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

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by sorceress - 48 Hour Compo Entry


This stated life as an RTS game with metamorphic units, but due to some setbacks I didn't have time to finish it :( So there was a change of plan, and my game evolved into this!

You play the role of a shape shifter, who can mutate into different characters. The six characters each have their own unique strengths and weaknesses:

- Some move swiftly.
- some attack at range.
- Some have armor to absorb damage.
- Some have special abilities.

This uses the theme Evolution through the fact that you must adapt to your present situation, by shape shifting into the most useful form.

However, you only have finite energy, both for shape shifting and for special abilities, so use it wisely. You can collect energy crystals to replenish your reserves.

The objective of the game is to survive as long as possible.


- The game is controlled with the mouse only. LEFT click to walk. RIGHT click to attack. If you right click a point beyond your attack range, then you make a "push" towards it, a combination of attacking and stepping forward.

- The close button on the window will safely terminate the application.

- This application uses FMOD Sound System, copyright © Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd., 1994-2011.

Have fun, and remember to post your high score below :D

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Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:32am

looks really cool but mac only here

voxel says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:02am

Best music LD24!

madpew says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:02pm

Made it to level 13, Terrain looks great! Music is fitting but the controls are strange. I started to move when I was shooting, running into the enemy and stuff. Anyways.. reached level 13 so I played a while :D Well done.

Folis says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:04pm

This game is really nice! Hard, but fun I'd say :)
Music is nice, graphics are awesome!

ratking says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:49pm

Love the mood and graphics. Nicely done!

Sorry, didn't remember to look at the score. :(

PickledBrain says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 5:44am

I got to the Demons and they just rolled over me. I like the changing powers and abilities. A temporary speed boost would be nice. Once a bunch of demons got close it seemed like game over, I couldn't out run them, but maybe I missed something. Good game.

sorceress says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:59am

Priest > Demons ;)

Vladp995 says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:09pm

Cool game, cool music. I got Run-time error '6', Overflow. on wave ~17 lvl ~24.

sorceress says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:59pm

Yeah sorry. I'm aware of that bug. The function that computes XP bounds returns short integers, which overflows once you hit level 25. :(

ghRibacki says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 1:32am

I like the graphics style and the music fits very well with the horror-like theme (at least that's what I got!). Liked the sound effects too. The game is fun but the control was kind of tough for me, sometimes when attacking the character would move too, turning his back to the enemy I was trying to attack.

Overall good. =)

sorceress says ...
Sep 5, 2012 @ 7:53pm

You right-click the point you want to attack. If that point is out of your attack range, then you do a "push" = a combination of attacking and stepping forward.

Sep 6, 2012 @ 12:36am

Well, the rts-roots are kinda spot-on :)

Nice idea! the setuip alone is impressive, and levelling is fun (although a bit grindy at the beginning)

marudziik says ...
Sep 7, 2012 @ 9:32am

Very good graphics, mood and music. The gameplay is kinda hard and can get repetitive, but this project really feels too big to be made in 48 hours. Overall, it's an awesome job. Where's the source? I wanna see! :P

Khayet says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 2:41pm

Definitely the best sound I have heard so far. Gameplay and graphics are also really well done.

The only suggestion I have is to make the combat a little more fluent. For example by making the character turn immediately and increasing his speed.

Awesome game, thank you!

Walt says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 4:44pm

awesome. not sure i fully got all control commands, how do i heal myself. i also wish there'd be more room for player skill in combat, the heavy coooldowns, slow turning and lack of dodging leave hardly any room to optimize my health losses in combat. great effort though, enjoyed it overall.

PaulSB says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 10:12pm

This is pretty cool! Must admit I missed the shape-shifting altogether at first, and when I tried using it I soon reverted to again hitting people in the face (with the odd heal). Nice chunky 3D graphics. Good job!

vilya says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 10:38pm

Sound and graphics are really good. I found the game a little hard to play; had to read through some of the comments here to find some hints. Once I started to figure it out I realised there's really quite a lot of depth to this! Well done!

vilya says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 10:40pm

BTW where's the link for the source?

garygreen says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 11:24pm

This was fun to play. I liked the graphic style and the moody music and the controls were easy to use.

myachin says ...
Sep 13, 2012 @ 12:19am

cant run:(

kibertoad says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 5:16pm

Pretty fun game!

Sep 17, 2012 @ 10:19pm

Quite difficult, but a nice game. I liked the terrain and the changing abilities

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