

Very interesting, took a minute for me to get it, but once I did, I enjoyed it :)

galman says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:52pm

Really intersting idea.. You can make a really great game from it :-)

FunByJohn says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:59pm

One of my cats is defying gravity...I'm pretty sure that's not a gene. XD Haha. This is pretty funny and innovative. A little hard to control though, I just feel like I'm doing random stuff when modifying their genes.

Ragzouken says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:40pm

All my kittens were spastic - good trait for winning :P

ABPositive03 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 12:43am

I don't even... all I know is sometimes I get longer cats, sometimes they're green, but more often than not they explode. I don't think I'm very good at this :D

thewiseguy99 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:09am

Funny game, loved the sound effects! And the exploding kittens were funny too!!! My cats were pretty mutated but I enjoyed it anyways. Good job.

AMSmirnov says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:42am

Funny game. In beginning I killed all kittens, but after few minutes I understood how to stay they alive. You need more kittens in new generation. More kittens, more fun :)

Norgg says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:14am

@AMSmirnov The number of kittens in the next generation depends on how many you rescued in the generation before, they mate in pairs. It's a bit randomised, but I think the theoretical max population by the end is currently 32, I capped it at 10 for the Ludum Dare version, but uncapped for the Kongregate version.

Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:16am

Really different idea, The kits seem to spend most of their time upside down though. Was a little confusing to see what I was evolving to sometimes.
Overall well executed idea though

Norgg says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 3:59pm

@tupperwarespoon If your kittens are upside down you have probably damaged the balance gene.

dengzo says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:25pm

one of the best games I have played this Ludum Dare! good job!

nseward says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:18pm

I loved it. I wanted more levels and I wanted an easier way to narrow in on the trait I wanted to mutate. Thanks for a good time.

Sergey Mohov says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 12:51am

Very nice. I have found that square kittens with 1 limb survive the best. Now let's apply that to real life.

*here, kitty kitty kitty*

amodo says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 1:32pm

The best application of the theme so far. Despite solving it, I didn't really understand how to manipulate the genes, so i just moved the mouse around :P Great work!

MurrayL says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 1:47pm

Hilarious audio and premise. I never did quite work out what I was doing, though...

Cell says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 1:56pm

Awesome!

Quentin says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 2:07pm

Really, REALLY awesome game. Played it a few times, made an awesome colony of cats.
The only "bug" was on the level with the pit, the cat's head kept getting stuck in what I assume is a "block" of the level when he tried to jump and couldn't get out. I was forced to kill him. :(

mes says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 3:53pm

nice! amazing concept and execution.

Maple says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 2:36am

"Yaa--"
"You killed them"

Lol, not a bad entry. Kept me entertained right through.

savethejets1 says ...
Sep 9, 2012 @ 6:17pm

Lol, cool stuff. I particularly enjoy the gibs when you try evolving a cat for too long.

vigrid says ...
Sep 10, 2012 @ 4:43pm

Great stuff - excellent take on the theme. If you could make the graphics "cute", that would make an awesome game!

goerp says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 11:22am

One of the winners for me, because it used the them so well. It took some time to figure out how to change the genes and I don't know yet what every gene does, but it was fun to watch and once I got it, I could make some useful mutations. The soundeffects were funny. This game I will look at the source, because I'm interested in using an physics engine with Flash as well (I think your using a physic engine).

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