A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

In an ageless temple at the corner of the earth, a primordial Ooze sits waiting... Shift its shape to (gleefully) eliminate all trespassers.

The Ooze is a game created for Ludum Dare 35, "Shapeshift." I produced the code, art, and audio in 48 hours. Here's the Ludum Dare entry page!

The game should take around 5-15 minutes to complete. There is an ending so hang in there!

The controls of The Ooze are intended to be self evident when playing. If they aren't:

  • Mouse - Select ooze sections
  • WASD/Arrow Keys - Expand ooze section
  • R - Reset level

Tools Used:

  • Unity3D
  • Photoshop
  • Audacity
  • Garage Band
  • BFXR
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
AuthorDaniel Mullins
TagsLudum Dare 35, ooze, shapeshift, Strategy RPG, Turn-Based Combat
LinksLudum Dare


TheOoze_Windows.zip 11 MB
TheOoze_Mac.zip 13 MB
TheOoze_Linux.zip 14 MB


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nice game love it


well isnt that amoeeba from inscryption?

And the secret mimic boss from Secrets of Legendaria (The Hex)!

OOH. Scary survival game. i like


When I double click TheOoze_Linux.x86 in Ubuntu 16.04 it says:

There is no application installed for "executable" files.
Do you want to search for an application to open this file?

Other executables run just fine, I'm not sure what's wrong with this one.

Hopefully this won't necro everything, but...

The issue is that the executable flag isn't set. you can right click the file, go to properties, then permissions, then enable execution

For a more "global" solution that'll work, you can cd into the directory and use chmod u+x <filename> to enable it

Very nice game. I played all levels and love the ideas behind the game.
I would be happy about more levels !!

For example with bowman's or other opponents. :)