Tricky Software on Monday announced the release of their freshman title, a unique action game released simultaneously for Mac OS X and Windows called
Armado. A downloadable demo is available; Armado costs $19.95 to register.
Armado is a young armadillo who goes on a journey to visit the Queen when he learns of her imprisonment by an army of giant ants. They’ve also overwhelmed the nests of the great eagles of the mountains. Armed with nothing more than a satchel filled with magical eggs, it’s up to Armado to place the eggs in the nests of the eagles to free the kingdom from the reign of the ants and to free the queen from her prison. To do so, Armado must climb mountain peaks, squashing the giant ants, avoiding rolling boulders, leaping over great chasms and other obstacles along the way.
While this is Tricky Software’s first game, the company itself comprises video game industry veterans whose resumes includes stints at Electronic Arts working on titles including Tiger Woods and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
Armado requires Mac OS X v10.2 or later and a G4 or better. The game is Universal for Intel-based Macs.