Insecticide: LucasArts alums bring us DS adventure game

Announced back in February as one of Gamecock's initial offerings, Insecticide 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 Crawly
With Insecticide Releasing On PC And The Nintendo DS™

The Buggiest Game Ever Coming This Fall

Cockpit, Austin, Texas – May 24, 2007 – Today Gamecock Media Group
announced Crackpot Entertainment's Insecticide will be released on PC
and the Nintendo DS™ system this holiday season. The classically
styled action adventure detective game brings the look and feel of
gritty gumshoe films into a futuristic city where insects have become
the dominant race.

Insecticide's gameplay puts players in the shoes of bug detectives
charged with the task of investigating a mystery of epic proportions.
Players will discover gameplay elements reminiscent of classic
adventure titles, and action elements that will get the heart racing.
Every aspect of the game brings players into a totally interactive
world to discover, allowing them to put together and utilize clues to
their fullest extent in hunting down culprits. Bringing the game to
both PC and Nintendo DS opens a plethora of options and expands the
possibilities of scenarios players will find themselves in. The
unique input options of PC and Nintendo DS will allow for precise
navigation to investigate environments and expertly control special
talents of the characters.

"The heart of classic detective novels and movies is to get the
audience involved mentally, but now via PC and the Nintendo DS we can
get players involved in a much more tactile arena," said Rick Stults,
Console Chief for Gamecock Media Group. "The mouse and the stylus are
the key to the 'touch and feel' experience we're really aiming for
with this game and I think that's something players are really going
to enjoy."

Insecticide's interactive environments are fully realized in realtime
3D on the Nintendo DS and the wide array of in-game items, clues and
weapons assure hours of entertainment either at home or on the go.
Additionally, players on the Nintendo DS will be able to team up with
friends and other comrades in arms for multiplayer action. Never
before has a crime world had this much buzz.

About Crackpot Entertainment
Crackpot Entertainment was formed by industry veterans to meet the
changing demands of the gaming and entertainment industries, with a
focus on creating original properties for the multiplatform age.
Crackpot brings together decades of combined experience, with key
team 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, Grim
Fandango, Curse of Monkey Island, and Dark Forces: Jedi Knight 1 & 2.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.