Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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virOS

by Antworks Studio - Jam Entry

A sort of a rogue-like bullet hell in which you are a computer mouse fighting viruses on your computer.

Don't let the virus hit the mouse!

Type the letters to freeze the virus, then click to select it and press "Delete" to kill it!

For more challenge, double-click the trash can!

Update:
- Mac OS X "Delete" key now should work if it wasn't before.
- Fix crash when too many viruses spawned (now limited to the number of letters on the alphabet).

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness66%
#52Theme(Jam)4.21
#80Humor(Jam)3.74
#87Innovation(Jam)3.85
#327Mood(Jam)3.29
#346Fun(Jam)3.26
#367Overall(Jam)3.36
#521Graphics(Jam)3.23

Comments

sweenist says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:40am

Very nice! I love the Win95/98 throwback. Very challenging. A tad unclear on what to truly do. Despite that, quite enjoyable

rmc says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:42am

The idea is nice, graphics too, but it needs a better mouse tracking.

Victor RENE says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:56am

The mouse is sluggish. I think it's because unity does something weird with it... or maybe it's how the game is supposed to play. The idea is neat, however, it's missing on fun, and a folder tutorial would be best, with such unusual controls.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:08am

The mouse sensitivity is supposed to be a little bit lower, but the movement should be smooth. If the mouse is lagging, maybe there really is a problem in the game...

ViliX64 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:17am

Very humorous game :)

zakchaos says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:19am

the lack of 1:1 mouse control really frustrated me, other than that is a really great concept for a game, cartoony music really went well with the graphics! great job!

timtipgames says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:19am

I like the style a lot, but I don't get what I have to do to actually delete the virus!
I type the letters, click it, and - what now? Can't move it to the trash. If I hit "DEL" on my keyboard I actually get back to the "menu"... more instructions or information about keybindings may be helpful :)

LexGear says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:21am

This is probably the best game I've played so far. 5/5 for "Theme". You can't fault that at all. :P at first I thought the sluggish mouse was anoying but once you figure out what the hell your meant to do it all makes sense. Tips for improvement. give the mouse things to collect to improve movement or fight, or drag and select baddies and drop them in the bin or something like that. Good job, great innovation!

gquibao says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:23am

Great!! Lost a few times but really enjoyed it. Good sound and the idea. Congratulations

Acuity says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:24am

I couldn't quite figure out what the trash can was supposed to do - I doubleclicked it and got swarmed.

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:26am

@timtipgames To delete the virus, you have to click the virus and hit delete. Have you tried that? It is quite likely to be a bug there hahah sorry!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:28am

@LexGear Thanks!!!! We're so happy!!!!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:28am

@Acuity The trash can open an enemy rush. This was supposed to be more clear, but we didn't have time to polish it.

broknecho says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:43am

The desktop theme is pretty awesome. Really challenging dexterity trying to move the mouse and type the viruses. Good game!

Dontre says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:04am

Funny game, but after some clicks on trash can, game was freezed.

Vtor says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:41pm

Nailed the theme!

Bensonance says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:46pm

This was really cool! Loved the idea, and the alternative gameplay hooked me in! I'd probably recommend an easier starting pace, while you get the hang of the game though :).

Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:48pm

Mouse is way too slow! But otherwise it's a neat idea. I couldn't delete viruses after selecting them (delete key would just bring the level 1 folder back up) and typing the letters would be a bit more intuitive if they were actually words, I think (I'm a hunt-and-peck-er, though, so maybe I'm not the best person to make that claim).

Tested on Mac OS X.

TheCams says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:32pm

Very fun game ! I love the idea and it's a real challenge. Nice job !

rainshapes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:30pm

Very cool! I liked the graphics a lot - they reminded me of my old computer without hurting my eyes.

banana4life says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:52pm

Awesome, it just crashed once

Lokiman says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:09pm

Windows 95 strikes back! The game is rather difficult but It was really fun and well made :)

Reporting that OSX version works but my system was completely overwhelmed by those pesky viruses! :)

Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:25am

Straight forward, simple, and pretty fun! I think it would have been more fun to click and drag the frozen virii into the trash can instead of tapping delete. :)

Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:05am

Really innovative actually! It just needs a bit of polish.

srakowski says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:47am

Oh wow i didn't realize how hard it would be to find the keys with only one hand... having to control the mouse and all. Very well done. I like 'shutdown' as the exit. Pretty darn cool :)

rjhunter says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:16am

Interesting and novel control system. I had to go back to the game description and re-read the controls, so on-screen hints or a tutorial would really help.

For a game with death at every corner, it took quite a while to restart the level (wait for "bluescreen" restart, clicking through all the folders...).

On my machine (Mac OS X) with trackpad, the pointer in the game moved a *lot* slower than the real pointer moves in the rest of the system. I think this might be a Unity thing, ignoring system mouse sensitivity and doing its own.

Great job!

Resonious says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:50pm

The slow mouse definitely felt a bit odd, but overall I like it. Good job!

LegacyCrono says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:44am

Damn, I managed to get to the last level, but seriously... http://i.imgur.com/iPTi6JM.png
I didn't like the slow cursor, but it wasn't much of a problem. The real difficulty comes from typing with a single hand (and the non-dominant one, to boot) while still avoiding a barrage of shots with the cursor.
The concept is fun, it's a good twist on the "learn to type" games. The graphics were fine, but I'm puzzled by why there's high definition icons in a Win 95 desktop. :P Good work!

L0N3 W0LF says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:50pm

Had a tone of fun with this game, the mouse was kind of slow tho :3, Good work :D

billrizer says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:43pm

Fun little game :)

Renaldo says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:22pm

This game is pure fun! I loved how you have to coordinate between typing and clicking.

By the way, the mouse simply don't work on Linux.

Dec 23, 2014 @ 7:51pm

Nice, nice, nice! Managing movement and typing is great. It looks like a great 2 player game where one player is responsible for movement and another for shooti... I mean, typing.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 5:08pm

interesting but the mechanics were way to complicated to make it fun - nice job

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