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Viral is intended to be viewed in HTML browser, but contains to many files to be supported by itch.io. You can play the game on a browser at www.viralgame.org. If you download the file on itchi.io, just open index.html in Firefox or Chrome, but DO NOT host it locally, it must be hosted online on a server to function. I highly suggest just playing the game on www.viralgame.org
Viral is a browser game that conceptualizes becoming an Internet celebrity while examining how performance, narcissism, exploitation, self-commodification and identity construction manifest on social media. During gameplay, players interact with parodies of social media applications that have been reimagined as games, to work towards the ultimate goal of becoming Internet famous at all costs. Staples of Internet culture, like memes, snuff media, shock sites, naked picture leaks, cyber-bullying and pornography are remixed and collaged. Viral references the general desensitization that characterizes Millennial, likely a response to the aberrant, bizarre and extreme content the Internet has made accessible to Millennial since adolescence. Viral was created as part of an Internet Art Microgrant from Rhizome.org.
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