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

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Combine And Conquer

by Lucas Tiridath - 48 Hour Compo Entry

In this game, your aim is to survive through five rounds of natural selection. If you play your cards right, you might even wind up as a kitten! But odds are you wont.

Before each round, you are given two evolutionary paths to follow. The result will be a new hybrid animal that you will play as in the next round of combat where you will play five of your evolutionary rivals. Once you kill them all, you get to make another evolutionary selection.


Movement: WASD (Note that what these keys does exactly depends on what you are but they will always move you in the direction you would expect. For example, if you have wings, W may make you fly whilst if you don't it may only be jump etc.)
Attack: Space (always attacks directly in front of you)
Move to next screen: Enter

Well that's about it for the moment. It's been a great LD and I look forwards to playing all your games! I hope you enjoy mine :).

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scoots says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 10:05pm

Really cool concept. I chose the turtle and defeated some lizards. Then I chose to evolve with a fish and it made me a lizard fighting a turtle fish. When I beat the turtle fish, the level didn't end and there were no other characters to fight against.

Aug 26, 2012 @ 10:35pm

Hey, thanks for trying it out for me :). Are you quite sure you killed everyone? The screen scrolls quite a long way each way so could you have missed someone? The way to know is that there are always 5 of them so if you've not killed 5, you're not done yet.

wumpus says ...
Aug 26, 2012 @ 10:57pm

This works on the theme nicely. Mutant Turtle/Bird combos are an amusing prospect and a fun use of the theme.

Aug 26, 2012 @ 11:34pm

Hahah i like the idea... looks like a multiplayer game xD

Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:28am

Yes I was thinking of doing it as multi player (nothing to do with saving myself the effort of coding the AI of course) but I figured most people wouldn't be able to play it if it wasn't single player. If I develop the idea in future though, I'll almost certainly include multiplayer. Thanks for the feedback :).

KhaoTom says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:17am

Aw man, attacks should cause knockback or something to make it feel crunchy. Primordial setting goes well with the simple drum track, but def needs some more sounds. Lava spout was a nice touch. Love the animal combinations. Congratulations on a good showing.

Vordux says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:41pm

I like the concept of the game, some interesting elements in there.

Kickerua says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:07am

I like concept.
The game is quite hard for me. (completed first level only on third attempt)
I like music it add a lot of tension to game.

It would be nice to see how many enemies still alive.

ben657 says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:36am

Any game with a flying turtle lizard is great in my books!

evilseanbot says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:16am

A decently executed game. It seems pretty hard to succeed if the stats aren't in your favor, though.

DavidErosa says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 12:18am

Nice one, though a little slow paced.

ghRibacki says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 2:18am

Nice concepts but a little hard to play, at least for me. Got my ass beaten up three times in a row. xD
I also didn't understand how the first screen says I'm the lizard but I'm a turtle if a choose the turtle or a lizard if I choose the fish. Couldn't choose the lizard for some reason (wow, that was really confusing).

heuermh says ...
Sep 13, 2012 @ 4:25am

Like the animal hybrids, nice idea. More feedback on attack success would be helpful.

Puzzlem00n says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 7:53pm

Not bad, not bad. Pretty cool stuff, and although starting all over seems kinda harsh, I can't think of any alternatives. Funny stuff, man. Funny stuff.

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