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

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Evolution Sim

by Lupins - Jam Entry

This is a Evolution Simulator.

*Your only input is button "1", and it will spawn
Ten Blue Creatures.
*Two Blue Creatures may reproduce into 1 Blue Creature or into a Red Creature.
*Blues and Reds die from old age.
*Reds are carnivorous!
*Reds may fight each other and kill themselves!

Thank You for your time! :p

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Ratings

#340Theme(Jam)3.71
#409Innovation(Jam)3.18
#953Graphics(Jam)1.76
#1011Fun(Jam)1.83
#1014Overall(Jam)2.22
#2075Coolness26%

Comments

flwns says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:59pm

It was fun for a minute watching the dots fight it out. I wish i had some more influence on what was happening.

gana0 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 5:02pm

Interesting idea! Some of the creatures got stuck in the corners and sides after letting it sit for a while.

Larzan says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 10:45pm

I love those kind of sims, but unfortunately nothing happened, pressed 1 and every other key i have, but now spawn :( (safari)

Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:31am

I pressed 1 a lot! I kept trying to take everything over with red dots, but since they themselves don't replicate, I failed miserable :P

Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:43am

I really like this type of game, and I'm happy you tried it out, but I don't think it was quite pulled off. It would have been nice to have some more information on what "evolution" was happening. Also, maybe some way of passively interacting with the world (maybe having some control over the environment).

Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:37am

This is an interesting project, but not an interesting game. One important element in game design is to give agency to the player, this means making their choices meaningful. In this game I start the population, but that has little effect on how things turn out. This could be the basis for a game, but not a game in itself.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:35am

very interesting, it's a concept that could be developed further, maybe making the dots converging into clusters.

Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:56pm

Absolutely mesmerizing. I love these "ant farm" type games, watching the incredibly complex behaviors that arise from a simple set of behavioral rules. Great job!

Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:25am

This could be developed into an interesting simulation of society where dots form communities, then nations, nations fight each others for territory, just like in real life. :)

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:58pm

Evoluted "Game of life" Ludum dare Edition!
It's a strange and I think well developed sim.
Well done!

Lupins says ...
Jan 4, 2015 @ 4:13pm

Thank you everyone!
I hope to improve and deliver something awesome next time :)

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