The world of Darwinia is a virtual themepark, running inside a computer network built by a computer genius named Dr. Sepulveda. Darwinia is populated by a sentient evolving life-form called the Darwinians. They are the product of a decade's worth of research into genetic algorithms. Unfortunately, the systems of Darwinia have been overrun by an evil red Viral Infection. This Virus has multiplied out of control and must be stopped. Your task is to destroy the Viral Infection and save the Darwinians from extinction. The Darwinians cannot be directly controlled. However you can influence the world by creating Programs such as Squads and Engineers, which you can directly control and use as weapons.
Combining fast-paced action with strategic battle planning, Darwinia features a novel and intuitive control mechanism, a graphical style ripped from '80s retro classics, and a story concerning a tribe of video-game sprites trapped in a modern 3D game world. This demo gives you a taste of the unique gameplay. Use your gestures to spawn units and guide your video-game sprites across the digital landscape.