Ten years of Uplink!

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Ten years of Uplink!

Postby Chris » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:44 pm

"Establishing connection to Uplink public access server..."

To anyone who's played Uplink, today's date might seem eerily familiar.

24th March 2010 - the date you see on your clock when you first log in to the game and create an Agent. A date I originally chose for two reasons : 24th March is my birthday (31 today, thanks), and 2010 was TEN YEARS into the future. It was so far into the distant future it didn't even seem like a real date. From today onwards, Uplink will in fact be set in the past.

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Which of course means ten years of Introversion Software. In that time we've had Uplink, Darwinia, DEFCON, Multiwinia and now Darwinia+ for Xbox. We've seen the rise of Indie games from nothing to the major force they are in the games market today. We've seen the market change completely - and the rise of digital distribution systems on all platforms that have revolutionised game delivery. We've lived through an incredibly turbulent and exciting time in games.

Big thanks to everyone who's enjoyed our games over the past decade.
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Postby Phelanpt » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:52 pm

Happy birthday Chris!
And Uplink, and Introversion!
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Postby NeatNit » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:58 pm

Happy birthday, Christroverlink!
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Postby Mitheor » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:01 pm

Congrats Chris

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Postby Xocrates » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:04 pm

Happy birthday Chris! :D

Also, does this mean the internet is just a few weeks away of being taken down by a Virus? :(
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Postby sfericz » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:06 pm

YAY! I remember back then. The community was incredible in supplying MODs, Icepick's MODs were genius. The community has only grown from there. So has IV! Inever thought I would follow a Indie company like I have you all.

I should repurchase the Dev CD so I can get back into playing Uplink. You all should cut the price now after so long. j/k

I would love to see some tenth anniversary Uplink stuff roll out.

Congrats to IV for ten years of Bedroom Programming!
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Postby KachoOji » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:56 pm

Happy birthday!!

Let's have Subversion start at 24th March 2020 8)
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Postby jelco » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:56 pm

jelco wrote:Happy Uplink Day! And happy 31st birthday Chris! :)

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Postby Feud » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:04 am

I remember when I first played the demo, sent out by either Computer Gaming World or Computer Games Magazine. Good times!
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Postby vanarbulax » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:37 am

Xocrates wrote:
Also, does this mean the internet is just a few weeks away of being taken down by a Virus? :(


OMG end is nigh. Youtube down. Clearly virus taking down internet.
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Postby Rkiver » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:54 am

Happy Birthday Chris, and congratulations on Introversion being around for a decade.
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Postby Cooper42 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:23 pm

I'm still waiting for November 2019; I'm gonna book myself a flight to LA; and if it's not a postmodern dystopia with flying cars and androids, I'm gonna be very disappointed.

Happy birthday & looking forward to the next 10 years from IV...
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Postby AgentX 24 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:05 pm

So who else is playing in real time?
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Postby phANT1m » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:58 pm

LoL did not know who else shared a bday with me and now i hve found 2 things. Uplink which i love and Chris ( wont say anything else here).
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Postby dagon » Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:30 am

happy birthday.

still following introversion's website like no other indie company.

I have to say : Uplink was your best game.
still looking for another game like this one, found some, but none are as good.

subversion looks promising ;-)

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