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A jam entry

Xenomorph 7drl of Infinite UnderworldView game page »

Hunt for humans as a monster. Make cocoons from your victims and produce even more bloody xenomorphs.
Submitted by CoolAI (@Denis_CoolAI) with 1 day, 16 hours before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Completeness#14.0004.000
Aesthethics#203.5003.500
Fun#213.0003.000
Innovation#263.0003.000
Overall#473.0833.083
Roguelikeness#633.0003.000
Scope#912.0002.000

Ranked from 2 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

Judge feedback

Judge feedback is anonymous and shown in a random order.

  • I played version 1.0.08. Kill all the enemies to win. I beat it.

    Completeness 4
    No bugs found.
    Some of the text is awkward, for example: "You will go to this city and will get righteous place here."

    Aesthetics 3
    Tiles are OK.
    Mouse to move is not too bad, until your front line gets wiped out and you get switched to a straggler 100 spaces back, slowly make your way thru empty space until get back and quickly get killed, get switched back to a straggler 200 spaces back, etc. Or you could be smart and immediately restart if that situation occurs.
    The death groan sound effects are hilarious.

    Fun 2
    Easy.
    I didn't find any strategies other than to play conservatively and not advance until I had safety in numbers.

    Innovation 3
    Control a horde of xenomorphs rather than just one character.

    Scope 2
    2 xenomorph types, 3 functionally different enemy types.

    Roguelikeness 3
    Turn/grid based
    Random maps/enemies
    Permafailure
    No RPG stuff
    Control multiple characters
    Not much tactics/strategy

  • In Xenomoprh 7drl of Infinite Underworld, you play the secret weapon of a desperate king. The play area is a sidescrolling grid and you can attack oncoming attackers on this grid. Later you control a whole horde monsters. One kind has short range but high health, while the other has very little health but double range.

    Xenomorph is a strange game with an even stranger title. Why a reference to the monster in Alien in a medieval setting? Who knows. I do know that the game is neither set in an underworld, nor infinite, nor actually a 7drl (you're explicitly told in game that it took 25  days to develop). With stock music and art, it's really hard to tell how much work was done during the challenge.

    Overall, the final product is actually really cool. Something about controlling a swarm of alien bugs is super fun. The game has a strong sense of speed. You're able to move through the grid 2 tiles at a time with hardly any resistance. I died once before really understanding the rules, but afterwards things felt really easy. There's not much depth to the game and only a little strategy, but it was surprisingly fun.

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You can also play this Xenomorph 7drl RPG in the Google Play.