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Ten Second Germification

by DeanoC - 48 Hour Compo Entry

The game is a variant of Conway’s Game of Life, where you can try and win victory for your germs (the pinky/purple dudes). Its a turn based game, where you can move your units (Queen, Farmer and Slimer) around via mouse (click on the unit and then where you want to go), Queens and Farmers can settle down and then breed germs and try to influence the rules of Game of Life. Queens breed 8 purple germs, whereas farms breed some red, green or blue germs (for food).

Every 10 seconds a breed cycle occurs, whereas the board evolves every second.

That is pretty much all there is to it, but its quite hypnotic and damn hard to win (there is no formal win condition, just controlling most of the board).

I pretty much sure that no-one will know how to play it, its more of a Game Of Life Toy than a game but anyway its done and submitted!

A quick summary I did for a friend was pretty much

“You start with a queen, settle her down (click on her and menu will appear to the right) when she has enough food, breed farmers or slimers or another queen see if you can make it more purple than red, green or blue”

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DY says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 6:22pm

Oh man, i remember when i first time read about GoL. I made simple program and watch how everything change for hours. I've tested a lot of optional rules for that. Damn, that was magic.

Hexicube says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 8:15pm

Game looks good but I am unable to press play, it's off the bottom of my screen and the buttons ignore scrolling and act like they're where they used to be.

Ice says ...
Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:10pm

I could not figure out what to do =X

dekart says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:16pm

Not really sure how to play :)

Thermite says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 8:26am

A bit confusing, but I love the idea!

Amber says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 10:05am

I don't understand how it works or what my choices do, but it's fun to watch!

Danex317 says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 10:41pm

Interesting idea. Hard to play though. I was only able to make a few slimers.

flarb says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 10:44pm

The game of life is kind of relentless--regardless of your input, life goes on! :)

Brejlounek says ...
Sep 5, 2013 @ 3:45pm

game of life is always fun, not sure what to do here :)

Binary Gambit says ...
Sep 5, 2013 @ 4:00pm

interesting. Could do with a few more stages of graphical change, so that the RGB germs dont jump around so much, and perhaps more magnifications so you can see the patterns occurring around your "base". was fun!

kratorspore says ...
Sep 5, 2013 @ 4:12pm

Interesting idea. Could definitely do with more development.

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