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

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Literally; Earth Shaping

by adventureloop - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hello there,

Here is my entry for LD24,"Literally, Earth Shaping". The purpose of the
game is to help the development of life on a planet. The only control you
can excert is over the temperature of the planet.

I kind of ran out of time of the game is pretty much unwindable, but it is
kind of fun to watch a planet slowly develop.

The game needs to be started on a command line, this is the only way I
could figure out to get LWJGL working. LWJGL needs to be added to the java
library path to run, examples of this are in the Play*.sh files.

Enjoy and rate lots of games, also kittens.

@adventureloop

adventurist.me


Postmortem
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/2012/08/31/ludum-dare-24-postmortem/

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#248Theme3.22
#447Graphics2.68
#447Innovation2.67
#513Audio1.94
#570Coolness49%
#658Mood1.86
#713Overall2.16
#758Fun1.33

Comments

ollie says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:30am

Couldn't run this on Win 7 64-bit. PlayWindows.sh flashed up the command prompt but didn't seem to have any result, running the jar file resulted in a Jave Exception

Gallefray says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:33am

^^ that's because it's a linux .sh file

Andrei Barsan says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:34am

You can't expect a .sh to be double-clickable on Windows, now do you? :P Try making playWindows.sh -> playWindows.bat, and have it have this code iniside:

java -Djava.library.path=lib/windows -jar LD24Game.jar

(The old version couldn't run on win, and wrongly pointed to the osx libraries anyway)

Now, time for the actual game - I couldn't really figure out what to do. I messed around for a while, but couldn't really figure out what all the buttons did, even in the tutorial. I finally figured out that they toggle between views after viewing the debug log. :P

Punga says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:15pm

Game is interesting. Graphics are good. Gameplay is kinda boring.

sgehlich says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:25pm

Can't run this on Windows 7

Tyranus says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:07pm

Hi there,
I am on Win7, and to play it I've copied all *.dll from /lib/windows and then I paste this files where is the LD24Game.jar file.

Mach60KAS says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:13pm

I had a little trouble working out how to play the game at first, but it seems like quite an interesting concept!

dalbinblue says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:17pm

Really couldn't figure out what to do in this game. Not sure if the ice meteors so anything.

shinD says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:23pm

The idea and premise is good, but yeah, the gameplay needs a bit more work!

Kittens!

juaxix says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:44pm

Got an exception in W7 64bits
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Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no lwjgl in java.library.path
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary0(Unknown Source)
at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
at org.lwjgl.Sys$1.run(Sys.java:73)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at org.lwjgl.Sys.doLoadLibrary(Sys.java:66)
at org.lwjgl.Sys.loadLibrary(Sys.java:95)
at org.lwjgl.Sys.<clinit>(Sys.java:112)
at adventurist.Game.<clinit>(Game.java:39)
-------------

Markavian says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:05pm

I got it working on Windows 7 by running:

javaw -Djava.library.path=lib/windows/ -jar LD24Game.jar

from my command prompt.

Got it to load, but couldn't figure out what to do. Was sorta fun firing solar flares at my planets repeatedly, but didn't understand what to do past that.

pekuja says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:34pm

I couldn't figure out how to actually play the game. I was sending out solar flares, but that seemed to be the only action I could tell was actually doing something.

Spotline says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:52pm

Couldn't play =(

Will Xyen says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:53pm

Note: in the windows.sh you point to the osx libraries.

irl says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:29am

Good graphics, except for the "life stages" which could have been cleaner. Couldn't work out really how to influence things, maybe the tutorial could have been more friendly. Random solar system generation was a nice idea over static levels.

pentaphobe says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 2:49pm

Very interesting concept - Wasn't sure what the tutorial was trying to tell me, but I think I got the gist eventually.

Any chance you'll be adding to this?

adventureloop says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:33pm

pentaphobe, I am pretty sure I will.

aeveis says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 1:15am

not sure how to get it working, get a java exception, and changed windows.bat.sh to just .bat but just opens cmd and closes. On windows 7 64bit.

Rabbits... says ...
Sep 9, 2012 @ 7:12pm

The first system I got was empty, but past that it was fun to watch the planets explode with fish...

jovoc says ...
Sep 16, 2012 @ 6:12am

It ran for me, and I like the general idea but I was at a loss understanding how my actions affected the simulation, or what the goal was. The mechanics seemed cool -- i like the idea of using volcanos and solar flares but it wasn't clear what they did. Needs to give the player much more feedback.

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