Alright, picture this: you’re in the midst of a cyber world, and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to fill up and take over the whole darn host network. How do you do it? You send your virus cells hopping from node to node, outpacing the other virus cells that are trying to pull the same stunt. It’s a bit like a cyber version of king of the hill.

Originally created as part of the Global Game Jam in 2018. Polished up and finished off shortly after.

You can play the game here.

The controls are not obvious (intuitive). You have to select a node that you occupy, from which you can then click on one of the highlighted nodes that is connected to it in order to deploy one of your virus cells. Click multiple times to send more. They take a while to travel across to the connected node, and will take it over if it is unoccupied or have a little battle with the opponent if it is occupied. To select another node, you have to click the background to clear the currently selected active node.

It was a very simple game mechanic - it was much more complicated at various times of its development, but was more fun when it was pared back to the basics.

Some pics