Gone Viral Early Access

Early Access to Gone Viral is now underway on Steam, offering the chance to infect yourself with this "over-the-top action game with heavy roguelite elements" from developer Skullbot Games and publishers Akupara Games and Surefire.Games. This post covers the launch and offers an Early Access Launch Trailer with a look at gameplay. Here's more on how this envisions gaining viral fame through murder in a glimpse at our inevitable future:
Gone Viral, the rough and tumble roguelite brawler you know and love, hits Early Access today! If you love the brutality, if you love the carnage, if you love the roaring crowd, then be prepared for the game to enter overdrive and dole out goodies all over the place. If you pick up the game for early access today, you’ll get unique, one-of-a-kind cosmetic rewards every month until the game launches, not to mention all the free updates that we’ve got planned. New characters, new levels, new bosses, new enemies, new mutations, new items, you name it, we’ve got it coming down the pike.

Gone Viral explores a mutant post-apocalypse society that so glorifies violence and social media that the ultimate hybrid of the two has become the cornerstone of their entertainment – the most brutal game show ever devised. Gone Viral puts the player in the shoes of a “contestant” on that gameshow who has been captured and is forced to fight for their life – and for likes.

String together sickening combos to sate your Fans’ thirst for blood and gain rewards. Mutations upgrade your slaughtering skills to achieve even greater spectacle and efficiency as you tear your way through room after room, leaving a trail of blood and tears (but mostly blood) in your wake. Grab your freedom by the throat!

Rise to become the apocalypse’s greatest SOCIAL MURDIA STAR as you amass a following in-game or IRL. “IRL!?” you say? That’s right! Twitch Integration optionally lets you invite your viewers to take part in the world of Gone Viral as Fans who can vote to either help or hinder you.

Quench your fans’ parched throats with fresh-squeezed BLOOD and reap the rewards. Do WHATEVER it takes to gain freedom!

Features:

  • Killer Combos - Annihilate enemies by ricocheting them off walls, smashing them into each other, or shoving them into bone-crunching traps.
  • Kills = Fans - The flashier your combos and the more mayhem you unleash, the more likes and followers you’ll get!
  • Fans = Upgrades - Sate your fans’ parched throats with FOUNTAINS of blood and they’ll reward you with amazing upgrades!
  • Homicidium ad Infinitum - With endless combinations of mutations and attacks, each unique experience in the arena is as death-defying as the last so you can MURDER FOREVER.
  • Blood Stream - Real-life audiences can introduce another layer of interaction to the experience as they vote to help (or hinder) you in your killing sprees.