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Thursday, May 6, 2004
Apple Bites into Worms 3D
7:47 AM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story

Apple's Games section has posted a new preview of Worms 3D, the new invertebrate action strategy game from Feral. The article gives an overview of this game, detailing its singleplayer and online features, as well as running down the wide variety of weapons and utilities in the title.

In addition, the piece also quotes original developers Team 17 about creating this latest generation of Worms game. Here's a sampling:

Fleshing out the single-player side of the game, which was not as robust as the multi-player action in previous Worms installments, was tricky, Kilburn says. “We always wanted to make the game’s AI mimic human players as accurately as possible,” he acknowledges. “The deforming landscape made this tricky, because the AI had to calculate where it could go every time a new turn started. Our AI coder spent countless hours tweaking the computer-controlled teams, in addition to noting and ironing out any problems found after several years of 2D play.”

Gamers looking for multi-player action can find that too, of course, by setting up a LAN session or heading to GameRanger to take on opponents from all over the world. Two to four teams can participate on the same landscape, which you can randomly generate by modifying such variables as the number of objects and the distance between land masses. You can also modify other settings, such as the frequency of crate drops, or use the Wormpot feature to randomly set up one of more than 10,000 different types of games.

Worms 3D is available now for pre-order from the IMG store for the new price of just $29.95.

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