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01-03-03, 09:18
Imagine a world where great white sharks stalk on land, hippopotamuses soar overhead with bat-like wings, and rhinoceroses move with the speed and agility of leopards. Today, Microsoft Corp. announced the retail availability of just such a place in "Impossible Creatures."

Developed by Relic Entertainment Inc., "Impossible Creatures" is an imaginative computer game that breathes new life into the real-time strategy (RTS) genre by introducing the Creature Combiner, a tool that merges the features and capabilities of more than 50 of Earths' most formidable animals to create thousands of bizarre and fantastic units. Gamers command their unique army of bizarre beasts in 15 single-player battles against an evil madman, or against other players in fast-paced online skirmishes brought to life by each player's imagination and a powerful 3-D graphics engine.

"With 'Impossible Creatures,' we've created the RTS for everyone a game that will appeal to those who've only played a computer game once or twice as well as hard-core gamers who play more than 30 hours a week," said Alex Garden, CEO of Relic Entertainment. "Because we've based our custom units on something everyone knows animals players intuitively understand the strengths and weaknesses of the 'Impossible Creatures,' and can quickly adapt strategies. The result is a fast-paced battle that's never the same game twice."

Players create personalized armies featuring customized units. For example, gamers looking for a strong aerial attack can create a rhino with the wings of a snowy owl; or, if they want to launch an amphibious assault on an opponent's base, they can mutate a killer whale with the arms and legs of a silverback gorilla.

Relic Entertainment also has launched Relic Developer's Network (RDN), a unique Web site dedicated to letting players express their creativity by modifying games released by the company. The RDN site (http://www.relic.com/rdn/index.php) currently features a suite of tools, including mission, objects, FX and sound editors, empowering players to design their own games based on Relic Entertainment's technology.

"'Impossible Creatures' is a great addition to Microsoft Game Studios' diverse portfolio of PC games," said Stuart Moulder, general manager of Microsoft Game Studios at Microsoft. "Top to bottom, from the innovative Creature Combiner to the fast-paced gameplay and the stunning 3-D graphics engine, 'Impossible Creatures' represents the next level of real-time strategy gameplay."

More information on "Impossible Creatures" is available on the official Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/uk/games/impossible_creatures

Gavman
01-03-03, 21:33
'gamers looking for a strong aerial attack can create a rhino with the wings of a snowy owl'.

Right....... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Don't know about you TLR, but I think some game companies are really straining for ideas...lol.
Plz,,, I think I'd rather spend my 40 quid on something thats going to atleast hold my attention. I applaud experimentation and innovation, but this... :D :D Who are they aiming this game at btw???