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Vinnie the Virus

by vanZeben - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Welcome to Vinne the Virus! You play as vinnie, the virus who has gone *beneath the surface* of the skin to invade the blood stream.

-- Controls --
To move simply click where you want to move to and vinnie will do the rest.

-- Objectives --
- Stay away from the White blood cells as they will attempt to hunt and destroy you.

- Capture red blood cells to turn them into your allies. Allies will take hits from a white blood cell for you, if one get's too close...

- Take your infected army to attack the brain hidden in the arteries!

I had planned to do a lot more with this game but time constraints played a factor, including no music/sounds :( Hopefully I get some post-LD work done on this and polish it up, because I really like the concept

The whole 48 hours was streamed & recorded on my twitch page if you want to check it out: (

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malmazuke says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:25am

Some sweet music would've made this game great!

mess110 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:41am

before I knew it I was chasing all the little blobs and having a fun time.. until the white blood cells. those basterds

eldog says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:41am

That was fun :-)

I like the idea of being cute and murder of a human at the cellular level.

I like to imagine we were inside the colon, is that disgusting?

hexagore says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:08am

Fun, building up a big chain of cells and infecting a brain? Sorted.

rincewind_cz says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:38am

Most innovative game I've played this LD so far. It's like take on snake with moving food and ghosts from Pacman! :-D Nice graphics and really good job!

Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:40am

Cute and gross at the same time. Would have preferred the controls to be WASD/Arrow keys but mouse did the job :)

buhb11 says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 4:53pm

This game rocks!Thx for the live stream!

sugarbyte says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 1:36am

Really great! So elegant and fun :)

Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:07pm

Pretty fun little game! I found the clicking controls to be a bit odd though.

loxo says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 8:04pm

Great game. I like the idea and the graphics very much. While playing the first time a got confused, because I instinctively always thought the red blood cells are the enemies. It took a while to accept that red is good :)

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