Blame Alex for this one, really. (inspiring fellow!!!!!)
Basically, see this?
This is footage of a nearly completed battle simulator, it is entirely automatic. When we get things rolling it'll look totally improved, however.
What I want you to do is come up with monsters for me to chuck in here, and we'll be doing rounds in a tournament style matchup. All I need is a drawing with a full, three-tier evolution line and a writeup of an optional ability for the latter two tiers. Image in an alpha layer much appreciated.
The style of the game is more or less just like in vermins, on which there's a nice tutorial image below:
Not mentioned in this image are projectile sprites which you can add in for blast attacks.