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

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Growing Diseases

by FlatPivot - Jam Entry

I used the the theme "Growing" by showing the growing diseases inside a human which is cause by smoking.

You play as the immune system of the body and your job is to protect the internal organs , you have a gun that shoots white blood cells and it heals the infected body parts.

Controls :-

Use your mouse pointer to point the gun in a direction
Left mouse button to shoot
Space to jump

Music By :

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Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:10am

I like the art style. A bit eccentric, but that's what makes it interesting.

ElliotFiske says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:07am

Fun game, it controls really smoothly and has awesome juicy screen shake, particle effects and overall graphics.

I'm a little confused why the camera zoomed in on me when I jumped, though, that seemed kinda like a bug. And it'd be great to have a little more feedback if my attacks are working or not.. Am I supposed to hit the little germ-turrets, or the lungs?

Good game overall!

FlatPivot says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:14am

You are supposed to hit everything including lungs , as that would heal them , they are taking damage constantly if they get dark, they explode if you loose both lungs , you lose the game ,also you should shoot the growing cough as they would drop poisonous drops on you once they are fully grown and shooting them would push them back. also you can't shoot the ulcers but you can kill the red flying attackers.

Also that zoom in and zoom out is if you want to see the full body , you stay at the bottom. it is intentional , not a bug. :)

Pietdagamer says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:18am

Playing as the immune system is a very interesting perspective. Well done!

danbolt says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:25am

I really liked the cigarette brands you made up! The progragonist was super cute too. Overall, the idea of the game is exciting, and the action was well-played out.

I didn't exactly notice the green infection at first, and thought I had to shoot at the enemies firing at me, so I did badly the first time. Once I started battling infection I did okay, but juggling it with the dodging/plaforming was a bit overwhelming!

I had fun overall though. Thanks for uploading! :)

Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:38am

Cool game overall! A little more guidance on what to be shooting at the start would help.

Ryusui says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:04am

Am I the only one who had to play twice to notice the green stuff crawling down from the top of the screen? Also, I assumed the organs were just there to block your shots; I didn't notice any effect from shooting them.

Also, the zoom effect when you're off the ground is annoying and disruptive.

Shashank says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:10pm

Superb Game ..Loved the concept and well designed.

NoWandStudios says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:39am

Nice work. It's funny play like a white blood cell!

Dec 16, 2015 @ 2:57pm

I will newer smoke after this, haha!

ToloaGames says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:00pm

Controls and art are really good and you did an intro which is cool. I had some problems understanding whats going on though.

jcwelgemoed says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:16pm

Surely an interesting interpretation of the theme. Nice work.

paruthidotexe says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 3:58pm

Nice game with a good social message.
Improvements when the red box comes towards the white guy and when it is very near i try to shoot it, but dont know i had shot it or it hit me, some diff visual indication will be nice.
Loved the game over scene text.

Hot Box Games says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 9:21pm

Nice game with smooth controls and graphics. Objective was confusing at first, thought I just had to shoot the red things, but after I figured it out I lasted quite a while :) Didn't like the camera zooming on jump, assuming it was something to do with those platforms but was quite distracting. Good entry nevertheless!

herniewise says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 6:02pm

Liked a lot the take on the theme :)

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