Darwinia+ selected for Xbox Live February 10

Introversion's award-winning indie real-time strategy game set to arrive on the Xbox 360 bundled with Multiwinia follow-up for $15.

Evolution can be a painfully slow process. That may explain why Introversion's award-winning indie PC hit Darwinia has taken more than four years to make the jump to the Xbox 360.

If only they'd evolved bomb-proof skin.

Now, nearly two years after the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game, Darwinia+, was revealed, it has finally been dated. According to a post on the developer's Web site, the game will launch on XBL Marketplace Wenesday, February 10.

As the name implies, Darwinia+ is not a straightforward port of the award-winning sci-fi real-time strategy title. Introversion instead is banking on the notion of hybrid vigor, as Darwinia+ includes both the original Darwinia as well as the 2008 multiplayer-focused follow-up Multiwinia.

Darwinia is set in the virtual world of a computer network as it comes under attack from a virus. Players attempt to band together the digital denizens known as Darwinians and eradicate all traces of the infection in order to preserve their silicon-bound species. In addition to saving pixelated people from extinction in Darwinia, players can go on the offensive in Multiwinia, pitting their tribes against those of other players in a variety of multiplayer game modes.

Darwinia+ will sell for 1,200 Microsoft points ($15) at launch. For more on the Xbox 360 edition of the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Alex_09
Alex_09

@Kenrocc Of course I can't but don't even try to tell me evolution is contradictory when the only other theory is creationism. Natural selection makes perfect sense, and examples of it can be seen throughout history in wildlife, and even in the human race. If you can pull a real example of creationism out of your *** be my guest, you'll certainly be remembered. Like I said, I don't think we know everything when it comes to evolution and especially the first forming of life but the theory of evolution has been all but proven. Just finding out where everything started is impossible.

DKant
DKant

I'd played a demo on Steam. I hate chess and like my shooters but this was genuinely fun, and definitely more fun than any other strategy game (of any sub-genre) I'd laid my hands on. And btw "...SELECTed for XBox Live?" Nice! :P

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Had this for my PC; it's a cool game but very strange and hard to pigeon-hole genre wise. I'd say it's a combo between an RTS and puzzle game with a smattering of 3/4 perspective action. It was a good time back when I got it on PC; I'll have to dig up the disk and give it another go sometime.

Kenrocc
Kenrocc

@ALEX_09 yet you still cant tell me where that first cell originated from lol oh evolution how you contradict so lol

SteeleInd
SteeleInd

Yeah guys. Getting in a religious debate is quite on-topic here. The game is called Darwinia. That's the name. Has nothing to do with belief systems. I'm pretty excited for this. I remember when this game first came out, you couldn't go on a gaming news website without hearing about it. It was THE minimalist game in its time, and I'm glad I'll get to experience it on XBL. Not 100% sure if the gameplay is for me, though. I'll probably try the demo and go from there.

Alex_09
Alex_09

I guess I just failed miserably at poking fun at those who are against Darwinism and the theory of evolution. I'm not targetting religon here though, I just think anyone who thinks the theory of evolution is incorrect is insane. Agreeing with Creationism doesn't have to be part of being religious or believing in God. Nor does agreeing with the idea he/they/it formed the world or universe.

PyroPice
PyroPice

How do any of you even know you exsist? THAT hasnt even been proven aside from the imperfect "i think therefore i am". Stop trying to say Science OR God have been proven. Because you cant prove either of them.

phynixblack
phynixblack

@Alex_09 Neither Religion nor Scientific theory can be proven to everone as every person has a different level of ability to comprehend things beyond visibility. You see the bible, comprehend it and believe in it. A man of science sees numbers, understands the chains in it and believes in them. It is the same tpe of faith, it is simply shown in different ways. According to the christian bible, you are required to be tolerant of others, so long as they love what your god has created. I believe in numbers, chains that bind them. I believe life can and has moved seperately of unseen powers. That does not mean I do not love the world the same as any christian. God spent 70 pages warning people to believe in him. He spent another 314 telling his believers intolerance of others beliefs was a sin. You could check that if you wish.

Alex_09
Alex_09

The theory of evolution hasn't been proven. God has been. Get over it.

DarpSyX
DarpSyX

Trendy Atari 3D gfx strateego....hmmm

blackace
blackace

Might be interesting. I'll wait for the reviews, but maybe I'll give the demo a try. Is this exclusive to XBox Live?

lamprey263
lamprey263

never heard of this game, looks like it could be kinda fun, looking forward to trying the demo out