April, 2014: Mimic of the Deep

Mimic of the Deep is Live!

A tribute to the mimic octopus.
The master of illusion, hiding what is beneath its visage.

The 29th Ludum Dare 48-hour game-creation event has just ended and Hellscape’s entry is Mimic of the Deep.
The theme this time is “Beneath the Surface”.

Play as an octopus capable of disguising itself to surprise prey and scare predators.

You can play, rate, and comment on the game right now on LudumDare.com.

Here are a few of the best comments so far:

“Ok, this was really great! One of the best games I played thus far. I really enjoyed the gameplay!” – Marcus_siactro

“I love switching between the different mimic modes and eating fish… The gameplay is just perfect!” – Linus Lindberg

“Best Mimic Octopus game I’ve played today!” – quill18


  • Move: Arrow Keys
  • Turn off mimic: 1 (move faster)
  • Mimic Kelp: 2 (don’t scare food)
  • Mimic Lion Fish: 3 (scare big fish)
  • You are getting hungry
  • Eat small fish
  • Avoid big fish
  • Survive as long as you can

I hope you enjoy Mimic of the Deep, and thank you very much for your feedback.

Mimic of the Deep is hosted on itch.io. You can find and play a huge number of Ludum Dare 29 games on their dedicated page.

Like this 48-hour game? Try Hellscape’s long term project, Intergalactic Bubbles.