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Ten years of Uplink!

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:44 pm
by Chris
"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.


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.

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:52 pm
by Phelanpt
Happy birthday Chris!
And Uplink, and Introversion!

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:58 pm
by NeatNit
Happy birthday, Christroverlink!

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:01 pm
by Mitheor
Congrats Chris


Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:04 pm
by Xocrates
Happy birthday Chris! :D

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

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:06 pm
by sfericz
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!

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:56 pm
by KachoOji
Happy birthday!!

Let's have Subversion start at 24th March 2020 8)

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:56 pm
by jelco
jelco wrote:Happy Uplink Day! And happy 31st birthday Chris! :)



Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:04 am
by Feud
I remember when I first played the demo, sent out by either Computer Gaming World or Computer Games Magazine. Good times!

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:37 am
by vanarbulax
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.

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:54 am
by Rkiver
Happy Birthday Chris, and congratulations on Introversion being around for a decade.

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:23 pm
by Cooper42
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...

Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:05 pm
by AgentX 24
So who else is playing in real time?

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:58 pm
by phANT1m
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).

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:30 am
by dagon
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 ;-)