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IO: Bring home the Nautilus-114 spaceship

updated 10:30 am EST, Mon December 31, 2007

IO game released

Atman Software today launched IO, a new side-scrolling game that challenges players to bring the Nautilus-114 spaceship back home. "the task isn't easy thanks to the many robotic minions that now inhabit the ship. In order to accomplish your mission, you have to play evasively (hide in the dark, walk don't run), avoid detection and carry out your objectives." Players are accompanied by a robotic friend, Ned, taking enemies down and gathering data pertaining to the destruction of the ship's human crew. The game is priced at $13 and requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

IO features side scrolling action while allowing players to move in and out of the screen, hiding in dark nooks and picking up secret items. A point and shoot mechanism allows players to click on the screen with the mouse to look at or shoot at the pointed spot.

The game also features various equipment like radar to spot enemies, night and thermal vision cameras, cloaking, weapon add-ons, and more. Weapons include a machine gun, rail gun, grenade launcher, rocket launcher, 'Displacer,' and a flame thrower.

Nine differnt 'bots' types populate the title, and the author suggests savvy players can complete the game in under an hour.

by MacNN Staff





  1. todddixon

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It seems like garbage

    Have original model intel mac with 2Gb. Launch game - leave default settings as is and the poorly rendered character moves at the speed of a snail. Takes 20 seconds to move one screen width. Tried a few screen sizes - windowed and full screen and then bang! I couldn't launch anymore cos the trial period is over. Found prefs. Deleted them. Retried again. No improvements. Is this running in a pseudo-Mac II emulation engine? If that's the speed the character moves I'll be asleep soon... zzzz

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