August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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Ivan the Infection

by AuxiliumGames - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A game where you play as a germ (Ivan the Infection), who can develop immunity to antibodies by being repeatedly exposed to them.

You will need to have flash installed to play.

Thanks for reading/playing!

I have thought for a while that one of the best examples of rapid natural selection is seeing bacteria develop immunity to antibiotics due to the rate at which they reproduce.

Hope the game isn't as boring as the previous paragraph :D

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Ratings

Coolness53%
#40Fun3.70
#61Overall3.67
#89Audio3.37
#129Mood3.16
#167Graphics3.50
#273Humor2.36
#373Theme2.90
#379Innovation2.83

Comments

rwos says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:04pm

Final score 63050 - I guess, I'm not very good...

The game is great, really well done. Sounds are awesome, especially the in-menu music. It looks and feels really polished!

I'm going to play again later on, to figure that immunity thing out...

Skulls says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:26am

Got about 40k and I was using trying to use the immunities to get as many of that color as possible by culling the ones that were the wrong color. Sadly the kept switching colors and I wasn't quick enough to change them. Interesting little game :)

cacciatc says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:15am

Game plays great. I like the look of the antibodies.

axcho says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:25am

Darn, I was hoping that I'd be able to gain immunity by getting hit by an enemy of a certain color! If your health slowly regenerated, you could play it that way, where you can only build up immunity to one color, so you have to choose - kind of like Ikaruga except way slower...

amidos2006 says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:01am

nice game :)

Orni says ...
Aug 30, 2012 @ 9:18am

nice!
the only thing that took me by surprise is the lack of music during the game although you made fantastic in-menu music
other than that - very solid gameplay, loved killing off all that enemies

Switchbreak says ...
Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:00am

Wow, this is really fun. Something about the movement and shooting feels just right. Love it. I like the Ikaruga-sorta color mechanics too.

juaxix says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 12:54am

Bubble Bobble + genetics = Ivan the infection :)

Sergey Mohov says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 1:33am

I liked it! To me it seemed a lot like a horror game of some sort. I was generally scared at some point. Perhaps the sheer numbers of enemies might have something to do with it. Anyway, great job.

Sep 2, 2012 @ 1:39am

Really liked this one. Liked the art style, and the general feel of being totally overwhelmed was great. The effect of the bacteria dying kept me wanting come back.

kato9 says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 1:49am

Very fun! Nice power-ups.

Cipher says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:31am

Very fun, and it looks nice, well done!

Jacic says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:50am

Fun little arcadey game.

rylgh says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 2:52am

Really liked having to try to work my way over to powerups through the horde. One of my favorite games so far.

WITS says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 5:56am

I loved this, even though I'm terrible at it.

The sounds and graphics were great, and I really liked being able to aim up and down in a platforming shooter. The controls felt very smooth, and obviously this fits the theme perfectly.

ubear says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 6:11am

Great game. Cool art and sound, interesting idea, nice gameplay. Good job.

timtipgames says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 6:13am

I really enjoyed playing it. I will come back I guess :)

Jorjon says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 6:13am

Nice game! I got 107700 final score. I thought there was an ending, though.

Raptor85 says ...
Sep 2, 2012 @ 11:02pm

nice oldschool arcade-type game, broke 112k but it just gets insanely packed at that point, i did find the aiming a little frustrating though, often if you quickly turn around you still keep shooting the opposite way.

alvivar says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 11:17pm

Fun bonus!

LoneStranger says ...
Sep 6, 2012 @ 2:53am

I like it. Very well done, and nicely polished. Add some sort of natural end-point so you can change up the level, and the replay value would go up a lot.

P.S. 137700

Teknik says ...
Sep 8, 2012 @ 6:28pm

great game, very well done. music and art are very good. hard to handle all those antibodies coming at once

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