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Game made for the Ludum Dare 37 Jam

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Ludum Dare 37 entry here!
CODE RED is an action platformer where you take control of an specimen that has escaped out of his containment chamber needing something, nourish yourself with human flesh while your mind is stormed with the need of reaching a room.


  • You can slash while you're running
  • You can slash while jumping
  • Eat to regain health.
  • While you're screaming you're invulnerable.


  • W,A,S,D to move (or arrow keys)
  • Shift to walk
  • H (or C) to slash
  • J (or X) to Grab and eat
  • K (or Z) to scream
  • Jump agaisnt wall to climb
  • Esc or P to pause

Check out web versions

Newgrounds Version - 4~/5, featured and got top 2th the day it was released!

Kongregate Version     - 3.6~/5,  featured and badged.

ArmorGames Version83~/100, featured in frontpage.

The team

ST credits:

  • Welcome to chaos - Ross Budgen.

Wish we had more time to polish the game haha.


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Code red - Ludum Dare 37 version 37 MB
Code red V4.0 - Post jam fixed version 37 MB
Code red v4.0 - Post Jam MacOSX64 Version (Beta) 67 MB


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Still love this game

I made a speedrun.com profile for it a while back. Wish we had more runners!


Send a message in the forum if you ever plan to release more Code Red related gameplay!

amazing game

Glad you enjoyed it bro! btw it turned one year  old yesterday hahaha .


Somwhow this game almost gave me the feels....idk how.....


oH! I think I know why, I uploaded that as a .rar, must be .zip, let me try that.

Please try now, IF isn't working, well, I don't know what could be happening, guess I could left the previous version online while I try another solution. I haven't Mac so that's why it's a BETA. I didn't know you were using OSX lol!


Hey man! Love the art style here! I'll say something that probably nobody has said before and what is the main reason this game is fun - good graphic design.

Violent game, dominantly red, supporting colour black associated with negative emotions. It's a really nice touch to combine to make the graphic theme match the game theme and one that many game makers never think about. Good job!

Why no web version tho?

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Wow! Thank you so much for such kind and great review!

there are web versions, but not here haha, I Like to only get my .exes here in Itch.io. I'm more like a .exe guy.

Take a look at these links:

I know I played it on newgrounds!

Are you the guy from Hug me I'm cold? yes you are hahaha! Loved your game. even I got kinda depressed lol

Haha then my game did its job! Good luck on your next games!

Thank you! you too!


Did you take inspiration off of the LD 34 game LadyBug by any chance? I can't help but feel like this game is too similar for it to be a coincidence :P interesting visual style choice though, kinda reminds me of The Final Station.


I thought the same thing! Feels a lot like LadyBug, just with less ceiling climbing

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Oh, I didn't know about that game! but it seems to be an awesome game. we just thought 'hey, let's make the bad guy the protagonist!' and the ideas came from that decisition hahaha. we first thought that the main character should be an Zombie but then the idea itself didn't convice us for us so we thought 'Hey, why not a badass monster from an experiment lab?' and that quite liked us!

Edit: LadyBug it's PRETTY similar haahaha wow! even the blood lols. what a coincidence!

Edit 2: Your artstyle is pretty beatiful Makorie, any chances to make a portrait of me? :P hahaha

glad you like my art :) (and if you were being serious about that request, feel free to e-mail me and we can work something out-.)

And ah, interesting. Think it was a good decision to work with a monster figure than a zombie honestly, heh- regardless, congrats on making a game for a game jam! I hope this game and your team get more support in the future-.


Probably will do then! and Thank you! indeed the game has some good reception, people actually liked this game! we're going to probably work on more deeply in this project once we finish another one. Code red even got a honored mention right here:

(Wish they could have recorded something more interesting and updated but heck! still being great.)

Also got featured in Newgrounds, Kongregate and we got top 83 out of 1600+ entries of the game jam.

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So much fun! After the first play through I realized this would be a perfect speed-running game so I've been playing it over and over again. Got my time down to around 2:56:12 after my 5th or 6th run. I'll keep updates on this. Hopefully I'll get it down to 2:20 and maybe 2:00.

EDIT: I got 2:46:84

EDIT: I GOT 2:18:69!!! I know 2:00:00 is possible; needs a 0 death play-through though.

2 hours or 2 minutes? 0:

LMAO 2 Minutes. I'm at (roughly) 2:18 right now, mainly because I found a bunch of shortcuts thanks to the wall jump mechanic. Hopefully I'll get it down to ~2 min. this weekend.

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This is pretty cool! you should record it! and also I have to update this build. between today and tomorrow I'll implement some hotfixes.

O_O There's a physics bug that makes you fall like 3x faster. Haven't figured out how to exploit it, but you might wanna look into that. Happens when I walljump/fall.

Indeed, wall climbing should be more polished with the hotfix I'm going to implement today!

Update implemented!

Code red .exe 4.0:

More smoothly movement in-aire since I reduced the gravity, instant wall climbing without delays and weirds glitchy things, so now it should be just fine.

Thanks for staying tuned with the game!


Really had fun with Code Red. I hope you'll get to come back to the project and expand on it. :)

Hey, when I launch it says:

Profile error occurred

Something went wrong when opening your profile. Some features may be unavailable.

And then it opens up nw.js any help? The thing said profile error so I don't know if it has anything to do with the game.

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Heya man, how did you triggered this error? Can you please send me and email explainning your error? jesus-perez95@hotmail.com is my email

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(The problem was an conflict with the profile rights, just right click -> execute as administrator.)


Looks great! Have you got some future plans to turn it into big game?

Thank you so much! we're not sure at the momment bro! but we are so flattered by all the good reception! Maybe soon, we're developing other proyect right now!

Which engine you're used to make it? :)

Made it in Construct2 and PyxelEdit for the graphics bro!

May I ask - how to contact you by email?

sure! This is my email: jesus-perez95@hotmail.com