Ludum Dare 35 — April 15th-18th, 2016 — Theme: Shapeshift

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by crisp - Compo Entry

MISCEO (reads miskeo) is a 2D game about a shape-shiting super-bacterium.
Explore your host's body and break free!

FAQ Coming Soon

Timelapse Coming Soon


I've had some positive feedback, so I was thinking I might make this into something bigger, maybe with a whole body and all (or almost all) organs.
If you'd like me to continue working on MISCEO please let me know with a comment!

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oal says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:42am

Hard, but a good use of the theme. Well done.

mutonizer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:43am

Neat, does what it's supposed to and got choice & consequences :)

Controls felt a bit rough but maybe it's intended.
Think the various shapes concept isn't pushed enough overall though.

In any case, good one. Thanks.

jdmazz says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:07am

I think you did a great job! My wife would love this game. Something tells me you're a biology student/Phd or something... :-)

MrDave says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:10am

I love how this game looks. Also I like the fact you put many modes into it. In the blood stream I found things moved too fast and it was too hard to avoid them. Also I would have liked some variation on the sound (or at least that crashing sound playing less often). However these are small issues on what is a very good game.

guckstift says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:20am

I quickly could exit over the lungs, didn't have to shapeshift one time. In the middle of the lungs I had bad fps lags. Then in another level I came into the intestinal where I mustn't touch the poop (?) pieces.
But I like the idea of being inside the body.

cicanci says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 1:46pm

There is a poop level! lol
Very interesting game, well done!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 3:41pm

Really interesting game. I included it in my video compliation series of Ludum Dare games, if you’d like to check them out :)

zzapp says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:57am

Fun idea but often I couldn't work out what Form I should be using and just used speed to fly through the levels before anything could get me. I enjoyed the concept though and think it could be a pretty nice game with some more polish. Nice job

RealityCheck says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:59am

Interesting and unique concept. Sometimes a level would start and send me straight into a killzone without giving me any chance of survival though. Nice effort, still.

EdoCreate says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:00pm

Great concept. I like idea

crisp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:01pm

Yeah RealityCheck, perhaps I overused pure random? :D
I'll focus more on quality, smoothness of control, and these little things the next time! But again, this was my first Ludum Dare :)

crisp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:04pm

Thank you to Everyone for the feedback, and Thanks EdoCreate!

Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:07pm

Nice topic. Perfect scope for a game jam.

SemiColon says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:10pm

Nice game! The tutorial was a bit long, and I barely had to use any special abilities. I got through the game without much shapeshifting, so perhaps the exact functions of each form could be more fleshed out.

Mordokay says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:11pm

Very hard to survive but fun. I would make the bacteria move faster vertically cause I find it very hard to avoid incoming obstacles in time. With some small changes could become a very addictive game. +1

crisp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:26pm

Thank you all! I think I will be updating it indeed, I hope to fix all the problems you have mentiones by the end of the week and release a huuge update, stay tuned on my twitter and on my website

Faulkin says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:26pm

A really strong entry and a interesting use of the theme. Though I didn't really understand how I should be using the other forms and abilities.

vethan says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:34pm

This wasn't bad! The controls weren't perfectly reactive and what the abilities were doing wasn't shown well. Feedback to the player could be improved but I liked it overall

crisp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:41pm

Thank you! When I submitted it I thought it sucked haha :D

crisp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:41pm

It great to know so many people out there are judging it positively!

tomdeal says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:51pm

That's a cool idea! I had a some issues with the blood stream, because you don't know how fast you are traveling, maybe a background would help there.

crisp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:53pm

That's a great idea! I don't know how I didn't think of that before :D Thank you!

Qaterknan says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:57pm

I don't know if I beat all the areas - are there three of them? Lung level has great idea of using the balls to simulate air particles. The appendix in poop area almost got me :D I didn't understand the blue level - I just moved all the way down and then all the way right and I was free...
The shape-shifting mechanic is a nice idea but I used only the bacterium form... If you will continue to work on this I would add levels that require shapeshifting to complete them...

glaze_96 says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:58pm

Really hard game! But fun!

crisp says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 1:55pm

Qaterknan, thank you for the feedback! Glad you liked it glaze_96 :D

Apr 20, 2016 @ 3:30pm

Cool game, the collision at beginning is a bit strange, but good idea

Mieeh says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:55pm

Hey a little confusing level design. Good use of theme. Good job!

Fabraz says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 2:59pm

Shame about the lack of musical track, could have helped with the mood!

Khaoz_Fang says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:19am

Nice idea, but need some polish.

flity_sword says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 5:13pm


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