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    Ludum Dare 24

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

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    The Lost Laboratory - Kayelgee - Jam Entry

    You are one of the last survivors in a post-apocalyptic
    world. Fighting for survival day by day you find a secret
    laboratoy. Selfish as you are you try to use the lab to
    enhance yourself with godlike abilities, by analysing the
    DNA of the mutated creatures that inhabit this unreal
    world. In your quest to evolve past the human limits you
    will face many obstacles, radiation is just one of them.

    Team codeprolls:
    KayelGee(coding/artwork), seniorheuser(sound/music)

    View Kayelgee's journal. | View all entries by Kayelgee

    Ratings

    Coolness100%
    #64Audio(Jam)3.39
    #132Theme(Jam)2.77
    #133Mood(Jam)2.74
    #139Humor(Jam)2.18
    #173Innovation(Jam)2.60
    #226Overall(Jam)2.51
    #226Fun(Jam)2.19
    #237Graphics(Jam)2.26

    Comments

    Yann says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:28am

    Nice audio! The game gets a little repetitive after some kills though.

    AdricZero says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:33pm

    You are doing it right. Like music.

    NateNaterson says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:33pm

    Music was nice! The "YOUAREDOINGITWRONG" voice got annoying very quickly however. Visuals weren't too impressive either. Good game though!

    Barry Abrams says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:01pm

    Great music.

    kibertoad says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:05pm

    Was extremely promising at the beginning, then got tiresome due to the grind. Can't wait to see your next game :).

    bvanschooten says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:15pm

    I don't seem to be making any progress. I put some cats in the dome but then they disappear again as soon as I walk out of the lab. I like the music.

    Kayelgee says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:31pm

    @kibertoad:
    did you see the black cat? cause it gives 20%

    @bvanschooten:
    once you've put the cat inside you have to click again so it get's decomposed, after second thought it makes no sense that you have to click again :D I guess I'll change that in the post compo edition

    Priapus says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:20pm

    Had some fun (mainly because I could disintegrate kittens), but would become very boring if it were any longer and once you know what to do, not much of a challenge. Thought there would be more, was left hanging :(

    Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:20pm

    Interesting concept. It got a bit repetitive after a few minutes, but I'd like to see it taken further - i.e. more stuff beyond the radiation chamber. Audio is a bit broken though (Windows Seven 64-bit); it crackles a lot of the time.

    Gidaio says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:21pm

    Well, it worked. It was odd, and wasn't necessarily fun, though I'll admit, I'd never seen anything like it before. A little more polish, maybe some dangers in the overworld, an additional ability or a few (radiation immunity could still be the main goal) plus an exorbitant amount of added collision detection and I'd play it again!

    sev_inf says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:22pm

    Good music, but gameplay is kind of boring. But if you'll decide to do a post-compo version with more thinngs to do I will play it with a great pleasue, the idea is promising.

    Kayelgee says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:26pm

    @Priapus
    sorry for letting you hang, being able to only do real work on 2 out of 3 days made the content a little thin
    @Timster
    I haven't heard of any sound issues yet from other ppl, also win 7 64 bit users, do you have some kind of special configuration?
    @Gidaio
    I'll definitely make a post compo edition with more stuff, as I had to cut features and content more than I wanted. If you're interested then you should keep an eye out for it :)
    @sev_inf
    I'll try to not disappoint you

    RARoadkill says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:39pm

    Pretty fun, did get a little old. Would love to see more added into this.

    zx81 says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:22am

    I liked the graphics, and the idea of killing cats :), (I am a dog owner ;) ) After about five minutes the game is a bit boring, so on your place, I'd make the cats a bit dangerous. So it would be a challenge to kill some!
    Apart from that great game!
    Rate my game ;)

    robcozzens says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:51pm

    I would try it if you had a Web version.

    Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:58am

    Not enough competitiveness. Pretty nice though!

    Dietrich Epp says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 11:03am

    I put animals into the bin, how do I know I'm getting anywhere (what am I supposed to do?)

    Kayelgee says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:11pm

    @dietrich
    you have to click again to decompose the animal and did you try to click the other machine in the lab?

    TheRealJefe says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 4:19pm

    Ok I see a design problem or bug: You can kill/collect multiple creatures, but only the top/current one counts.

    Kayelgee says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 4:28pm

    @TheRealJefe
    That's because you can carry only one, when you pick up another you throw the first one away
    unless you grow some more arms you won't be able to carry more(this is not possible in the jam version)

    zazery says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 5:09am

    Interesting concept but I wish there were more powers you could research. The music gives it a nice mood.

    Raptor85 says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 10:21am

    Interestin, cool idea but very repetitive. If i hadn't read the comments here i would have given up as i killed about 10 of the light colored cats for 0% progress, once you know to basicly ignore everything else and just find the black cat it's really easy though. Could really have used some more abilities, and maybe some actual combat to kill the things.

    wlad says ...
    Sep 4, 2012 @ 8:12pm

    I would wish that the bin with the liquid would transform the cats to different other creatures and you could bring them back to the overworld. There the transformed/evolved creatures would reproduce with the basic kittens so that you can put the new generation again into the bin. I think the cool music would fit better to such a concept.

    demonpants says ...
    Sep 5, 2012 @ 12:04am

    Mac version?

    RawBits says ...
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 7:06am

    Need more features and maybe more species to make it more entertaining. You have different tiles use them for something - most of the time it is bad to have something that has no real function. And it isn't so good when you walk through the lab door because it isn't opened fully. Music is good though!

    tcstyle says ...
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 7:09pm

    Pretty great atmosphere with the audio and stuff the player should do.
    But it gets boring fast with that many cats to kill to proceed.

    Kayelgee says ...
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 8:12pm

    I'm working on a post compo version, which will solve hopefully all issues currently stated. I hope to have it done by the end of next week. After that I plan to take it even further.

    Jedi says ...
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 2:31am

    No matter how many cats I decomposed, my research ability stayed at 0%. Jeez, I'm not going to kill 1000 kittens just to satisfy that silly meme of a theme. :P

    Also, I had to use task manager to exit.

    I like the music, and the animations on the lab equipment.

    rhaasken says ...
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 2:42am

    Nice music. I don't understand the gameplay though. I only got anything from decomposing the black cat. Also, I thought that the controls were a little tiresome.

    infernet89 says ...
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 10:20am

    Body grinding is a little repetitive, too bad is the only thing you have to do in this game.. By the way, sound and graphics (especially the animation of the disassembler) are very nicely done!

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