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Evolution

by 3rdChance - Jam Entry

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SHINY stuff, CRAZY frogs and an AWESOME game: Welcome to Evolution!

In this fantastic game with beautiful graphics and awesome music you play a GREEDY monster frog and other creatures, collecting as many crystals as possible falling from above...

But only those of SAME colors - They mean no harm.
Be carefull, as consuming a crystal of DIFFERENT color will transform you into another crazy creature.

Too many wrong crystals will kill you!

Make the right choice my friend...
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Ratings

#70Theme(Jam)4.06
#126Audio(Jam)3.74
#144Mood(Jam)3.71
#159Graphics(Jam)4.06
#165Humor(Jam)3.37
#189Overall(Jam)3.65
#370Innovation(Jam)3.26
#490Fun(Jam)3.19
#1160Coolness49%

Comments

JHemmings says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:15pm

Fun with great audio and visuals, but a little too simple on the gameplay side.

PnDAA says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:18pm

really nice game ! :D

Per says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:20pm

Fun game with great graphics. The greedy monster frog was the far easiest one to control. Always got hit fast with the other ones :)

strong99 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:25pm

fun game, but couldn't keep my attention for long. Graphics and audio are beautiful.

kestrelgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:43pm

Beautiful graphics, great audio (that track is so jaunty, haha)! as you can no doubt tell I am a big fan of glowing things in games, and I think the glow/light effects added a lot of atmosphere to the game.

AngerFork says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:16pm

Love the audio, love the visuals! Found myself unsure why any of the wrong crystals would actually kill me as opposed to simply making me take on a different form. Also unsure what leveling up actually did for me or the game. But definitely was fun!

nlbi21 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:11pm

Beautiful game, the art. *-* love it nice job

neontropics says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:25pm

I liked how the different forms had different gameplay tactics, and the graphics were good.

Adding something like an X button instead of mouse button to control would be cool as well

Ithildin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:34am

Great entry! I loved the graphics and specially how fluid the animations felt. Music was good as well, but eventually it became a bit repetitive.

I agree with people about the frog being the easiest, but the different skills of each shape are cool and blend in nicely with the game.

Nomys_Tempar says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:20am

Nice little game, I liked the visuals.

flummox3d says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:44am

Simple one-click fun. Nice work! :)

CheesyRamen says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:25pm

That was really fun! Neat mechanics too; it was quite interesting being able to play the same game with three different control styles!

LeReveur says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:42pm

Realisation is great, and game is challenging. However, the frog shape seems to be the most usefull, far over the two others. And the most fun to play, in fact. :D

Joror says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 7:47pm

Fun game with interesting switcheroo mechanic!

shapemorph says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 10:32pm

Nice work!!

Aaranos says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 11:43pm

Simple but fun. The graphics were great.

CliffracerX says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 7:26pm

A tad simple, and a bit hard to control, but an okay entry. The audio was funny, though!

SantiHisteria says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 6:08pm

So funny! I like the main mechanic. Graphics and audio is awesome. Good work!

Alphish says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 7:23pm

Got 85 points in the end.
In general, I found the frog form to be OP and didn't really consider the other forms, and the fact that later levels have more diamonds falling, thus reducing the risk of running out of time, doesn't help. So, while shapeshifting mechanic is there, I didn't really use it (it mostly happened around the endgame, when there were so many diamonds that the critter just kept changing forms randomly). I think this needs balancing.

Audiovisuals wise, the game is good, though I've noticed the music after a while stops playing; I'd rather expect it looped instead.

Solid game overall, but it doesn't stand out to me yet. ^^'

3rdChance says ...
May 3, 2016 @ 8:01pm

thanks for your comments guys.

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