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Unnatural Selection

rated 3.69 / 5 stars
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Sep 7, 2012 | 11:55 PM EDT

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Game made for Ludum Dare (in 48 hours) the theme was Evolution.

A weird game about a mage and his aways-evolving-race of minions.
This jam I tried to do something different, the game got a little weird and confusing, it's more of an experiment than a game but I think it's playable.

Use WASD or the arrow keys to move around and SPACE to rally/disband your minions. They can reproduce a lot and that causes a mutation on their attributes, creating a natural selection of your minions.Some have special powers, like flying (or having loads of HP)

The game objective is to carry the purple crystals (one by one) to the altar.

Still a lot of unexpected behaviors my happen in the game, and the game is very easy. I plan to polish it a little during the week!

Hope you like it :)



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beat it easily.
Great game by the way!
Protip: Try not over-thinking with a strategy, just let the minions kill the monsters as they please, they lay eggs where the monsters are coming to and then there are more minions protecting the area
Lead them to the crystal orb and let them kill the enemies freely


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good game mechanics, it's really enjoyable to see the evolution of a minion group forgoten on the part of the map, but I feel the game not hard or easy, just random.
Sometimes the map is too tiny to allow me to split the groups in half or build a strategy, I just gather my whole group unwillingly.
Game concept is god, game art is good, music also. Too bad that the gameplay is enjoyable because simple and clean but ruinned by the many tries of some level, praying to have some good evolution or my minions to lay an egg.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

I liked the concept but couldn't even pass the 2nd level because my minions were so retarded. They'd just divide up, attack separately, and pull at the invisible "leash" to try to get to enemies I didn't want them to mess with. Since my only options were stay with me and don't... I had no control and had to watch an ever-growing mob close in on my crystal, while my minions attacked them in the most suicidal and inefficient method possible.


Rated 3 / 5 stars

very good game but it's easy to get boring when playing


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Wow 48 hours?! Love it! Neat littel game, lovely little graphics, smooth gameplay, relaxing music, addictive and thrilling gameplay..definatly a game you can spend some time with!