Ben Was Assimilated is a hack n slash style game where things only move when you do. Includes assimilation.

Source code on github: https://github.com/Eatkin/BenWasAssimilated

Community discord: https://discord.gg/FeWJTUr

  • Start hacking and slashing right away
  • Around half an hour of gameplay
  • No level grinding
  • Instant respawn if you die
  • Wide variety of enemies, monsters and innocent farm animals to kill
  • Wide variety of weapons and equipment to find
  • Includes a randomiser which randomises all weapon and equipment
  • Includes permadeath option just incase you enjoy playing games over from the start
  • Options to flip controls and for AZERTY keyboards

Edward Atkin - Programming, music and sound

Richard Kerry - Music and moral support

Ben Fearn - Concept design help and moral support

Kenney.nl - graphics (link to asset pack)

Derbyshire dialect features prominently through the game. I based a lot of the dialogue on someone I know, but also used a couple of pages for ideas:

I found some really nice tools by Cedric Stoquer whilst making this game and I used them for making sound and music:


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Ben Was Assimilated (Windows) 5 MB
Ben Was Assimilated (Linux) 5 MB
Ben Was Assimilated (GMS2 Source) 10 MB

Development log

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Cool game, but a roguelike requires permadeath and random generation. Turning on permadeath and randomizer gets you 70% of the way there, but random terrain would help a lot. Still a nice adventure game though. Controls were a little sticky for me, don't know if that's a problem on my end or intentional.

Thanks for playing anyway.

What do you mean by sticky controls? Might find it's a bit more responsive in the desktop builds maybe. In theory you should be able to move 30 spaces per second. I can look into it though, need to do another update at some point soon anyway.

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permadeath randomizer mode makes for a very fun chaotic roguelike.

I always run out of good weapons near the end of the game! Usually nice and easy starting out though :)

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Love these concepts/games! Wanna make something similiar myself. :P
Great work with the art, music and coding in general!
Together they make a nice atmosphere. :)

Thanks for the positive comments! Glad you had a good time with it.

Got the project for download if you wanted to have a look (if you're using GMS2). I didn't draw a single piece of art for this game though, that was all by our hero Kenney! I wouldn't have even made this game without his free assets.

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NP man! :)
And, ok. Well im using Unity and im completely new with coding,
so i have some learning to do. Heh...
Welp, stay safe!

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It was really fun, but the thing that stood out most to me was the music. How it changed for each Ben. Great work!

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Hey thanks a lot! Kinda glad you said that because I made the first couple of tracks myself, and I don't usually work on music because it takes me too long 😅 got a bit of the old imposter syndrome, but I thought they were cool tracks

Great to hear you had fun!