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TAGAP: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins (Windows)

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The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins - The title kinda sums it up. Mad scientist doctor Glowenko is planning to take on the world with an army of bio-engineered cybernetic penguins. One of the penguins, codenamed Pablo, doesn't like the idea and escapes, only to find himself fighting against the whole clone penguin army, leaded by Pedro, another cyber-penguin. The fate of the world is in Pablo's... er... flippers!

TAGAP is a 2-D platformer shoot-em-up, but it plays more like a first-person-shooter than traditional genre game. Keyboard is for movement while guns are handled with mouse. Speaking of weapons, there are plenty to choose from: Uzis, rocket launchers, plasma guns and even combat vehicles. And you'll need them all against endless waves for zombie penguins, security robots and sentry turrets.

But TAGAP isn't just about penguins and guns, but also about pills. There are four different pills that are rewarded for in-game achievements, like hi-scores and killing spree combos. The color-coded drugs have different effects and side effects. As a result gameplay keeps switching from trippy slow-motion to fast-forward chaos – and back!

TAGAP uses OpenGL effects arsenal for 2-D presentation of slightly naïve style, resulting slick, anarchistic presentation easiest described as Mario-meets-Doom. Also featured are built-in level editor and thoroughly-documented TAGAP_Script scripting system. TAGAP: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins is freeware. It's the debut game of Penguin Development Team, a duo of Finnish hobbyist developers.


TAGAP: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins Windows Shooting spree in a lobby
TAGAP: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins Windows Overdose of green pills
TAGAP: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins Windows Title screen

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  • "TAGAP" -- Common Abbreviation

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The Press Says Aug 18, 2007 92 out of 100 92
Hrej! Aug 12, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Softonic Aug 07, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Plné Hry Aug 08, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Clubic Sep 17, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90


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DOOM is not the only game referenced in TAGAP. Especially Tokyo levels feature plenty of gags, ranging from subtle to obvious. These include adverts for Duke Nukem's cola drinks from first Duke platformer, coming-soon game "Pimps at Sea" (Bungie's often-used codename for their Halo games) and fictional Pacmoc's "Player May Cry X".

There is also some fun made out of Duke Nukem Forever and its release schedule "When it's done". In "Level 4-B: Mad scientist act", after destroying nuclear missile stockpile, Pablo comments: "IT'S DONE! Now it'll take forever to nuke 'em again!".

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Jouni Lahtinen (325) added TAGAP: The Apocalyptic Game About Penguins (Windows) on Jul 30, 2007