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

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Cell growth

by vulcain - Compo Entry

This game is about to defeat a tumor for that you will need to divide cells, but cells need ATP to live so you will need to collect nutrients. Some nutrients need to have multiple cells to be digested. Each cell has a lifetime at the end of this one the cell will have an abnormal cell growth (cancer).

To damage the tumor you need to have at least a number of cells on it. If you see the tumor does not take damage, put more cells! ;)

Controls :
Left Click: Select a cell to move
Right Click: Select an option for the cell.

Have fun!

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Beanallean says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:13pm

Got an error running it on win10 64bit "The program can't start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem."

Blake_Lead says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:16pm

It is an interesting game. I would like to play more, but I can't seem to keep living long enough to kill the tumor.

blohod says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:24pm

same as the other guy

BoltKey says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:25pm

I don't get it. There are no in-game instructions and on-site instructions are not clear. I have cells everywhere, but I have no idea what to do with the tumor. However, I think it is interesting concept (from what I saw), also educative.

vulcain says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:35pm

Try downloading the DLL here:, maybe I need to link the cpp runtime library.

vulcain says ...
Dec 14, 2015 @ 11:40pm

The Tumor need to be killed by cells, for that you need to have a lot of cells on it. I did not specify in the description the number of cells for each nutrient or the tumor to add more gameplay :)

tazdij says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 12:21am

I got an error running on Windows 7 64bit. The audio still played though. So, I rated you on that. I liked the audio, and the idea seems really cool.

daveh says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:17am

Works find on Windows 10 64bit btw. I couldn't work out how to damage the tumour either. I did enjoy collecting the nutrients.

vulcain says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 8:41am

To damage the tumor you need to have at least a number of cells on it. If you see the tumor does not take damage, put more cells! ;)

TCP786 says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:38am

The audio plays, but no visuals are rendered. It says "(not responding)" message if I click within the window. (Windows 7 64 bit)

Max Amaden says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:41am

Cool idea for a game. Like the scientific aspect of it! Took a while to understand, but it was pretty fun. Good work.

krashja says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:42am

I don't know what i am supposed to do to kill the tumor, i collect atp, and i can move more, but i get no way of killing the tumor, i like the idea .

Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:47am

Nice concept, once I actually read the instructions it all became clear :) Nice take on the theme.

simoroshka says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:02pm

For some reason I can't do anything, nothing happens when I click anything. But I really like the idea! Science games are one of the best things. Good job!

vulcain says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:53am

That's weird, which OS are you using?

Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:16am

Interesting concept but highly confusing. Could do with a little more in-game instructions and polish in that regard to make it into something that shines

Ionut(Tyrants.not.found team)

Dec 18, 2015 @ 8:40pm

Very interesting game! I included it in my Ludum Dare 34 compilation video series, if you’d like to check it out :)

alliel_a says ...
Dec 25, 2015 @ 11:47am

nice game

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