Ludum Dare 24
August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution
Unnatural Selection - Porter - 48 Hour Compo Entry
The idea behind "Unnatural Selection", was that in the near future, those without money would be forced to fight for their lives in a spectator sport. With inspiration from the Hunger Games, politics, and the NES classic "Shatterhand", I was aiming to create a deadly arena that is constantly evolving.
Every 30-60 seconds, an alarm sounds, and you must return to the safe room. Once there, the outside will explode, and the arena will morph into a new, more powerful form. If you don't make it back in time, you die (or would had I finished).
I unfortunately didn't get to implementing attacks or health, as the core mechanics took a long time to create, and I'm no artist, so that was taxing. All in all, I feel the project came out AMAZING for what I usually do in 48 hours, and I can't wait to carry on with this project and launch it for Halloween.
As far the the theme goes, the idea was a play on "Natural Selection". Additionally, the goal would be to evolve your skills faster than the growing arena, by collecting credit orbs which could be spent on upgrades. I didn't get that far, so for now, the evolution simply lies in the arena, and the play on Natural Selection.
Platform - Flash / AS3
Libraries / Frameworks - FlashPunk, My Personal Platformer BolierPlate Code (included).
Graphics - Can't believe I did that good. Photoshop, and practicing my pixel art. 1000x better than my norm.
Music - Composed during the competition using My Korg X-50 and Sonar 6 LE
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