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

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    World of Bacteria - dem0 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

    You take a control of a group of bacteria. Your goal is to survive as long as possible and grow population big as possible.

    All bacteria are different by their abilies, they multiply, mutate and conjugate, die plus you can buy and improve genes and powerups yourself. There are other cells, particles etc for you to eat and lymphocytes and phagocytes to eat you.

    You can group and evolve your bacteria to create optimal populations for maximal survival and to prolong your certain defeat.

    The game is complicated, so read 'readme.txt'. Randomness is a big factor, so gameplay might vary. One time ends in the beginning and in the other you might success.

    !!Note that when you buy stuff you have to have the bacteria you want to update selected, otherwise it won't update it even if it plays the sound


    3.9
    Uploaded an improved post-compo version, I feedback is appretiaced and I will still improve the game

    Changelog:
    - Added menu where you can change the screenmode and game speed
    - Added mouse-driven shop where you can instantly select your update without playing with keyboard
    - A lot of bug fixing
    - Improved readme, remember to check it!

    View dem0's journal. | View all entries by dem0

    Ratings

    #83Theme3.71
    #158Innovation3.36
    #387Audio2.36
    #434Overall2.86
    #459Fun2.64
    #674Graphics2.07
    #858Coolness32%

    Comments

    Kortuga98 says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:33pm

    This was a really cool game, nice job!

    agersant says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:28pm

    I did read the readme.txt but this was still a bit too complicated for me =(
    I can see there is potential though, it probably needs some polish and more feedback on player actions to become enjoyable.

    Benjamin says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:28pm

    Some interface with buttons would have help to make the game more enjoyable. I spend my time trying to navigate in the menu ( which was extremely difficult with my azerty keyboard... )

    kevincorrigan says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:31pm

    I like it, its a fun simulation, and can get difficult quick, good job!

    josefnpat says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:38pm

    I got this to run through wine, but the audio was goofed, so I had to N/A for audio.

    Otherwise, nifty game. Add a cleaner UI, clean up the movement, and this game would keep my attention for hours.

    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:46pm

    Nice, best i did was pop of 22. don't know how to get those black circles to not turn white and eat all my pink squares. :)

    Loyalty says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:48pm

    Very funny game, reminds me in one point of DF:
    Loosing is fun :D

    dem0 says ...
    Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:19pm

    TY all for feedback :)

    I will surely try to make the game simpler and more balanced, I have already fixed some things and will probably put a new version at some point.

    commanderstitch: The phagocytes (black circles) will see bacteria if they are too close to it or a B Lymfocyte (green pixels) catches one of your bacteria, so watch out for them.

    Readme.txt should explain everything, but I admit that it's very messy. I will probably remake that too :)

    metaldemon says ...
    Aug 30, 2012 @ 3:18pm

    awesome game! :)

    frosty says ...
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 6:47am

    Nice entry. The background audio really added to the mood.

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