XenoSerfby H-Bomb - Jam Entry
Xenoserf is a game about servitude and tyranny. You only get one chance at freedom, but if you win, you win for everyone.
That one chance takes the form of public rioting against an openly unjust tyrant. But before you can take your chance, you have to prepare for it.
This is where the breeding mechanics come in. The player is a farmer, who starts with a single pig-slug hybrid. Combat worth? Somewhat low. You must seek to gain access to other species, which can breed with your pig-slug (or slig for short) to give you more combat-ready troops. And then these hybrids can breed together.
But the ostriches are on that other farm over there. The owner seems like he's a likable enough fella. Will you convince him to lend you one of his ostriches? And the other farmers could be of some help. Possibly.
This game is a bit more than we could chew. It's very buggy, and the controls obviously aren't what they should be. But if we had more time to finish the game, we wouldn't feel the need to add anything new; we'd only finish it.
So we completely missed the mark in terms of execution and polish, but at the same time, we think this may be our most cohesive game yet in terms of world-building, theme and mood.
This is a big learning experience for us. We don't fully know what went wrong yet, but we'll be thinking about it over the next few weeks.
Please enjoy what parts of the game we find totally, totally cool. Also, there's an easter egg in there. We'd love for you to find it.
We look forward to learning from your feedback.
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