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    Ludum Dare 24

    August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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    Caveman Evolution Story - davidllanos22 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    This is the story of an old caveman who wants to be younger.

    Controls:

    -Move with left and right.
    -Jump with Z.


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    Ratings

    #64Humor3.32
    #81Mood3.42
    #90Theme3.69
    #164Overall3.38
    #200Graphics3.38
    #239Fun3.04
    #247Innovation3.15
    #429Audio2.23
    #742Coolness39%

    Comments

    danlthemanl says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:18am

    This game is awesome! I almost cried at the end :'(

    K1NET1K says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:15am

    Baby caveman :)

    siondream says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:42pm

    I loved how the skills vary over the different ages! Nice graphics too although I'd have liked to have animations :-D.

    Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:25pm

    Good humour and very nice graphics, really enjoyed the simplicity of it :)

    aitorman says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:27pm

    I loved it!

    Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:36pm

    Nice game! The graphics all fit well together, the story's rather amusing; I like it. The spike collisions could be a bit more lenient. Other than that, I quite liked it.

    By the way: When I play the web version, all that happens is the elderly man drops off the screen. And my browser lags.

    madflame991 says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:38pm

    + nice graphics
    + good story

    - it took me 3 attempts to actually play the game, the first times it would simply crash or some error would appear.
    - too short

    zeh says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:05pm

    Ah, the human body. The final frontier. How to we change ourselves? How do we make ourselves better? How do we *evolve*?

    Since the dawn of time we have wrestled with these questions. We have found no answer, for the question itself is not a valid one.

    The harsh reality is that we do not evolve. Or, at least, our physical body doesn't; our flesh starts its decay the moment we break free of the womb. The absoluteness of life is that we are all going to die, eventually.

    But we still should not fret. What liberates us is our sapience. If there is one thing we can evolve, it is our mind; if there is one thing that is always increasing, it is our wisdom; if there is one that is endless, it is our knowledge.

    Hence why our protagonist's quest is a fool's errand. Rather than try to regain youth - and as such, *devolve* his body - he probably should instead he keeps his mind sharp, and not go falling into holes in the goddamn lawn.

    Very linear, very challenging sometimes, controls were a bit hard. Overexplanation of what's going on feels like a cop-out and breaks the mood a bit. Beautiful washed out pixel art at times. Not sure I reached the end; tunnel was blocked by rocks. Performs better in Firefox than Chrome.

    pereubu says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:27pm

    great ideas, i really loved the end too, the web version is still a bit buggy but the normal one works perfectly.
    Also, ni art for something this minimal, really like it :D

    pardue says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:51pm

    The graphics were nice, however animations would of made the game even better. I really enjoyed the story. Great game!

    Drabiter says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:47am

    Fun game! the jumping spike is kinda hard because you die only by touching its sides.

    Vurb says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:01am

    cool game the spikes are a little to hard or touchy i finally gave up and didnt make it to the end though i really wanted to see the end after reading the comments.

    crzikrn says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:59am

    lol. Sad Caveman. Interesting how one has to die to 'evolve.'

    Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:02pm

    I really liked that.
    + for graphics, concept and amazing ending

    Per says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:54pm

    Nice!
    Good story and nice graphics.
    A little difficult sometimes :)

    kato9 says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:19pm

    Nice little story. I feel like this could have been an interesting puzzle game if you could change ages at will but that would obviously lost some of the meaning behind the story.

    vigrid says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:37pm

    Fun little story :)

    amidos2006 says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 3:51pm

    sometimes the game crashes and the player doesnt evolve from child to youth :( but nice idea :)

    Aug 29, 2012 @ 8:27pm

    Hahaha, this was brilliant, the web version got stuck at the part with breakable rocks, he never turned into adult, but I could finish the windows version. Really nice job, humorous ending!

    Puzzlem00n says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 3:25pm

    Nice. Very nice. Simplicity is great.

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