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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.

German version

The German version features no blood effects.

Limited Edition

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.


  • 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
Information also contributed by hydra9, Kirschsaft and Sicarius.

Contributed by Kasey Chang (4617) on May 14, 2001. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (223106)]. -- edit trivia