The Host
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The Host


Dive into the captivating world of “The Host,” a game reminiscent of the classic Game Boy era, where you assume the role of a mysterious creature on a quest for evolution. Immerse yourself in this puzzle platformer that challenges your wit and strategic thinking as you navigate through a subterranean labyrinth. As “The Host,” your unique ability to take control of other organisms sets the stage for an intriguing gameplay experience. Your journey begins in the depths of a mysterious hole where you find yourself trapped. To break free, you must skillfully manipulate and control various organisms, solving puzzles and overcoming obstacles to pave your way to the surface.

The core mechanic revolves around the fascinating concept of evolution through assimilation. Seize the opportunity to assimilate other organisms, acquiring their traits and abilities. Each new organism you control brings fresh perspectives and skills, serving as essential tools to navigate the intricate puzzles that stand between you and freedom.

Your ultimate goal is to reclaim your throne on Earth, a task that demands both cunning strategy and adaptability. As you ascend from the depths, gain power by assimilating stronger organisms, gradually evolving into a formidable force. The journey to the surface is not only a physical ascent but a metaphorical rise to dominance, symbolizing your reclaiming of power and authority.

“The Host” intricately weaves a narrative of survival, evolution, and conquest. Delve into a visually retro yet engaging world that pays homage to the nostalgia of classic handheld gaming. Traverse through subterranean landscapes filled with challenges, each level serving as a unique puzzle for you to unravel using your ability to control and evolve.

In this captivating adventure, prove your prowess in puzzle-solving and strategic thinking as you navigate the enigmatic depths, ultimately emerging as the dominant force and reclaiming your throne on Earth. “The Host” invites you to experience the thrill of evolution, strategy, and conquest in a classic handheld gaming format that will leave you hooked from start to finish.

Credits :

  • Making the game (concept, level design, art…) : allalonegamez
  • Music : sloopygoop
  • I want to express my gratitude to those who tested the game for bugs and incoherences : NotImplementedLife, Skite2001, Nekete, Johndo, Rajcsányi László (WLS) & ToasterCoder. I wanted to thank Yogi (Tronimal) for his GBFX – sound effects (i used it in the game).

Just Have Fun!

How to Play:

  • Move : Arrow Keys or WASD
  • Jump : Z (Alt or J)
  • Confirm a choice or Next text : Z (Alt or J)
  • Throw a parasite : X (Ctrl or K)
  • Restart a level : Enter (return)
  • Skip a level or return to map : Shift (Only on easy mode)