New game uploaded: Diatoms

Sun. January 13, 2013
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I haven’t updated in a while (been working hard on Elastic Ocean) but I managed to polish up my old entry for LD24 and release a new free game.

In Diatoms, you are a predatory fish who must eat “diatoms” to survive.  But after each round, the Diatoms can breed and pass their traits on to their descendants.  After a few rounds, they’ll start to adapt to your play style, and it’ll get harder and harder.

The game is sort of experimental and uses a genetic algorithm.  It was originally done in 24 hours ( it was called “Barnacles” in the competition but I don’t like that name as much).  The polished version includes better balancing, online high scores, and a “boss” mode.