December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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Batty Bacteria!

by McThreepwood - Jam Entry

This is the first time I've participated in Ludum Dare and I loved it.

I worked on this alone and it was a lot harder than I thought it would be, but I'm really happy that I did it. Hopefully I'll do even better next time :)

In any case, in my game you play as bacteria trying to infect a body, while dodging antibodies who patrol the area.

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Comments

Wan & Manu says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:37am

Simple but effective! The game gets difficult quite fast, but it's pretty intuitive to play and it even seems bug-free.

Game-design wise, I would have suggested to make death only make the player go back to the spawn with 0 energy: not only it would make the game less frustrating, but it gives an actual reason for the player to go and create a few clones every once and a while. Otherwise it's clearly better to keep the energy until you have enough of it to create all the clones.

Another thing that would have been cool is to make the clone act as walls for the player. It would add a cool twist to the gameplay I think!

McThreepwood says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:45pm

Thanks for the comment!

I actually planned to add the ability to create clone-walls that protect you, but I ran out of time :)

Stavu says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:25pm

Congratulations on your first Ludum Dare!!

Really cool game! I think it has a lot of potential - Infecting stuff is awesome!

Art-wise, I think it would be nice to make the board look like a body part, that way you could start from the foot or something, and work your way up, infecting the whole body as you go :)

Hope to see you here next time!

Casino Jack says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 7:40pm

Not bad! Would be nice if it was paused at the start so I had a chance to read the instructions, but thankfully the first level was pretty easy. Also, welcome to LD!

zatyka says ...
Dec 22, 2012 @ 1:30pm

Simple, and pretty fun. It did get a bit frustrating after the first 2 levels though. Nice job, especially for the first time.

Dec 23, 2012 @ 6:57am

You know, I am surprised by how much fun this little game is. The graphics and the lack of sounds hide a really good mechanic that just deserves a little extra care and attention. Good job!

lotusgame says ...
Jan 5, 2013 @ 2:54pm

There is a lot of work here and made alone ! You have to improve the controls for better fun ;) Well done, making levels in Ludum Dare is hard stuff.

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