Darwinia goes multiplayer in Multiwinia

Introversion is developing a multiplayer version of the cult, quirky strategy game Darwinia.

Called Multiwinia and due for release in 2008, the game will combine "elements of the award-winning Darwinia, with the addition of multiplayer support which will enable both co-operative and competitive battles between massive Darwinian armies," Introversion tells us.

Multiwinia lead designer John Knottenbelt has further explained, "We've created a new formation mode which will let you organize your Darwinians into ranks to create massive armies. In formation they'll have greater firepower in the direction they're facing, but virtually none from either sides or behind. It's going to get pretty messy, requiring a whole new set of tactical skills from the gamer."

Introversion's team developing the project will also be working on graphical upgrades, although the game will still feature Darwinia's "fractal vista."

February 27, 2007