Murder Mitosis was made in 72 hours for the Ludum Dare Jam 38 (our very first one). It is a chaotic arena death dish match game for 1-4 players. You play as nano bots, competing to control deadly (but also weirdly cute) microscopic creatures, in a small world that gets more and more crowded as you fight.

The twist is that you slowly lose energy (attacking or getting hit drains your energy even faster). The only way you regain energy is by eating the small gray energy pellets that are strewn about the dish, making this an action game about strategic positioning and board control in a crowded small world. So go play and starve your friends (or our AI if they're not around).

 It ranked 40th overall out of 1840 entries total in the Ludum Dare Jam 38 . 


Controls

You can either use your keyboard or a gamepad. You select your input method with the button you press when you "join" the game.

If you pressed SPACE (or Left CTRL):

  • Move: WASD
  • Attack: SPACE or Left CTRL
  • Hunt Mode: hold Left SHIFT

If you pressed ENTER (or Right CTRL):

  • Move: Arrow Keys
  • Attack: ENTER or Right CTRL
  • Hunt mode: hold Right SHIFT

If you pressed A on your gamepad:

  • Move: left thumbstick
  • Attack: A
  • Hunt Mode: hold B


Don't forget, you can make your microbes hunt/attack your enemies by holding down [Shift] on your keyboard, or (B) on your gamepad.



Install instructions

Note for Linux users:

If you are having trouble launching the game, check if you have set the permissions to allow the file to be executed as a program.

Download

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Murder Mitosis for Windows (27 MB)
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Murder Mitosis for Linux x64 (34 MB)
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Murder Mitosis for Linux x86 (33 MB)

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