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Darwinia

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Valve/Steam
Developer: Introversion Software

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'Darwinia' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade?

by Rainier on March 25, 2008 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT

Combining fast paced action with strategic battle planning, Darwinia features a novel and intuitive control mechanism, an '80s retro classics graphical style, and a story concerning a tribe of video game sprites trapped in a modern 3D game world.

Originally released in 2005. Darwinia was the second release from Introversion, a UK-based development group originally founded by three university students who set out to create games that summon the pioneering spirit of the industry’s early classics. The follow up to this group’s debut title (Uplink), Darwinia is a captivating mix of multiple genres including real-time strategy, arcade, and puzzle games.

Combining fast paced action with strategic battle planning, Darwinia features a novel and intuitive control mechanism, a graphical style ripped from '80s retro classics, and a story concerning a tribe of video game sprites trapped in a modern 3D game world.

The world of Darwinia is a surreal and retro place, filled with epic fractal vistas and populated by iconic video game sprites from the past twenty years of computer games. 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, this game within a game takes place.

Darwinia is set to become one of the most talked about PC releases of 2005. Its retro touches will enthral game geeks hankering for a taste of the old school. Darwinia's stunning landscapes made up of vector lined mountain peaks and fractal generated forests will surprise many. Dedicated Real Time Strategy fans wanting to do battle somewhere other than Europe during the Middle Ages will love Darwinia's intriguing cyber plot line.

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