August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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by torokokill - 48 Hour Competition Entry

Viral is a 2D top-down escape game. You are a Virus. The objective of the game is to escape the anti-viruses who are trying to catch you, to delete you, for as long as possible. There is no win condition.

There are three viruses with different behaviors:
Scanner(Purple Magnifying Glass): Slow, but will always follow you
Integrity Checker(Blue Alarm): Will only give chase if you get too close
Emulator(Yellow E): Fast and will hone in on you. Only lasts for 30 seconds at a time.

To aid in your evasion you are given two traps to use:
[/0] - Logic Bomb - Roots the first anti-virus who runs into it in place for 5 seconds
[?] - EPO - After a 2 second activation period, the EPO will become part of the map for 13 seconds and block anything around it

Known Bugs:
Anti-virus pathing is still a little iffy at times. I ran out of time to polish it. I'm sorry!
You will experience some slowdowns if a lot of anti-viruses need to generate paths all at the same time. As above, I wasn't able to fix it in time!
No music disable feature - Ran out of time!

I hope you enjoy my first Ludum Dare entry and endure the programmer tier art and last second music. Thank-you!

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CJ says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 2:36pm

Nice and fun! Congrats!

whiletruefork says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:44am

Simple and fun. The programming-specific powers are great. If you keep working on it, a portal that opened up after X seconds to take you to another level would give a nice change of scenery.

mes says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:28am

cool game. i like the 1/2 abilities. agreed with mr forkbomb that an objective like that would help.

refrag says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 6:15pm

Nifty! I did find it a bit difficult and it was hard to use my "powers" effectively.
Good work on a complete entry.

Fififox says ...
Aug 24, 2011 @ 4:50pm

That's an interesting game which I enjoyed playing and which reminded me of pacman: you did a good job for your first LD ! :) As you said, the graphics aren't really the best, but the sound/music does its job. Maybe multiple levels would have been appreciable. It's great that you took time to write progress reports and also a postmortem (try to make a timelapse next time too) !

KevinWorkman says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 2:14am

This is an awesome start and I'd like to see what you do with it next! I'd love to see this as a multiplayer with more powers and enemies.

Aug 27, 2011 @ 5:46am

Cool game, clear instructions and fun to play. The powers are interesting and work well with the maze.

bach says ...
Aug 29, 2011 @ 9:19am

Nice little pacman style game :) Congrats on first LD

N0_Named_Guy says ...
Sep 8, 2011 @ 11:05pm

Cool... =)

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