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Key Features

  • Control Four Characters and combine their Unique Skills to accomplish your objectives
  • A plan comes together with a combination of Brute Force, Support, Outflanking and Diversion
  • Dynamically Infested Worlds make each time you play quite different to some extent
  • Three completely different game genres joined forces combining seamlessly into one game
    • Side-Scrolling Puzzle Platformer
    • Side-Scrolling Shooter
    • Tower Defense
  • An Interactive Environment to help you in answering the age old question of: "Is it Contained?"
  • Pure no nonsense Indie Recipe of no-Funding no-Publisher made by just One Guy with a Computer

About the Game

A single player Side-Scrolling Puzzle Platformer and Side-Scrolling shooter. It's about territory control with some kind of Tower Defense backing it up. There will be Four Characters at the player’s disposal, each with their Unique Skills, Weapons, Vehicles and Space Ships. Which will come in handy in some way, shape or form to solve the Objectives and Puzzles throughout the worlds they visit to Combat the Aliens.

Their main task is to try Contain the Alien Treat, which moves though the world using Sludge. A sort of Creep, which Dynamically tries to cover everything in the world and gives Buffs, Healing Abilities and Random Spawn points to the Alien Life Forms.

Taking hints!

  • For those of you who've seen or played The Lost Vikings from back in 1992, the gameplay will feel very familiar. Switching between characters to accomplish objectives or reach certain goals using their skills to their advantage
  • The Tower Defense comes in the form of taking over Outposts and Repairing or Hacking into Defense Systems. The aliens will send out a constant stream of Chargers alongside the much more formidable alien lifeforms. The charger is a disposable alien life form, which will suicide charge into structures to infest and ultimately try to take over your Defenses and Outposts

    Once you have secured an Outpost, you will be able to activate the available Droid Constructors. Which means you can send out your very own disposable army of Suicide Robots and their sole purpose is to engage the Chargers. However unlike the Chargers they won't be able to take over outposts, something that's only possible using the main characters.

The main characters

  • Joseph Sheppard, demolition engineer

    Loud would be the word to describe Joe. When he's not yelling at people, he's probably blowing stuff up. And he's got quite an odd occupation, with him destroying and fixing things. Well you know what they say, when you know how things go together, you're the best man for the job to blow those things up as well... Or something along those lines.

    He can repair equipment, should it get damaged at some point. And is able to take out fortifications and bigger aliens with ease. Using either his explosives or heavy firepower, brute forcing his way though it rather then outflanking it.

  • Boss, close quarter combat support

    Only a few know his real name, most people just call him Boss and as such is indeed the boss of the crew. He wields a shotgun, which deals heavy damage to anything in the immediate vicinity. The lack of range and somewhat longer reload cycle makes this a support or last resort weapon.

    He supports the guys out in the field with field generators for energy, defense grid spheres to counter the Sludge and the very important medical support. He's quite an invaluable guy to have out in the field.

  • Chass Emeka, sharpshooter Spec-Ops

    Chass is very well known for his ability to hit things and move at extreme speeds and distance. He is the fastest of the crew and also has a few tricks up his sleeve. He's able to jump up walls, making it possible to get to place the others simply can't reach

    His weapons have a very high rate of fire, but cannot pierce the bigger alien armour. However, combined with his already superior speed and maneuverability he wont have much trouble outflanking his targets

  • Jarvis Miller, ship's pilot and informer

    He's the only one that can pilot the Bishop, their Spaceship Carrier. Jarvis is not the combat type, but he does have some combat abilities, but mostly relies on distractions and stuns to make his entrance or getaway.

    He's the guy that is able to fix computer panels, hack into systems and take over certain structures or defense systems like turrets or anti Sludge barriers. There are simply some doors and barriers out there, which are quite heavily armoured. Nullifying both Joe's explosives and Chass' phase technology. Making Jarvis quite the asset, even though he doesn't like to be out in the field.

Progress page

I've set up a progress page where the development progress on the game and individual features can be seen. Using icons to show what has been done and what is being worked on for the current build, I hope this will give an interesting insight into the progress made on the game.

You can follow the development progress here

Initial development Started on February 25 2011
Build21 is currently being developedBuild20 was finished on December 19, 2012
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Random idle animations


When a player is idling for too long or are playing with on of the other characters. They will start doing random idle animations we've come to know a love from certain old school Nintendo and Sega 2D platformers. There will be more idle animations hidden behind a random interval timer for each character, but for now enjoy Boss' glaring "what are you waiting for" stare!

Is it Contained, Boss idle animation 2

This image is uprezzed to 200% of the original size in game and still requires the cigar smoke puffs. It's also a small sneak preview at more of the world art, grass corners and one of the various lifts in the world of "Is it Contained?"

Main character Sprite Sheets progress

Main character Sprite Sheets progress


The sprite sheets for the main characters are coming along nicely. A first look at the main characters in their sprite form!

Finally the Sludgecreeper can do it's thing!

Finally the Sludgecreeper can do it's thing!


After countless of late nights, I can now safely say: "The Sludgecreeper can do most things it should be able to, with a few small features to be added!"

Containment Questions and Answers

Containment Questions and Answers


A FAQ specifically for Containment. If you have questions, just message me and I'll have a look at it

Indie Indeed Showcase for Containment Build18 WIP

Indie Indeed Showcase for Containment Build18 WIP


A video showcase on what is working and what is still planned for Containment Build18


This looks interesting, tracking.

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looks really cool!

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Kouji-San Creator

Thanks, always good to hear!

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