This game is one entry for the first SIGMA 48 hour game competition, held in Christchurch, New Zealand July 2008. The other entry is called "Gulo".
The theme of the competition was "Sustainability". Oddly, both groups came up with concepts based on Blobs, though the game play is quite different. In this game "Escape the Lab", you play a bacteria which you must help to grow and escape its Petri dish. In the next level you must survive the gauntlet of lab equipment to grow large enough to escape the lab.
Both groups started with 6 people, who came and went during the 48 hours.
The aim of the weekend was for the various local professional game studios, educational facilities and enthusiasts to collaborate of creating games. The first competition included people from Stickmen Studios, Def-Logic, Zodal, University of Canterbury, Christchurch Polytechnic Institution of Technology and Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti (a local high school that also hosted the event).
One of the criteria for judging the games will be number of plays through New Grounds. Another is the ranking from Newgrounds users. Enjoy...
Ps. Your feedback will contribute to the continued development of these games beyond the 48 hour competition.
Level 1: Arrow Keys to move your bacteria. Eat the sludge to grow. When you get bigger than the enemies you will be able to eat them too. You win when you get large enough to escape the Petri dish!
Level 2: Arrow Keys to move + Space to jump, and if you look closely the more you walk the more slime you loose and the smaller you get. Navigate the gauntlet of traps and obstacles and ultimately grow large enough to escape the lab!