Vicious Virus Versus

Vicious Virus Versus is a 2 to 6 player arena infector. You are a virus with the goal of infecting as many cells as possible. Hop from cell to cell to rack up points but stay outside too long and you will parish, losing everything. Healthy cells and infected cells damage each other, so act quickly and aggressively, these cells wont last forever. Knockout any other viruses in your way and be the last virus standing.


On March 9 fo 2018 Vicious Virus Versus was exhibited as part of Death by Audio Arcade’s NYC Dev Demo Night at Cloud City in Brooklyn New York.


Vicious Virus Versus was originally created at the 2018 Global Game Jam. I composed its unique sound and music effects by making live foley recordings. Notes were created using a glockenspiel, kalimba, and guitar, all instruments I don’t actually know how to play.

The two most requested features at the moment are: Special Abilities (these could either manifest themselves as classes or powerups) and Online Play (like an IO game). Both of these requests would be interesting to pursue but I would like to see how big the demand really is. If you decide to purchase this game, please let me know what direction you want me to develop. You are my audience.


This game is optimized for Gamepads.
D-pad to move.
Face buttons Jump.
Start button Pauses.

Optional keyboard controls for players 1 and 2:
Player1 - Arrows and 'M' or '<'
Player 2 - WASD + 'C' or' V'

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John Bruneau 2018