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Made by Jackson Dean for the GMKT Game Jam 2020

Please check it out and give it a rating on Itch: https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2020/rate/697584

Parasite is a fast-paced roguelike in which you play as a parasite rushing to escape your underground prison. Take control of hosts, jumping from victim to victim as they try to stop your escape. Once in control, shoot-em-up until you find the next host. But be careful... if you run out of control, it's game over.

Everything costs control, a limited resource for your parasitic species. That means every time you make a host move or shoot, you're a bit closer to losing. Can you make it all the way out of the dungeon?

The theme for the GMTK Game Jam 2020 was Out of Control. In this game, every action you take brings you closer to losing control, until you end up completely powerless.

All of the code was written by me. I also made most of the sound FX and some of the graphics. Other credit goes to:

Mack - Gun sprites (link)

Natan Costa - Floor Tilemaps (link)

www.Kenney.nl - Character sprites (link)

Tim Krief @timkrief - Keyboard and Mouse Sprites (link)

0x72 - Wall and detail tiles (link)

Boxcat Games - Music (link)

This version of the game was finished AFTER the game jam ended. The game jam submission is ONLY the Windows version on Itch, so please check that out.

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Instantly good first impression from the menu music, NICE!

Art is really good, music is amazing!

It felt awesome, though I don't think I exactly got it lol. I just kept running and switching hosts until I got to the end, I didn't even use left mouse button at all, but the game still seemed kind of fun. It was pretty good!

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3.13 / 5.00

Jul 14, 2020
1:13 PM EDT