An arcade game created for Ludum Dare 27, 2013.
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Microbes, a life in ten seconds.

Microbes was created in half a day for Ludum Dare 27, 2013. I hope you have fun playing it :)

  • you are a microbe with a 10 second lifespan.
  • eat green/blue microbes to extend your life.
  • avoid red/pink microbes who steal your life.
  • score is determined by the number of seconds you stay alive, plus the amount of microbes you ate.
  • two player hotseat for your friends.

obligatory screenshot


Python 2.7 with PyGame.

For *nix flavors

apt users can simply install with:

sudo apt-get install python-pygame

Please substitute your favorite package manager when appropriate :-)

For Windows

Install Python from and PyGame from

Important to note that even if you run a 64-bit architecture, install the 32-bit editions of both these.


Run with the obvious:



  • Geany code editor and bash terminal
  • GIMP for graphics
  • MilkyTracker for music

Resources were created by me, from scratch.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see