Darwinia - Le Bottin des Jeux Linux


🗃️ Specifications

📰 Title: Darwinia 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Strategy 🚦 Status:
🏷️ Category: Strategy ➤ Top-Down Fight of Units ➤ Misc. 🍥️ Name:
🔖 Tags: 📦️ Arch:
🐣️ Approx. start: 2005-03-04 🍥️ On Deb repo:
🐤️ Latest: 📦️ Deb:
📍️ Version: Latest : - 📦️ RPM:
🏛️ License type: Commercial 📦️ AppImage:
🏛️ License: Commercial 📦️ Snap:
🏝️ Perspective: Bird's-eye view 📦️ Flatpak:
👁️ Visual: 3D ⚙️ Generic bin.: ✓
⏱️ Pacing: Real Time 📄️ Source:
👫️ Played: Single 🌍️ Browser-based:
🎖️ This record: 4 stars 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: Goupil & Louis
🎰️ ID: 10747 🐛️ Created: 2010-08-20
🐜️ Updated: 2021-02-27

📖️ Summary

[fr]: Sauvez les pacifiques Darwinians de l'invasion des virus Rouge! [en]: A virtual themepark, running entirely inside a computer network and populated by a sentient evolving life form called the Darwinians. Unfortunately Darwinia has been overrun by a computer virus which has multiplied out of control. Your task is to destroy the Viral Infection and save the Darwinians from extinction.

🎥️ Videos

🕹️ Gameplay [en] / [en] / [fr] : (202xxx), (202xxx), (202xxx),

🕸️ Links

🏡️ Website & videos
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🍩️ Resources
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🛠️ Technical informations
[Open Hub] [PCGamingWiki] [MobyGames]

🐘 Social
Devs (Introversion Software [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [Forums] [twitter] [Facebook] [YouTube] [Interview 1 2]
Port by (Edward Rudd [fr] [en]) : [Site 1 2] [PCGamingWiki] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube] [LinkedIn] [Interview 1 2]
Game : [Blog] [Forums] [twitter] [YouTube]

🐝️ Related
[Wikipedia (Darwinia) [fr] [en] [de]]
[The Linux Game Tome] [Freesoft]

📦️ Misc. repositories

🕵️ Reviews
[jeuxvideo.com [fr]] [Out of eight] [Eurogamer] [Inside Mac Games] [GDN] [Cheat code central] [Jeux-strategie [fr]]

📰 News / Source of this Entry (SotE) / News (SotN)

📕 Description [fr]

Sauvez les pacifiques Darwinians de l'invasion des virus Rouge!, par le studio Introversion Software, portage Linux par Edward Rudd.

Darwinia est un jeu solo combinant action rapide et stratégie temps réel, dont le scénario vous plonge à l'intérieur d'un réseau d'ordinateurs peuplés par de pacifiques Darwinians que vous devez tenter de sauver de l'invasion des virus Rouge.

Darwinia, un nouveau et révolutionnaire parc d'attraction virtuel à thème. Ou du moins, c'est de cette manière qu'il a démarré.
Créé par le professeur Sepulveda, en utilisant un gigantesque réseau de consoles de jeux des années 80, et une dizaine de puissantes IA expérimentales, il promettait d'être la station virtuelle du siècle. Mettant en scène des programmes évolutifs doués de sensations - dénommés les Darwinians, et un monde vivace et inédit - Darwinia.
Mais quelque-chose a dérapé. Les virus Rouge ont envahi Darwinia, infectant tout sur son passage ! Les Darwinians, cette forme de vie artificielle pacifique, est en danger d'extinction alors que le virus Rouge gagne de plus en plus de terrain ! Sauvez-les !

🌍️ Wikipedia:

Darwinia est le second jeu vidéo développé par Introversion Software, les créateurs de Uplink. Il s'agit d'un jeu de stratégie en temps réel et d'un jeu d'action similaire à Cannon Fodder, avec des graphismes inspirés des machines d'arcade et informatiques des années 1980.

Le graphisme, en 3D à gros polygones texturés en aplats de couleur ou en dégradés est très stylisé et évoque l'esthétique du film Tron de Steven Lisberger ou du jeu vidéo Rez.

Darwinia se déroule dans un monde virtuel, nommé Darwinia, conçu par le Dr Sepulveda, envahi par un virus. Votre tâche est de le détruire pour sauver le monde de Darwinia. Les habitants de ce monde sont les Darwiniens, des petits bonshommes verts pixelisés. Ils sont indépendants et ne reçoivent d'ordres que des officiers.

📕 Description [en]

The world of Darwinia is a virtual themepark, running entirely inside a computer network and populated by a sentient evolving life form called the Darwinians.

Unfortunately Darwinia has been overrun by a computer virus which has multiplied out of control. Your task is to destroy the Viral Infection and save the Darwinians from extinction.
The Darwinians can not be directly controlled. However you can influence the world by creating Programs such as Squads and Engineers, which you can directly control and use as weapons.

🌍️ Wikipedia:

Darwinia is a 2005 real-time tactics and real-time strategy video game for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is the second game developed by Introversion Software, and is set within a computer environment that simulates artificial intelligence. It received favorable reviews and won three awards at the 2006 Independent Games Festival. A multiplayer sequel, Multiwinia, was released for Windows in 2008. Darwinia and Multiwinia were released together as Darwinia+ for the Xbox 360 in 2010.


Darwinia was created as a digital theme world for artificially intelligent polygons by Dr. Sepulveda. Housed in a massive network of surplus Protologic 68000 machines from the 1980s, Darwinia is a world where the single-poly Darwinians, with their simple, but growing AI, can grow and evolve. Darwinia is also where the world can visit to see them frolicking in their natural, fractal habitat. A Darwinian lives a life working and growing, until the eventual death of the Darwinian, which releases their digital soul to later be reincarnated.

However, the player arrives in the midst of an emergency. Darwinia has been infected by a computer virus, and Sepulveda is in near panic, watching decades of research being corrupted and being used up. Sepulveda enlists the player, a curious hacker who stumbled across Darwinia by accident, to aid him in rescuing the Darwinians and drive off the computer virus. The player is given access to the combat programs, simple tools that originally began as mini-games. These are now the only means of attack against the virus. As the player progresses, it soon becomes clear this is not enough, and that triggers the third aspect of the gameplay, which is evolution.

The first two levels of the video game act as an introduction and allow the player to familiarize themselves with the controls. After that, Dr. Sepulveda begins assigning tasks that span several levels to achieve a long-term objective. The first task involves clearing the virus population from and reactivating the Mines and Power Generator to provide resources for the Construction Yard. Once done, the Yard begins producing armored units, allowing the player to move on. The next task involves the reincarnation of Darwinians: the Soul Repository in the center of Darwinia collects the floating souls, and sends them down to the Receiver, where the Darwinians gather them and send them to the Pattern Buffer to be reprogrammed with the main Darwinian blueprint code, where they are sent to the Biosphere to be reborn. The player must clear the Viruses from all the facilities and reactivate them.

In the final level of the game, Sepulveda traces the Viral infection back to its source, which is e-mail spam. After Sepulveda had accidentally flashed an image of his face across the skies of Darwinia, The Darwinians had assumed him to be God. They then re-aligned a portal inside Darwinia in an attempt to communicate with God. The Darwinians managed to access Sepulveda's computer, downloading several files and eventually downloading the Spam. The e-mails were infected with a very nasty strain of internet virus which corrupted the Darwinians. The player is tasked to destroying the few remaining e-mails.


Darwinia mixes elements from strategy, action, puzzle, hacker and God games alike, meaning that it does not fall under a specific video game genre. The player has the ability to run several programs through the Task Manager, similar to units used in many real-time strategy games. Research allows the player to upgrade programs and weapons, which is critical as the enemy develops. Mission objectives are given at each location/level, as the player and the Darwinians attempt to wipe out the Viruses.

🔍️ Test [fr]

💡️ Commentaires généraux:
• Ce jeu avait intégré l'offre Humble Bundle (offre commerciale promotionnelle d'un ensemble de jeux vendus à un prix laissé libre).