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

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    Deep Sea Fish Loves You Forever - agersant - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    "Deep Sea Fish Loves You Forever" is an underwater exploration game in which you must uncover and analyze oceanic wildlife.
    There is a total of 5 species to uncover and the best ranking you can get is S. Good luck!

    - If you are having trouble finding your first few fishes, try moving a less frantically and let them come to you =)
    - If you have performance issue, you might want to try using Firefox rather than Chrome to play the game, I know it has been helpful to some people.

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

    Ratings

    Coolness57%
    #13Audio3.98
    #19Mood3.91
    #56Graphics4.06
    #66Overall3.66
    #70Innovation3.67
    #121Fun3.36
    #311Humor2.23
    #592Theme2.30

    Comments

    harusame says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:42am

    Les graphismes sont très jolie, l'atmosphère est vraiment bonne mais j'ai un peu de mal avec les contrôles et c'est dommage que les fonds marins soient si monotone ^^ Un poil plus de diversité aurait été bien :) Mais sinon l'idée de départ est vraiment bonne et le résultat est très propre et soigné, bravo :)

    (Il n'y a pas vraiment eu beaucoup d'articles du blog AAA sur les forges :p )

    FredericRP says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:25pm

    Nice game, nice mood, but very short

    camdensegal says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:32pm

    Very cool, love the discovery forced by the sonar mechanic, would be cool to explore more complex environments using a similar system. I found it a little tedious scanning each fish, making the fish faster to scan but having a more complicated environment could keep the challenge but reduce the frustration of waiting so long for each fish to scan.

    Maybe you have to scan some fish that could also eat/damage you?

    turnip says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:34pm

    Just got stuck at the end of loading for me :(

    Leebo86 says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:37pm

    So awesome. The only way it could be better is with more fish, but it's already freakin' amazing. Great job.

    agersant says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 1:50pm

    @turnip > If the loading bar was still on screen it means it was still loading. Some files are bigger than others so the last bit may take a while. If you were on the title screen you just have to click it.

    @camdensegal > I was considering adding an electric eel that would kill you if you touch it but I didn't want to make the game confusing by blending ennemies and objectives. I like the idea of different environments, underwater caves could be fun. Thanks for your input.

    @others > Thanks for playing!

    JokerDen says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:06pm

    Oh I remember your post. It's really awesome graphics but I can't play it because it very laggy.

    sgehlich says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:06pm

    I love the idea, and the graphics and sounds are stunning! The gameplay is way to short and a bit to slow though. Overall, a great game, looking forward to see more of that.

    pighead10 says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:18pm

    Great atmosphere, especially with the superb music and graphics. I spent ages and only found 2 fish - clown and starfish. All I could find from then on was bombs and more starfish, even when travelling to the bottom, before I got destroyed by a bomb. Overall a great game.

    Maacus says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:42pm

    This was fun to play for a while. Music and graphics sets the mood nicely.

    Dakota says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:42pm

    Awesome Game. Love almost everything apart from that it doesn't convey the theme well.

    Vordux says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:43pm

    Music and sound was incredible, great compliment to the art style.

    I don't see too much how the competitions theme fits massively.

    Overall, the game was great and very much an enjoyable experience.

    vigrid says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:46pm

    Nice graphics and music. Positive game overall. You designed it thinking about phones, right? :)

    madpew says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:51pm

    This would make an excellent educational game! Liked it very much. I reached the bottom and had still 1 species left I think, but it was a nice ride to the bottom. Enjoyed it! Well done.

    Thurig says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:53pm

    Really enjoyed this game. Music is really good.

    khoa says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:52pm

    All are as your thinking over!

    elloko90 says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 10:26am

    Great game, great idea.

    Pierrec says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 8:01pm

    At first I thought I was invinvible and tried to use the hazards at my advantage. Bad idea.
    This is a very good and relaxing game. I hopê I'll eventually find the last species (but I'm too afraid of the bottom...)

    Rex Peppers says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:42pm

    Pretty cool game, I really liked the style of graphics you chose, the logo for Aquamarine Labs is a classic.

    gnx says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:40am

    Excellent little game! Very polished and well thoughtout visuals. I was very easy to figure out what to do.
    Sound is also supporting the action perfectly.

    Don't know how extensive an idea like this can be developed, but the base available here sure is nice :)

    Good job.

    eli says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 9:37am

    What a great game! I love the simple and effective graphics. I have to agree with some other comments that it could use some tuning here or there, and some more interesting environments. But still, the "depth" feeling was quite good (the shafts of light really helped), and the graphic design is solid.

    You get bonus points for the sonar waves being actual sprites! You could use this game as a demonstration of the Doppler effect.

    ... and on the other hand the longitude indication seems a bit off. It should be ', not " (minutes come after degrees, and only then seconds). Also it seems to behave correctly near the starting location, but I went far west, and the minutes tick UPWARDS while the degrees tick DOWNWARDS.... but these are just nitpicks =)

    Eldaryze says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 3:38pm

    Great game and atypical interpretation of the theme.
    Movements are a real nuisance for the player but well aware of the effect of water on the hydrosphere.
    Good graphics and amazing music ! I'm waiting the post-mortem on lesforges.org ! ;)

    raohmaru says ...
    Sep 4, 2012 @ 9:43pm

    Great game, really enjoyed playing.

    DaveDobson says ...
    Sep 8, 2012 @ 5:08pm

    Very nice - great looking, very complete, awesome soundtrack. The gameplay was a little mysterious; I discovered my first species without feeling like I was doing anything - I just jetted around scanning, occasionally being attacked, trying to move to what I'd scanned, but that seemed to have no bearing on finding the species. I would have liked some clearer feedback on what I was supposed to do and when I was doing it right. Being told I needed to hold down the spacebar instead of just pressing it would have helped a lot. It looks great - nice work.

    Sep 8, 2012 @ 5:10pm

    Great music. Great concept. Not sure about the evolution tie-in? Also, you're the clownfish, jerk. Good work!

    hamster_mk_4 says ...
    Sep 8, 2012 @ 6:52pm

    I like the game mechanic. Using the same energy for movement and vision leads to some interesting choices when there are mines in play. I found four species before I gave up.

    airdeck says ...
    Sep 9, 2012 @ 4:02am

    Nicely done, feels very polished. I really enjoyed the scan-to-uncover mechanism.

    PapyGaragos says ...
    Sep 9, 2012 @ 12:33pm

    reading the description, i was expecting a boring entry.
    I was wrong.

    goffmog says ...
    Sep 9, 2012 @ 2:11pm

    Really nice, especially the mood. I had serious performance issues in Chrome on my laptop but couldn't even get the game to load in Firefox. I might try again when I'm back on my desktop PC.

    matheod says ...
    Sep 9, 2012 @ 4:30pm

    Lack of diversity but the game it self is good ;-)

    Colapsydo says ...
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 4:42pm

    The game is very well realized from graphical and audio point of views. It was quiet relaxing and thrilling at the time to follow fishes to scan them.

    ncannasse says ...
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 12:08pm

    Quite a neat game :)

    Would have love :
    - more species to discover
    - that discovered species are always displayed in the sea, so you it get more and more lively
    - a better link to the theme :)

    Anyway this is quite good :)

    monomanio says ...
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 9:32pm

    Very nice! Loving the music!

    marudziik says ...
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 12:07am

    Feels very complete. Everything fits - the music, the graphics, overall mood - and that's quite a feat to achieve during the compo. Theme is a little stretched, but the gameplay is pretty solid and leaves the player wanting more, which is a good thing. Great entry!

    Sep 15, 2012 @ 2:39pm

    I could only play the game with Firefox, Chrome was lagging like hell. Is there a special reason for this, like haxe? The game itself is great in every way!

    Cyboot says ...
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 8:42am

    Came here because of your Post-Mortem (and the interessting pictures in it :D) and was not disappointed.

    Great Game, nice graphics, and good music.
    The gameplay is really intuitive and easy.

    Like you said, the game is not perfectly fitting to the theme, but thats not so bad :)

    All in all, very great game.
    Good job!

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