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He's brewing giant protozoans again -they must be destroyed!

Something very strange is going on in Dr. Blob's mystery kitchen. Pulsing emanations spill from the windows at night illuminating the overhanging willows with eerie green light. Unsettling squishy noises, diabolical laughter and the crackling sound of raw electricity pierce the stillness of the after hours frightening passersby and disturbing nearby residents from their sleep.

Rumors of unlabeled crates and canisters being delivered by dark-suited men driving unlicensed black vans even now circulate among local barflies and conspiracy seekers.

What can it mean?

Dr. Blob's Organism is a lightning-fast shooter game where players blast feisty one-celled organisms as they try to escape from a petri dish.

Each level in the game introduces new powerups (like freeze, lightning and multiguns) and special organism abilities (like force field, regeneration and frenzy) to ramp up the fun and increase the challenge throughout the entire game.

The full version of Dr. Blob's Organism features:

  • 20 levels of increasing difficulty
  • 10 different powerups
  • 5 special blob abilities
  • 3 difficulty settings
  • 21 music tracks
  • Squishy, moist sound effects
  • Bonus dishes
  • Jukebox (Play music selections from the game.)
  • Minimum System Requirements:


  • Pentium II 350MHz (600MHz or better recommended)
  • 64M RAM
  • Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP
  • DirectX 6
  • OpenGL 1.1 compatible video card
  • DirectX compatible sound card
  • 32M of free hard drive space


  • 333 MHz G3 Processor (400MHz G4 or better recommended)
  • 64M RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.1 or later
  • 32M of free hard drive space

    Dr. Blob's Organism is now absolutely free!

    The Dr. Blob's Organism demos for Mac OS X and PC are still
    available for download on the DBO Files page.

    Dr. Blob's Organism was created by Digital Eel.

    Iikka Keränen

    Iikka Keränen and Rich Carlson

    Phosphorous, Iikka Keränen and Rich Carlson

    Rich Carlson

    Mac Port
    Ed Zavada

    Fearless Testers
    James Ernest, Kevin Matheny, Duncan McPherson, Joe Pallai, John Slade, James Sterrett, Brian Uhrig and Thom Wetzel

    Dr. Blob's Organism is based on John Conway's LIFE!

    Review Dr. Blob's Organism!

    Dr. Blob's Organism uses SDL and SDL_mixer dynamically linked libraries, which are released under free LGPL license: http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html.

    The use of LGPL libraries in a closed source application such as Dr. Blob's Organism is allowed by section 6b of the license. Pre-built binaries are included in the DBO installation for your convenience.

    Current SDL and SDL_mixer source code and binary downloads are available at the SDL website: http://www.libsdl.org/. Dr. Blob's Organism will run with libraries interface-compatible to SDL 1.2.5 and SDL_mixer 1.2.5.

    Contact Information
    Cheapass Games - cheapassjames@gmail.com
    Digital Eel

    Cheapass Games Digital Eel

    All content and images copyright 2003 R. Carlson, I. Keränen and Phosphorous