Body Invaders An arcade experience with elements of strategy. Make an army of viruses and take over the body, use speed and quick manuevering to continue spreading you around until well... there's no more resources to consume.

Controls: WASD and mouse to move / attack or Gamepad fully supported. A or right trigger to attack Left thumbstick to move, right thumbstick to aim, right trigger to shoot.

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  • Ratchet
    Lv. 8

    Very fun game with clean UI and mostly solid visual reads. It was fun to have all the virus objects come flying back to the player at the end of the level.

    Beslimed
    Submitted

    Beslimed

  • Kwis
    Lv. 67

    Interesting take on the game! It feels very satisfying!

    A few things I would have liked:

    • Being able to hold the mouse/space instead of constantly pressing it. At least on the first part of a level, as I'm going to continuously click anyway (and it feels tiring)
    • Having an headstart immunity? I'm not sure on this one but I got killed pretty quickly as I spawned on the second part of the second level. Maybe I spawned on antibodies?

    Aside that it's pretty fun!

  • Fachewachewa
    Patron

    Interesting take on the theme, and pretty original game! I wish the side effect theme would also be present at the level scale, especially regarding antibodies. They're mostly static here, but they could follow white cells for example, and thus follow you indirectly. As it is here it feel like I'm free to kill cells everywhere as long as I spread enough at the start. And in the second part they're more aggressive too, so idk. Also I got instakilled in the right arm, I think I spawned on an antibody or something? 😅

    Also regarding antibodies, they definitely look like bonuses and I died trying to pick it up on my first try :D And it's been mentionned before, but the sound effects are really loud compared to the music, especially when those sounds are repeated a lot when the level is full of viruses!

    And yeah, checkpoint at the beginning of each new body part would have been nice :)

  • 2102
    Patron

    Pretty simplistic but fun game. I like the animation and the mechanics of duplicating. Looks really good for a jam game.

  • CSH
    Lv. 1

    Good job. I liked your game

  • Jupiter Hadley
    Lv. 13

    Very polished, fun entry! I included it in my GM48 compilation video series, if you’d like to take a look. :) https://youtu.be/mhNq7rNpmB8

  • Brandon Flores
    Lv. 1

    There was a solid amount of polish in this one for such a short period of time! I couldnt make it past the torso, maybe im a noob lol.

    Sound effects and music were good, art was also really good. Things felt a bit cluttered as the level progresses, I felt like I was getting lost and sometimes would hit an anti-body, but I guess thats the challenge. The screenshake was a good edition aswell, but it felt a little overbearing (in fullscreen atleast, I didnt test it out in windowed).

    Overall really solid, the theme could have been incorporated better, but I get the point. I enjoyed this one!

  • q_q
    Lv. 7

    Pros:

    • Unique take on the setting
    • Sweet music / sounds
    • Gameplay was simple but rewarding (sound feedback helped alot i think)
    • Art worked well with the theme

    Cons:

    • When level presentation happens wasn't sure if i need to press a button to continue (select something?) or its a loading screen or something else
    • No tutorials on how to move / use abilities took a second to get used to
    • Some info on knowing what's good and what's bad could be useful, green is usualy a positive color and although i get why green would be good since you're a virus hence bad, still my first reaction was green is good, red is bad)
    • Got 1 crash when going to the bloodstream (for what i think it was the 2nd level, was on the Left Arm level)
    • Unsure what going into bloodstream part was rather than just shoot towards the vein
    • Also unsure on the side-effects theme (maybe i didn't play long enough...)

    Was fun to try it out, good job!

    F3
    Submitted

    F3

  • singleshot
    Lv. 36

    pretty intresting game, I streamed it live so here the vod if you like to watch me play though your game https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1268766636?t=01h36m34s

  • Jaspo
    Lv. 13

    Simple concept, executed well. Graphics were decent, music was decent, the sounds could've been a little better. Fun level of difficulty. Nice job thematically increasing the body's resistance to the infection as it spreads.

    Yukon
    Submitted

    Yukon

  • Marshall Berthold
    Lv. 2

    This looked really nice and was satisfying to play. I made it to the second arm. Some checkpoints would be really nice.

  • FlyAway
    Lv. 8

    Nice game! Running around and collecting killing the cells felt really good, mostly due to the statisfying screen shake and smooth particle effects. Good job with this! My one criticism is that its a bit frustrating when you die, mostly due to getting sent all the way back to the start of the game, but you could easily fix this with some checkpoints :)

    Side Quest
    Submitted

    Side Quest

  • Cassidy Liston
    Lv. 2

    oh MAN! So glad I found this game. I saw a gif preview of it in the discord and was blown away. Glad to have finally played the submission when I clicked around at random.

    Yeah, this game is pretty good! Visually good--nice use of Filter Effects layer, too... but I didn't really see where the theme kicked in. Oh well. Top contender, easily.

    Xanitol
    Submitted

    Xanitol

    • Wubs
      Lv. 6
      Wubs Developer of Body Invaders

      8mos ago

      <3 The theme: The host body takes medications, or does other things to fight off the virus. you will see those actions in between levels.

  • Tydecon Games
    Patron

    I really enjoyed the style and the graphics of this one, extra points for the gamepad support as well - I think it wasn't always 100% clear what was going on, maybe the instructions went over my head a little, but I enjoyed the process of invading the body and it was a fun one to play, great job!

  • Emilot Margus
    Lv. 3

    It's honestly really satisfying to play, from the sound effects to the overall animations. Only wish it had checkpoints, but it's great otherwise!

  • Velcro
    Lv. 2

    Virus infection go brrrrrrrrrr Good but very loud noises. Creative gameplay and nice graphics. Nice Game Overall, Congrats on your submission!

  • Ross Boman
    Lv. 23

    I liked the art and the feel of the game but I wasn't really sure what was going on or what I was doing half the time.

  • Jakeybobble
    Patron

    Very neat and interesting, loved the background music but it was interrupted by the loud sound effects. There was also a lack of checkpoints. I really liked the parts where you swap with the second type of gameplay, but it was missing some variety. Overall, I really liked it and found it pretty immersive!

    Oil Pals
    Submitted

    Oil Pals

  • FlowerSnek
    Lv. 2

    This was fun! I like the emphasis on map control and speed in the gameplay; you want to have a lot of viruses to help infect cells, but also want to rush to take out the last few cells before your viruses get engulfed by white blood cells. The ambient background music was also a nice touch. For a suggestion, you could try and change the difficulty curve of each match a bit; I found that they were hardest early on in the later levels, when you don't have any viruses and are at risk of getting quickly swallowed by an immune cell.

    • Wubs
      Lv. 6
      Wubs Developer of Body Invaders

      8mos ago

      Glad you enjoyed it. There is more we wanted to do with the gameplay, but the jam length had us trimming back the scope a little bit.

  • Marco Maureira
    Lv. 3

    really liked it, cool concept, great art and song too !