Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Oshters Fishers

by Manou - Compo Entry

Life sim under the seas !

Explanations :

The top left structure contains male seeds, and the top right contains female seeds.
Each seed contains genes about specy1(fisher) and specy2(oshter) at random purcentages. Male seeds scan for female seeds and go to them.

When both seeds fuse, the foetus has multiple stages of growth with different image for each. Then a fisher or osther has bornt with it's own weight.
Then both species feed on each other, bigger (more weight) fishes eat smaller fishes and grow after meal.

Arrow keys to move, go to the top structures to get new seeds and press space bar to release them whereever you want !

Construct2, Alchemy/Mulab, Sprite.

I was planning to have modular design with multiple genes for appareance of the fish, but no time to do that, blame my gf !

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Raptor85 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:13am

no idea what i was doing but it's serene and the graphics and sound are fantastic.

rsergiu2003 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:22am

have no idea what to do....

Bogden says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:23am

It's so peaceful! Blown away by the atmosphere you've created.

christopf says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:48am

This sound is wonderful. The most powerful part of you game imo. The graphics are neat, but (and thats probably cause of the sound), the atmosphere tops it.
All in all it also seems very polished for the short time.

I kinda would have liked to see a bigger variety of fishes :)

Good job!

Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:58am

Meditative. Fishes do orgy in corners.

Arowx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 12:00pm

Great looking and sounding bio-sim. Would be cool if you had boids like shoaling and a basic fox/rabbit/carrot population simulation.

ManuSaiz says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:10pm

I loved the graphics and music, you certanly created a beautiful atmosphere here. The game was a bit confusing though, but pretty interesting overall, good job!

Hellequin says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:51am

I love the art style and the game mechanics! Really interesting concept! So innovative!

davient says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:02am

Loved the chilled vibe and experimental experience. Would love to have seen more variety, and have more different interactions between fish. But in 48 hours there is only so much time :) great job

Kerdelos says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:18am

omg I like this "Game of Life", great idea, graphics and sounds !
Thanks for that man !

pcmaster says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:22pm


admix says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:59pm

I love the pace, art and the mood, but don't get how to play it =(

acerunox says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:59pm

Great sound and graphics. Athmosphere is fantastic!

Manou says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:01pm

hello, thanks for the comments so far!
Here are some explanations :

goodbadokay says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:03pm

Cool atmosphere, but actually it is not a game, but something like interactive screensaver.

HUMANICS says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:06pm

I don't quite get it... But it could be a lot worse!

lemmily says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:38pm

Nice an relaxing atmosphere, though the adult(ish) fish are maybe a bit stylistically out of place for the nice sounds. The fish also seem to swim backwards/upside down :P

RougeRogue says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:23pm

This game is just... calming. Probably because of the music. I never thought I'd actually enjoy watching a creature grow from a child to an adult XD. Great job on the game!

Jupitron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:28pm

Nice art and sfx but couldnt really figure out what was going on, ive created some monsters but no thing else.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:28am

Quite pretty (:

Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:41am

What should i do ?? Good ambiance, gfx+sound are greate

hypnoticbytes says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:02pm

Nice and interesting concept. Cool graphics and music. Shame you couldn't finish.

Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:36pm

Amazing graphics and music, really nice and soothing! I created a little world of crazy evil looking fish. I would NOT want to go swimming around there!

renatopp says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:45pm

Great atmosphere, only not sure if it is a game in this point of development. Shame on you mrs gf! It is a great job, anyway, with awesome aesthetics and music. Love it.

JoshuaBurr says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:49pm

Interesting concept. Very nice mood to the game, the music is very relaxing. It seemed that the fish all faced straight down for quite a long time, now most of them are upside-down. Also they all seem to be sitting in the corners of the screen. Would be nice if the fish swum about.

alpha_rat says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:11pm

I like your "seed" idea at the start!
Would be interesting to have the fish swim around a bit more.
Graphics and music are really good
A composition detail also : the big black masses on the foreground are maybe too visually invasive

I would be interested to see a more complete version of it, with the features you talk about implemented

BlackBulletIV says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 11:54pm

Great graphics and good mood thanks to music. The gameplay is a bit lacking, and without reading your guide outside the game, it's unclear what to do.

colludium says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:54am

Lovely graphics. I have no idea what to do, but it was very peaceful!

Yarek says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:28am

Great and pleasant atmosphere, really relaxing. Gameplay-wise, a little strange.

JNyknn says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:07am

Wonderful graphics, but the gameplay was a bit confusing.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 11:31am

Hi there. Like the sea monkey sim. Made me think of South Park, was expecting small kingdom ;( Lovely look and feel, nice underwater soundtrack also. Good job!

Omiya Games says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:55pm

Yay, a sim about alien fish reproduction! The graphics and audio are excellent.

barryrowe says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:52am

It took me a while to figure out what was going on, but I didn't care because it looked so good and felt so soothing. This game looks and sounds great. Good job.

Carduus says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:44am

I really liked the ecosystem concept.
With some feedbacks to make player understand that they carry/release seeds, this game would be great.
Just add some feedbacks! :) Your game deserves it!

DrGeraud says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 4:54pm

The music is sooooo relaxing, nice entry.

egos says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 5:41pm

nice art but the game mechanic seem unfinished to be played

panda says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 7:42pm

Pretty and interesting!

zatyka says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 3:41am

You clearly put a lot into the atmosphere (visuals/audio). I just wish there were more to do.

JJEvil says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 10:06pm

Calm & soothing. Good graphics & audio. Game got choppy after I spawned a crazy amount of seeds, though. Might put a limit on that. I like this game.

Dec 29, 2014 @ 2:06pm

This looks and sounds amazing, great atmosphere. Just couldn't figure out what to do.

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