Darwinia Demo Plans

The Darwinia News Page has word on plans for an updated demo for Introversion Software's upcoming evolutionary action/strategy game. Expressing some mystification at the mystification the first demo (story) has inspired, they admit "we've obviously misjudged the amount of help that games players need," going on to announce: "We are working on a new demo that will include a detailed tutorial that explains the concepts of Darwinia." In the meantime, thy have posted a new tutorial section that can help with the first demo. Thanks Frans.
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It was definitely a learn-by-playing demo, but hardly an impossible task. I enjoyed it, and got through it without many problems the first time, and completed it rather more efficiently the second time through. I felt that I had the hang of everything by then, so the tutorial seems to have been sufficient.

The one thing that really ought have been in the tutorial text was a note that moving the camera very close to a structure makes the game give you some information about what it is/how to use it.

I agree that the gesture system is superfluous in some ways, but I like using it, so it adds to the enjoyment of the game in that respect. There are a couple of different interface changes I'd like to see, but all in all it's pretty decent.

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