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

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by Erwann Depaeuw - Jam Entry

[Tutorial included in the game, please take your time to give it a look :) ]


Destroying a body from the outside is too mainstream... Try from the inside ! Play as a dangerous virus whose purpose is to devour as many cells as you can and to survive in a hostile organism full of white blood cells who only want to eliminate you ! Spread yourself through the cells you ate and be as devastating as you can !


Some elements will be fixed soon, that is:
- The game over sound is too loud
- Some font problems that transform a pretty font into a not that pretty Times New Roman font


Erwann DEPAEUW - game design, programmation, UI and character art

Pierrick BOYET - game design, sound design, UI, character art and environnement art

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Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:50am

Really well done on the art. The game feels well polished and seems like a finished product.

benjaml says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:08am

Cool game, but I've lost my hears on the game over T_T

Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:13am

@benjaml sorry for that, I'll fix that as soon as possible :D

sugarbyte says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:20am


Reinoso says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:21am

The game is simple, but hear no sound or music ... it would be interesting. But the gameplay is simple and the gameplay has to understand the gameplay itself that's cool too.

NoradZero says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:30am

Very nice game! Just one comment through the gameover sound is a bit too loud.

Logicon says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:41am

Nice art and music.
I liked the sense of growing when your cells attacked other cell.
If you kept your mouse still on screen it looked like your virus would bounce in two positions at once instead of stay still.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:04am

@Reinoso there are music and sound though... Maybe some problem of compatibility with your pc / browser ? Gonna check it out. Thank you all for your feedbacks anyway :D

Soka says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 2:14am

Very adictive ewe

TomenLuca says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:20am

Nice game, love the fact that you play a virus.

justinooncx says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:26pm

Interesting game, though a tad hard to navigate when hitting the cells makes you stop.

Darkflint says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:33pm

Very good idea and nice converted to a game :)

kmakai says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 3:13pm

This was fun! After a while I seemed to become invincible though, I had one heart and everything I touched seemed to die immediately. Great job with the music, the design, everything.

OwT says ...
Dec 24, 2015 @ 10:37pm

I was surprisingly absorbed by this little game. Cool idea and very easy, relaxing gameplay. Just the sound was really, really loud, but I've read the description so I was prepared for it ;)

Molpe says ...
Dec 30, 2015 @ 3:09am

Nice game! Simple, easy and fun! I've also become invincible after a while Ox) I've made a short video:¨

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