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A Virus Named TOM

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A Virus Named TOM is an indie puzzle strategy game developed by Misfits Attic.

In a utopic world, a scientist gets fired by a giant corporation. He creates a virus and names it TOM. The only purpose of it is to get revenge.

The game features 50 single-player levels in 6 different areas. With every completed level, the player disrupts one of the systems of the device that was infected with TOM. Each area represents one device which is used by humans in a utopian world. 50 more are available for cooperative play. The players objective is to connect all the nodes creating connection paths for them while avoiding the anti-virus drones present in the game. Sometimes, the player has to correctly turn the nodes in order to establish a connection. The enemies move in a repetitive pattern of traveling back and forth. While easily avoidable alone, the game gets harder and harder as the number of enemies increases.

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Developer
Misfits Attic
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Misfits Attic, LLC
Publisher
Misfits Attic
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+
Website
http://www.avirusnamedtom.com/

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, Lion strongly recommended. 32/64-bit
  • CPU: Dual core CPU
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 4GB RAM strongly recommended
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
  • Hard Drive: 350 MB HD space

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC is NOT required.
  • CPU: Dual core CPU
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 4GB RAM strongly recommended.
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
  • Hard Drive: 350 MB HD space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS:Windows XP (sp2)
  • Memory: 500MB RAM
  • Graphics:Direct X 9.0c / Shader Model 2.0
  • DirectX®:9.0c
  • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
Recommended:
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • DirectX®:10
  • Hard Drive:350 MB HD space
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A Virus Named TOM reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Actually, a great Knot game. What bothered me personally was the Timer. I prefer to puzzle comfortably in front of me without an extra stress factor. Those who don't let the Timer bother you will find a tricky Puzzle game wrapped in a funny Story. I summarized my Impressions in a Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR4BhSlSYU0
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Microsoft from French
Small puzzle game, a priori unpretentious and fortunately. Redundant, visually dull and without real eye-catching meschanics. We just run plates to pass a virus while dodging the completely dumb enemies who turn on predefined paths. In short, if you are looking for a well-finished and addictive puzzle game, this is certainly not what you will find here so go your way.
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Microsoft from French
After finishing the first two worlds I find the game uninteresting. The puzzles are made difficult only by boring gameplay mechanisms as possible (timer, movement of monsters, invisible bricks...), and the feeling is mediocre. Visually, the game is at best neutral and the music is annoying. I doubt that the following levels straighten the bar, in fact I think they just become more frustrating. There are many other small games that are largely preferable.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
♕ Game Content: As Dr. X, we are known for a famous Invention, but after our Success we are deprived of patents and decide to retaliate with a ' small ' Virus after the Termination of the Company, whose Role we control and thus the revenge of the Doctor To be able to perform. [+] ● Small, entertaining Story ● nice art-style-> Comic ● for the first Levels (especially at the ' Dog of the Future ') beautiful Game principle ● Online Game against Friends possible ● small film Sequences, after succeeding in full Infection [-] ● will eventually be something Monotonous ♕ Conclusion: A good Game, but one that you should only play If you really have motivation for the Game principle. Not one of those Games to play Hours over hours in a Row.
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Microsoft from French
Attention, subjective opinion. We're going to go in the + mode and--otherwise I'm going to lay out such long and uninteresting pargraphs. The + of the graphics my time not naughty at all of the music that perso gives me a lot of pleasures an idea of history and of the friendly of the first accessible levels and not too frustrating of the cutscenes full of humor and well realized the-past the 3rd hack machine, some levels just made me delude so the timings are "frame perfect" a maneuverability that sometimes makes you want to swung his keyboard, his screen, his turn, his cat and his girlfriend through the window. Lifespan more than perfectible (I am based on the commantaires of others since I am not finished the game) conclusion I am sure that this game will suit many people, however, having experienced no pleasures during my games I can not decently not recomm Ander.
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