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by SIMON_SIMON - Jam Entry

Hi everybody, welcome to Symbiosis : The Path to Equilibrium. A game made by :

@Pyrofoux (programmer, game designer)
@Blazingzboub (game designer, 2D graphist)

It's quite a special game. Our first intention was to create a rogue-like in which the character is defined by the real specificities of the player. Both are linked.

The rooms are randomly generated.

The idea is here, but the game may contain a couple of bugs and miss some planned features, because of the time limit. It's our first "real" Ludum Dare submission. Don't hesitate to give your opinion about it !

Move : arrow keys or ZQSD/WASD
Use potion : C
Use power : X

Downloads and Links




Hermes says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:52am

Not bad!

Cawrtz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:22am

Nice game overall :)

Skywilly says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 11:18am

Very nice ! I want more levels ;)

Andrew Adams says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:52pm


Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:03pm

Interesting concept, liked the intro quiz and the way you have to balance things.

Gravity Games says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:37pm

The whole stats being decided by an intro quiz was pretty cool, but the game was easily broken by spamming the lightning ability, though I'm not sure whether or not this was due to some hidden stat.

SIMON_SIMON says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:39pm

@Gravity Games : It's being fixed ;)

Pierrec says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:29pm

The game itself isn't very fun, and way too easy (the lightning power is so powerful) but the concept is REALLY good! It's really something I'd like to see extended

MSaul says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:54pm

Great game overall, and yes lighting too strong :). At the end the symbol was stuck in the middle of the window don't know if it's the correct end. And I don't really get the link between the begining and the end of the game.

SIMON_SIMON says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:56pm

@MSaul : The specs of your character are defined by the mini-games ;)

magicspark says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:14pm

The intro was fun! In the game the keys "s" goes left and "a" goes down, I think it should be the opposite, no?

Meedoc says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:28pm

A nice little game. I wish I could play an enhance version, with a more complete dungeon to explore!

Mythalore says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:12pm

As a seasoned roguelike player its really important to be able to get straight into the game, maybe add a random character mode for people who don't want to sit through the quiz each time they create a new character. That would even allow for more variation in the game.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 11:10pm

I don't know if it was bugged, but I could not kill any of the monsters in the top down part. Did I miss something?

I like the idea of the game, but couldn't seen to get any farther.

May 1, 2014 @ 3:08am

So many little games in one! well done! I included it in part 5 of my Ludum Dare compilation video series, if you'd like to check it out :)

May 4, 2014 @ 5:17pm

The actual game was somewhat complicated, but the idea of using a "test" to determine in-game elements is awesome!

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