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

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Evolver.exe + Src!

by Uhfgood - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Technically speaking there's not much here, but at least I got it done and made an effort to do an entry.

there are only 2 levels and you use the keyboard. You WIN by having the window close at the end of the second level. Hitting "Esc" to close the window does NOT count as winning :-) I leave it up to you to figure out how it works, think of it as a towlr exercise

The idea was that the game evolves as you play it, but I didn't get that far because of my limited time. So now you only have the 2 levels. It's okay to rate it poorly!

Now with executable version for windows!

Just run evolver after extracting it to an empty folder of your choice.

For max and linux -- sorry guys but you need to get LOVE2D from and then use it on the love file.

The source is included in both versions (in the case of the file with just the .love file, you need to unzip and then rename the love extension to a zip extension and it should have main.lua in it)

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GBGames says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:15pm

It took me a moment to figure out that I completed the game. It wasn't clear that I had completed a level, and it felt like the only interaction I had was in pressing the right key to start the level.

In talking with Uhfgood about it, it seemed the idea was that the game itself was evolving as you play, so each level, new interactivity and mechanics would get added. That's a really clever concept, and it's too bad this entry only hints at it.

Uhfgood says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:15pm

I had a plan for this, but when I couldn't get the time to finish it, I decided to let you figure out how to interact with what I did have, this is why I don't have anything in the journal. You can interact with it and it is to do with the keyboard.

timtipgames says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:17pm

This game creates a game on its own. As the game.window closes frequently when the small box hits the large box, one really wants to solve the question: "how can I win this thing" before you have to start it over again. Nevertheless I was unable to find out what the hell is going on with it. Seemed rather undeterministic and such. Maybe this is an intelligence test that I didn't pass? I nevertheless spent more time with this game than with most of the others I have rated yet ;) Probably people who win this game, are the next step of evolution. So theme is present somehow :)

adventureloop says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:26pm

Well done for entering a game into LD, more than a lot of the people that start.

Uhfgood says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:05pm


caranha says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:07pm

It seems an interesting concept, a game that evolves itself as you go along. But I cant understand it from the game itself or the description page. Maybe you should make a post where you explain the game, and link that post to this game page? (I did that with the manual to my game)

goerp says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:30pm

maybe it only works on win64? on XP it said '. . .isnt a valid win32 application'

voxel says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 9:43am

Uhfgood this game is genius. Seriously a great idea. Think you might expand on it?

Uhfgood says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 3:43am

goerp - hmm not really sure if it's because I used a binary copy or if since I downloaded a win64 installer the love exe is actually 64bit

If you can get love though you can play the linux/osx version since that's simply the .love file

Rabbits... says ...
Sep 9, 2012 @ 6:46pm

Um I think I won...Im not entirely sure though...

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