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

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by songman - Jam Entry

Just unrar the file and play the game! Soundtrack is included. This is my first attempt in competition like Ludum Dare and the game doesn't really look like I would wanted (mainly the goal is very limiting) but why not share it. Written in C#/XNA. If you're not sure whether you have redists installed, download the Setup version.

You can read controls and other useful information right in the game.

I hope you'll enjoy it atleast a bit :-)

Thanks for all encouraging comments! :-)

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Pierrec says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:31pm

As you said, the game would have been better with an actual objective, but it's t already great and very relaxing.

Insanitus says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:32pm

The environment itself is fascinating, I found myself wondering about the constant change and evolution of the cells and losing the game in process *laughs*. The gameplay itself isn't as appealing as the environment, however I found this piece really refreshing and interesting. It surely has some potential in it!

keenblaze says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:04pm

Absolutely beautiful music and mood! Process is interesting, but it's difficult to control everything that happens. Anyway cute game!
P.S. Soundtrack goes to my ipod :)

Ragzouken says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:01pm

Interesting game :) It feels like you start off with the movement too sluggish though. I liked the goal to keep colours balanced - it's the opposite of my game where you must eradicate the others!

Deykoweec says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:11pm

kinda chaotic. but i like the originality of this game. nice soundtrack too.

Seneca says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:50pm

Soundtrack is amazing, if it's your own piece, you, man, have some talent! Game alone is kinda strange and feels more like a sim, but it's cool one.

songman says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:39pm

Sountrack is my own piece :-) I'm glad you like it :-)

DaviDeMo says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:18pm

I like it, really relaxing game =D

Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:39pm

Nice atmosphere and music, i wanted more time to watch the cells interact and evolve. Was quite realxing

Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:48am

Reminded of Everyday shooter with the cool music and zoning out while you play it.
Nice and relaxing, and I didn't care to mux about the lack of a goal.

Benjamin says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:19pm

Great music and ambient. The percent are too small and I think that 3 colored ( or just one with 3 parts ) would make a better job for showing player the color balance. I spent good time on your game thanks !

AMSmirnov says ...
Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:10pm

Music is awesome!

daydalus says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 4:28pm

Very relaxing and colorful experience. Not so much of a game with an objective, but neat to see how the colors evolve. Great music as well.

zatyka says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 12:43am

Great music and visuals. Gets kind of boring after a while.

Karel says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 8:08am

Interesting game. Difficult to figure out what to re-balance, but I like it! Especially the music! The music is really awesome.

Cipher says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 4:25am

Sound track was my favourite thing about the game

jplur says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 5:57pm

great music and visuals, very polished for what it is.

Fadobo says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 6:08pm

Cool visuals, GREAT music and a fun and soothing gameplay mechanic. Well done!

kyyrma says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 1:58pm

Really cool visuals and audio. Nice work.

csanyk says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 11:45pm

Unfortunately, won't run on Win7 x64. After the start screen I hit space bar and then it crashes.

songman says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 5:26pm

to csanyk: That is strange. I run Win7 x64 too and there is no problem. Check if you have latest .net and xna redists installed.

goerp says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 7:39pm

This I could score on mood. It was certainly submittable. Best soundtrack I have heard by far! Graphics were good and simple. Just needed a bit more gameplay (but you got more than my game anyway :))

Gabriel says ...
Sep 14, 2012 @ 7:10pm

Wonderful aesthetics and mood! It reminds me of Flow, or maybe Spore's first evolutionary stage (although in that particular case it's about survival of one cell).
Here's an idea: maybe you could add some rules a la Conway's Game of Life. If actual structures actually start forming as the music slowly evolves, I think it would have a wonderful aesthetic effect, of 'seeing life growing'. Great submission, loved it!

thewiseguy99 says ...
Sep 14, 2012 @ 10:56pm

Definitely relaxing. Love the music!!!

RawBits says ...
Sep 16, 2012 @ 8:00am

Momentum based movement sucks! It makes the game uncontrollable when implemented by inexperienced people...

Anyway I like the idea and those coooloooors! 8) Trippy trippy. Music is very good. Not sure how the catastrophe works though.

JonathanG says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 5:39pm

I love the music in this! As for the actual game, it feels like there are some clever things going on that I don't understand, or that I'm not aware of. I'm not really sure what effect I'm having on things beyond causing catastrophies to reduce the population of a particular colour. Otherwise it's a nice ambient game :)

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