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Cyberswine (Windows)

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Description

The protagonist of Cyberswine is, as the title implies, a cybernetic pig on a race to save CyberCity from a deadly virus. Helping him on his perilous mission is his partner, Sara Lee. The game is essentially an interactive movie done with 3D graphics. The player may interfere and choose the course of action for the hero. There are no action-based sequences beside a time limit imposed on these decisions. Most of the choices are purely cosmetic and do not influence the course of the story.

Screenshots

Cyberswine Windows Main menu and control screen
Cyberswine Windows Our hero:  Cyberswine
Cyberswine Windows Sara Lee, your partner.  Yummy!
Cyberswine Windows Drano, the mystic

Alternate Titles

  • "Cyberswine: Part Cop. Part Machine. Full Boar Hero." -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

All the quality you'd expect from a title named "Cyberswine". Trixter (8739) 1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars

The Press Says

PC Player (Germany) Jul, 1998 46 out of 100 46

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Trivia

Comic

Cyberswine was the 'second tier' comic book title by Issue One of Australia (there hit title was Zero Assasin).

Development

Cyberswine was originally developed for the 'new' Sega Saturn (which flopped outside of Japan), (and it was supposed to be an arcade game, not interactive movie.)

Influence

You can't really tell from the screenshots but the texture for the female police officer's face was originally a photo of Pamela Anderson.

Multipathmovies.com

Cyberswine is less of a game (what little game there is) and is more of an advertisement for the www.multipathmovies.com website, where you can download and view many more "episodes" of multipath movies (for a fee).

Technology

Unlike most "interactive movies", Cyberswine (and all Multipath Movies) is completely real-time 3D. This is unlike traditional interactive movies, which are pre-rendered or live action and stored in a traditional video format, like MPEG, Smacker, Indeo, Cinepak, etc. The disadvantage of having all actors/scenes rendered real-time is that slower computers render out a slower framerate (unless you have a dedicated 3D card). The advantage is that the user can control the camera angle and positioning at any time.

Information also contributed by Andrew Reid and Yakumo

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Trixter (8739) added Cyberswine (Windows) on Jun 12, 1999