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Ambrosia Announces Darwinia
6:00 AM | Jean-Luc Dinsdale | Comment on this story

Introversion Software, creators of the underground cult classic Uplink, have announced that they are teaming up once again with Macintosh gaming gurus Ambrosia Software in an effort to bring the game developer's upcoming follow-up, the retro-styled strategic title Darwinia, to the Mac.

Darwinia is a surreal world, fashioned to the look of retro 1980's computer graphics. The inhabitants of Darwinia are iconic video sprites (read 2D characters) from the most popular video and computer games of the last twenty years. Framed by a geometric horizon of fractal vistas, the 2D inhabitants of this three-dimensional world are deeply entrenched in a long-standing battle against the forces of the evil Red Virus. Players are tasked with manning a small insertion squad deep behind enemy lines, and, building by building, goal by goal, slowly exterminate the Red Viral infection that threatens the very survival of the idellic electronic world -

The world is locked in warfare and on the verge of self-destruction, as the once peaceful Darwinians are besieged by a massive Red Viral onslaught. Against the backdrop of this war, the game takes place.

The player initially takes direct control of a small five man insertion squad, guiding them from a third-person camera view through the many landscapes within the world. The initial missions involve helping the Darwinians to re-secure the various buildings and structures that exist within the world, and exterminate the Red Viral infection that has taken hold.

The player paves the way for the Darwinian's to re-secure the world, and his actions have both immediate and global repercussions.

The title, which will be released for both Mac and Windows platforms next year, has just entered the first stage of its test period, and the game's developers are looking for volunteers to help them shape the game. Readers interested in participating in the beta test for the Mac version of the new title should navigate to the Beta Test Sign-up, through the links below.

Stay tuned to IMG for more information on this new title.

Ambrosia Software: Darwinia
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