Posts Tagged ‘A virus named TOM’

Out(break): A Virus Named TOM

Robot dogs will kill us all.

Few people know this, but Rock, Paper, Shotgun was only started after Jim, Alec, Kieron and I were fired from our jobs working for a super-secret underground laboratory, responsible for a utopian society. In our rage and fury, we sought to take revenge against this unjust action by creating a website about PC games. We’re playing the long game. It happens to also be the plot of puzzler A Virus Named TOM, that is out today. And it has the best trailer.

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Scratching An Itch: A Virus Named TOM

The Jetsons has a never-aired final episode

Back when I was a whippersnapper, I wrote about a charming puzzler called A Virus Named TOM, which seemed a bit like a more excited Pipemania. I continue to be particularly excited by the multiplayer modes, which offer both competition and cooperation, and the possibility of combining the two by ruining a teammate’s day. The game is due out in March and pre-orders are now open, with a 50% discount off the final price of $10, access to the beta and, if the order is before Valentine’s Day (hurry!), an extra copy of the game. It’s not a gift, more of an infection. Isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is for? Or is that New Year’s Eve? I forget.

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A Virus Named Tom: Circuit Breaker

Lines and lines and lines
Here’s a cute little game that popped up at GDC Europe. It’s an action-puzzler with a rather nifty retro future vibe to it. The tongue-in-cheek, self-referential trailer raised a smile and the actual gameplay doesn’t look half bad either. From what I can gather, it’s a little like Pipe Mania, which you may know as the hacking game from Bioshock if you’re not an old fart. The difference here is that you actually control Tom, the virus, and must run around the grid switching connections around rather than simply clicking on them with a pointer. And it has co-op and competitive modes. Take a look.
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