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The Creatures of Pflaumotopia

by Yazara - Compo Entry

In The Creatures of Pflaumotopia, you can create all kinds of characters and share them with the world. Play as your own creature and meet other people's creations!

Create a new creature or load one that already exists.
Every body part attached to your creature gives it advantages -either in mobility, strength or perception.
Explore the procedurally generated infinite map and interact with other creatures.
To increase the number of possible body parts, there are two ways:
1. Meet another one of your kind
2. Kill a creature that has more bodyparts than you

I'm looking forward to your creations! :)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness57%
#31Humor3.81
#40Graphics4.24
#146Innovation3.71
#149Theme3.85
#237Mood3.27
#250Overall3.46
#252Fun3.43

Comments

Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:10pm

The character creator is awesome, the game is not playable because of lecks.

Yazara says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:02pm

Thanks for pointing that out! I will look into it as soon as I can

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:29pm

A game where you get to design your character!!! Wow, yeah that was super fun!! Excellent job!!

KingEthaniel says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:43pm

The game crashes when I click create, which is a shame cuz this looks real good!

Yazara says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:55pm

Unfortunately the unit document is on a free webhost server, which is pretty slow sometimes or even fails to connect :/
Hopefully the game will work for most people!

RNanoware says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:58pm

Hmm... the character creator was nice, and I actually found the graphics to be very cute and well-polished, but upon entering the actual "gameplay" area I could not find any other creatures whatsoever.

Even so, I enjoyed the atmosphere and art style of your submission!

01101101 says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:55am

The creation part is very fun and cute! :)
The exploration part is really missing sounds and feedbacks on what's happening. Seeing the other creatures is pretty cool though.

Rafos Games says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:59pm

I like the creature creator =)

Apr 25, 2016 @ 4:56am

The style of this is fantastic, loved the way it all works so well together with the creature design and the fonts and layouts. Had fun just trying to create my character and impressed with how much variety you can get from it. Once in the game I found a few other creatures which was a nice surprise and when in the same tile it was interesting to see the molded design.

Cerno_b says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 6:59pm

Very beautiful game. Hard to believe you crammed it all into a compo entry.

Maybe you should add a "loading" and "saving" message as people might get confused when they have to wait a lot after starting the game. I guess that would count as a patch.

I wish you good luck for more people to play this!

lumscum says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 7:31pm

Absolutely loved the monster creator!

Apr 28, 2016 @ 7:35pm

LOVE THE VIBE. REMINDS ME OF WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND DESIGNED MONSTERS OF ALL SORTS

medidog says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:05pm

I loved your graphics, and the character creation looks solid! Finding one of our kind was pretty sweet, but killing other creatures was not clear enough for me to understand thought.

CliffracerX says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:53pm

Ridiculous and funny, if a tad grindy at times. This was like a weird MMO version of Spore - I love it!

Keep working on it, for certain.

pixelpotions says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 11:22pm

Love the character creation. Wish there was a better explanation of the mechanics but I also enjoyed discovering how things worked. Solid entry, very fun to play!

graebor says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 2:50am

The art style is very cute! Really enjoyed the character creation and was looking forward to unlocking more parts for my creature but the "walking around" phase just didn't feel right to me. It was really hard to catch anybody and overall didn't feel nearly as polished as the character creation - but I still enjoyed this game simply because of the creation part!

May 4, 2016 @ 12:04am

Really interesting game!

The concept is very cool. The creation of character reminded me the game Spore (That I loved playing hehe)

The possibility of creation with other parts and get different shapes is great, as well as the art of the game

Glückwünsche für ihre große Spiel Timo! ^_^

StrayCat says ...
May 6, 2016 @ 11:06pm

Nice mood! I loved the graphics and monster creator idea. Good job!

TheCain says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 12:08am

nice little game, but some instructions are sorely needed

May 7, 2016 @ 3:40am

Well made sir!

Phaix says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 5:12am

Really great Concept! Good work, keep it up!

cabezotta says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 3:52pm

I had fun with the character creator while making my "Bichaco" :D but i didn't understand how to play before that..
I was killed in my first encounter D:

I also loved the aesthetic of the game! Great entry!

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