Indie developers Introversion (responsible for 8-bit strategy homage Darwinia and the Cold War multiplayer chills of DEFCON) periodically post updates about the company and how its games are progressing.
In the latest, Mark Morris describes Subversion (a project the team has had in development for quite some time) as “our most ambitious and epic projects (sic) so far.” If that little soundbite isn’t enticing enough, he also said “It’s as immersive as Uplink with the production values of Darwinia+.”
The very same post describes some serious financial troubles that the company ran into at the beginning of the year, when Darwinia+ didn’t perform as expected. Things were so dire that Introversion’s office was sold, and three full-time staff had to be let go. However, the core team (now back to working from bedrooms) was saved by a Steam promotion on DEFCON which took them “from being fearful about paying our mortgages to having a year’s operating capital in the bank.”
This has allowed work on Subversion (which is shaping up to be a stylised take on corporate infiltration, hacking and theft) to continue. Look down for some work-in-progress screens from the game.