Ambrosia Software Unleahes GooBall Game

Ambrosia Software, the company behind such popular shareware games as Apeiron, pop-pop, Bubble Trouble, Deimos Rising, and Escape Velocity, has released its newest offering: GooBall.

Described as a 3D action game "like no other," players must roll, jump, and slime their GooBall through dozens of fanciful worlds.

"Life as an intergalactic vagabond was a blast: warping from universe to universe, surfing the Milky Way Wave... that is until one wrong turn at Alpha Centauri slams you into an asteroid belt, forcing a crash landing in the desert on a little out of the way planet called "Earth."

"The next thing you know, the black helicopters are circling, men in black suits pull you from the wreckage of your StratoSphere 2000 spaceball, and some annoying pencil-neck named "Mike" starts calling you a "Goober." Pot, kettle, black, buddy!

"Thrust into a viscous gooey ball -- that they call a "life support system" -- youire now the object of affection for a bunch of guys that curiously are all named "CIA." Poked, prodded, and massaged in ways thatid normally cost several thousand credits in the seedier parts of Beta Pictoris, this is a far cry from a casual holiday!

"In any event, now they have decided to figure out if youire "intelligent" by forcing you to navigate through a bunch of obstacle courses like a rat in a maze. Earth to Mr. CIA: if you wear dark sunglasses indoors, youire no judge of intelligence!

"Ah well, this little GooBall they have you stuck in is actually kinda cool: you can zoom around without fear of getting hurt, and it can deform to become "sticky" for quick turns and scaling walls. Plus the buzz you get from spinning around is better than inhaling a can of SpaceDust! Wooooohoooooo!"

GooBall is an 88MB download, costs $25 to register, and requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later. Gameplay videos and more are available for viewing.