A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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This is the original version of Viral Reload. The game is currently being expanded into Viral Reload EX, which is coming to Steam and the Nintendo Switch in 2024 for $10




Viral Reload supports monitor's of every shape and size! You can play with a variety of borders to spruce up the edges of the screen, or focus with a black void. Only a few borders are pictured here, with more to come!

This game is a heavily upgraded version of Project Sanitize, a game I released mid 2020 and was never happy with. This new version has been ported to Godot and heavily reworked with more enemies, refined gameplay, and polish up the wazoo.

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Design and Developed by Ashton Arnold - @Retrocade_Media

Music by Floopy - @floopymusic

Palette is Endesga 64 - Created by Endesga @ENDESGA

Godot Engine Logo Copyright (c) 2017 Andrea Calabró

Special thanks to BB for tons of help with optimizing the game. Follow them on Itch!

This game is dedicated to essential workers.

Thank you to my playtesters!

Purchase the OST here!

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Sep 30, 2021
Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
AuthorRetrocade Media
Made withAudacity, Godot, Aseprite, Crocotile 3D
Tags2D, Arcade, Bullet Hell, Pixel Art, Shoot 'Em Up
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Viral Reload Linux.zip 148 MB
Viral Reload Mac.zip 157 MB
Viral Reload Windows.zip 147 MB

Development log


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Im genuinely unable to kill the laser blue guys that trace you ;-;

Anyone got any stratagies?


So I have a quick question, why does the game just randomly disconnect from my keyboard?  Like, Ill be playing one moment, then the next I cant move! Its very frustrating.  I played this game in the arcade and it worked perfectly fine!  Now whenever I lose my entire screen flips upside down.  Why is this happening???


Update: I fixed the issues.  Turns out stupidly changing random settings will sorta kinda make the game unplayable...

Lmao, sorry to hear you fiddled with some weird settings. I would like to know which setting caused your keyboard to disconnect though, that sounds like a bug that should be fixed

Yeah, it was fixed when I reenabled Toggle fullscreen and exited fullscreen


How do u open the game after downloading it with linux


This game is great! Any chance of seeing a Raspberry Pi version in the future?

I have actually exported to the Raspberry Pi 3b+, but it ran at 1-2fps on the desktop I had installed. I might export the next version to raspi with a clear disclaimer that its untested though? There's no reason not to!


How does it run well when running from the command line?

Tbh I'm not sure how to do that, as I'm not super familiar with Raspi. Is there an optimal way to run games made for it? And if so do you have a tutorial / link you could send me?


Great game!  I like the dash feature.  


yo this game rocks. thanks again for havin me on board 🤘


Is there a trailer or gameplay footage?

I'm currently working on a trailer, but I do have some gameplay footage.


I have also now updated the page with a video showcasing the first 10 waves!