Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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Beneath The Skin

by minibutmany - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Deep under the skin the immune system is hard at work!
As a white blood cell you need to eat up bacteria or shoot antibodies at them. Make sure they don't kill too many red blood cells or your master will die!
After 60 seconds prepare yourself for a boss battle with the king of bacteria!
Player 1 controls:
WASD Keys to move.
J to rotate shooter counter-clockwise
K to rotate shooter clockwise
L to shoot

Player 2 controls:
Arrow Keys to move.
NumPad 1 to rotate shooter counter-clockwise
NumPad 3 to rotate shooter clockwise
NumPad 2 to shoot

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yetanother says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 1:43am

Original usage of the theme. The local multilayer was fun.

CayoDaves says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:11am

Nice way to play with the theme. Everything seemed to work well together. The controls took a little bit to get used too. Over all good job, but more sound effects would be great. Having audio feed back, and a clear GUI is important. I had no idea the antibodies could run out.

minibutmany says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:24pm

When you kill a bacteria you regain 1 health and 1 antibody

Figglewatts says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:34pm

Very interesting theme interpretation. Controls took a bit to get warmed up to, but it was pretty good once I got into it.

DarkMeatGames says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:36pm

Solid game idea, sort of a topdown shooter tower defense thing.

If the controls were tightened up, and another mechanic or two and this could be cool.

Lucariatias says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:37pm

Nice use of the theme, mechanics were a little floaty but was fun to play.

maffydub says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:37pm

Good idea - I like the game mechanics and music! Sometimes it seemed as though a bacteria could get a cell before you had an opportunity to shoot it, but other than that it was a lot of fun.

In particular, nice one on getting the boss battle and multiplayer working in 48 hours!

Snicklodocus says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:40pm

Fun game. I had the same problems as CayoDaves but overall enjoyed it. It was cool that you could push the red blood cells to safety as an alternative to shooting bacteria.

Joror says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:37pm

Was fumbling around a bit with the controls and purpose of my actions at first, but it became clear pretty quickly. Boss Germ stomped on me. :P

May 2, 2014 @ 6:27pm

Awesome game concept. Very accurate to the real world. I love that you need to bump into bacteria to get receptors to shoot. However, it is not very clear what the losing or winning conditions are.

WhiteWolf93 says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 5:04am

The multiplayer feature was pretty fun, the music was really cool too!

Muciojad says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 8:01am

Quite good entry, I had small problem with a little "heavy" controls but anyway it is solid game for 48 hours ;)

ZQMony says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 4:44am

Very fun game once you get used to the controls.

Keehan12 says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 4:46am

interesting controls, but found them very fun!

erdos says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 4:52am

Nice! Cool music, cool gameplay, I was a bit confused at first about what was happening when i shot a germ, but got it by the time I started my second game, nice work!!

frogcheese says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 4:45pm

Really clever take on the theme! It was a bit difficult to protect the blood cells near the end when bacteria started spawning almost on top of them, but I managed to make it all the way through. Nice work!

ThingoStudios says ...
May 4, 2014 @ 5:11pm

The game is pretty buggy. I went off-screen by accident and got stuck and couldn't move. Objective is clear enough, I guess.

Andrew Adams says ...
May 9, 2014 @ 7:21pm

Boss fight was cool

tompudding says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 10:05pm

I really liked the controls, something a bit different!

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