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

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Life Forms

by galman - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Every life form is made from cells, You are a life form too.
Collect DNA so you can buy new cells and improve your life form!
Each cell have different power:
Body cell - Increase your you maximum health - Costs 10 DNA.
Speed cell - Improve your speed - Costs 20 DNA.
Defense cell - Improve your defense - Costs 30 DNA.
Attack cell - Improve your attack power - Costs 30 DNA.
Health cell - Improve your health regeneration - Costs 30 DNA.

There are other life forms too, when you kill them you get their DNA.

Once you have enough DNA you can enter the editor by clicking on the "Store" button and buy new cells.

Made by Galman33 for Ludum Dare #24 in 48 hours.

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whilefun says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:03pm

I thought this was really good. The music and parallax background made it just fun and moody to wander around and explore. One bit I think could have been better was the combat and labels on the cell types in store (how much the cost and what they do for your stats). I think that'd make this game even better. I got pretty far before dying, but I don't know how to max my stats or do combat effectively, so I don't know if I can beat other life forms. Well done :)

galman says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:17pm

Thank you whilefun!
You can check for the costs of the cells in game by overing the help button with your mouse while on store :-)

ratking says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:42pm

I liked the game! Felt like a roguelike (without rooms). Wish the graphics would give a bit more information. I sometimes had to stop the game to look what each colour in the store means. Little symbols would be nice.
Good work!

Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:22pm

Really nice! This was actually pretty fun to play, very hard game though. It's fun to destroy enemy and take all their dna though you yourself can be destroyed just as easily.

Perhaps you should have labeled the cells with what they do and how much they increase your stats.

The music was really nice and soothing, made the game much more enjoyable. Nice work!

atraxgames says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:25pm

Very nice idea and fits the theme very well!

michax says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:33pm

Enjoyed playing it! Relaxing gamplay and nice upgrade system.
Needed a little time to figure out how to use it.

johnfn says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:42pm

If you made the process to collect DNA a bit faster this could be very fun. Also, seemed like enemies were always upgrading faster than me. Can't there be some wimpy enemies so I can feel better about myself? :D Anyway, I enjoyed this. I especially liked how your upgrades were very visible because you added the cells to yourself. With some tweaks it'll be great!

eli says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:57pm

Great work! You succeeded in making a really soothing game.
I notice that you tend to spawn enemies right on top of you towards the edges... other than that, the difficulty levels up nicely with the player. Great concept. I also like the build-your-own-being mechanic.

Great job =)

lathomas64 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:40pm

was a bit odd to have other life forms spawn on top of me and insta-kill from full health.

Cyboot says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 9:57am

nice idea for the theme.

good job!

TinyPlatypus says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 12:15pm

Very interesting, calming music, fun progression and good pacing. Overall, very good!

vigrid says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 4:23pm

Liked the parallax background even though it doesn't behave like it should in the vertical movement. The music is great. Idea simple and enough to grasp the theme. Well done!

BumpkinRich says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 6:41pm

Playing was fun and I enjoyed bobbing around more than I did trying to upgrade. Nailed the controls totally.

ghRibacki says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:14pm

Nice game! I loved the idea of buying cells so I level up specific characteristics of my entity(?). The music and the parallax background are both very pleasant and I had a great time playing it. Couldn't fit more with the theme!

Congratulations, mate. =)

xhunterko says ...
Sep 1, 2012 @ 7:22pm

Really hard to judge a game like this. Still though. It has some of the best music I've heard. Great job!

ggiraldez says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 4:46pm

I really enjoyed playing this. It's a zen-like experience, very relaxing. Music is awesome. Front parallax is a bit confusing though. It feels like you should be moving faster than you actually are.

marudziik says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 7:02pm

This is reaallly fun, VERY playable. Music is great. Parallax works differently in x and y direction and it seems kinda confusing. But oh boy, is it playable. It's a little hard, but that actually made me want to play more and more. I can see that difficulty scales with how many DNA points I've gained, and this makes hard to survive in the beginning - later it's fine, as long as some big new organism doesn't spawn exactly where I am. Anyway, this is a GREAT game. I love how you attach cells to the organism, it just feels great. Awesome!

Teknik says ...
Sep 9, 2012 @ 11:08pm

really fun game. though once you get up to higher levels it's harder to tell what your going up against as all the npc cells like to overlap more. really like your game otherwise though very fun to play.

amidos2006 says ...
Sep 15, 2012 @ 1:08pm

Nice music and nice game although it reminds me of the first stage in spore game :) but it is nice game :)

Jacic says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 2:16pm

Very nice, relaxing game! The music was especially good. :)

Sep 17, 2012 @ 6:47pm

Really interesting idea and that music is so awesome and relaxing!

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