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Monday, June 4, 2001
Deimos Rising in Beta, New Media
9:18 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Ambrosia Software, makers of many excellent Mac shareware titles, have updated the Deimos Rising page with new screen shots and movies of this arcade sequel in action. The three QuickTime videos are a very manageable size at 2-3MB a piece, and the screen shots are worth a look as well. The game's progress logs have been updated with word that Deimos Rising is now officially in beta testing. While a new build is already expected out soon for internal testers, it's great to hear the title is progressing.

For those who missed out on the original, known as Mars Rising, both titles are a trip back in time to the arcade style of game known as the "scrolling shooter." Taking hints from games such as Xevious and Twin Cobra, Deimos Rising cranks the venerable arcade genre up a notch with gorgeous 16-bit graphics, advanced special effects and complex enemy AI and event scripting.
Here's the quick update:

Deimos Rising has finally entered Beta testing!

Testing proceeds very well indeed, with few technical problems found. In response to tester suggestions, some changes are being made to gameplay elements and we should be going to Beta 2 shortly, where we will be concentrating more on making the game fun and tweaking the difficulty curve.

Head over now to have a look at the new media for the game. While testing may last a while, we hope to see something before the end of the year.

Deimos Rising Progress Logs
Deimos Rising Beta Media

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