What an interesting game! This is the most novel thing I've seen in quite a while. It's definitely pushing performance limits — probably plays better on desktop, but even on web it's not too bad. I might have liked to see a few more words in the instructions about what the red glowy areas on the map are, what determines how much energy a tentacle generates, which way the organism grows, etc. But maybe discovering these things are part of the fun.
It took me a little over 25 minutes to launch my colony. It felt like it went by much faster, which is a sign of a good game! The graphics and sound are really well done too. Thanks for participating in the jam, and for embracing the theme of "Growth" in such an interesting way!