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

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Web (Flash) | Web (Post-Jam)

WATRF is a game where you try to evolve as fast as possible using different key combinations for different creatures. But for what purpose? ...
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Windows | Linux | Source

You are trapped in a maze that constantly evolves around you. My first game, released in Java. Use WASD to move, MOUSE to look, and the LEFT ...
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TIE

Web

UnNatural Selection

-You bread creatures over generations to withstand different events that happen to your village. You take on the rol ...
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Play - Web (Flash Version) | Shaun's post | Rusty's post

After 22 years of development and numerous delays, Team Clew is proud to announce Super Clew Land!

- Meet Clew - The lovable amorphous g ...
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Windows (exe) | Windows (installer)

UPDATE : music and sound bugs are fixed! Enjoy the new version!

IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH SOUNDS, PLEASE DOWNLOAD OPENAL HERE : http://co ...
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Web | Kongregate | Source

Charles Darwin must dig the soils of a Galapagos island looking for fossil evidence to prove his theory of evolution. Search for sequences o ...
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TIE

Windows + source | Windows + source

Syerjchep Evolution simulator.
Updated and Reuploaded for the Jam.

FOR SMALLER SCREENS
press W once the game has loaded

Hit demo for ...
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TIE

Windows

Build your own DNA from fragments to gain and lose attributes and progress through this short game.
IMPORTANT: Press TAB to open/close the ...
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TIE

Web | Programming Timelapse | Art Timelapse

Hey LDers! Here it is! Orb!
Play through generations of monsters by learning new traits and abilities as you go! The longer you play, the m ...
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TIE

Kongregate(HTML5) | Post Mortem | offline (zip) | Source (zip)

Description: View a world, where creatures mutate and evolve by themselves. Their traits are passed onto their offspring, so watch natural s ...
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Web (submission) | Source | Soundtrack

Death Death Evolution is just what it sounds like.

1) Die
2) Evolve
3) FIGHT ON

Made by team RADMARS:
adhesion: code, music, sfx
b ...
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TIE

Cross-Platform jar | Web (Chrome)

Experience the full evolutionary saga from the beginning told by Charles Darwin himself as you control one individual
(and later his descen ...
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TIE

Windows

Can you be the Best Dinosaur?
Can you conquer prehistory?
Can you run past some meteors??

This game's pretty hard, but being the Best D ...
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Web | Source | Mac | Windows

Here it is. Very rough, but I'll be updating it.

Web Build will always be most up to date.

---Rules---

Next Generation is a turn ba ...
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Play Online | Video | Journal

So, this is the result of our first participation in the Ludum Dare game jam. The game is a shooter with microscopic evolution of single-cel ...
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TIE

Web | Source

Humanity and all life on Earth is extinct.
Only an an orbiting bio-engineering facility for exactly this case are left. You are the AI gove ...
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TIE

Windows | Source

Our ideas was to battle waves after waves of enemis. At the end of each wave, you choose couples of unit to get new types (a better version ...
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Web (press here to play)

Hunt'em!

Controls:
Press enter to start the game
WASD/arrow keys for movement

Made by:
Alexander Batsis : Scripting
Johan Hargne : ...
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Windows | OS/X

"Evolution of Man" is five differnt genres of games from simple platformers through to a third person shooter. The game tells a story of the ...
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Windows (JAM Version - 25 Turns) | Windows (Bugfixes + 50 Turns) | Zip (XNA required to be installed) | Source

Hi !

Here is "Evolvorous" !

It's a game about species evolution who depending on abilities that they get, they adapt their body in fro ...
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TIE

Windows | Web

DESCRIPTION:
In the role of a evil multinational you must force some little creature to evolve to follow the actual food market trend.
Ev ...
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TIE

Windows | Web

Face the challenges of evolution in this action packed side scroller!!!

Adapt to the environment by devouring the right types of food!
H ...
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Web | Windows | Linux | OS/X | Timelapse

Half game and half simulation, this sandbox let you discover the beauty and wilderness of the different Cuboid species fighting for food and ...
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TIE

Windows | Source

Caveman Speak is about evolving language to the point it can be used by a community of cavemen to effectively accomplish goals.

You start ...
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TIE

Web | Source

Build up a giant mega-monster and destroy cities!

- Smash buildings to find and eat the 3 scientists in all 5 cities
- Eating humans gai ...
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Web

Use the WASD or Arrow keys to move.
Bump in to enemies to attack them.
Evolve based on the color of enemies you kill.

Become large enou ...
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TIE

Web

THE FINAL VERSION IS ONLINE!

EDIT

We turned off the Downloadable Version so that some errors wont happen again. Sry bout that! =D

H ...
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TIE

Windows / Linux / Mac | Android (Post Compo) | Sources

*You need OpenGL >= 2.0*

About the Game:

How to explain this game? Well, you've got a block, and you can capture some other blocks to ...
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windows | crossplatform + source (.love)

BLURB
play as a velociraptor and defend your fellow dinosaurs against hordes of evolution ray toting aliens as you try to stay alive and ke ...
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Web

A test to see if I can make a web-based text engine in 72 hours! ('Cause it ran longer than 28 hours)

Based on the leveling system from t ...
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Windows | Web | Source

Evolving the green pixels, and destroy reds. Description mutagens you can see here: http://amsmirnov.ru/ld24/legend/legend.html ...
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Windows

you are a worm from the sea.
the sea is safe.
don't leave the sea.
you have no hope of becoming a tree.

three different endings. conta ...
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Web

Natural Selection is a side scrolling shooter where you are playing against all of the other players who have come before you. The game evol ...
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Windows

Yeah. This is the first game we've ever done as a team, and it's VERY rough. BUT IT'S AWESOME THAT WE DID THIS, EVEN IF IT SUCKS.

Yeah. H ...
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Play Now! (Web via Flash)

** NOW FINISHED! JAM VERSION IS DONE, WOOOOOO! **

The basic idea is that you are a jetpack wearing redneck with a shotgun, whose trailer ...
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TIE

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Website

Omega Architecture is a science-fiction base-planning and general strategy game.

You were launched to Mars, your original mission being ...
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TIE

Windows

Dinosaurs! Breed dinosaurs and evolve their stats, to defeat the ultimate dragon god!

Each dinosaur has stats (strength, speed, vitality ...
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Kongregate | Timelapse

- A Pixel Evolution -

Do you want to dive right now in the wonderful world of video games? "A Pixel Evolution" will bring you to experien ...
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Web (HTML5) | Windows (15mb) | Timelapse

- If you don't have an up-to-date browser (such as Chrome), play the Windows executable for better performance -

You are Guaxbot, colossa ...
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Web (Kongregate) | Web (Flash) | Source

You have to survive in an arena full of monsters. You have the power to assimilate your enemy's special ability once they are dead. You can ...
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TIE

Web

----- PLEASE READ -----
This is actually Zed. Hi. I've already submitted a competition entry, here:

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludu ...
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TIE

Web

"Dino Dare"

"Fight for your survival, escape from predators that want to eat you. dodge and jump over all the challenges that arise durin ...
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Windows | OS/X | Web | Dev Journal

"I am not the least afraid to die."
- Charles Darwin

They said the exit must be a myth. I say they weren't ready to find.

Commands:
...
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Windows | Linux | Web

This is the game about very bored god. He was found a planet and you should help him to refute Darvin's evolution theory.

You may ask: "H ...
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Play in your browser! (Unity) | Timelapse | Post-mortem | Can't drag DNA? Watch this!

Game by Jonathan Gover, Duncan Stead and Ricky Willis!

Clear out the bacterial infection! Evolve and absorb the antibiotic resistances a ...
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TIE

Windows | Windows (Java 1.6) | OS/X | Linux

UPDATE: Recompiled using JAVA 1.6, hopefully it should run now on all platforms, and re-compressed with 7zip.

A Pong / Breakout clone tha ...
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TIE

Web (Unity) | Mac | Win

This is a 3d arcade where you catch genetic mutations and eveolve from 1 cell animal to a mammals.

Brought to you by
Bulat Tangirbergen ...
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TIE

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Android | Source

Troll Spirit
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You are the god of a tribe of trolls.
Nurture and evolve them, and help them
vanquish all other trolls in th ...
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Web

Story:

According to a forgotten ancient legend, 10 million years ago there were only 7 things.
The 7 things were:
Fish. Yarn. Buttons. ...
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TIE

Windows | Web

A strange portal takes you back in time and devolves you to a tiny insect. Do you have what it takes to make it back to current civilization ...
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Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

On the Origin of Block

source is on git hub!

On the Origin of Block is a 2D platformer.
Your goal is to mate blocks together to get t ...
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TIE

Windows (XNA)

We barely made something working. Basically, there's 4 types of living beings on the planet, one of them is planet itself. They all interact ...
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TIE

Web (Flash) | Cake's Timelapse | Zeik's Timelapse

AvRvE
(Aliens versus Robots versus Evolution)

Your name is Al-Ian, and your job is to go to Earth and
destroy some of Earth's most pote ...
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