a game by locomalito

Among hallucinations and high fever I promised a virus that I'd make a game about him if he let me live. He did, so here is the game.

Viriax (2011). Be part of the Viriax infection and show humans who set the rules in the Earth. Infect important organs one by one, and destroy the ultimate defensive hope of humanity, the Nanobot Assembly System (NAS), a chip implemented near the brain.

The game. Viriax is an experimental game with procedural content. The goal is to reach the organ core at the top of each level to infect it, but you must watch your energy, because every action has a energy cost. Collect red globules to keep your energy up and grab items for unexpected mutations and effects. The production style doesn't try to mimic any old system in particular, it's just as simple as the game need it to be. The sick soundtrack has been composed by Gryzor87 using PX Tone, the chip music tool created by Pixel Amaya.

Influences. Viral infections, the inner space and films like Fantastic Voyage or Inner space.

Stories. In September 2010 I fell seriously ill with an unknown virus. Among hallucinations I promised the virus that I'd make a game about him if he let me live, and both kept our word. The trailer was shot in the veterinary clinic for horses Vetequin, we had big fun that day :-)

Key features

Viriax poster
A game by: Locomalito
Music and FX: Gryzor87
Promo art: Marek Barej

Release: 30/03/2011
Genre: Vertical platformer
Development: 3 months
Platforms: Windows

Creative Commons License

Download and extras

Viriax 1.1 (Win)