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Uplink and Darwinia

Postby Chewxy » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:53 am

Hmm... I haven't played Darwinia, but I recently replayed Uplink.

Can't help but noticing this:
Earlier today a hacker penetrated the LAN of Darwin Research Associates and stole gigaquads of data on their latest project - Darwin Digital Life...
blablabla...
The idea of Darwin Digital Life was to create a lifeform that could live and reproduce on the internet


Hmm... Coincidence much?

Is Darwinia in Uplink's Universe?
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Postby KingAl » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:06 am

Yes
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Postby LordSturm » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:30 am

And Darwinians universe is hidden somewhere in defcon's universe which means!!!

NUKE EUROPE!!! ( I mean Northern Territory Australia. )
"Surely you didn't mean to press that button just then did you?"
"No, nor will i disarm the nukes."
"Oh well, I will have my Fighters shoot them down."
"Sure you will."
"Oh NOES, ITS BEEN PATCHED!!!"
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Postby wwarnick » Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:26 pm

Darwinia is definitely in the Uplink universe. You should play it. The story is strongly connected to uplink. If you'll notice, Defcon is also a server in uplink.
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Postby xyzyxx » Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:08 am

The Virus in Darwinia (which destroys pretty much anything it touches, and spreads very rapidly) bears a striking resemblance to the Revelation virus from Uplink. :)
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Postby Darksun » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:46 pm

xyzyxx wrote:The Virus in Darwinia (which destroys pretty much anything it touches, and spreads very rapidly) bears a striking resemblance to the Revelation virus from Uplink. :)


Actually, the virus in Darwinia is NOT Revelation, it's just good old Spam.

There is a mod (Stricken Souls?) where the virus IS the Revelation virus.
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Postby xander » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:25 pm

Darksun wrote:(Stricken Souls?)

Yes. Thank you for making that point. To add to it, Darwinia seems to be set in the here-and-now, rather than in the near future of Uplink -- the computers are ancient junk that happened to have some weird qualities.

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Postby wwarnick » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:21 am

Darksun wrote:Actually, the virus in Darwinia is NOT Revelation, it's just good old Spam.

You're right. I stand corrected (personally by Chris himself). The virus in Darwinia is not the virus in Uplink: New Introversion Game page 7

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