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Fish Legacy: Beneath The Surface

by Xeke_Death - 48 Hour Compo Entry

*Minor visual and audio language warning*
Also known as Finding Rogue Nemo Legacy: The Spore Saga with Candy...! Please note that the intro sequence is meant to stop abruptly, just imagine they were eaten...
Also, there is a secondary link that will skip the intro, and as such not download the files for it...

My game is based on the Rogue Legacy concept of your descendants picking up where you left off, Spores early stages where what you eat influences what traits your descendants get, and Finding Nemo, because you are a clownfish... The game as it stands is a bit of a Saga, because balance is hard... And I threw Candy in there to round out my getting sued chances...

NOTE: If you choose a Sluggish fish, it will be really slow.

This is written in Javascript, using Phaser. Keyboard is required for controls, which are on the screen when you open the page.

Sadly I did not get to finish everything, so there is no victory condition. There is a Defeat condition though, and there is also a way to just break the game and become the loneliest fish in the ocean...

I wanted to add more enemies (sharks, octopus, stingray, anenomonomeoneomanies), but time...
I wanted to add a Great White Shark, a Military Submarine, and a Kracken as bosses, but time...
I wanted to have the surface that you are beneath, complete with boats to eat, but time...

And sharks with lasers on their heads, which you could eat and breed lasers into your children...

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Kiyaku says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:04am

"Web NO INTRO" - why would anyone ever want to click this? The intro is probably the funniest thing i've seen here so far, i love it!

Kar says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:06am

That's right. The intro rocks! :D

micdoodle8 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:11am

Awesome intro :). Simple gameplay, but I like the breadth of options. Nice job!

TowelKing says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:14am

I was lawling at the intro, very well done with the voice acting. The gameplay was alright as well, it's fun dodging enemies and grabbing points and such. It would have been nice starting out with tentacles or someway to fight enemies.

Mstrp2ez says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:23am

Really liked it, a bit more instructions would be nice. Maybe a bit clearer on when you have succesfully bred and what traits that passed on. Also some indication on what traits you are currently "running" while in the actual game. Overall though really well done.

oal says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:56am

Great intro, it kind of set the bar for the rest of the game. Not sure if it quite lived up to it, but it's good for a two day job.

Nambiar says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:53pm

Nice intro but then the fish moved SO SLOW! I pressed my keys so hard trying to get it to move faster. GAAAH!

Good game otherwise! :)

Tanner says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 2:56pm

I can't get it running on Chrome, but it works on Firefox. Pretty nice graphics.

pancakecity says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 8:36pm

That intro was awesome :D

DanEEStar says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:32am

The intro was great.
The fish moved a bit too slow. It didnt really understand the mate thing in the caves. Where is my offspring?

Xeke_Death says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:44am

Your offspring is in the character select screen waiting for you to die so you can pick a descendant. If you die with no offspring, then game over.

snooze82 says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:14pm

awesome intro :D

Nezzhil says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:23am

The intro is the best!!. :D The fish is a bit slow but the concept is good.

Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:53pm

I love the intro and the breeding mechanics! :)
There's not that much content, though...
I would really like to see this one fleshed out a bit more post-compo :D

yetanother says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:27pm

Love the intro :)

Anny says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:45pm

Fun game, I looved the intro

Apr 30, 2014 @ 10:28pm

The intro was awesome. (Though could use a warning, caught me by surprise with the child over hearing it)
Lots of options for a ludum dare entry, nice full game.

May 1, 2014 @ 1:04am

Nicely done. Very funny intro.

stvr says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 2:56am

Nice intro! The game was pretty tough.

ThingoStudios says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 7:08pm

HILARIOUS if not particularly original. It's not obvious that you give birth when you go into a cave, but otherwise this game's pretty great.

alwaysinbeta says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 9:34pm

The intro was great. I found the movement a little slow, but it was fun to play.

end3r says ...
May 18, 2014 @ 12:21pm

Cool intro, I see you put a lot of work into that game, really nice gameplay.

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