So, this is officially my first Ludum Dare. I am pretty excited about it.
After spending 1% of the competition brainstorming a good idea, I finally settled on one. The player takes the role of a parasite/microscopic alien/whatever that can take control of its host and do with it as it wishes.
At first it seemed like it might seem odd if I did this and enemies just instinctively attacked you, since they wouldn’t know the host is infected, but it introduces some sense of stealth into the game. Also, the mechanic of the person showing more signs of infection over time could be possible. That way you are encouraged to switch hosts more often.
Well, here goes nothing!