The time has come to return to my favorite 3D world populated by the 2D beings known as Darwinians. This time, however, there is a decidedly darker tone as you step into Multiwinia
. In the original Darwinia
, it is survival of the flattest. It may be the same here, if you're able to survive at all. It is all-out glorious digital war. Hundreds and hundreds of little digital souls littering the battlefield. There is not much on the history that has led these digital beings to all-out war after defeating the email virus that plagued their worlds just a few years ago. Whatever the circumstances, it has become a battle for domination. If you overthink it, you could call it a racial battle based solely on the want to get rid of anyone different than you, or, at worst, a practice in genocide. But, let us leave those sleeping dogs lay. It is infinitely more simple than this. No dark agendas, just a really well done and fun game.
The game carries the same distinct 3D vector graphics look with 2D sprites representing the Darwinians. It is really a great example of how such a simple look can create a dynamic theme for a game. In all of Introversion's games, they have the ability to create great levels of immersion graphically.
Where this has no epic score that moves you, per se, the haunting digital landscape is complimented by the eerie background noises that actually make you feel like you are standing there on the digital landscape. You can almost feel a slight digital breeze on your face. OK, going to far? Maybe, but with the combination of the landscape and ambient sounds, the only way to compliment it is the sounds of hundreds of Darwinians screaming as they leave their digital souls on the battlefield for your amusement.