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

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The Thingening

by FreeLives - Jam Entry

This game works online multiplayer, you will need 3 - 5 players to play it properly :(

If you do try this game, we apologize in advance for the quality of the network code. It was done in a weekend and was our programmer's first attempt at network programming.

This game isn't really complete. There are some art assets and sounds that are missing. We were a bit too ambitious this time :)


THE THINGENING is an online multiplayer game where players play a group of parker wearing humans trying to escape from the Antarctic while one player among them plays as The Thing and tries to hamper their escape while converting human players to its side.

Can you determine who The Thing is, evade it and make your escape?

Can The Thing spread its contamination and make its way into the outside world?

No one is safe in this weeks episode of...


Art: Jarred Lunt
Programming: Evan Greenwood
Original Sound Effects and Music: Ivo Sosslak
Additional Art: Filip Orekhov
Additional Art: Dorianne Dutrieux

Thanks for everyone that jammed with us this weekend!!

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kabel says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 1:44am

I can say from experience, that indie multiplayer games are not a good idea. Simply because too few people play them/try them.
Your game looks nice and it has some sort of atmosphere, although the helicopter at the end is entirely out of place and feels goofy.
I am sorry, that I couldn't try the game the way you imagined it.

lastninja2 says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 10:55am

Enjoyed this one ;)

ObsessiveNerd says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 5:07am

I actually thought this was really cool. I would love if there was a community (even just a small one) to actively participate in matches. There's some definite potential here. Nice work!

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