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

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Evolution & Survival

by pontooncity - Jam Entry

Add world-events to help your your population of herbivores survive the onslaught of carnivores.

This game is written purely in javascript (nodejs + pixijs).

To play:
Keep an eye on your the herbivore (green dots) overall health and hunger. Plant trees if they run low to eat, and use totems to ward of the carnivores (red dots).

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#140Innovation(Jam)3.69
#249Theme(Jam)3.84
#252Humor(Jam)3.13
#392Audio(Jam)3.00
#517Mood(Jam)3.00
#679Overall(Jam)3.00
#693Fun(Jam)2.80
#1659Coolness41%

Comments

Newt_ says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:35am

Honestly, I have no idea what to do. Sorry!

TriSquare says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:45am

This Game Works. . . But I Really Don't believe that in the beginning, its that easy to get into. Make the UI Better and you'll have a better chance to do better

Coconut Mage says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:47am

Interesting Concept and good audio, but Instructions not clear got D*** caught in ceiling fan

billrizer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:49am

Super innovative.

Would be easier to get into if the first objective were more immediately achievable

Krunoslav says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:49am

I don't know how to get more points (it is just going to next level?). I liked the theme, evolutionary games have a lot of potential, it should be more!

CliffracerX says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:51am

Pretty funny, and I imagine I would get sucked into just being hypnotized by the little green and red dots everywhere after not very long, whilst listening to the "HOMP" "CHOMP" and "NOM" of my guys.

Anachron says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:53am

Nom nom trees. Cool idea, like a herd survival sim. Decent AI too which is impressive. The UI could use an easier way to switch between the different item/world event options. The game requires some reflexes, so a quick way to perform actions would make it more intuitive. It's still pretty easy to pick up and play though.

error031 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:59am

innovative, and interesting, i like it!

Gigawicket says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:01am

Completely unclear about what to do.

Asaratha says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:03am

Game isn't what I'd call fun, a great concept though. Just needs something to shake it up a bit.

GAFBlizzard says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:21am

I didn't rate this since I couldn't figure out how to really play it. The GUI constantly flashes on and off in the top left which is annoying and makes it hard to monitor health and points. Also, I tried clicking totem, tree, and even fireball, then "Do", but nothing ever seemed to build or happen. This was on Firefox if it makes a difference.

friggingames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:07pm

Fun game! I liked the audio design and the twist to drive the herbivores to extinction.

Daniel Debert says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:33pm

I really love these evolution games~!

Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:06am

Cool game concept, with additional sprites for the carnivores and herbivores the game would be awesome! and a background music, overall nice entry!

ianatherton says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:09am

Audio just won me over, excellent!

Menesetsu says ...
Dec 28, 2014 @ 4:37am

Best. Sound. Ever. Hum-hum.

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