From the Indie Open House Project:
Life isn’t always easy for Indie developers: sometimes you want to add online multiplayer to your promising upcoming action/puzzle title but then your art department/wife gets pregnant. With that in mind, we’d like to share with you a new video for A Virus Named Tom, an infectious coop/competitive action-puzzler from indie game dev, Misfits Attic. The video offers a fun glimpse of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of indie game development -- and blames a new baby for feature cuts -- along with gameplay video showcasing the addictive and fast-paced action of the game (currently slated for launch on Steam and OnLive in Late April).
A Virus Named Tom is an action puzzler in which players rearrange circuits to spread a virus (whose name is Tom, but you probably already figured that out) while dodging anti-virus drones. It’s one of the few puzzle games out there where you can play co-operatively with up to 3 friends as well as including a battle mode where you can take on your friends for virus supremacy.
Misfits Attic is a part of GameSpy Technology’s Indie Open House program, an indie incubator and residency program that leverages GameSpy Technology's resources to provide free office space, technology, peer support, and consultation to help selected teams design, craft, and execute their inspired game ideas. Four development teams are currently in the middle of their six month residency working in GameSpy Technology/IGN Entertainment’s San Francisco office: Cryptic Sea, Interabang Entertainment, Misfits Attic and Wolfire.
For more information on A Virus Named Tom, check out the official site: http://www.avirusnamedtom.com/
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