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Syndemic is a randomly-generated action shooter game that
emphasizes upgrades, quick reflexes, and microbial puzzle-solving
in a biological setting. Take control of a unique microbe that can
dodge, tumble and weave through bodily tissues and avoid swarms of
invasive pathogens. Accumulate a massive arsenal of antibiotic
weaponry, upgrade your genome and cell structure, and unleash
powerful metabolic abilities. Explore the human body, destroy
invading diseases, assist the immune system, and ultimately,
discover your origin and the fate of your host.
Randomly-generated levels and environments filled with microscopic
enemies and biological hazards.
Experience events inspired by real biology: chase down a cancer
cell before it metastasizes, investigate prion sightings in the
brain, clear cholesterol from the bloodstream, and guide immune
cells to sites of infection.
than 100 possible antibiotic weapon combinations, each with their
own strengths and weaknesses, including rare 'designer drugs'
capable of mowing down dozens of enemies in a single blast
or exploit the immune system; use the body's cells as shields,
tools to solve puzzles, or feed them your slain enemies to gain
Stylized, living backgrounds that simulate the interior of the
human body... travel the bloodstream, survive the stomach, and wage
war in the brain!
We've launched a funding site on
indiegogo.com, where contributors can name a
species of microbe, design a weapon, or have their eyeball turned
into a battleground:
We appreciate all support!