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Misfits Attic
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Arcade

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The game is an action-puzzler. The puzzle comes from rearrange circuits to spread the virus. The action comes from dodging anti-virus drones while doing it. It’s one of the few puzzle games out there where you can play co-operatively (with up to 3 friends). But if you tire of working together, there is a battle mode where you can take on your friends to see who is the supreme virus.

STORY
Dr X brought the world the city of Tomorrow: with robot dogs, and houses that clean themselves. MegaTech promptly fired him as soon as the last chrome brick was laid. But Dr X has one final invention, a little virus named Tom. Help this little gremlin bring the city of Tomorrow back to the Stone Age by causing absolute mayhem throughout the city.

A Virus Named TOM Launched!

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A Virus Named TOM Launched!

We've launched! Not only that but 25% for the first week!

Aug 6, 2012 News
A Virus Named TOM Launch Trailer!

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A Virus Named TOM Launch Trailer!

The launch trailer for the PC version of A Virus Named TOM! Available August 1st 2012 on Steam, Desura, and off of our website. This is a 'reboot' of our alpha trailer, hope you enjoy.

Jul 26, 2012 News
A Virus Named TOM: final beta update #4

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A Virus Named TOM: final beta update #4

The last beta update till our launch August 1st! See what's new including an unlocked area 6 and new control shorcuts

Jul 16, 2012 News
Latest Desura AVNT update requires re-install

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Latest Desura AVNT update requires re-install

Unfortunately the latest Desura version of 'A Virus Named TOM' (not the stand-alone version) requires an uninstall/re-install of the game.

May 21, 2012 News
Beta Update Video #3

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Beta Update Video #3

From Hydrators to panhandling infants, this video shows off the latest updates to A Virus Named TOM

May 10, 2012 News
Comments  (0 - 10 of 13)
Rahazan
Rahazan Nov 30 2013, 10:04pm said:

Voted for this for Indie of the year!

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PhyOS
PhyOS May 12 2012, 4:59pm said:

What a fun-looking game.

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DeadHammer
DeadHammer Apr 13 2012, 11:43am said:

Im just loving the music in the trailer :D its all like WUBWUBWUBWU DUUUUUUDUNDUDNUDND UDUDUDNDUNDUDNUDND WUUBUBUBUBWUBWBUWUWBU

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RanceJustice
RanceJustice Apr 9 2012, 12:55pm said:

Looking very cool. However, I really hope that despite its XNA origins, I look forward to Linux support in the future. Will Desura purchases have access to this as well as the Steam key etc... compared to HumbleStore?

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deckof50
deckof50 Apr 11 2012, 12:06am replied:

I *believe* with Desura you get all the platform versions of the game when you buy it, but not a Steam key. I think you can get a Steam Key, but then you don't get the Desura version (it's an either OR). That probably prevents people form getting 2 versions of the game to then turn around and sell?

Humble Store supports Steam Key and standalone versions, not sure about Desura Keys.

All that and I can't *guarantee* the Linux/Mac version till we sell the PC version (we're out of savings). But I'm pretty sure we can swing it :)

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hero1900
hero1900 Apr 9 2012, 5:48am said:

when we will see the linux version here??

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AlexVSharp
AlexVSharp Apr 9 2012, 7:58am replied:

Most likely never considering it was made using XNA. Rather vexing really...

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hero1900
hero1900 Apr 9 2012, 9:26am replied:

i think they will have they said before that they are making a linux version so its comming

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SolarLune
SolarLune Apr 9 2012, 4:50pm replied:

Apparently it's possible to port XNA games to other platforms other than Windows with MonoXNA, so perhaps a Linux version is in the works.

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deckof50
deckof50 Apr 9 2012, 5:25pm replied:

Yep. We looked into using MonoGame and found that might be a viable option. We're going to wait till we launch the Windows version so we have a more stable codebase before we port (and hopefully some money to do said port).

Assuming all goes well we'd put the Linux & Mac versions up on Desura once they were ready. Maybe even use Alpha Funding again to help us get them ready for primetime.

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I love puzzles. If you don't, that's interesting to me 8hours 33mins ago
@trevorgunter So I taught her how to move the rook this weekend, & she was playing with coins this morning... synergy? 22hours 6mins ago
RT @trevorgunter: @MisfitsAttic Isn't your daughter 3? I'm not sure whether I'm more surprised by the interest in gambling or Chess. 22hours 8mins ago
My daughter just woke me up and asked if I wanted to play chess for money. 22hours 54mins ago
RT @RagerX: @MisfitsAttic I'll definitely play more over the weekend, but I love it so far! I had a lot of fun with it. :D Dec 19 2014, 12:06am
Playing 'Child of Light' with my daughter was AWESOME. Not only could she play firefly companion (2nd gamepad) but the battle system was FUN Dec 18 2014, 11:43pm
One of our first Steam Forum Comments: "The game is honestly already looking like it could be one of my long-term favorites" :) Dec 18 2014, 8:32pm
@whippering Good :) She liked 'Faery' a bunch so I know she can watch JRPG-like combat, so I have high hopes :) Also bought Botanicula Dec 18 2014, 1:21pm
@pheriannath much appreciate! Dec 18 2014, 3:32am
@yaycmyk much alike my staff of rocket propelled grey wardens Dec 18 2014, 3:25am
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