DEFCON Release Date Announced

August 25th, 2006 by micks

Introversion Software wrote to let us know about the upcoming release of their WarGames-inspired online multiplayer simulation of global thermonuclear war, DEFCON:

“Introversion Software, ‘the last of the bedroom programmers’ and creators ofthe award-winning hit PC game – Darwinia – will be releasing their thirdtitle, DEFCON, at the end of September 2006. DEFCON will be retailed onIntroversion’s online store at £10 for download, and £12.50 for a downloadwith a boxed copy (sent by post). A fantastic pre-order offer will go livemid-September, running for two weeks, where customers will have theopportunity to buy DEFCON for £10 and receive a complimentary boxed copy ofthe game. DEFCON will also be offered in a bundle pack with Introversion’stwo previous games Uplink and Darwinia for £30.”

According to the game’s site, the Linux version should be out in November and even though the team’s confidence in this date is listed as “low”, we rely on Introversion’s resident Linux guru, John Knottenbelt, to bring us this game as soon as possible. Stay tuned for more news about Defcon on

4 Responses to “DEFCON Release Date Announced”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    This is a windows box with Linux client whe have to download online.
    For me it is not a Linux game (is Unreal a Linux game ?)

  2. kccricket Says:

    I am simply grateful for what I can get.

    I feel the best option is to express your gratitude for any port at all, and as a side note very gently and respectfully express your mild displeasure at the lack of a Linux installer in the box. For example:

    Thank you so much for porting this wonderful looking game to my OS of choice! I’ve rather enjoyed my purchase of both Uplink and Darwinia. I was hoping, however, that you’d manage to include a Linux client “in the box.” But I do really appreciate the effort.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Uh it will also likely have a linux installer on the later CDs once the port is finished. Both darwinia and uplink had CD’s with linux versions on the disc.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Usually, games on Windows get patched so much that they meet the criteria you just defined ; a disc of resource files that you need to download an executable binary to play….. is Unreal a Windows game?

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