Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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Evolution

by Eggplant - Jam Entry

Here is our wacky little project.

In our game, you begin as an amoeba and make choices to morph into different things/people.

It's not much, but hey at least we were able to submit something!

You will need Java 1.7 or later to run it. Use the up/down arrow keys and enter to navigate the interface.

The music works on some computers, but sounds weird on others. We unfortunately didn't have enough time to fix this entirely. I will include both jars with and without music.

All the art is original, the music came from https://incompetech.com/.

Software used: Eclipse, Gimp, Paint.net, Java 1.7 with the standard libraries

Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#2207Coolness10%

Comments

Crown Games says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:55am

I can't tell which is the game, the quiz to play the game, or the game itself

Eggplant says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:33am

The game is sort of a quiz in and of itself. It's simply making choices to see what you can end up as.

LadyEmaSkye says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:04pm

Great entry, A+/10.

Eggplant says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:50am

Thank you so much sir. :P

The Vall says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 12:16am

Your download link with sound seems to go to your ludum dare 31 entry. The second link seems to be correct. Interesting game concept. Sneaky use of the theme.

abcdef65g says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:44am

Had to use the soundless version too, the link to the version with sound seems to be wrong. The game concept is interesting! It's fun to try all options to see what you end up becoming, though I wish there were more choices.

But honestly, some of the results don't really seem like much of an evolution from amoeba. :P

Eggplant says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:05pm

Thank you guys for your responses. I apologize for the incorrect first link.

Eggplant says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 6:06pm

The link should be fixed now.

PixelRetro says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 7:25am

I like that floating animation. I was a bit disappointed, that there is so little evolution in the game (the jump from amoeba to Nerd is pretty big).

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