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

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    Complexitivity - Accidental Rebel - Jam Entry

    Intruder alert! A virus has entered your system!

    ==== Objectives ====
    Try to collect as many repair nodes as you can and watch out for the pitfall holes! The virus evolves after some time making him more fiercer and faster. It is my take on the theme as opposition usually spurs evolution.

    ==== Video! ====
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4GKgRoeH7s

    ==== Note ====
    Difficulty ramps up every level so be sure to stick around a bit. Also, if you liked the game, kindly rate my game on Kongregate! Thanks!

    ==== Controls: ====
    WASD keys for movement, space bar to jump

    ==== Post-Compo Update (v1.25) ===
    - GUI improvements
    - Screen fades to black when dying
    - Added tutorial section for controls

    ==== Post-Compo Update (v.1.2) ===
    - Improved UI and Graphics!
    - Added volume, keyboard, mouse settings
    - Added "How to Play" section

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    Ratings

    Coolness100%
    #30Fun(Jam)3.56
    #39Overall(Jam)3.59
    #40Innovation(Jam)3.48
    #54Graphics(Jam)3.90
    #71Mood(Jam)3.18
    #78Audio(Jam)3.27
    #110Humor(Jam)2.47
    #185Theme(Jam)2.34

    Comments

    samoojamies says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:41pm

    Very nice looking and solid game.

    SteelRaven7 says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:43pm

    A sleek game. Interesting mechanic and setting. The artstyle was very clear. I think that each platform element could be slightly larger to create more well defined holes in the ground if that makes sense.

    Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:43pm

    Great fun. Nice graphical style, best sound I have heard this LD, Great job!

    Nickolai51 says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:47pm

    Really nice pace and graphics! Couldn't see the theme at all... and it's just a little too easy... awesome work though!

    PixelOaks says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:56pm

    Fun game, good aesthetics and great concept.

    Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:01pm

    Hey guys, thanks for all your comments. Just want to say that the difficulty ramps up after awhile so be sure to stick awhile.

    Also, flash version now up!! :D

    Blobby101 says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:23pm

    Very awesome! With a little more polish (in terms of dying mostly) this is the kind of game I'd expect someone to take much longer than 2 days making!

    hungyg says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:26pm

    pretty good. the "ver" counter doesn't reset between games however.. and apparently I do look up :) (when falling through holes :D)

    Vordux says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:27pm

    I liked your little secret (to do with looking). I am one of those people apparently.

    The setting of this was really cool, the screens and animations on them were pretty smart.

    Cool stuff!

    Spotline says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:30pm

    Nice and very good looking ! Too bad it gets a bit boring after a while (also the music doesn't loop well =/)

    TheSheep says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:33pm

    Kudos for making a Linux version, unlike all the other Unity-based games.

    NostraDamon says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 6:40pm

    Nice gameplay :)

    CaptainIcy says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:00pm

    Pretty nice game! I kept seeing your updates last night. Glad to see you got it finished.

    Also, nice touch with um... you probably know what I'm talking about. Let's just say humor: 5 stars, haha.

    Brassawiking says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:59pm

    Beautiful graphics. Lovely sense of humor, especially the sign up in the air =) I was wondering why you didn't write the points for the third level, but that is because you hardly reach it haha.

    Nicely done, it all had a sharp pristine feel to it. Only thing is the music which was to loud and repetetive. Other than that it was all good.

    zkenshin says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:43pm

    Fun game and very nicely done. :)

    Pierrec says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:11pm

    My favorite so far!
    Simple, since very addictive. The music and the screens around ys convey a great mood.
    I went to level 3 on my 3rd try, then didn't manage to beat it. But I'll probably retry

    marudziik says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 1:04am

    Addictive and so much fun to play. Feels very much complete. Great entry.

    r3d5 says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:45am

    Honestly one of my favorite games I've played today so far.
    Very solid, simple, and tight mechanics. Most important, it's very fun.

    And yes we do look up sometimes :)

    MortalWombat says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 12:51pm

    It's a really well presented arcade game, i liked it.
    My main criticism would be that you should have tweaked the movement a lot. It's way to floaty and imprecise at the moment which creates an artificial difficulty. That doesn't feel right for a game about movement and reflexes.
    Apart from that it's quite fun and has even more potential to expand upon (think different height levels, for example).

    Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:33pm

    Hi guys. Thanks again for your comments and suggestions. I do have plans on continuing the game after the competition. Planning to clean and refactor my code first. Then improve upon the game.

    hamster_mk_4 says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 5:29am

    I like how the entry is comprised of simple shapes, yet ends up looking very complex. I followed your dev blog with great interest during the event, and the final result has not disappointing me.

    savethejets1 says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 6:12am

    I liked it! Kudos to having a mouse sensitivity option.

    Quentin says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 7:12am

    Really awesome game, I was following updates for a while.

    Dietrich Epp says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:07am

    Humans rarely look up, you know. Solid gameplay, stylish graphics.

    Jiggawatt says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:08am

    I was following the updates. The result's kind of cool, but post-jam multiplayer would kick this to a whole new level.

    rxi says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 12:42pm

    You're the first fps entry I've tried that lets me invert the mouse controls. Thanks for realising that people who prefer inverted exist!

    krangGAMES says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:29pm

    Not sure why, but I actually really enjoyed this. Probably the dynamic platforming, I played it a couple times and by the time I was getting to 35-40ish points it got really intense. Nice

    Mach60KAS says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:33pm

    I liked the fun, arcade-style gameplay in this game. The graphics were very nicely done, though I noticed the music didn't loop properly. Still, awesome job! :) (And humans look up, sometimes anyway). ;)

    thewiseguy99 says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 2:25am

    Fun game, I enjoyed playing it. Thanks for that. Really good job! PS Appreciate your comment

    Per says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:50pm

    Fun! Nice game with humor and good controls.
    Great game idea.

    dlan says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:58pm

    Really well made, the difficulty curve ramp up nicely. The game concept seem simple on the surface, but you manage to execute it really well. My only grip is the lack of alternative key layout for us, non qwerty keyboard user :) I played with the arrow keys, but the jump key was too far to reach.

    Andrew says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:31am

    It's incredibly frustrating that it's first person. Oddly enough I find that to be a very good thing for the game.

    Thurig says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 6:17am

    Nice game.

    Aug 31, 2012 @ 10:14am

    Really nice and clean game.
    I had some problems with my AZERTY keyboard. Even if I change my keyboard language into english, it doesn't recognize WASD correctly so I had to play with the arrow :(

    Aug 31, 2012 @ 12:46pm

    That was great! Simple, fun first person platforming that was not too dificult! And FINALLY SOMEONE BESIDES ME USES A PAUSE MENU! Great job! :D

    hgcummings says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 1:12pm

    Excellent game. It feels really polished, and the mechanic is very fun (frantically search for and running after repair nodes while carefully avoiding gaps). I love the use of the theme (the *terrain* evolves - making the game different each time). I found it quite hard at first until I had a repair node spawn somewhere I thought was unreachable, and realised that you could jump. Still nicely challenging though. Might be nice to make it slightly more tactical (e.g. choosing where to deploy each repair node rather than it just taking effect wherever you pick it up, or having multiple repair nodes appear at a time and having to choose which one to go for).

    jplur says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 8:33pm

    Novel idea, loved the hexagonal arena.

    Richard Matey says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 9:03pm

    Great game, really unique feel for the first person perspective, love the little touches of helping the player know when the blocks will fall. There is alot of potential here for expansion.

    localcoder says ...
    Sep 2, 2012 @ 5:24am

    I love the crisp and clear look of the game. The tiles, background, and repair nodes look great and are easy to see.

    The music got a bit repetitive, and I would have preferred less 'floaty' movement (i.e. faster acceleration and deceleration) in this style of game.

    I like the personality that comes through from the virus' facial expressions.

    Aceria says ...
    Sep 2, 2012 @ 3:31pm

    Pretty enjoyable, although when I started I had a "So, what am I supposed to do?" moment. Once that was out of the way it was a very nice experience, the screens on the side were a very nice addition.

    ghRibacki says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 1:51am

    I looked up when I was falling for the first time! =P
    Made it close to the end of the 3rd level (48/50 points). Gets hard pretty fast but feels like the right thing to do on this game. You learn the mechanics pretty fast and then it's a challenge. The collision box for the repair nodes could be less cruel, though, it is smaller than the other nodes' since it's easier to fall than to get the repair node, but I guess it makes part of the challenge.
    Graphics are awesome and the music is good. Very nice mood. =)

    Zelen3d says ...
    Sep 4, 2012 @ 7:54pm

    The compo version is really challenging, but nice looking. The post-compo version is easier, but not as fun, since when you click you get negative points that you need to reaccumulate to get to the next level.


    Here is what I propose: make the repair nodes give you two kinds of points: repair points and level points, but without making them repair the random nodes they are on.Then, you would be able to repair the system in the places you wish with the repair points(by clicking), and the virus would level-up after a fix amount of level-up points, not considering how many times you repaired the system, but how many times you got repair points.

    Sep 4, 2012 @ 8:16pm

    Hi Zelen3d, Thank you for your comment. I've noticed the same problem and came up with pretty much the same solution with some slight changes. I've uploaded the new version 1.1. Thanks.

    dj_pale says ...
    Sep 4, 2012 @ 9:22pm

    Nice idea, mood and graphics. Becomes a tad repetitve a(nd the music too)

    aare says ...
    Sep 4, 2012 @ 9:26pm

    Oh my... first person platformer never is a good idea. TTP would fit better to this actually interesting mechanic.

    aare says ...
    Sep 4, 2012 @ 9:28pm

    *TPP

    zx81 says ...
    Sep 5, 2012 @ 11:27am

    Very nice game, quite challenging at times, very fun!!

    someone says ...
    Sep 5, 2012 @ 3:08pm

    Cool game, Its great you made a flash version although the lack of mouse grab made it very hard to play.

    Datw says ...
    Sep 5, 2012 @ 3:45pm

    Man, your game is hard! But is fun to play anyway, and really polished.

    raarlac says ...
    Sep 5, 2012 @ 4:07pm

    Awesome game! Spent a lot of time trying to beat the highscore, but is impossible!! I got 40 and died

    raarlac says ...
    Sep 5, 2012 @ 4:09pm

    I also loved the post compo version. It makes much more sense now.

    galman says ...
    Sep 5, 2012 @ 7:55pm

    Great game :-) Really liked it! Very playable and fun!

    Sep 5, 2012 @ 10:44pm

    Nice work! Love the music, and the graphics are simple + efficient.

    Takes a while to figure out what to do, though. Also sad: No evolution :(

    RosyPenguin says ...
    Sep 6, 2012 @ 1:25am

    Fantastic game with a minimal art style and game mechanic. It is really easy to pick up; even without reading the instructions I figured out what I was supposed to do. The extra level of interaction in the post-compo version with the clicking mechanic is perfect. My favorite Unity game yet!

    darkshadow says ...
    Sep 6, 2012 @ 12:01pm

    Fun and well polished game, one downside was I didn't see how it fitted the theme at all.

    Mesene says ...
    Sep 6, 2012 @ 3:15pm

    I enjoyed it, the "helmet" gives inmersion

    reismann says ...
    Sep 6, 2012 @ 10:16pm

    Very fun game. Looking forward to your version with upgraded graphics!

    mohammad says ...
    Sep 7, 2012 @ 12:28am

    Hey, Great job!
    You should put the flash version on newgrounds and watch as you become famous compared to all the other games there!
    That way when you promote it you'll have more supporters!

    flyingbear says ...
    Sep 7, 2012 @ 2:10am

    47 points! Good simple gameplay, and I appreciated how the randomly disappearing tile sections changed the terrain.

    Gama11 says ...
    Sep 7, 2012 @ 9:13am

    One of the best games I've played in this LD, it seems very complete already and is a lot of fun - I like the mechanic a lot. Audio was great, as well as overall atmosphere! :D

    ahm99 says ...
    Sep 8, 2012 @ 12:36am

    Very fun. This game is awesome and I played for a long time. Good job.

    Codexus says ...
    Sep 8, 2012 @ 1:26pm

    Interesting concept but being a first person game really kills it. I need to see where I'm landing to play this game.

    yettatore says ...
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 8:50pm

    Polish and playable game. The graphics really looks fine! Good job.

    RawBits says ...
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 3:40am

    Gfx and audio nicely fitting together in this one. I didn't feel the evolving AI in it though.

    There aren't so much features sadly but I'm happy about you making it better post-compo.

    Sep 11, 2012 @ 1:21pm

    Really nice audio/visual fell to this, very coherent. Nice idea as well, think it fits well with the theme

    olav_st says ...
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 4:29pm

    Great work! Feels very polished.

    goerp says ...
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 5:19pm

    Woo, that was some heavy bass drum in my headphones! certainly fits the pace of the game. Looks sleek too.

    ncannasse says ...
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 8:47pm

    Interesting but quite repetitive, and not very related to the theme

    robcozzens says ...
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 3:17am

    I didn't notice the tie-in to the theme, but it was an excellent and fun game!

    Sep 16, 2012 @ 4:31am

    As other users have said, it's a bit repetitive and the connection with the theme is rather vague. Anyway, doing a solid 3D game like this in ~72hrs is quite an accomplishment on its own. Kudos!

    Puzzlem00n says ...
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 11:21pm

    Pretty cool. I normally agree that first person platforming is awful, but you've pulled it off rather nicely. Well done.

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