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

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Plankton

by Monklet80 - Jam Entry

Plankton is a meditative game about life in the ocean, 1 billion BCE.

Shift your shape to match the different species, catch food and find others of your kind to mate.

I'm new to game making, and this is my first time entering a jam. Some of the graphic design is by Ryan Johnson, the rest is by me. It's been really fun working on this, thanks everyone.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#271Theme(Jam)3.68
#472Innovation(Jam)3.14
#574Graphics(Jam)3.26
#602Fun(Jam)3.05
#606Humor(Jam)2.32
#657Mood(Jam)2.95
#700Audio(Jam)1.87
#711Overall(Jam)3.05
#1350Coolness45%

Comments

Lagoe says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:51am

Really nice game! i like the grapichs.
It reminds me the start of Spore.

kariamoss says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:40pm

I can't play your game, it says that I have to find another version for my PC :/

kestrelgames says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:52pm

Nice atmosphere! I think this would be great taken further post-compo. It's pretty soothing to play.

Fierceshadow says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:54pm

Very neat execution of the theme!

Monklet80 says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:07pm

Thanks guys. :D I'm hoping to take it further, yeah.

Sorry about that Karia. I am working on getting a web-player up, but it's not straightforward. Maybe next LD. :/

Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:20pm

This is a fun little game. The way the current draws the organisms adds a nice feel, and the pixel art looks pretty amazing.

Congrats on submitting your first entry!

Wisedawn says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:04pm

Neat little game! A good first time entry!

Dreschler says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:28pm

Nice! I enjoyed the graphincs, congratulations

Muciojad says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:47pm

Holy shit, I first time in life played plankton simulator :D Really original idea! But I wish that there aren't any music ;/ But it's still cool! :D

James Coote says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 6:12pm

I really like the premise, though the nerd in me says multi-cellular life only started really evolving like that during the Cambrian explosion, which was only ~540mil years ago (not 1bil years ago).

I like as well the way each species has different controls and properties, yet you're still all washed around by the general current in slightly anarchic fashion.

Freank says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 8:02am

Hi, nice game ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #35.
Can you add your game on indiexpo.net ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description

Szabin says ...
May 2, 2016 @ 12:56pm

Nice concept and graphics!

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