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Genre: Action, Casual, Arcade
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Infektor got greenlit
Release date: Summer 2016
Survive. Infect. Destroy.

Infektor is a fast-paced arcade action game that offers intense gaming experience in small doses. Take control of a microbe and wreck havoc while avoiding your pursuers and collecting plasma drops from their remains. Use this plasma to unlock Survival levels and exchange it for mutagens that boost your microbe's abilities.

The core of the gameplay is evading your pursuers and racking up the highest score possible. But to get a really good score, you need to use all the reflexes you got and take some risks. Making good use of unique special abilities of each of the three microbes you can control is essential for success. Running rampage and breaking everything in sight is a good way to keep your score counter going. You also get points for risky behaviour like close fly-by's, avoiding enemy bursts or popping bubbles that spawn antibodies. There might also be some tasty targets to infect as well, but they will usually be placed in rather dangerous neighbourhood.

Meet the microbes

Boostichia is a balanced all-rounder that's tough enough and fast enough to be effective. Its special move is an ability to quickly burst in a straight line, making it very useful for escaping tough situations. This ability can be enhanced with mutagens, adding a shockwave or giving additional speedup for few seconds. And with proper mutagens, Boostichia can become much more agile, or much better at collecting plasma.

Heavilum is the toughest microbe you can control, with a lot more health points. But that vitality comes at a price of mobility. It can't speed up as fast as the other two and is much less agile, making it more challenging to control precisely. It's special ability makes up for this a bit, since it gives it a temporary power boost, letting it achieve greater speeds and acceleration. On the plus side, Heavilum boasts an increased infection rate, giving it a distinct advantage in Infect mode. It also attracts plasma drops from greater distance and its post-hit immunity lasts longer. But because it has more HP, it requires much more plasma for bonus health points.

Fastillus is the quickest and most agile of the three microbes. Thanks to its great acceleration and agility, it's perfect for getting around cramped spaces and out of tough situations. And if that is not enough to get away unharmed, its special ability is a shock-wave that pushes everything away. The biggest weakness of Fastillus is that it can't handle as much hits as the other two microbes, and its ability to attract plasma drops is limited to shorter distance. To make up for its fragility, it can have two bonus HP at the time. And the initial cost of those extra health points is the lowest of the bunch.

Augment your microbe

When selecting a microbe before starting a level, you have a chance to put mutagens into three available slots. Each slot has a set of three mutagens that you can choose from. Mutagens in the first two slots are common for all microbes. The last slot is reserved for special mutagens tied to specific microbe.

In total, there are 15 mutagens to choose from. You can use them to counter microbe's weaknesses, or you can boost its strengths, whichever you decide is best. Mutagens can impact microbe's agility, make it easier to collect plasma drops, or enhance its special ability, among other things.

Project status
  • Mac OS X version: released, available on App Store
  • Windows version: in beta stage, needs testing and making a distributable package
  • Linux/SteamOS version: in beta stage, needs testing on various distributions

  • 9 Survival arenas
  • 8 Infection levels
  • 4 level tutorial
  • 3 unique microbes to choose from
  • 6 mutagens common to all microbes and 9 unique to specific microbes
  • game controller, mouse and keyboard support
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影ふ岆 May 27, 2016 @ 1:16am 
Rothschild May 25, 2016 @ 2:51pm 
The GDWC May 23, 2016 @ 10:11pm 
This looks like a cool, stylish shooter. It's always interesting to see smaller niches such as microbes used in gameplay instead of the more common elements.

We are running the Game Development World Championship and would like to see you participate. It's good for your visibility and won't cost you a penny.

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Good luck with the development!
Dishwalla May 23, 2016 @ 6:15am 
Drevoborodiy May 22, 2016 @ 9:04am 
Celluin May 21, 2016 @ 11:41pm 
Looks awesome! :steamhappy:
Bryan May 21, 2016 @ 6:00pm 
Yes please
Cos May 21, 2016 @ 9:43am 
Very creative, I like the visuals too. Nice work :-)
Ale2Passos May 20, 2016 @ 6:05pm 
voted! Good luck!
Venture PC Games™ May 20, 2016 @ 12:04pm 
voted Yes :orangecube: