March 16th, 2006 by Crusader

Eurogamer conducted an interviewwith Chris Delay of IntroversionSoftware (the developers of Uplinkand Darwinia,both available for Linux) abouttheir next game, Defcon. Defcon is areal-time strategy game inspired by Cold War strategic nuclear warfarescenarios, such as the simulation depicted by the movie WarGames:

Chris Delay: Points are scored by successfully nuking the enemy civilianpopulation into oblivion. This is an extremely difficult task becauselaunching an attack on the enemy makes you very vulnerable – Ground Silos andSubs and Bombers all give away their positions the moment they launch nuclearweapons.

We’re playing this game every day and people keep coming up with newstrategies – but the bottom line is it’s very difficult to win convincingly.Games often end with both sides obliterated. It’s a fascinating and nervousgame to play.

It’s anticipated that the game will be completed this April.

3 Responses to “Defcon”

  1. zborgerd Says:

    These guys are amazing! They just keep cranking out innovative and fun cross-platform games!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I can’t find anything about Linux on the page. Have they mentioned something about it?

  3. TheGreenKnight Says:

    The Eurogamer interview is by Kieron Gillen who is/was an employee of Brit mag PC Gamer. If anybody has seen Brit mag Edge recently they will have seen a great interview in there also.

    [i]”It’s Global Thermonuclear War, and nobody wins.
    But maybe – just maybe – you can lose the least.”[/i]

    I hope there’s a Linux port (I’m sure there will be). I’ve bought their last two games. Uplink as far as I am aware was the first game available in the High Street shops that came with Linux support. Also Uplink is going for £20 on at the moment; I’ve been monitoring them.

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