Announced back in February as one of Gamecock's initial offerings
is a "classically styled action adventure detective game" being released for the Nintendo DS and PC platforms. Couple that classical genre with "the look and feel of gritty gumshoe films [in] a futuristic city where insects have become the dominant race" and we think we're in love. While an unlikely pair on the surface, the precision of the DS and PC are a natural fit for the point-and-click input one usually associates with this sort of game.
Developer Crackpot Entertainment's gaming pedigree reads like a list of the best classic LucasArts adventure games: Day of the Tentacle
, Sam & Max Hit The Road
, Full Throttle
, Grim Fandango
, and Curse of Monkey Island
. Seeing as how each and every one of those games is our favorite game ever, we're excited by the prospects of this insectoid indie, which is due to crawl onto the aforementioned platforms this holiday season.Gamecock Media Group And Crackpot Entertainment Get Creepy CrawlyWith Insecticide Releasing On PC And The Nintendo DS™The Buggiest Game Ever Coming This FallCockpit, Austin, Texas – May 24, 2007 – Today Gamecock Media Groupannounced Crackpot Entertainment's Insecticide will be released on PCand the Nintendo DS™ system this holiday season. The classicallystyled action adventure detective game brings the look and feel ofgritty gumshoe films into a futuristic city where insects have becomethe dominant race.Insecticide's gameplay puts players in the shoes of bug detectivescharged with the task of investigating a mystery of epic proportions.Players will discover gameplay elements reminiscent of classicadventure titles, and action elements that will get the heart racing.Every aspect of the game brings players into a totally interactiveworld to discover, allowing them to put together and utilize clues totheir fullest extent in hunting down culprits. Bringing the game toboth PC and Nintendo DS opens a plethora of options and expands thepossibilities of scenarios players will find themselves in. Theunique input options of PC and Nintendo DS will allow for precisenavigation to investigate environments and expertly control specialtalents of the characters."The heart of classic detective novels and movies is to get theaudience involved mentally, but now via PC and the Nintendo DS we canget players involved in a much more tactile arena," said Rick Stults,Console Chief for Gamecock Media Group. "The mouse and the stylus arethe key to the 'touch and feel' experience we're really aiming forwith this game and I think that's something players are really goingto enjoy."Insecticide's interactive environments are fully realized in realtime3D on the Nintendo DS and the wide array of in-game items, clues andweapons assure hours of entertainment either at home or on the go.Additionally, players on the Nintendo DS will be able to team up withfriends and other comrades in arms for multiplayer action. Neverbefore has a crime world had this much buzz.About Crackpot EntertainmentCrackpot Entertainment was formed by industry veterans to meet thechanging demands of the gaming and entertainment industries, with afocus on creating original properties for the multiplatform age.Crackpot brings together decades of combined experience, with keyteam members having played lead roles at companies such as LucasArts,Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Nihilistic Software, Will Vinton/Laika Entertainment, and Pileated Pictures. Gaming credits include:Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max Hit The Road, Full Throttle, GrimFandango, Curse of Monkey Island, and Dark Forces: Jedi Knight 1 & 2.