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    Ludum Dare 24

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

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    How evolution really works? - keenblaze - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    So, this game is about human evolution... Wait, I didn't see any human in the game! Anyway, there are nice jelly squares, which will teach you how evolution actually works.

    Use your favorite arrow keys and don't forget have fun!


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    Ratings

    Coolness100%
    Humor4.36
    #6Fun4.07
    #7Overall4.13
    #20Audio3.85
    #36Mood3.71
    #42Theme3.93
    #75Innovation3.63
    #111Graphics3.71

    Comments

    Robotic says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:33am

    Great game ! Funny and always different !

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

    This is really clever! Good job.

    Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:46am

    Awesome. Great animation on just squares. The way they move like Jello is great!

    polegar says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:55am

    Awesome ! Really funny, and very smart ! And like in real life it's really hard to pick a girl against dumbass :p

    ubear says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:05pm

    Awesome!

    Pierrec says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:21pm

    I love the smooth animations! This is a really good game, beating it was very challenging for a game this small. I smiled a few times too! Very good one!

    Leebo86 says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:50pm

    Funny, and a great example of how subtle effects can spruce up simple graphics. Nice job.

    gbellgames says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:55pm

    Very funny game! And the blocky graphics are full of charm! The "Plot" is very cool!

    Shame it's so short.

    midgard says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:01pm

    Great job :D It is a really fun game with a bit of humor that makes the game more fun!

    Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:38pm

    First lesson was so funny and it made so much sense with the theme i love it, smartest game i've played since jam began!

    zkenshin says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:53pm

    Very fun and really well done. :)

    LemonTree says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:21am

    Excellent game! Thank you!

    DiscoFish says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 5:00am

    I love it!

    dvdking says ...
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 6:20pm

    It was hilarious! This is definitely the best game I've seen here. Graphics, music, humor are perfect. Maybe game isn't innovative, but it's fun!

    danlthemanl says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 8:06am

    Very clever and original!

    SaintHeiser says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 1:49pm

    Really good and fun game, man! I like it and very impressed with animation! Nice work!

    Cthulhu says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:18pm

    Haha Wonderfull!
    I love the graphics of the background!

    Gidaio says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:21pm

    Nice! Very fun, very well done, very good puzzles.

    djtjj says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:23pm

    Completed stuck on the blue one with the falling bricks. Otherwise awesome.

    VAMflax says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:23pm

    Brilliant! Funny, controls were ace, music fantastic.

    The jumpy round was the perfect blend of INFURIATING! Completed it though.

    Nice one...!! :D :D :D

    TinyPlatypus says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 9:24pm

    Almost infallible, amazing with very nice graphics and innovative gameplay. I did however find it rather hard and unforgiving, especially once I got to the bit in the main screenshot.

    keenblaze says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 10:13pm

    Thank you guys!

    FunByJohn says ...
    Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:33pm

    Haha, I love it. So funny. I love the little jingle that plays - and the ending song is awesome.

    Mach60KAS says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 1:19am

    Wow, that was really quite funny. Always great to see something so different in LD. :)

    amidos2006 says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:47am

    Thats really incredible one of my best games on LudumDare :) I adore that the text and the idea are perfect :)

    Ragzouken says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 2:06pm

    Funny :D I found the boss annoying!

    Puzzlem00n says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 6:17pm

    I now know all I need to know about evolution!

    Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:18pm

    Wow seriously great entry here, think you just taught us all a lesson in using simple graphics to achieve nice visuals (well you certainly taught me a lesson). Funny & Interesting take on the theme too, well done

    matheod says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 8:20pm

    Wahou ! Amazing game ! Take me long time to kill this so powerfull IA !

    cappelnord says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:19pm

    Awesome!

    rxi says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:22pm

    Both fun AND educational.

    Glandouze says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:32pm

    Nice game, loved the end.

    johnfn says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:36pm

    Hahha, great entry. The animations felt so dynamic, and I really enjoyed the audio clip at the end. The first one was my favorite.

    TravisChen says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 1:02am

    Loved it, great work!

    nimblegorilla says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 7:08pm

    Awesome game. I agree with all of the other positive comments. I really like the bouncy squares. My only negative is that the intro scene on the final level is kind of annoying to sit through after getting squished multiple times.

    BrothersT says ...
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 11:57pm

    Very funny! We liked it a lot, the timing was spot on. I was watching my brother play it and I almost thought it was a scripted animation at first, because of the dialogue going everytime he did something.

    imef says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 12:28am

    Great game! It's fun and very well done!

    Spaceoff says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 11:40am

    Didn't really dig the music but the idea was great, graphics were great, and it was funny for once too which is always good.

    sanojian says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 12:57pm

    Really funny! Great music.

    dector says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 1:02pm

    Really fun and beautifull game. It is'n about wide evolution, but I like this game very much. Hire score!

    zatyka says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 4:08pm

    Very well done. It was short, but felt very polished. Great Job.

    Mesene says ...
    Sep 1, 2012 @ 9:33pm

    Great game! I'll get the source and play a little with it :D

    Sep 1, 2012 @ 11:27pm

    So cute game :)
    The last battle was so frustrating too...

    Jorjon says ...
    Sep 2, 2012 @ 5:29am

    Wow.. Excellent! My favorite entry so far

    keenblaze says ...
    Sep 2, 2012 @ 4:33pm

    @Mesene Source code is terrible :)

    Sep 2, 2012 @ 7:54pm

    Really awesome. Very funny for a game about a species of squares.

    Kmad says ...
    Sep 2, 2012 @ 8:23pm

    Excellent little game, very funny and original.

    Maple says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 2:45am

    Oh my. Now this is interesting, lol. I thought above everything, the sound was really well placed.

    flyingbear says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 5:00am

    Clever little game! I enjoyed it =)

    Evil Cult says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 11:40am

    Simple and effective graphics. I found the boss incredibly frustrating because I had to sit through the dialogue each time I failed. Other than that it was quite fun to play through, well done!

    harusame says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 2:18pm

    Wow ! clever game :)
    Funny ! Good job !

    Rabbits... says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 6:26pm

    Yes, now I can get an A on my Biology test...Great game...

    goerp says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 7:20pm

    Funny and very well done. The graphics look simple, but they are more than simple squares. Gameplay was good and the levels original. Only downside I could find: If you get stuck at the same point the music gets a bit annoying makes the pause until you can try again, too long.

    tcstyle says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 8:44pm

    Funny take on the theme. The sound effects are great.

    _AM_ says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 8:51pm

    Nice, complete, modest yet polished design... I do see the theme at work, at least as far as the two most important things, survival and mating. I feel no suggestion could be made. Great work!

    Zccc says ...
    Sep 3, 2012 @ 9:25pm

    Very funny :D

    marudziik says ...
    Sep 4, 2012 @ 9:50am

    It's incredible how such simple graphics can be so appealing. I'm pretty sure it's a winner here - the game is perfect for LD: simple enough, short, funny (and the last level can be a little challenging). Music is great IMHO. The strongest part of this entry is definitely story and gameplay. Great job!

    patrickgh3 says ...
    Sep 5, 2012 @ 11:42pm

    Awesome feel by the graphics and music. I love how each puzzle is unique. Everything is fresh. The quality makes up for the quantity.

    zx81 says ...
    Sep 6, 2012 @ 9:24pm

    The game so funny!! good effort man!

    Mago says ...
    Sep 7, 2012 @ 7:24am

    Funny and fun game.

    raarlac says ...
    Sep 9, 2012 @ 1:57pm

    Awesome plot, graphics, audio and FUN above all! By far, this is the most innovative and funny game on this LD. And It's also my favorite :)

    raarlac says ...
    Sep 9, 2012 @ 2:00pm

    And the AI is very challenging! I died a LOT of times to that fat bully.

    goffmog says ...
    Sep 9, 2012 @ 7:15pm

    lol - that was fun :) Actually found the runing jumping bit much harder than the final battle... Don't like running jumping bits :( Not going to score you lower because of it though.

    triliyn says ...
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 3:40am

    The first couple levels were really fun. I didn't really like the last... three, I think, because they broke the pattern of "You must die at least once in each level to succeed" (thereby losing you a theme point). Even so, I was interested enough to finish the game and disappointed that there was no more. Nice work!

    Gama11 says ...
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 1:29pm

    Wow, perfect game considering the amount of time it took you to make it! It has just the right difficulty, innovative level design and is funny as hell. A few more levels would be nice though.
    Really like how movement changes the characters size, seems like he's pudding or something :D. Feels really juicy.
    There's one major flaw here though: The restart animation / time until you can get another attempt. It's waaaay too long and should be close to zero, because it creates a lot of frustration. That's one of Super Meat Boy's "secrets" to avoid frustration.

    Would be nice to have a few stats like time needed to play through and total death to go for highscores.

    keenblaze says ...
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 7:56am

    Thank you for the constructive critic and suggestions!

    Sestren says ...
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 12:52pm

    The "musical intro bit as comedic punchline to your failures" was hilarious. Great music and sense of humor. All around, a very enjoyable experience.

    munchor says ...
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 1:08pm

    Very, very great game, short and fun :)

    DWallin says ...
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 2:32am

    Nice job! My one nitpick is some of the cutscenes got annoying with no way to skip em (or speed them up) if you kept dying (aka. the last level) I wish this game was longer!

    csanyk says ...
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 6:32am

    Really great all around, and you totally nailed the theme. Great job:)

    jefrsilva says ...
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 3:03pm

    Hahaha, I must say this is a great educational game and very fun too!

    chuchino says ...
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 8:27pm

    Cute and funny. I liked the music and the sounds and the bouncy squares.

    Bemmu says ...
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 5:37am

    Don't recall that "jump on top of AI before they jump on top of you" thing being used since Joust. Part where all were competing for the apple was unique.

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