Incubation: Time is Running Out
uses an improved version of the engine used in Blue Byte's Extreme Assault
, a helicopter game.
Free add-on disc
At the beginning of 1998 Blue Byte put special stickers on all boxes of Incubation: Time is Running Out
that were still available at retail outlets. These stickers, together with the registration card could be send in to the developer in exchange for an add-on cd which was released on April 17, 1998. This add-on cd contained all three previously released level packs, the x-mas levels and another pack of additional missions as well as trailers, patches and demos to Blue Byte games and standalone demos to both this game and Incubation: The Wilderness Missions
The German version features no blood effects.
The game was also released in a limited edition, which included a bonus disc called Incubation: Hidden Worlds
and a soundtrack CD, featuring music from Incubation: Time is Running Out
, Archimedean Dynasty
and Extreme Assault
. The Hidden Worlds
CD collected all the free extra levels that Blue Byte had made available on their website (seven levels in total), as well as three extra, exclusive levels: Subterranean, Tract Sphere and Imperium Post. All these levels were playable through the game's Instant Action mode.
Information also contributed by
- GameStar (Germany)
- Issue 12/1999 - #84 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
- Power Play
- Issue 02/1998 – Best Turn-Based Strategy Game in 1997