GGJ Archives 2009-2012


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Game Information
Short Introduction: 
Become the Ultimate Life Form! Ourocytosis is a Party Game for 2 to 4 Players. Play as the Leader of a Swarm of Microorganisms sent forth to Colonize a Brave New Host - But you are not the only one. Assimilate your opponents and use their strenghts against them!
Mac OS X+
Linux / Unix
Platform note: 
It's the Power of LÖVE
Brief Play Description: 


Ourocytosis is the end result of several ideas we tossed together at the beginning of the Jam. All revolved around different interpretations of this year’s Theme. Some of us wanted to keep the idea of eating things and becoming what you eat. Others wanted to use the self-consumption theme to trick enemies into destroying themselves. Yet others strayed further from the path and suggested having the player live through several generations on a common setting.

Although we all liked these ideas, we had several concerns regarding the scope and time frame, so we went back to the drawing board. Although much of this concepts would carry on to our final project, there was plenty to be cut.

We continued to trim and cut and change opinions until we finally drafted the snippets that follow. I personally believe the beauty of this process is that ultimately none of the original ideas made it to the final cut. And all of us are happy with it =)

Game Features

Followers - You start the game with a set amount of lesser microorganisms ("Karions") that follow your Leader ("Proteos") wherever you go. Karions are the source of your Proteos' power, and as such you must always be on the lookout to capture your opponent’s minnions while protecting your own.

Ourocytosis - To capture enemy Karions, you must surround them with your Proteos’ Tail. When you close the circle, any Karions inside it turn to your color and add their respective powers to your pool. Keep in mind your Trail is vaporous, and if you take too long to close the trap Karions can just permeate through it.

Power Overwhelming - Karions are the Source of the Proteii Power - Literally. There are 4 types of Karion, each related to a special ability. Having more Karions of a given type in your wake increases your power to use abilities. As you use each power, the Karions become drained and must be allowed to recharge. The player with the most Karions when the Timer runs out, wins!

Karion Types

Type A Karions
Amorphous blobs of goo.They excrete a neurotransmitter-disrupting toxin that hampers the mobility of surrounding Karions.
Type B Karions
Stocky and dense organisms. By suddenly contracting and expanding, they create powerful ripples that push nearby Proteii away.
Type X Karions
Slender and delicate. Their fragile frame stores fantastic amounts of energy, and can then use this energy to perform bursts of amazing speed.
Type Y Karions
Have a multitude of flagella squirming about them. This tendrils send out vibrations over the surrounding fluid that attract nearby Karions.
Diversifiers and Credits
GGJ 2012 Diversifiers : 
Followers: (Increasing number of NPCs follow you) The game involves a growing number of autonomous non-player characters that are always following the player character’s position.
Swarm: (1000+ enemies in play at once) The game is designed to have over 1000 enemies in play at once.
Team Image: 
Francisco Tufró - Codes & Musics // Pablo del Del - Codes // Pedro Carbajal - Codes // Esteban Rodriguez - Sketches // Matias Paolini - Sandwiches & Scribbles
Game Files: 
Installation Notes: 

1) Go get some LÖVE. Pick whatever suits your System.
2) Drag the Ourocytosis.love file into LÖVE
3) Enjoy!

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Linux support only for now

Unfortunately, mac is not working because of joystick button numbers :(
Didn't test it on windows

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