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

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Windows (compo version + sources) | Windows (post-compo version)

You are a God. You should create perfect life.

Windows only
it requires DirectX9c, MSVS2008 Redist, any 3d-videocard

control: mouse, ...
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Web | Source | Timelapse (Day 1) | Timelapse (Day 2)

**Link Updated !** (will never use DropBox hosting again)

Evoland is an action-adventure game where you start back on a very old monochro ...
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Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source

This game uses an evolutionary algorithm to generate platformer levels. The goal is to create the hardest platformer levels possible (which ...
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Windows | Web | Source

My first Ludum Dare entry! Had a ton of fun putting this together.

Created by Ryan Austin - http://ryanaustin.net
Using ShiVa Engine

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Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source | Timelapse

Have you ever wanted to help guide evolution? Specifically, have you ever wanted to use some methods (they're probably highly illegal; don't ...
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OS/X | Windows | Source

Help Darwin prove his theory by breeding the perfect racing turtle.

How to start the game:
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Windows: Just run the da ...
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Web | Timelapse | Source

---- GOAL ----

Bid for the team that will win the battle.
If you success the loser team gain a new evolution.
Then, you'll have to thi ...
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Windows/OS X | Source

Uses the Java implementation of Astar pathfinding available here: https://github.com/yoyo03/SimpleAStar

To play, just extract the zip and ...
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Windows | Source

This game needs no installation! (Just extract the *.zip file)

Helix is a platformer with (more :>) than 57 different levels. If you die, ...
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Web (HTML5) | Web (Bugfix) | Source

WebGL required.

Firefox users: The submitted version will not work. Use the "Bugfix" version instead, which adds a missing parameter dec ...
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Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

This is a sandbox evolution sim. There is no objective except to mess with the critters' destiny :-)

At the start a single critter is bo ...
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Windows | OS/X | Linux/Love2D | Video | Source

Made with Love2D. The game is about evolution, which is basically life, which is basically eat enough to find the best partner and have prog ...
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web | source | timelapse | post-compo version

Story:
An intelligent race of feline-like creatures has just learned about the upcoming attack of ALIENS. Having no choice, they must defen ...
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Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

The goal is to make money through bets and doing artificial selection to adapt the creatures to the different levels.

Thanks for playing! ...
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Flash (no ads) | Kongregate (post-compo) | Windows | Source

You are required for an urgent kitten research project in the field of instantaneous genetic manipulation. ...
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AllOS (Java) | Web (Applet) | Sources | Tutorial | Android (GooglePlay)


Firefly

It's a game about the core concept of evolution - selection. Your goal is to cultivate plants that survive longer than 5 minute ...
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Web | Source

Game name: LimiT

Game Controls: left right for movement/z or up to jump

This was my first actual LD48 that I'm competing. I put in a g ...
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Windows/Mac/Linux | TimeLapse | Web | Source

Hello and welcome to my second LD48 Game.

You play as an Amoeba and try to evolve to more complexity.

Eat everything that is smaller t ...
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Web | Source

Help the Mincertrons survive! They eat, they breed, they die.

*Very small size (quick to load) Unity game*

You need to guide the evolu ...
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Web | Source

Poggle Island - HTML5

Lots of varieties of Poggles live on Poggle Island, but you want just one kind to thrive. To evolve the kind you wa ...
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Windows | Timelapse | Source

Important: You should read the readme.txt file coming with the game.

Short description:
cuboidAI is a real evolution simulator. 'real' m ...
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The Voynich Experiment (HTML5)* | Post-compo levels* | Github

*Avoid Firefox, unfortunately it makes the game laggy.

_______________________
THE GAME

The Voynich Experiment is a game that takes p ...
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Web | Windows | OSX | Source | Video

A game about battling microbes, a homage to the old StarCraft custom map called "evolves madness".

All my source code is on GitHub, I ma ...
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Web (Flash) | source code + .swf

Control Satan's minions and help spread the heretical theory of evolution among the world's population.

Gameplay is fairly simple and hig ...
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Post-Mortem | Web | Source

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Web | Source

The concept of the game is to evolve the game itself. The games complexity, the graphics, and your abilities improve as it evolves.

~Cont ...
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Web | Java (direct) | Java (github) | Source

So I really wanted to do something tile based, maybe to do with timetravel. But then evolution won...

I wanted actual evolution to happen ...
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Windows/XNA | Mirror #1 | Mirror #2 (MediaFire) | Updated version (not for judging) | Source (SVN, Visual Studio 2010 Express, C#/XNA)

(UPDATE: A post-LD version of the game with direct real-time online battles against other players can be found at http://vdzserver.org/misc/ ...
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Windows | Web | Source

EXPERIENCE OPTIMIZED FOR THE WEB! The source package includes both builds.

Click on a creature to open up its character sheet. You can cl ...
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Windows | XNA redist (required) | Timelapse | Playthough Video | Source

This is an educational game about the evolution of stars written in C# XNA where you play through the life cycle of a star and command the f ...
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Windows | Multi platform .love file | Source ZIP | Mercurial repo | Postmortem

PINCERS - Instructions

Use the mouse, arrow keys or WASD to guide your creature. Eat the red and blue pills to regain life and energy. At ...
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Windows | Source

You ARE octogeddon, a mutant octopus bent on world destruction. Mutate more legs and evolve each of them into deadlier weapons until you bec ...
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Windows (32 bit) | Windows (64 bit) | OS/X | LOVE | Source

I developed this game on OSX and was running into lots of issues towards the end with audio. I never resolved everything, so just a heads u ...
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Windows | Web | Source

My first attempt at LD though not my first game jam. Definitely thrilled by the do it-all-by-yourself concept !

In [0-Evo] you must keep ...
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Windows | Windows Installer | Web (HTML5 required) | Source | Timelapse

Threevolution is a puzzle game where you have to match two same-sized organisms with a smaller-sized one to reproduce.

Rules:
-2 or more ...
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Web | Source | Web POST COMP

PLEASE PLAY THE POST-COMPO VERSION. IT REMOVES THE GRIND FROM THE GAME BY MAKING EVERYTHING CHEAPER. (It's genuinely fun now, I swear!)

M ...
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Windows | Guidelines | Windows (post compo fix) | Source

A game where cells eat each other to make themselves better and try to pass towers.

If a cell eats a cell at or above its own level, it w ...
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Windows | Post compo update | Source

Play as an alien Amazonian goddess that uses her super natural powers of reproduction to face down her rival god Belemnon. Complete with bos ...
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Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source

Can you sequence the bacteria's DNA fast enough to keep them in check as they grow and mutate?

Note: You need sound enabled on your compu ...
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Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

This game is about survival of the fittest and natural selection. Although it's not really natural, cause you get to play with it :3.
The ...
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Windows | Web | Source

So, this game is about human evolution... Wait, I didn't see any human in the game! Anyway, there are nice jelly squares, which will teach y ...
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Web | Source and Assets

Instructions are in game. ...
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Play at Stencyl (rate this version) | Play at Kongregate (post-compo) | Play at Newgrounds (post-compo) | Source

The Kongregate and Newgrounds versions are now improved post-compo versions. The Stencyl version is the original 48 Hour compo entry, please ...
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Web

Legacy Bird
-A ginormo sword clone, dating sim, rougue-like.

6 different enemies to cut
5 different girls to smooch
12 different weapo ...
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Windows | Source

This game is about brave mosquit who wants to became human. Can he fulfill his dream?

Controls:

Arrows - move/fly/jump
Z - eat someth ...
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Windows | Source

An action-RTS where both sides have access to an imperfect cloning device which randomly alters its subjects upon use.

This follows the t ...
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Web | Win/Mac/Lin (java) | Android | Source

Nom's Evolvathlon, an LD24 entry by Boris van Schooten. Time taken: about 20 hours. Based on Java and JGame.

Nom the Onmiphage wants to e ...
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Windows | Source

Concept: Model evolution by building species bit-by-bit, and let the environment be your enemy. Mutations and natural selection will improve ...
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Windows | Source

Tad's Adventure

TAD (Timely Adaptive Design) must navigate a harsh and unyielding environment. As he progresses he will need evolve int ...
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Web | Sources

So here is my entry!

It is a strategy game, where you don't control your units.
You can make workers who will gather ressources and atta ...
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