Digital Eel and Cheapass Games — makers of the Mac OS X version of Strange Adventures in Infinite Space — have released a new game called
Dr. Blob’s Organism. It’s a new action game inspired by John Conway’s classic computer game “Life.”
“Something very strange is going on in Dr. Blob’s mystery kitchen,” explain the game’s makers. “Pulsing emanations spill from the windows at night illuminating the overhanging willows with eerie green light. Unsettling squishy noises, diabolical laughter and the crackling sound of raw electricity pierce the stillness of the after hours frightening passersby and disturbing nearby residents from their sleep.”
Rather than cultivating single-celled life forms, though, you’re blasting giant one-celled organisms as they try to escape from a petri dish. With a special gun, you have to spin the petri dish around to try to destroy to bug before it slimes its way out.
Each progressive level features powerups like “freeze,” “lightning” and “multiguns,” while the organisms oozing from the dish also gain new abilities. Dr. Blob’s Organism sports 20 levels, 10 powerups, five blob abilities, three difficulty settings, 21 original music tracks, “bonus dishes,” and more.
Dr. Blob’s Organism is being made available for download and costs US$10 to buy — you can grab a demo from the Files section of the Web site, too, if you want to put it through its paces first. System requirements call for a G3/333MHz or faster; 64MB RAM; Mac OS X v10.1 or later; 32MB hard disk space.