Ambrosia Software, Inc. is shipping a new app for Mac gamers, Uplink. Uplink is a game where the player is immersed in a world of hackers and cyberspace. The game features such wholesome topics as corporate espionage, evidence destruction, and false indictment. According to Ambrosia Software:
The world no longer need be conquered by armed warriors brandishing guns. Connected to the worldis matrix of computer networks via a fragile electronic tether, those with the knowledge and skill to manipulate critical computer systems are the new warriors, armed with weapons of their own.
An enigma in itself, Uplink is akin to a more cerebral incarnation of Ambrosiais popular Escape Velocity series of games, with missions that interweave a threaded plot which is unveiled with each conquest. Only this time, you have only your intellect, hacking skills, and the computer systems youive compromised to aid you.
You play an Uplink Agent who makes a living by performing jobs for major corporations. Your tasks involve hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, or framing innocent people. It will take you to the darker corners of the Internet, to the very underbelly of the beast.
You can find more information about the Uplink release at the Ambrosia Software, Inc. Web site. Uplink is available for US$25.00.