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

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    Evo Smash - zkenshin - Jam Entry

    *Edit: Added a version of my game that you shouldn't have to install I believe. *

    We present to you Evo Smash, our second Ludum Game Jam entry.

    Take control of a species and lead your warriors to victory. Gather food by defeating enemies to create more creatures and use DNA obtained from fallen comrades to strengthen and evolve your species.


    Sorry to those without Windows, but again we made our game with XNA as it was the only language we have any experience with. You can download XNA for Windows here.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20914

    Download and extract the .rar file and run setup.exe

    We hope you have as much fun playing it as we had making it. :)

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    Ratings

    Coolness75%
    #89Theme(Jam)3.00
    #90Humor(Jam)2.63
    #140Mood(Jam)2.69
    #143Audio(Jam)2.59
    #157Fun(Jam)2.74
    #188Overall(Jam)2.73
    #230Graphics(Jam)2.31
    #248Innovation(Jam)1.97

    Comments

    jsjwooowooo says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:50pm

    Hrmm...I think you forgot to link to the download for your game, all I see is the XNA installer link...

    raohmaru says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:56pm

    Where is the download link?

    thewiseguy99 says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:35pm

    dude, the installer???

    keenblaze says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:50pm

    Oh man, give us your game!

    josefnpat says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:54pm

    Linux can't run the imaginary installer. Sorry!

    zkenshin says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:56pm

    I filled in the info at the bottom, I'm confused as to why it isn't showing up :\

    PoV says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:08pm

    You were missing "http:\\" in the URL. Fixed.

    zkenshin says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:09pm

    Oh man, oops. Thanks a lot :)

    Kmad says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:24pm

    I tried this out, it runs very smoothly on my system. Classic game mechanics with some nice touches such as choosing a side and the day/night cycle. I think it just needs to be a bit more challenging and tactical. Good effort though.

    tompudding says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:35pm

    I had fun with this. I liked the different types of creatures, though I think it could have used more options to make it more strategic

    dalbinblue says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:36pm

    First note, both your "Windows" and "Installer" links go to the same file which is the installer (A bit of a bummer since I wanted to avoid installing). Any I did install and play. Pretty cool; felt a lot like "Sword & Soldiers" but much faster... a bit too fast actually. I didn't have enough time to really determine a strategy based on intelligence points, and every time I tried to get the surplus food to get an extra IP I would get overrun. In the end what seemed to work was spam the build unit button and use superior numbers to overtake my opponent.

    aquasheep says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:50pm

    When I tried to run it after installing XNA, I get this nastiness:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
    Problem Signature 01: evosmash.exe
    Problem Signature 02: 1.0.0.0
    Problem Signature 03: 503bb01f
    Problem Signature 04: Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game
    Problem Signature 05: 4.0.0.0
    Problem Signature 06: 4e6012e7
    Problem Signature 07: 129
    Problem Signature 08: 60
    Problem Signature 09: AQRZ5UNGVPAAKLRWFFK35BWUV213BMTN
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 0a9e
    Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
    Additional Information 3: 0a9e
    Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

    Not sure, what to do about that one. Nothing comes up when I run it in command line either. I'll try running it on Wine next.

    kevincorrigan says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:04pm

    hmm, sorry i cant play, it crashes when I try to run the game:(

    zkenshin says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:08pm

    Hi, sorry to hear you are having trouble running our game. From a quick Google search I came up with http://xboxforums.create.msdn.com/forums/p/36100/209306.aspx, which basically says it's a condition that affects a very limited number of machines trying to run XNA. Sorry but I don't know of any way to fix it.

    tigerj says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:14am

    I had no problems running the game on win7 64 I didn't boot into GNU/Linux yet to try it.

    I like the music a lot and the animations. I felt like the AI was holding back because it had 1000+ food when I was winning. but hey 3 days is not that much time.

    Thanks a lot I had fun.

    farmergnome says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:40am

    Didn't work on mine sorry dude :(

    SethR says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:16am

    Had to use the full installer, guess I didn't have XNA 4.0 yet. After that it worked fine on my Win7 64bit system. Well, I won the game, was fun leveling up my little guys, but seemed to be over too quick, didn't really get a chance to evolve them much. Cool.

    Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:39am

    Took me ages to figure out that you can scroll the screen left and right.

    Rabbits... says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:47pm

    I liked the concept but gameplay was a little short...also it was cool how it switched from day to night...

    gbellgames says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:26pm

    Some nice little touches in the game, but there's nearly no strategy on it. Just spawn creatures as fast as you can, wait for the DNA to reach 500 and evolute. It becomes too easy.

    But its a staple for an interesting game that could come.

    Killerbug says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:30pm

    All is fine, though I think it's a bit too easy, or needs balancing. I won before I could see all the evolutions!

    DevWouter says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:24pm

    Didn't get the feeling I was playing a game but more an interactive movie. A bit more strategy (like stopping the critters allowing them to evolve or be more defensive) might have given more depth to the game.

    AMSmirnov says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 7:03pm

    Sound of attack is amazing. Unfortunately, it's very easy.

    whilefun says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 12:43am

    A pretty fun concept, and good audio. I found the gameplay a bit dull after a few rounds of evolution though.

    CapGrip says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 2:23am

    I installed the game and it worked perfectly. Cool, but is very easy, no challenges.

    infernet89 says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 10:30am

    So complex game for this little time. I didn't liked the fact that the monster disappear to doing damage to enemy structure, but the rest is ok. Good job!

    mohammad says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 5:42pm

    if XNA is one of the scripting languages for the internet then just put it up.

    free_napalm says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 6:00pm

    Nice idea, but it was to easy. Maybe food and DNA should have just been just variable? I never had to worry about food.

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