WW: August 1, 2012
Puzzle video game
| 6/10 |
1 August 2012
| PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems, Linux|
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A Virus Named TOM is a puzzle game for Windows, OS X, and Linux. It was developed by independent game developer Misfits Attic, and released on August 1, 2012.
Planning and development of A Virus Named TOM took place over several years. A playable demo of the game was sent to Indiecade in June 2010, and an alpha build was submitted to Independent Games Festival in November 2010. The game garnered press attention in August 2011 after being demoed at Game Developers Conference Europe. By February 2012, the game had entered beta and was available for pre-order. The game was finally released on Steam and Desura on August 1, 2012.
Development for other platforms was originally planned but has not come to fruition. Misfits Attic told press in August 2011 that the game was being developed for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC. However, releases for the former two platforms have not occurred.
In February 2013, Misfits Attic announced that the game was being ported to PlayStation Vita and would be released during the coming summer. The game did not release that summer, but the developer indicated that the port had reached a beta stage via Facebook in January 2014. Misfits Attic confirmed the port was still in development as of June 2014. It was released on April 5, 2016 as part of the Instant Game Collection titles for PlayStation Plus.
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