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

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You Are The Virus

by ayebear - Compo Entry


You start out as a single virus, who lives only from destroying innocent cells. To kill cells, simply move on top of them until they die. Your virus will duplicate itself depending on the size of the cell you kill.

Cells will continually grow and split, gaining more health as they grow in size. You need to stop this before it gets out of hand, and there are too many entities on the screen for your computer to render.

Be careful not to let your viruses die, they lose health over time, and can only be regained with their lifesteal when damaging other cells.


* Left click and drag to select units, then right click anywhere to move them
* Add/Subtract or I/O to zoom in and out
* Arrow keys to pan


Edit data/config/game.cfg to change the window resolution!

Future Plans

Unfortunately I ran out of time to implement an important balancing feature: Antibodies.
These would have formed inside of cells and they would attack and kill your viruses when entering. The only way to stop these is to use larger groups of viruses to quickly kill the entire cell along with the antibodies.

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Coac says ...
Aug 25, 2015 @ 4:49pm

It's a bit laggy, but Good concept !
Some improvements :
- Add scoring !
- Make it more juicy
- Add sounds

Skipi says ...
Aug 27, 2015 @ 7:37pm

Pretty well done, though the game feels a bit too easy.

yuigoto says ...
Sep 14, 2015 @ 10:58am

Nice idea, though I feel it miss some scoring and refinement on the gameplay. Without scoring and just flowing like this, the game looks a bit like an interactive screen saver. :P

I'd keep the simple graphics because it fits nicely with your take on the theme, some sounds could be nice also. ;)

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