Battle in a hostile environment for microscopic domination. Grow your organisms and become leader of the ecosystem.
Experience the exhilarating real-time simulation of the awe-inspiring evolutionary journey within the immersive game known as Virion! Plunge into the depths of a mesmerizing tide pool, where the very essence of life unfolds before your eyes.
Behold as unique creatures spring forth, shaped by their DNA, defining their very structure, extraordinary traits, and interactions with the dynamic world that surrounds them. Brace yourself, for each creation is a one-of-a-kind marvel. Some will flash brightly and fade away, while others will thrive and endure. The question remains: What extraordinary destinies will your very own creations forge?
Witness as these creatures embark on their individual evolutionary paths, largely independent from your influence. Though you possess the power to lend a guiding hand, it is their realm, and they shall follow their own instincts. Among their ranks, the elder, highly evolved beings reign supreme, yet there is always a glimmer of hope that you might forge an evolutionary marvel capable of defying all odds.
Take command of a select few extraordinary creatures, guiding them towards sustenance or granting them the freedom to unravel the mysteries of survival. Prepare to engage in relentless competition against creatures that have evolved within other captivating tide pools, ensuring that no two games are ever alike. Should you manage to conquer this unique ecosystem, brace yourself for an extraordinary reward—the ascension of all your creatures to the next level, as you embark on a thrilling new chapter competing against a formidable array of enemy creatures.
In Virion, prepare to be captivated by the untamed beauty of evolution, the symphony of life as it evolves, and the boundless possibilities that lie ahead. Your journey begins now—immerse yourself in the grand tapestry of creation and shape the destiny of your creatures like never before.
Before commenting on the religious/theological implications of this simulation, please note that this game in no way purports to explain all the mysteries of life and the universe. It’s just a game.
This game was originally a submission to The Messy Coders Invasion Game Jam February 2022.