Evilot is a hybrid game that combines both the Tower Defense/Lane Defense genre and elements from Match 3-style puzzles like Bejeweled or Puzzle Chronicles. It's developed by Chilean company Syrenaica, headed by ex Electronic Arts producer Oscar Contreras, and designed by indie developer Felipe Budinich. It was partially financed by a successful Kickstarter campaign.
The game has about 50 levels divided in 5 acts that end in a boss fight of some sort, each act headed by a funny cutscene animated using a motion comic style, and all of the cutscenes are available to view outside of the game once unlocked. There's also an ending scene that triggers once the player finishes the boss fight in the last act.
One of the selling features of the game is its original soundtrack, composed by Matias Castro and executed by the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra (from Journey fame). This was one of the Kickstarter goals that was met.
Art and Animation
The art was made by Chilean artist Beatriz "Deji" Garcia, who also worked on other games for several companies and projects.
The animation for the in-game graphics, cutscenes and motion graphics were done by an Argentinian industry newcomer, Javier Altman, who moonlights as an animation professor at a Chilean university.
Programming and UI Design
Programming was handled by Milko Madariaga, a senior programmer from Chile, along with Gustavo Barraza as a programming intern/assistant. The UI design was supervised by Felipe Budinich himself with help of Fernando Castillo, a graphic designer that studied at Syrenaica's own video game academy.
Evilot was well received in the press, with positive comments from renown sources such as 148apps, ArcadeSushi and Kotaku, where it was said that Evilot is an "Evolution of the Genre" and was a recommended play for Plants vs. Zombies fans waiting for the sequel. It currently has a tentative MetaCritic score of 80.