Ambrosia Delivers Darwinia, New Strategy Game

Ambrosia Software and Introversion have released a new real-time strategy game, Darwinia.

"Darwinia combines state of the art fractal generated landscapes with iconic arcade sprites, an intuitive control mechanism, and a story concerning a tribe of video game sprites trapped in a modern 3D game world," Ambrosia said of the game in the press release. "Combining fast-paced action with strategic battle planning, Darwinia is a real-time strategy game like no other."

Players "will initially take direct control of a small five man insertion squad, guiding them from a third-person camera view through the many landscapes within the digital dreamscape of Darwinia. The initial missions involve helping the Darwinians to re-secure the various buildings and structures that exist within the world, and exterminate the Red Viral infection that has taken hold.

"The player paves the way for the Darwinianis to re-secure the world, and his actions have both immediate and global repercussions. As the game progresses the playeris arsenal of weapons and equipment increases, until he is in strategic control of the entire Darwinian army, acting as a General and overseeing the entire war effort."

Darwinia is $29 shareware and requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. It is available as a 31MB download.