Retrovirus is a Descent-inspired six-axis shooter, with levels designed to force players to think off the ground and out of the box. Its pacing is similar to classic shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament, and agile movement is at the core of the experience. Retrovirus also features a unique arsenal of weapons that do more than just dish out damage. By scanning residual weapon effects in the world, you can create gravity wells, knock enemies around or trigger charged blasts on groups of enemies. In Retrovirus, you are the Agent of an anti-virus program fighting against a viral army that has rapidly taken over parts of your system. Called on to respond to the crisis, you must defend the system and remove the virus before it can corrupt and destroy your world. In doing so, you'll explore a surreal software environment that pieces fragments of human reality into the fabric of its own world.

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4 comments by redblueq1 on Aug 15th, 2013

The Prairie Dog Bundle is the latest collection of great indie titles from Indie Royale. There are five featured games: Retrovirus, Signal Ops, Zack Zero, Vox and Sol Survivor. There's also a great - and recently released - bonus album from Dubmood: Lost Floppies Vol 2 - for those who beat the $8 price.



Retrovirus
Retrovirus from Cadenza Interactive is a Descent-inspired six-axis shooter, with levels designed to force players to think off the ground and out of the box. Its pacing is similar to classic shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament, and agile movement is at the core of the experience.
Retrovirus is available for Windows via Desura and Steam.

Signal Ops

Signal Ops from Space Bullet Dynamics Corporation sees you remotely lead a squad of operatives on daring espionage missions to plant evidence, steal secrets, assassinate targets and perform sabotageSignal Ops is a played in a first-person perspective, but when you're playing a mission you actually simultaneously control multiple agents, each with their own first-person view.
Signal Ops is available for Windows via Desura.

Zack Zero
Zack Zero from Crocodile Entertainment is a fantastic looking game that takes you on an action-packed platform adventure with incredible 3D graphics and the playability and entertainment of classic 2D games.
Zack Zero is available for Windows via Desura and Steam.

Vox
A voxel based adventure and RPG from AlwaysGeeky. Vox is a highly customizable game where you can create, destroy, edit and build anything you desire. The whole world, every item and object within it, and even the characters and inhabitants of Vox are created using a custom 'Voxel Engine' that allows for an unparalleled level of creativity.
Vox is available for Windows via Desura.

Sol Survivor
Sol Survivor - also from Cadenza Interactive - offers intense turret defense action. Build turrets to defend your colony and the innocent colonists within. Smash enemies with volleys of actively-controlled orbital support. Play with friends in co-operative and competitive multiplayer matches or test your mettle in Survival mode.
Sol Survivor is available for Windows via Desura and Steam.

The Bundle Album $8 Bonus
The bundle bonus album is from Dubmood. It's the recently released Lost Floppies Vol 2. Beat the $8 price to get this bonus album.


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ThroneX
ThroneX Feb 2 2013, 6:21pm says: +3 votes     reply to comment
Aurao
Aurao Jan 30 2013, 10:35am says:

Well, this looks very interesting. Hope to see a demo soon if possible :)

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Hanamigi
Hanamigi Jan 11 2013, 5:39pm says:

Well, this looks awesome, and I never even played Descent.

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Masterlatvia
Masterlatvia Jan 2 2013, 10:51pm says:

The Cadenza dev team is cranking away on wrapping up development now that the holidays have wrapped up. I'm excited to say that primary development will be over in about a week. We have a series of testing weeks scheduled... and then Retrovirus will be all done and wrapped up. As we wrap up we will be extremely busy and I'll do my best at answering questions. Let me know what your thoughts are :)

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Texx0101
Texx0101 Nov 22 2012, 5:01pm says:

That. looks. amazing... The pumping music was F***ing awesome in the background, please realease a demo if possible, this really interests me.

~Drtexx0101

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Masterlatvia
Masterlatvia Nov 27 2012, 12:34am replied:

During our early Alpha phase, a demo was made available to our Kickstarter audience... however the current build of Retrovirus has progressed significantly since then and we have been focused on polishing the beta since releasing on Desura. Producing a demo would take a significant chunk out of our development time, as we are shooting for a Jan 2013 launch. However, Texx0101, I'll bring it up with the dev team and get back to you. Thanks for the suggestion!

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PenultimatePanda
PenultimatePanda Nov 22 2012, 2:44pm says:

This looks legit + fun + classicy goodness.

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dave_5430
dave_5430 Nov 20 2012, 11:33am says:

This is giving me some pretty good damn Descent vibes, but I'm kinda confused out how these weapons work on a non-virtual viewpoint having little robots flying about in 'non digital' environments shooting these 'AIWARS/Tron like coding laser beams' at each other instead of just blatant robot vs robot laser fire.

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cadenzainteractive
cadenzainteractive Nov 20 2012, 1:37pm replied:

Hey Dave.

The programs which are responsible for formatting your file system are subconsciously influenced by the content of the files they store. As you navigate the world of Retrovirus, you will find that the imagery from the outside human world has led the bots to style their Control Panel as a factory and their Operating System as a cathedral. Even the delete commands the Antivirus Agent uses to clear infected files take on elements of the world above.

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cydereal
cydereal Nov 19 2012, 5:11pm replied:

No current plans for a Linux port. Apologies. :(

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