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

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Reflux

by wavertron - Compo Entry

THEME
You are the monster: "Bifbifidus refluxus" -> a monster stomach bug!

HOW TO PLAY
Convert healthy pink bacteria in the gut to a nasty sick green.
Turn them all green to win the level.
Beware the healthy blue bugs, they will chase you if you're too close, kill you on touching, and change the sick green bacteria back into healthy pink.

CONTROLS
The green bug (you) will move towards your mouse pointer.
The further away the mouse pointer, the faster you move.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness80%
#63Humor3.80
#138Fun3.58
#262Overall3.40
#324Innovation3.23
#350Audio2.97
#350Mood3.16
#353Theme3.56
#562Graphics2.90

Comments

Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:31am

BURP!

bwafflecone says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 6:59am

Sound effects are hilarious!

Somfin says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 7:02am

I like it! It's a fun little game, and the ability to bait enemies away from doing their job is a nice bit of player-system interaction that I wasn't expecting.

MrDave says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:39am

Worth it just for the sound of being sick!

TiByte says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:50pm

I feel sorry for him when I win... I guess thats the point of "You are the Monster".

mantis says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 2:59pm

Simple, but REALLY fun :)

Afenda says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:02pm

Souds effects is fun ! easy to handle game character.

ToloaGames says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:18pm

I ate Broccoli while playing this.

MegasDragos1 says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:24pm

This is one of the coolest and fun flash game i play. Graphics are very good as well, and the audio is super comic.

raducumiczzz says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 3:56pm

sound effect are awesome . I love the idea in general. I love being sick for some reason! Good work.

Parappa says ...
Aug 24, 2015 @ 4:57pm

I liked it! The extra UI elements--the Gut Radar and Refluxometer--really add a lot to this game both in terms of theme and playability.

Shaw says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 1:01am

Wonderful idea, smooth controls, sound effects are excellent and a nice take on the theme. Well done.

cicanci says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 2:26pm

Nica game!

Andrew Deem says ...
Aug 26, 2015 @ 8:16pm

Fun game! Good controls and interesting mechanics. I enjoyed it. Also, very funny! I could play this pretty well even on a track-pad. :)

AdayMC says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 8:40pm

Really smooth control, really enjoyable and lovely little main character.

I liked this game, good bleerrghhh!

Aug 28, 2015 @ 5:20am

Such an entertaining game nice job :D

Grahhhhh says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 9:38pm

It's kind of gross, and that's what's making me laugh so hard! I feel like if you kept working on this you could get a real solid game for the web. No suggestions, just keep doing what you've done.

guoboism says ...
Aug 28, 2015 @ 11:17pm

Really fun game! Lot of laugh!

bossmojoman says ...
Sep 2, 2015 @ 7:58pm

The upchuck for winning a level is great. Awesome Job!

Sep 3, 2015 @ 7:05am

That was really fun - also making people puke is always a winner! :) From the gameplay side the fact that the immune system cell could turn back my converted green ones made it too hard for me to get passed the third level because stuff just got perpetually reverted.
I tried to kite them in a corner and then take over the level but that didn't work out. May be I missed something.
May be it would be better to find a setup that's more entropic/escalating somehow so level sessions have a more or less fixed play length and players don't feel as much like their progress is lost.
Besides that I think with some updated graphics and sounds (besides the puking which is perfect) this could be a really fun complete game. If it would be a tad slower it could work on touch devices too!
The minimap is a really nice touch but if you would need to save the screen space you could also put in directional indicators instead pointing to where the other cells are.
You should continue working on this! I like making people feel sick! ;)

wavertron says ...
Sep 3, 2015 @ 8:38am

@inbetweengames, yeah the difficulty isnt well balanced after the first level or two, and I did run out of time before I could do more art and polish...but thats the compo for ya! I only really got 1 solid day of development in.

eddynardo says ...
Sep 11, 2015 @ 11:22am

Audio graphics awesome.cool gameplay really funny/humorous :)

ChimeraAnt says ...
Sep 13, 2015 @ 1:31am

Its a hard core grind

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