Hollywood, Calif.-based The Groove Alliance has announced a new 3D action game called Piscean: Ocean Defender. While that alone may not be earth-shattering news, the delivery vehicle for the game is certainly intriguing: It’s accessible to anyone who has a Web browser with Macromedia’s Shockwave software installed, and an Internet connection, regardless of whether they’re using a PC or Mac.
Piscean: Ocean Defender puts players in control of a young seahorse determined to rid the sea of toxic threat. Gamers defend the seahorse’s ocean realm from falling canisters of toxic waste and attacks from mutated creatures using anti-pollution bubbles. The game plays somewhat similarly to a 3D version of the arcade classic Missile Command.
The game is made using The Groove Alliance’s 3D authoring technology and is delivered through Macromedia Shockwave.
“Piscean: Ocean Defender is available to all online gamers, regardless of computer, bandwidth or browser,” said the company in a recent press release.
The Groove Alliance has created several other games delivered via Shockwave, including Real Pool, a billiards game simulator, and Tank Wars, a 3D tank combat game.
The Groove Alliance makes their games available for licensing for Web site use, and also makes the games available as advertising tools with in-game ad placement. Companies interested in such partnerships are encouraged to get in touch with The Groove Alliance for more info.