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

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    Missing Links - Spelchan - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    Flash game playable in browsers with Flash 11 plug-in. Game revolves around finding missing links to prove that evolution is real. In addition to exploring caves, you must deal with poisonous spiders. Being a modern-day explorer stereotype, you have a whip to protect yourself from these nasty creatures (and medical coverage if you miss).

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    Ratings

    Coolness50%
    #89Humor3.15
    #209Theme3.32
    #452Mood2.47
    #547Audio1.70
    #589Graphics2.32
    #669Innovation2.08
    #677Overall2.31
    #700Fun1.88

    Comments

    kyyrma says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 9:36pm

    This game is really rough around the edges I'm afraid. The movement felt laggy and I kept getting stuck on walls and narrow passages.

    yettatore says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:02pm

    The game is infinite? What's the link between 1 and 2.

    michax says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:04pm

    Nice background story! :) Gameplay is a little hard but gets easier with time.

    renatopp says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:11pm

    It was a good use of the theme! The game mechanics is a bit problematic, but with some time you can kick asses with this!

    gnx says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 8:42pm

    Movement is very sluggish and makes the game not as fun as it should be. Nice idea with the player character representation.

    tompudding says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:20pm

    I liked the skeptic popping up to insist we find another link each time, good work.

    NgonGames says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:59pm

    I agree with what kyyrma said.

    Jamin says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:30pm

    Great setup. Fun dialog. I beat it just to see the ending.

    I ended up playing this game for a while without the whip because the Flash, as it is embedded on the page, was giving me problems (space bar was scrolling the screen, even when Flash had focus). Not being able to use the whip had an interesting impact on gameplay that I'd like to share.

    Without using the whip, there are spirals that will eventually trap all of the enemies into small locations. While more fun, this unfortunately has the side effect of making the game fairly difficult to beat.

    With the whip I was able to beat the game. However, with the whip, it honestly doesn't make a significant difference in gameplay whether the spiders were there or not.

    dector says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 5:59pm

    Player goes slower after death.

    Sep 7, 2012 @ 6:49pm

    Collisions are wildly annoying. Graphics are a little hodgepodge, but I like the background texture. Theme's okay, a bit too historic for my tastes, but I'll count it. Audio's really loud.

    Sestren says ...
    Sep 7, 2012 @ 11:02pm

    The creationist skeptic was great, asking for yet another link each time. Also, the fact that your character's sprite is just a wide-brimmed hat made me laugh. Decent job on the humor aspect.

    Qaterknan says ...
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 5:03pm

    I love that creacionist

    SFX says ...
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 1:36pm

    I didn't enjoy getting stuck on walls.

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