December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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by Ardale - Jam Entry

First Ludum Dare for me, and it was very hard..uff.
Ok here is Virus, a game without goal, without end, and I...I really don't know what is Virus, maybe a virus simulator, but is sure that it is really messed up. You are a virus(really uh?), and your goal is to survive, infecting humans (turning them into zombies) and avoiding spray antibiotics. Spread yourself!

Arrow Keys : move


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TehSkull says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 5:52am

It's like a more difficult and yet far easier (once you get the hang of it) version of Infectonator. I like this a lot, but I wish it were more fun. The pacing is too slow, and it's too easy to die and too easy to live forever.

Also, there's a WEIRD bug where an NPC walked into the wall where the vent is and just stood still until a zombie came an got him. Until that zombie got him though, the framerate hit rock bottom.

ArkadyDracul says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:36am

Good entry, I still can not get over the first room I can not figure out how to turn off the spray in the pipeline -.-

trentfealy says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:56am

Normaly don't run exe's named virus

Dec 18, 2012 @ 9:06am

Wow, this game is quite laggy, but yet its fun

berareu says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:04pm

Fun game and kinda hard too until you grasp how it works!
Liked the graphics too, good work!

Bensonance says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:13pm

This is a great game all round, but I feel it needs a bit more explanation to ease players into the game.

arch.jslin says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:23pm

Play as the virus and the graphic presentation of this game is pretty cool. :)

MaTX says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 2:27pm

It lags hard on my computer (I am on windows 8).
However, cool graphics and atmosphere, and I dig the gameplay idea!

D3zmodos says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 4:30pm

Had a few framerate issues every now and then and it took me a while to figure out exactly how things worked. Once I got going though it was pretty cool.

Fun game, I really liked it.

bechsen says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:17pm

Nice game, can't stop playing

pythong says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:26pm

kinda short game, as soon as you get the hang, it's super easy. it would have been nice to have more levels (as soon as all are infected)

Hatscat says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:35pm

@trentfealy : Lol, same! it could have been an interpretation of the theme: "to be a real villain hacker" ^^

Good game, well designed, just lack instructions

HeXoT says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:42pm

I cant figure out how to infect any one and it still looks very fun.

Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:46pm

Nice graphics (I like how the virus moves!) and cool start. It's fun, but more levels + an end would be nice. It has potential!

Alex Rose says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:53pm

Rofl, feels dodgy downloading a file called virus.exe.

Once I knew what I was doing, it was pretty fun. Playing as a sentient virus is a cool idea. I also liked how there was strategy in staying near zombies to beat antibacterial people but targeting gunmen when they were on their own.

Pretty fun game, nice one.

Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:49pm

Really fun and loved the idea but it's really short

8bitDamage says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 3:50pm

I prefer playing the virus rather than the zombie! Great work!

mokujin says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 3:58pm

Fun game but too short)

sclark39 says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 3:58pm

It seems like it requires you to die and restart at the checkpoint in order to progress past the first room (otherwise you don't have enough power to make it through the vents). There is also very little feedback on if I am infecting someone or not, which was confusing.

myachin says ...
Dec 23, 2012 @ 6:18am


Spelchan says ...
Dec 24, 2012 @ 3:39am

A bit confusing at first. Once I was able to get out and infect someone on the outside rooms zombie outbreak made the game too easy. Would have been nice to have more levels, possibly with greater and greater scope until you conquer the world. As with many others, I feel naming the file virus.exe was not the best choice.

blob says ...
Dec 25, 2012 @ 4:34am

That's a fun concept. The game needs more polish for level design and look but its a pretty cool idea worth developping :)

Dec 26, 2012 @ 5:48pm

Good job. Is this game hard or am I doing something wrong?! I got an slowdown even though my PC is high-end.

naufr4g0 says ...
Jan 7, 2013 @ 9:49am

Fun game and interesting game mechanics. Graphics remembers 'Hotline Miami'

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