What simply occurred? Released in 2005, Darwinia was an early Independent Games Festival (IGF) award winner and one of many first indie video games to achieve notoriety on Steam. This week, developer Introversion Software launched a remastered model with varied modifications, together with help for contemporary graphics APIs on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
Uplink and Defcon developer Introversion Software has up to date Darwinia for what it jokingly calls the “10,000th Anniversary Edition” (it is actually solely 17-years-old this July). The developer says it is a important under-the-hood overhaul. It’s out there now as a free patch for anybody who owns the title on Steam or GOG, the place it is on sale for $2 till April 21.
Darwinia is a real-time technique title with a Tron-like digital world aesthetic. It gained three IGF awards in 2006, together with the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Game.
Introversion utterly rewrote Darwinia’s graphics engine to carry out higher on OpenGL 3.3, Vulkan 1.1, DirectX 11, and Metal. It added anti-aliasing modes, together with MSAA, SSAA, SMAA, and FXAA. The recreation additionally helps AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 1.0, 7.1-channel encompass sound, 3D spatialization, anisotropic texture filtering, higher colours, tone mapping, and cloud saves. The macOS model can now run natively on Apple silicon.
The developer additionally tweaked Darwinia to play higher on Steam Deck, with an on-screen keyboard and Steam Deck-specific graphics settings. General efficiency enhancements also needs to lower battery drain on laptops and Valve’s handheld.