Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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by LordKawaii - Jam Entry

Play as a nanobot swarm in the bloodstream trying to fight off an army of alien tumor cells.

Hold Ctrl (Z on Mac) to charge up your nanobots
WASD or arrows to move.

Art/Sounds/Code - Stuart Kent
Code - Sean Dorries

Original music - ZBW
Check out his sound cloud

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fistmaker says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 4:05am

Fun game, was easy to beat. Was hoping for more growth and tougher enemies.

alexrus07 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:03am

Neat concept, but the gameplay could use some variety. Neat graphical work!

Troma says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:04am

Fun game!

psychopsam says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:44am

Ummm a little bit strange and hard to play because on the WEB version CTRL + RIGHT switched desktops on the mac. I liked the idea of accumulating bullets to use against subsequent microbes. I played it again using OS/X instead of Web and it had the same control issue but I then just used WASD + CTRL which was a little cramped and played a bit longer. But I didn't get very far. Got to the second microbe thing and collected about 18 bullets.

LordKawaii says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:00am

Thanks for letting me know. I don't use a mac so I did not know, but I will make sure that I rebind the default keys for the mac builds.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:47am

Solid entry, I like it! Only complaints would be a typo on Restart, and you can fly off the bottom of the screen but neat idea with the charging and bloodstream! Nice job!

CalmKai says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:16am

Good game!

bradur says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 6:07pm

The graphics, sound & music were nice. The gameplay was a little hard at first but it was easy to get used to. Solid game!

oz2mura says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:53pm

Interesting mechanic with the bullet latching on enemies, then being able recollect them, feels like a lot of potential to that. Nice music and graphics, smooth controls. gg

Dec 22, 2015 @ 4:27pm

Fun and simple game, like it a lot! I'm into the idea of your ammunition acting as a swarm and attaching to your enemies for retrieval. On the flip side, this means that if you miss your enemies on the first go and fail to run and pick the nanobots up, like I did, you'll be forced to restart the game. Liked the boss fight - fun but a bit challenging (though nothing I couldn't beat, haha). Would love for the space bar to work as a firing button - both z and ctrl were a bit awkward with the WASD controls. P.S. Not 100% sure I understand your interpretation of the growing theme. Is it growing a swarm of nanobots? Are the nanobots coming from the tumors? Not totally clear.

Kerdelos says ...
Dec 28, 2015 @ 11:07pm

Good job ! If I may give some of my impressions, the game lacks feedback. I wasn't able to understand how much I had to shoot an enemy to kill it. But it is nice that you were able to put in a boss fight !

Krafty says ...
Jan 4, 2016 @ 5:10am

Interesting game, pretty fun! Good job :)

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