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    Ludum Dare 21

    August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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    Viral - 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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