Murder Mitosis 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).

This game was made in 72 hours for Ludum Dare 38. It ranked 40th overall out of 1840 entries.


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.

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PlatformsWindows, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorHastily Assembled Games
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Arcade, Colorful, Local multiplayer, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 38, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 4
LinksLudum Dare, Homepage, Twitter


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


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Awesome game