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

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by Potartz - Jam Entry

Biolab1 is a relaxation game in which the player may inject viruses into the subject's bloodstream and guide them toward cells to infect. There are eight naturally occurring strains each with three variants. Be sure to read the README file. I programmed the game and made the visuals, all audio was made by my team mate.

//Word of warning: super grey viruses duplicate at an insane rate, be sure to clear them with middle mouse if your machine complains.

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Lissar says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:08am

Hello! When I downloaded the game it said that there was nothing in the archive.

Potartz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:18pm

Hm. Something's indeed wrong with the file. I'll try uploading a .EXE instead.

tiffi says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:48pm

Thats a really nice idea and the first beneath the human surface game ive seen so far. Great audio and visuals!

Potartz says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:15pm

Thank you! I'll be sure to give Britt the good news!

Apr 30, 2014 @ 7:13am

I have got error when I created a lot of viruses

Marjie62 says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:58am

Very nice graphics and sound! Also an impressive amount of content. The game was complex enough to keep me learning rules and progressively understanding what I was doing more and more, which was neat. Them biggest shortcoming is that it was a bit lacking in goals. I also saw the issue where a whole bunch of viruses suddenly spawned and then lagged up the whole thing until I had to quit

May 1, 2014 @ 4:04am

muy muy bueno lo único que le falta es tener un puntare niveles

Muciojad says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 7:46am

Good game for relaxation, I spent with it a few very good minutes ;) But I had some problems with understand rules but finally I get it ;) Nice :]

phi says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 9:36pm

At one point I also got the bug where viruses spawned repeatedly and the framerate dropped. It's a great idea, and the random mutations add so much to the fun of controlling the viruses. I loved it, but you could probably do some more balancing.
I would love to see this developed further!

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