Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Friendly neighborhood parasite

by nitrik - Compo Entry

You are a sentient parasite, an unconventional
weapon crafted for one purpose: to find and kill
the nefarious Baron von Tophat!

You have no control over your host, but may jump
to other nearby life forms. Your lifespan is 110
seconds; after this time has elapsed, you will
automatically kill your current host.

Use the left and right arrow keys (or [A] and [D]) to switch hosts.

I would have liked to add more interesting things for the hosts to do, and many more "dead ends", but time constraints are time constraints. I think this idea would be fun to spend a bit more time on, and maybe flesh out the characters a bit more by adding more animations/interactions.

(Note: built using Unity, therefore web link may not work in chrome)

Font credit: Style-7

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Garris says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 10:05pm

Interesting concept, and good use of theme. Some kind of background music would have been nice, as well as a little more direction as to where we are supposed to end up, or where the target was.

dusho says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:01pm

nice idea
could use more people to jump at..

Squeka says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:20am

Amazing idea, especially I like the dead message xD.
A restart feature (I had to reload each time) would be nice. Also, a fast forward especially to see more of the dead messages which are fun to read xD.

Apr 23, 2015 @ 2:46pm

Yay, Icecream!

kristof says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 5:14pm

The pixel art looks very good! I also like the idea of jumping hosts, but I think the gameplay needs some more work. Some more interactions with the world would make it more fun I think. Still, nice work.

flummox3d says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 10:03am

Awesome little game, needs music though :)

May 4, 2015 @ 7:21pm

Nice idea and graphics.
My critic is that sometimes you can't do other things but wait, which is frustrating.

SledKnight says ...
May 7, 2015 @ 2:26am

Very nice entry! Killed the smoking man... lol Enjoyed.

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