Ok, so i think it would be nice to include viruses if you play as a cell or a bacteria.
Here is my idea:
Since viruses are tinier than cells and bacteria you can see them as a swarm of dots or maybe a mist. You are to avoid the swarm. If avoided successfully you obviously proceed with whatever you are doing, if you make contact with it, a death animation plays
Death animation: The view zooms in at the point of collision with the swarm until you can see a single virus landing on you and injecting you with DNA. It then zooms back out and shows the cell either bursting apart and a new swarm swims out of it, or many holes form in the bacteria and a swarm floods out.
There would be 2 types of viruses:
- Regular (the sea mine shaped one)
- Bacteriophage (the one with the crystal-like head and the leg-like appendages)