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Ambrosia releases SketchFighter 4000 Alpha

Dan Pourhadi

"Remember those super-cool space ships you doodled on graph paper in Middle School?" asks Ambrosia.

No, I answer. I remember the super-cool space ships I doodled last week in my college Poly-Sci class, though, so I'll play along.

Ambrosia just recently announced their new Mac-only, kinda-space-fighting game, SketchFighter 4000 Alpha. "Kinda," because while it plays like a space-fighter game, the setting isn't space: it's an old doodle-pad, and the ship, enemies, and scenery all take the form of hand-drawn sketches (hence the name). You go around "blasting cute little lady bugs" and other Middle School-esque doodles while exploring and fighting through various challenges. Ambrosia boasts "killer resolution independent OpenGL graphics," "unique two-player gaming mode that's unlike anything you've ever seen," as well as a level editor and online-play. Says our own Scott McNulty: "SketchFighter is loads of fun!"

SketchFighter is $19, and you can download a demo version (you can't do various things, like get past the second boss or create maps) from Ambrosia's website.

[Thanks Shig the Unmentionable!]

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