Story File
Requires a Z-Code interpreter. Visit IFWiki for download links.

Have you played this game?

You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.

Playlists and Wishlists

RSS Feeds

New member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page


by Marius Müller profile


(based on 7 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

On a remote island, you have to make a decision in a war you don't fully understand.

4th place in the 2012 Ectocomp.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 31, 2012
Current Version: 2
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: F0131E8D-CD50-454D-B48E-77CE0798192B
TUID: owpk4qd1drrstn2j


4th Place - EctoComp 2012


- View the most common tags (What's a tag?)

(Log in to add your own tags)

Member Reviews

5 star:
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Average Rating:
Number of Reviews: 2
Write a review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Great small game for Ectocomp about brain-changing parasites, September 15, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

This game has a great plot for a 3-hour ectocomp game.

You are one of the few remaining members of society after parasites from space have attacked everyone. At a SETI outpost, you try to survive with a friend.

The implementation was buggy, as could be expected from a Speed-IF game, but the writing and story were excellent; would make a good TV episode.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Good game, just some suggestions , March 6, 2013
by Cder

It's a really good game, it's a great game to play in your free time, I just don't understand the relevance to (Spoiler - click to show) when you go into the helipad, and you try to shoot the blip, Verdade shoots you, but what I don't understand is, why don't you die or the game ends, you can just keep going back and getting shot, but nothing happens except the text that appears All in all, the game was pretty good, there were some plot holes here and there (Spoiler - click to show) maybe an explanation is needed when you get killed for trying to examine the soldier who was in the military boat Sometimes, the commands were kinda weird, (Spoiler - click to show) when you're suppose to swim out to the boat, nothing indicates that you can swim out to the boat That's all from me though, thanks for the opportunity to play this great game of yours!

If you enjoyed Parasites...

Related Games

People who like Parasites also gave high ratings to these games:

Mirror and Queen, by Chandler Groover
Average member rating: (27 ratings)
Your mirror never lies. A puzzleless reflection. Fifteen to forty minutes.

The Ring of Doom, by Sam Ruby
Average member rating: (3 ratings)
"You volunteer to be the ring bearer. You must go through a mountain pass called Cirith Ungol and into Mordor. There you will throw the ring into the fire of the mountain. You are given some lembas, an elvish waybread, the shards of a...

Approaching Horde!, by CRAIG RUDDELL
Average member rating: (10 ratings)
It's officially hit the fan! Cause, unknown. There's no time to worry about that now anyways...there's a zombie horde approaching! Your job...gather as many survivors as you can and hold out for as long as possible. You'd be the hero if...

Suggest a game

Recommended Lists

Parasites appears in the following Recommended Lists:

Ectocomp Games (All English Winners/Entries) by thecanvasrose
A list I created for myself so I can play all of these games. Sorted by rank and year. English entries. I'll add descriptions and my own ratings (out of 5 stars) to the entries in this list as I go through them.

This is version 5 of this page, edited by Zape on 11 April 2021 at 4:50pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item