Over thousands of generations the peaceful Darwinians
have been evolving in a beautiful digital world, but now their whole way
of life is under threat from a devastating computer virus that has infected
their world and decimated their numbers. Without your protection they don't
stand a chance and it's up to you to lead them into battle to recapture
their lost world! Once you've proven your command ability, take your Darwinian
army online and challenge your friends to strategic combat, as tribes of
Darwinians slaughter one another in a desperate struggle for supremecy.
In 2006 we won three out of five of the IGF awards for Darwinia and in a haze of drink and journalists we somehow found the time to agree to produce a version of Darwinia for the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade Service. Our intention was for a quick and direct port of Darwinia that we would release before DEFCON hit the streets. Things didn't quite work out like that and in the following three years we developed a whole new multiplayer game (Multiwinia), re-worked and harmonised the control and User Interface systems, crafted new tutorials and added cool Xbox features like Avatar Awards. In short (and sometimes against our will) we reviewed the entire game and tweaked and tuned the systems and components until we achieved the best possible version of Darwinia - The Director's Cut if you will.
Discuss the game on the Xbox 360 forums here.
Inevitably, it's the game's vision as much as its content that makes it great. 8 out of 10 Edge Review
This is one of the richest, most complex experiences available on Microsoft's downloadable game platform. 8.9 out of 10 IGN Review
Innovative, unique and utterly charming in its self-contained universe, it comes highly recommended to open-minded 360 owners. 8 out of 10 Eurogamer Review
Stylishy retro, the Darwinia format has lost none of its appeal for having been translated over to console. If you're looking for one of the best multiplayer experiences on XBLA, look no further. 8.7 out of 10 Now Gamer Review
The attraction of Darwinia+ cannot be ignored, shouldn't be underestimated and will never be "forgotten". 9 out of 10 Gaming Liberty Review
Darwinia+ is absolutely worth playing. 8 out of 10 GoFanBoy Review
Classic Game Room's Video review of Darwinia+ XBLA Watch here
Introversion Software talk through a demo of Darwinia+ on Gamespot 'On the Spot' video. To go straight to the D+ part of the video, skip to 10mins. Gamespot
Introversion Software talk about the Darwinia+ project on Gamers with Jobs Podcast. GWJ Episode 172