Ludum Dare 33 — August 21st-24th, 2015 — Theme: You are the Monster

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The Virus

by okmmjyygv - Compo Entry

You are a virus in this game. You have to destroy erythrocytes(big red ones) to win this game. While doing that, you should care leukocytes(white smaller ones). Because if they touch you, they'll kill you. When you start destroying erythrocytes you'll be playing a mini game.

There are 4 mini games. And they'll unorderedly show up. By winning this mini games you'll get a score for killing an erythrocyte. To win the main game, you should kill 10 erythrocytes.

MINI GAME 1: DNA PUZZLE (Tymine etc.)

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yuphin says ...
Aug 23, 2015 @ 11:14pm

good game cool idea

Quetzakol says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:20am

Nice game :) I liked the idea and it was fun.

Some problems make the game a bit difficult : the explanations should be displayed before the game starts and the leukocytes are too fast. The mini games should also be shorter I think (the one with the DNA in particular).

ksanochka says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:01pm

an average game :) well done bro

WebFreak001 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:11pm

Loved it! Especially the background music and the diversity between the games

inurashii says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:18pm

Cute game! By the way, it seems like the player can go high enough that leukocytes will never spawn in their path, making that part of the game very easy.

azakhary says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:19pm

you have deid! wuts vrung? idk! I mean. it's pretty cool and awesome and fun, that's what I wanted to say actually :D

MegasDragos1 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:24pm

i love it, ost because it's so hard

Artylo says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:53pm

I hate to admit it but that was difficult...

Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:31pm

This game is very unique, lots of variation with the minigames and however confusing it may be for some the first time around it is overall a pretty fun game! Well done :D

DeepBlueJeer says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:45pm

I really liked the game! It's good to teach about the human body.

parDal says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 1:22pm

This game is pretty hard

There's not much to comment on this one, the graphics are good, the gameplay is innovative and hard, the sounds are ok.

Are you a physician? This vocabulary seems pretty advanced for a common person, especially english-speaking people.

Fanatrick says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 6:10pm

Great production value!

local minimum says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 7:10pm

I mean, being a microbiologist, the whole theme of your game is obviously cool. It took me a while to understand what I was supposed to do in the blood stream. I tried swimming into the blood cell, setting my on top of it. Until I figured I should click on it. I think I it would have been nice if the virus showed that it was tracking the mouse position or something to make it more clear. The interaction on the DNA I didn't grasp at all. I understand the puzzle, but I couldn't see anything selected on the DNA. If I should work from the top or the bottom or so. And nothing happened when I clicked the colors. Again, I must really have misunderstood something. Otherwise it would have been a really cool game.

okmmjyygv says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 7:23pm

Sorry, i know i wasn't clear on the instructions. You have to click the colors on the left bottom to select a color. For example, lets say you took the red one (adenine). You should click to the empty spaces next to blue tymines. By filling all the empty spaces next to nucleotides, you can pass the puzzle.

By the way i'm glad you liked the my theme.

kidando says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 8:01pm

You were able to make all those mini-games in under 48 hours? Mad respect. Anyway, the game concept is really nice... but the game is really really hard. I think you have a rage game candidate :). Great submission

Nurbs says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 8:08pm

It's ok.
The game is hard and I had trouble with clicking the spots for the DNA matching segment. But the music is nice and the graphics are functional.

DarthThomas says ...
Sep 4, 2015 @ 4:32pm

Nice game, I like the Idea.

philomory says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 12:45am

The music was good, but a little repetitive. The minigames were quite uneven in difficulty (and in length - the DNA one takes too long, and the avoid-purple-guy one doesn't take long enough). That said, it's pretty dang fun. Played all the way through.

wavegunner232 says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 1:02am

epic game. VERY HARD

Keon says ...
Sep 5, 2015 @ 4:38am

Pretty hard because of some glitches. I like the DNA AT/GC matching game the best, but the others had some problems.

Strike says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 2:49pm

What a good compo entry ! Not all mini games are equals in term of difficulty, but sometimes it's good to rest a bit between two very stressful levels.

Darkflint says ...
Sep 6, 2015 @ 5:54pm

Cool idea, very nice with the different minigames. But also...not easy^^ at least for me.

goodbadokay says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 1:23pm

Nice game, contragtuations! But the clicking level is too hard.

Mach60KAS says ...
Sep 7, 2015 @ 1:37pm

I like that you managed to get so many mini-games into your entry, but I think they could be overly long at points (specifically the ATCG game). The graphics were mostly ok, but please don't mix pixel sizes - it creates a very uneven style. I liked the music you wrote for the game, you convey a good kind of tension through it. Overall pretty good, kudos!

TackoramaLtd says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 7:32am

Great idea but a little punishing. A lot of fun.

Dejvo says ...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 5:17pm

I LOVE the idea!. I myself has made a biological game for the previous ludum dare :D you can check it out here.

anyway, the game itself needs a lot of polish but the idea is great. also, viruses aren't that fragile and attack in groups of many so it would make sense to have lives. most certainly continue to develop this ;)

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