a game by locomalito

Run through the human body and destroy it from inside in this little experimental game.

The plot: 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: Reach the organ core at the top of the level to infect it, but watch your energy: every jump or collision have a cost. Collect red globules to keep your energy up and grab items for unexpected mutations. The production style doesn't try to mimic any old system, 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 as a concept and films like Fantastic Voyage or Inner space.

Personal note: 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.

Key features

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

Genre: Platform / Run Jump
Release: 30/03/2011
Development: 3 months
Platforms: Windows

Creative Commons License

Viriax download and extras

Viriax 1.1 (Win)