Ben Was Assimilated is a grid based hack n slash where things only move when you move, so moving and attacking turns into a puzzle.

Features around half an hour of gameplay with no need for level grinding and instant respawn on death.

There’s also a randomiser which randomises all weapons and equipment and a perm-death mode for masochists.

I worked on this for about two weeks and did coding, music and sounds.

The source code is available on Github.

Additional Credits

  • Richard Kerry – Additional music and moral support
  • Ben Fearn – Concept design help and moral support
  • Kenney.nl – graphics (link to asset pack)

Other References

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 which I used for making sounds and music:

Screenshots