Introversion working on new title

Defcon and Darwinia developer has started work on a fourth project, codenamed "Subversion."

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British game company Introversion, which has dubbed its team "the last of the bedroom programmers," last month announced its next title is currently in preproduction.

Yep, it's a game.

Code named Subversion, the game was originally started in July 2002 but was then shelved, according to lead designer and developer Chris Delay, writing in a blog post on Introversion's Web site. Delay explains that the reason the game was originally shelved was so that he could spend time working on a project codenamed Future War, which later became Darwinia--the winner of the top prize at the 2006 Independent Games Festival Awards.

"What's really hilarious is that it seemed like such an obvious decision at the time," Delay wrote. "Subversion was shaping up to be a really big project, still years away from completion. Future War on the other hand appeared to be much closer." Things didn't quite turn out that way, and Future War took another three years to complete and bankrupted the company "both financially and spiritually."

After Darwinia's release, another decision was made to continue work on a different project--Defcon--and shelve Subversion once again. Now, with Defcon complete, the team will be turning their full attention to Subversion.

The production process is being detailed with screenshots and videos on the company's blog, but the developers have not yet given details on gameplay.

Introversion is based in Surrey, England, and was founded in January 2002 by Chris Delay, Mark Morris, and Thomas Arundel. The company's first release was Uplink, where gamers take on the role of a computer hacker.

Discussion

20 comments
icy06
icy06

Sooo, whats it about then?

GCBsoul98
GCBsoul98

I agree with the one before mine it was reborn.

_Sam_
_Sam_

That's cool, they sort of brought it back to life

PixyMisao
PixyMisao

There's a game company called Introversion? I'm going outside...

Chargrilled
Chargrilled

Fantastic little independent developer. Good luck to them. Darwinia was fantastic, so was uplink. Always support independents. Another to support is spiderwebsoftware.. one single guy turning out good quality, low cost rpg's.

darkdaej
darkdaej

Good luck for subversion! Darwinia is a great game that not many pc players looked at because of its basic graphics, but its tribute to Tron is apparent and the game is very, VERY fun.

jwrebholz
jwrebholz

These indie developers need to survive. Otherwise the industry will be clogged with sequel after sequel, licensed crap after licensed crap, and one bland POS after another as the big companies play it safe and do what they know reliably makes money.

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

Good luck! We need those independent developers.

Cloud737
Cloud737

Lol, some ironic history they have. Still, I hope they make a great game. Best of luck to them!!

foe666
foe666

I personally preferred Uplink and Darwinia to Defcon, so I hope this one turns out well.

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Hope it's good. I didn't much like Defcon, though I loved Darwinia.

CheddarLimbo
CheddarLimbo

What are you guys talking about "it looks good"? You can't tell anything from the screen shots...

johncraven
johncraven

lol subversion is a revision control system

TryMe01
TryMe01

wow, that games looks HUGE!

sciss0rz
sciss0rz

I can't wait, Introversion has made great games and based on the screenshot, it's looking good