|Last updated: 23.05.2011
Damn, almost a year since the last update. The game is not abandoned or forgotten but it’s a very big project and I’ve had to down-prioritize it to allow me to finish some of my other – and older – projects, and at this point in time I unfortunately can’t say when I expect to finish it. Time flies and work just progresses slower than expected.
The game was originally released in 1987 on the Atari ST, followed by a conversion for the Apple Macintosh. The Atari ST version was a cult favorite in the UK, where it received rave reviews.
The game follows in the footsteps of classics such as Asteroids, Gravitar and Thrust, with its inertia based movement, controls and shield. The main activity in the game is rescuing abused android slaves (the “Oids” of the title,) and there is rather more emphasis on arcade action than the slower paced gameplay of Gravitar and Thrust. In this sense it is similar to the Apple II game Choplifter.