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Hamsters and Plague

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Short Introduction: 
Facing deadly plague, hamsters are trying to stay alive. Large generations give more points but spreading too close to plague victims can be deadly...
Platform/System: 
Windows
Brief Play Description: 

Hamsters and Plague is a tile-based puzzle game. The player moves hamsters by rotating them inside a 2x2 selector. The game proceeds in cycles. At the end of each cycle adult females who have a mate spawn babies, hamsters grow up (eventually dying of old age) and the plague spreads.

In each level, the player needs to survive for a given number of cycles while maximizing their score. Larger spawns score more points but expands the population, increasing the risk to get too close to the plague. Only doctors are immune to the plague but they cannot mate, they are far too intelligent for that.

The game ends in extinction if only one sex is present.

Achievements and Credits
Team Image: 
Contributors: 
enk
Contributors: 
Kauko
Contributors: 
peppis
Contributors: 
xadhu
Credits: 
Mika Oja: Game design & Programming Teemu Kaukoranta: Programming Kati Koivupalo: Graphics Tuukka Lampela: Sound
Downloads
Installation Notes: 

1. Open the zip file
2. Open Setup.exe
3. Wait...
4. The game requires .NET Framework Client Profile and XNA Framework Redistributable. The installer gets these if you don't have them, but prepare to wait a while more...
5. Play!
6. The game should be in your Start menu for subsequent plays (Start -> All Programs -> RuttoPuput -> Hamsters and Plague)

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Your rating: None Average: 5 (2 votes)

Submitted at FGJ Oulu / Stage (Finland)

ikolino

hats off...

5

Absolutely genius!

shAkiS

A Great puzzle game!

5

+ Great gameplay (even with the challenging learning curve)
+ Simple yet delightful graphics
+ Happy peppy music

- "You made a match" animation for the patterns could have been handy
- I only died to my own matching mistakes, not to the plague. Perhaps the plague could had a bigger role?

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