Advertising BlurbsPress release (29th June 2006):
CINEMAWARE MARQUEE SHIPS DARWINIA™ TO RETAILERSAward Winning Indie Sci-Fi PC Title Now Available At Stores Across North America
LANGHORNE, PA – June 29, 2006 – Cinemaware Marquee, an affiliated label of eGames, Inc. (OTCBB:EGAM), has begun shipping the critically acclaimed PC game Darwinia™ to North American retailers. This award-winning title combines fast paced action with strategic battle planning, a novel and intuitive control mechanism, a graphical style ripped from 80's retro classics, and a truly unique story concerning a tribe of video game sprites trapped in a modern 3D game world.
“Vastly different from anything I have ever seen or played, I fell in love with Darwinia from the moment I saw it,” said Lars Batista, Vice President of Product Development at eGames. “The game experience in Darwinia is really a work of art, something completely original. It’s a throwback to the classic days of computer gaming, while at the same time futuristic and brand new.”
Developed by Introversion Software, proudly appointing themselves as the last of the bedroom programmers, the team put together one of the most innovative games of the year in Darwinia. The game won the Grand Prize at the 2006 Independent Games Festival.
The world of Darwinia is surreal, filled with epic fractal vistas and populated by iconic video game sprites from classic 80’s games. Tribes of Darwinians roam the landscape, embodied as 2D sprites lost within a 3D world. The in-game audio has been carefully designed to emulate the essence of 8 bit sound, typically found on 80’s arcade machines and home consoles. The sound stage is generated in real-time using a combination of emulated 80’s sound chips and cutting edge audio filters running on modern hardware, something unprecedented. Darwinia creates a visually and conceptually unique world.
Darwinia is available now at North American retailers for $29.99. As a bonus, the retail package also includes an exclusive Darwinian keychain and poster. For the latest updates and info on the game, please visit www.savedarwinia.com.
Contributed by Sciere (281354) on Jul 09, 2006.
Darwin Research Associates
>FROM: Dr Sepulveda < [email protected] > >SENT: 4th March 2005 16:14:26 >SUBJECT:THOUSANDS WILL DIE without your help! >........................................... > >MESSAGE: >Darwinia has been overrun by a deadly viral >force. The virtual world and the 10,000 living >Darwinians who inhabit it are in mortal peril. >YOU ARE OUR REMAINING HOPE.
"THE MOST ARTISTICALLY EXCITING PC GAME EVER"
"DARWINIA WILL REMIND YOU WHY YOU LOVE GAMING SO MUCH" - 90% PC GAMER
>We must build the Darwinians into a powerful army. >Train them to fight. I've built-in GESTURE RECOGNITION >for you to call up the execution squad, engineers, >air strikes and officers that you'll need to >rebuild Darwinia's crippled infrastructure. >YOU MUST take on and destroy the viral roots, >before it's too late.DARWINIA NEEDS YOU!!
"BEREFT OF THE PUBLISHING FLUFF AND CONVEYOR BELT MENTALITY THAT PLAGUES GAMERS TODAY - AND IT'S BLOODY ADDICTIVE TO BOOT" - PC ZONE
>MINIMUM SPECS: P3-600, Geforce 2 >128mb RAM, Win98, 60mb hard disk >darwinia © 2004 >Introversion Software Limited >www.darwinia.co.uk
Contributed by Xoleras (66152) on Apr 24, 2005.http://www.darwinia.co.uk:
A digital dreamscape by Introversion Software
The world of Darwinia is a virtual themepark, running inside a computer network built by a computer genius named Dr Sepulveda.
Darwinia is populated by a sentient evolving life form called the Darwinians. They are the product of a decades worth of research into genetic algorithms.
Unfortunately, the systems of Darwinia have been overrun by an evil red Viral Infection. This Virus has multiplied out of control and must be stopped.
Your task is to destroy the Viral Infection and save the Darwinians from extinction. The Darwinians can not be directly controlled. However you can influence the world by creating Programs such as Squads and Engineers, which you can directly control and use as weapons.
Contributed by Jeanne (75584) on Mar 27, 2005.